Cinco de Mayo Ideas For The Home

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Looking for awesome Cinco de Mayo ideas for your home? Check out my favorites that are sure to get you in the mood to celebrate the fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo is a fun annual holiday that is commonly celebrated in your local Mexican restaurant. Since the whole covid quarantine situation many people have become accustomed to staying at home.

Even though they may want to stay home it doesn’t mean they want to be alone. If this sounds like you you may be planning a Cinco de Mayo at-home party. This is the perfect holiday to share with friends and/ or family and a great excuse to have a party!

Luckily there is so much home decor and decorations available to help you do just that. From dishes to wreaths, to blankets and pillows there are so many ways to bring the bright and colorful holiday palette into your home.

Join me in preparing for this fun festive celebration.

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Cinco de Mayo At Home

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Before we get into the products let’s talk about the history of the holiday. You may just think it’s an excuse to eat awesome Mexican food and drink Margaritas but it’s so much more than that.

What does Cinco de Mayo actually celebrate?

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

You may not know this but Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16) and not everyone in Mexico celebrates the holiday.

What food is eaten on Cinco de Mayo?

A variety of Mexican cuisine is typically eaten during this holiday but the most common are tacos, burritos, fajitas, chips and salsa, and guacamole.

Personally, I want to love guacamole so bad but it makes my throat itchy. Yup, I’m allergic to avocados which is so sad!

If you do not have that issue here is a fabulous recipe you’ll enjoy.

Guacamole Recipe

Another favorite food is delicious beef empanadas! I love the beef option but you can get chicken and other fillings as well.

You may also want to try some of these classic Cinco de Mayo dishes:

  • Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa
  • Fresh Corn & Avocado Salsa
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Cheesy Chicken Tostadas
  • Fish Taco With Lime Crema
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Cilantro Rice
  • Shrimp Taco Salad
  • Quesadillas

What is the official drink of Cinco de Mayo?

The official classic drink of Cinco de Mayo is the Margarita. Now when it comes to Margaritas there are so many types you can choose from.

Here are some options:

The Classic Margarita

This is a favorite in our family. I love it with salt on the rim but my husband only gets the rim half salted.

There is just something about licking the salt off the rim while sipping my Margarita that brings me joy. It is the little things in life these days that make me happy.

The Classic Frozen Margarita

You may also love a frozen Margarita. They are also delicious in my opinion but I love it on the rocks.

That’s not to say during the super hot summer months a frozen Margarita doesn’t hit the spot.

What desserts are eaten in Cinco de Mayo?

Some of the yummy desserts that are popular to celebrate Cinco de Mayo are:

  • Pastel de tres leches
  • Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
  • Churros
  • Cheese Flan

If you are looking for an amazing cheese flan recipe here is Easy Cheese Flan Recipe From Puerto Rico. This is a classic family recipe that is super easy to make and tastes AMAZING!!!

Trust me it will be your new BEST dish that your family and friends request of you.

OK now that we discussed the traditions of the holiday let’s get into the reason you stopped by.

Cinco de Mayo Home Decor & Decorations

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Welcome Sign // Tablecloth // Dip Bowls // Chandelier // Basket // Mug // Sun Hat // Blanket // Doormat // Margarita Glass // Straws // Herb Wreath // Pillow // Tortilla Basket // Chip Dish // Plates // Taco Kit // Salt

Ideas From Williams Sonoma

Aside from all the goodies above Williams Sonoma has a fabulous collection of Margarita Drinks and Home Decor. See below for some of my favorites that will make your celebration extra special.

Multicolored Margarita Glasses

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These fun-colored margarita glasses are perfect for knowing whose drink is whose. Add your favorite cocktail with salt at the rim and you are good to go.

Ooh just saying that made my mouth water at the thought of the salt.

Margarita Cocktail Mix

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These are just two of the cocktail mixes available to get your party started. Head over to the site for so many others I’m sure you’ll also love!

Margarita Pitcher

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Love the etched detail of this twist on the classic margarita pitcher. It will look so awesome with all your Cinco de Mayo decor and decorations.

The Ultimate Margarita Set

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This is great as a gift or starter set for your bar. As you can tell I’m obsessed with the salt at the rim and this set has two flavors included.

Great way to get started with your collection of cocktails.

Margarita Recipe Book

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This book is perfect to keep in your bar cabinet or on the coffee table. You’ll want to keep it handy so you can experiment with fun drinks as you celebrate the Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Amazon Decor Ideas

Amazon is a great place to shop for Cino de Mayo ideas. The shipping is fast so if you are late to the party no worries just order with Amazon Prime and your home decor will arrive super fast!

Cinco de Mayo Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign

Add this sign on your front door to let guests know where the party’s at! The bright fun colors are sure to make a statement in your Cinco de Mayo home’s decor.

Cinco de Mayo Tablecloth

Tablecloth

This festive tablecloth is perfect to set the vibe of the party. It’s available in five sizes and two designs. Choose from the tablecloth or table runner version when placing your order.

Festive Chandelier

Festive Chandelier

Hang this colorful chandelier over your table or from a tree to create a focal point. It’s great for a Cinco de Mayo party or Taco Tuesday gathering too!

Senorita Mug

Senorita Mug

Enjoy your coffee, tea, or even water in this festive mug. It’s fabulous for the senorita of the house as she gets ready to be the hostess with the mostest!

You know how it goes!

Colorful Straws

Colorful Straws

These colorful straws are awesome no matter the occasion. Add them to your favorite drink or cocktail to bring a little color into your life!

Happy Hour Door Mat

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I’m so obsessed with this doormat! It’s perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party or everyday use as well. The below photo is the mat at my daughter’s apartment in Hawaii.

They are doing more than just studying while away at college. As my yogi says “We are all on our journey and it’s a beautiful journey for each of us!”

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I hope these Cinco de Mayo Ideas were helpful and inspired you to create an awesome at-home celebration.

Enjoy your cocktail and party, my friends!

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Last Updated on March 15, 2024 by Nicole DelaCruz

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