Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with bright colors and tropical texture. This glorified Latin holiday falls on the crest of summer and warming weather, perfect for outdoor dinners, hang outs, or dance parties. These decorations are vibrant and full of life, bringing an exciting edge to your fiesta.

  1. Southwest Sensation

    Incorporate the rogue beauty of the desert with this succulent terrarium tablescape. For this Cinco de Mayo table decoration, partially fill glass cylinder and terrarium vases with polished pebbles, and place different succulent blossoms atop. Incorporate pillar candles surrounded by sola flowers into your display to light your party as it lingers into the evening.
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  2. Precious Paper

    Papel picado garlands are traditional Mexican banners reserved for embellishing special occasions. You can recreate this courtyard party look with paper banners and colorful paper flower puffs. For your patio Cinco de Mayo party decorations, set a festive mood by stringing papel picadobanners across your patio overhang or pergola. Next, attach coral, blue, yellow, and purple tissue paper pom poms to fishing line to suspend from the ceiling or rafters. With these vivid embellishments gracing your ceiling, you can celebrate the day in style.
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  3. Creative Cans

    This simple display oozes with playful creativity, and will be the talk of your backyard party. This Cinco de Mayo party decoration incorporates a splash of Latin spice and color. To mimic this eye-catching display, start with a handful of clean, empty Mexican pepper and sauce cans. Next, fill the cans with sand or pebbles for stabilization. Secure succulent and cactus in the sand, creating the look of potted plants. Arrange your plants on a picnic table or retaining wall. Finish off this look by suspending a mini papel picado banner across the front of your table.
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  4. Lime Light

    Highlight Mexican flavors and cultures with this Cinco de Mayo fiesta idea. Lime is a popular seasoning in Latin dishes, and will bring a sweet accent to your party décor. Emulate this zesty look by filling large glass cylinder vases with halved and whole limes, and pouring water over the top to magnify their luscious color. Next, place a white floating candle atop each water and citrus-filled vase. Cluster a few of these vases in the middle of a table, perhaps on top of an abaca fiber table square. Place a few votive candles in holders around your green towers, completing your display.
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  5. Pretty as a Pitcher

    For an earthy, sun-drenched look, utilize the warm colors celebrated in Mexican art and décor. This bountiful centerpiece is the perfect Cinco de Mayo party decoration, especially for a backyard barbeque fiesta. For this look, utilize a vibrant serape blanket as a tablecloth. Place a gold square charger plate in the middle of the table, and arrange a terra cotta pot on the plate. Fill the pot with natural touch red, yellow, and red flowers, such as sunflowerspoppieslilies, and daisies. Finish off your luscious centerpiece by layering peppers, oranges, tomatillos, and chilies on around the base of the flowerpot.
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  6. Soft and Sophisticated

    For a non-traditional twist on Mexican colors and textures, try out a neutral, earthy decorative scheme. For this arid Cinco de Mayo party decoration idea, lay a table runner down your farmhouse table as a coarse base. Next, arrange a couple glass hurricane candleholders in the center of your table, and fill them with white pillar candles. Garnish your candles with clumps of preserved moss around the base, and wrap a sprig of grape vine around the body of each candle. Then, place a few faux potted cacti on the table, and finish off the look with angel vine ballsand dried nut pods.
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  7. Latin Lanterns

    Add an interesting look to your party lighting with a splash of vivid color. For this cheerful Cinco de Mayo party look, begin with lace metal lanterns in different sizes. Spray paint each lantern in bright, neon colors, such as orange and pink. Once the lanterns are dry, arrange them on a tabletop or shelf, along with bud vases and colorful glass bottles filled with yellow flowers. This tropical vignette will look wonderful on a side table or kitchen island.
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