Let your guests know you're having a Cinco de Mayo party with colorful invitations. Use preprinted invitations or colored paper and pens, confetti-decorated backgrounds, festive stickers, or travel brochure illustrations. Or send out e-invitations for quick results.
Decorate your celebration with serapes and bright shawls, colorful dishes or paper plates, and serving dishes and trays made from Mexican pottery. As a centerpiece, try splashy crepe paper flowers in a glass or earthen vase or pile cascarones (confetti eggs) in a shiny copper bowl. Top it all off with a display of the red, green, and white flag of Mexico. Olé!
Background music is essential. Tune to salsa and tejano music on popular radio stations. Guitar and mariachi tunes also liven up the occasion.
Decide if you want catered party trays, finger foods, a full meal, food you prepare, potluck, or a combination of any. Then visit your local H-E-B to find a delicious selection of precooked meats, imported and domestic foods, deli options, and other fresh alternatives.
Try this marvelous menu:
Queso Enchilado Chicken Enchiladas
Piña Colada Cake
Don't forget the camera and film. You also may want to set out a few disposable cameras for creative fun or designate an official photographer or video person.