HIGH-END CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
5 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR CINCO DE MAYO PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Cinco de Mayo has grown into a cultural phenomenon, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture and all of its gifts to the world, and for those of Mexican descent, it’s a wonderful way to experience their heritage. Most people think of Cinco de Mayo as a day to sip a couple of cervezas or have a few margaritas in the backyard, and that’s just fine. But this year, give it the upgrade it deserves, high-end Cinco de Mayo parties are becoming a hot trend all over the U.S. because of the flavors, sounds and traditions of Mexico! So, get ready to fiesta with these five high-end Cinco de Mayo inspirations!
RENT YOUR OWN PERSONAL TACO TRUCK
Bring the street food craze to your driveway with a taco truck! This fun and unexpected twist on Mexican catering is a guaranteed way to wow your guests. Lining up for hand-crafted tacos, elotes, churros and other traditional Mexican delights from your own personal taco truck is the Cinco experience of a lifetime. Use a site like Roaming Hunger to rent a local truck. Have a special menu in mind? Ask if they’ll accommodate!
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MARGARITA MAKER
No, not the kind that churns out frozen green sludge. We’re talking about a professional bartender, a guy or girl who respects the craft and puts mucho care into their craft cocktails. Serving up authentic margarita flights, palomas, micheladas and other Mexican classics is the perfect way to transport your guests south of the border. Try a bartender from your favorite Mexican bar or restaurant, or visit a site like National Bartender Staffing to find top-rated private bartenders in your area. Just don’t forget about that cooler of cervezas for the traditionalists.
SERENADE YOUR GUESTS WITH LIVE MARIACHI
Nothing says, “we’re here to fiesta!” like a live Mariachi band. Mariachi is the national music of Mexico, and its energy-infused live performances are the perfect backdrop for any Mexican-themed celebration. Turn off the playlist and take your Cinco fiesta to the next level with an authentic Mariachi trio or quartet. Gigmasters, a site specializing in live performers, is the perfect place to start your search.
CREATE YOUR OWN CORNER OF MEXICO
A high-end Cinco de Mayo party transports guests to Mexico with its unexpected and authentic design touches. Go beyond the predictable red, green and white color palette with plants and flowers that incorporate deep rust, aloe green and ivory. Use petit cacti throughout your space for some unique texture. For a bohemian-chic vibe, choose rustic wood finishes and hand-woven fabrics like macramé. Scatter halved Mexican produce like passion fruit, dragon fruit and guava for a bold splash of color. Turn to Pinterest for a ton of great Mexican-chic inspiration.
GET YOUR GUESTS IN THE SPIRIT
When your guests arrive, set the tone by handing each one a deluxe velvet sombrero with hand-stitched embroidery. These authentic Mexican hats from Amols come in a variety of colors and designs. Mix and match for an eclectic vibe that your guests will love. For the niños, don’t forget to order a piñata filled with Cinco sweets!