Cinco de Mayo Party

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We entertain a lot, so it should be no surprise that we are gathering our friends and throwing a Cinco de Mayo party.  Any party that involves Mexican food, guacamole, refreshing beverages and friends is a win to me!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo_Giggles Galore

I’m sharing a few simple ideas and tasty recipes like our Rockin’ Guac Appetizers to help you turn an ordinary day in May into an Extraordinary Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Like most of our parties this is a low key soiree that focuses on quick, easy and fun ideas to make hanging out with friends memorable.  Because I believe that hosting a get together should be about the people and not the process!

Cinco De Mayo Chips

Cinco de Mayo is typically a celebration associated with bright colors and lots of eclectic flair which is great because you can mix and match items you already have to make a festive and foolproof summer fiesta!

Cascarones Eggs

I used the colorful fiesta napkins and paper flowers to make a vibrant centerpiece for my patio table. A storage caddy held all of the entertaining essentials so guest didn’t have to keep going in and out to get what they needed.

Cinco De Mayo Centerpiece

Cinco De Mayo Storage Caddy

I wanted our patio to feel festive, but didn’t have the time to make tons of decorations and didn’t want to spend money buying things I’d only use once.  So I used succulents, bright colored napkins and the ingredients from the RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac to decorate.  I found the maracas I bought for my kids on our cruise to Mexico and used those for decorations too.

Cinco De Mayo Rotel

Cinco De Mayo Decorations

Food plays such an important part in celebrations, it can unite us and spark creative conversations and memories. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated or time consuming.  For our Cinco de Mayo celebration we grilled fajitas, my neighbor made her famous rice and of course there was lots of guacamole and chips. RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac recipe is one of my favorite new signature dips to take to parties. RO*TEL’s perfect blend of tomatoes and green chilies zests up guacamole and guests can’t stop snacking on it…so make sure you make an extra large batch!  I put my kids’ lemonade stand on the back porch and set it up with all the fixings for our fajita buffet so guests could help themselves.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Cinco De Mayo Party Gucamole

Dipping Rockin Guacamole

Cinco De Mayo Food

Nothing beats sitting around with friends enjoying good food, refreshing beverages and endless laughter. This is where memories are made. Food and friends are the perfect combination for turning an ordinary weekend into an extraordinary event, just like RO*TEL’s Rockin Guac and Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas are the perfect combo for celebrations!

Hanging Out with Friends

Drinks With Friends

Cinco De May Party with Friends

So what are you waiting for?  Zest up your fiesta with RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac and Bud Light’s Lime-A-Rita and host a Cinco de Mayo Party your friends won’t forget!


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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This sounds absolutely delicious! I had never thought to use Rotel in guacamole, but I bet that’s amazing!!

  2. So pretty and so yummy! I love the colors you used for the decorations. They make me believe summer might actually get here! And now I’m super hungry for guacamole!

  3. This party looks so fun!! I love how easy it looks to pull off but it’s seriously CUTE! I need to try this guacamole with Rotel! I haven’t ever considered doing that but it’s pretty smart! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lime-a-ritas! 😉

  4. That combo of the Lime-A-Rita and Rotel guacamole sounds perfect! I love the tissue paper flowers – I need to make some more f those with my kids soon.
    I love your ideas and may have to steal them!

  5. Your party looks like it was so much fun! Your decorations are super cute and very creative. I have used Rotel to make dipping sauce but never in guacamole. I will have to try it out!

  6. Can we say yum! I love Mexican dishes. And your decor is super cute! I almost forgot about Cinco de Mayo. Shame on me 🙂

  7. I live in New Mexico and Cicno de Mayo is a big day here. I love Mexican food of course!

  8. My MIL’s birthday is May 5th – I would love to throw her a party with decorations similar to this one!

  9. So many nice touches relevant to the holiday, especially the festive colors! I think everything looks great.

  10. I want to come to all your parties. They look so fun!

  11. You really know how to organize a party. I need an invite.

  12. This party looks so fun!! I love how easy it looks to pull off.

  13. MONICA SANTOS says:

    where did you find the napkins? love love love them. also, where can i find a tutorial on the flowers

    • Monica, I found the napkins and the flowers at Pier One. But, I bet you can find a tutorial for making the tissue paper flowers though on Pinterest. 🙂

  14. Colorful and fun. A great party.

  15. Oh my goodness this looks delish (I want ALL of that guacamole)!! What a fun and colorful Cinco de Mayo party!

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  16. This makes me hungry for Mexican food! Love your bright decorations!

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