Celebrations are a part of human life. Whatever be the reason, being happy, celebrating the occasion and coming together, separates humans from the animals. Cinco De Mayo is no exception either. It is the occasion when in history, on the fifth of May 1862 Battle of Puebla, a handful Mexican forces had defeated the French.
These days, colorful sombreros are a characteristic decoration for Cinco De Mayo celebrations. Remember that music also plays an integral part of decorations. You can play music like mariachi, salsa or Tejano in the background. Traditional music or even modern-day Mexican music will give it a lively feeling.
Ideas For Cinco De Mayo Decorations
Make liberal use of colors when decorating your house. Garland decoration is an easy option. As they are easy to hang, you can use garlands on the walls, doors and windows. You can paste the ends of the threads on the walls if there is no support for hanging.
Use the garland decorations outside your house as well. The fence, the posts in your garden and the backyard are places where you can hang garlands creatively using various color combinations. However, the use of green, red and white would be preferred as they are the colors of the Mexican flag as well.
Pinatas are an integral part of any decoration. Pinatas are a hollow object, made of either clay or cardboard. Moreover, you can easily fill the hollow part of the pinata with candy treats and other goodies.
You can have three pinatas of equal size, but can go for various shapes by using the green, red and white colors. These colors are the ones that are used in the Mexican flag. However, you can make them more decorative with colored papers. Use confetti to make it more colorful. Tissue papers are widely used in the pinata decorations. So do not forget them when decorating.
The centerpiece in the main hall is always the center of attraction. You can place one big centerpiece or have a bunch of smaller ones placed securely on the table. It would be better to have a number of pieces on all the tables so that you get more options to decorate.
Vases in the shape of a cactus will add a desert look to the surroundings. If you have a certain theme in mind, choose the vases accordingly. For example, if your decoration theme is underwater life, go for vases in the shape of sharks. Use different sizes so that the decoration will be more engaging.
The general Mexican feel in the background decorations will be indeed worthwhile. Maracas hanging from the ceiling, windows, back of the chairs will add beauty to the interior decoration. Include toothpick needles, craft paints and beans in your decorations.
Hang hefty cardboard cacti so that the doors will not look empty. You can paste matching wallpapers that will augment the beauty in the background as well. Buy sombreros from a store and tape them to all the walls. It will give more of a Mexican feel.