May 6, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

I hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo weekend!  We hosted a party to celebrate the perfect margarita-filled holiday, which was an absolute blast.  Due to a crazy busy work schedule the past few weeks, I had to pick festive party items that were easy to make the day of (including decor).  Most notable were a DIY Papel Picado, Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes, Mexican Appetizer Cups, Cheesy Chili Bean Dip and plenty of Margaritas.  The Papel Picado was so easy to create that I wanted share the simple steps for anyone who may be hosting a themed party this summer (see below photos for details).  I ended up making a few in varying lengths to put in doorways and around the drink tub.  As for the margarita cupcakes, while I admit I was weary about the recipe (it called for tequila in both the batter AND the frosting), they actually tasted delicious.  My recommendation for the appetizer cups is to make a double batch because they go FAST.  Later on in the night we brought out some fun mustache drink props (see visuals below), which definitely made for hilarious spontaneous photo ops.  Did you do anything fun for Cinco de Mayo?  xx

Supplies: Brightly colored tissue paper, Scissors, Twine, Glue or Tape

Step 1:  Cut tissue paper into squares that are roughly 5 x 7 inches
Step 2: Clip one end of tissue squares and cut thin strips up to 2/3 the length of the paper
Step 3:  Unclip and add glue to un-cut edge (about an inch or so down)
Step 4:  Fold glue side over twine; repeat until desired length is reached

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Mexican Appetizer Cups

Straw 'Staches

Beer Bottle 'Staches


  1. Looks so fun! Sorry I had to miss it. <333

  2. Beautiful here, and even BETTER in person!!!

  3. Looks great, I can belive it was a good party! I accidently ended up in a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Shanghai with lots of delisious Margaritas and salsa dancing. I will definatly be celebrating Conco de Mayo from now on


  4. Loved the Mexican appetizer cups! And love the name even descriptive.

  5. so festive! love it! looks like so much fun!

  6. love the cupcakes & the banner!

    xoxo from nyc &