There’s no question that Cinco de Mayo marks the official beginning of summer in Texas. With students wrapping up the school year and the introduction of blazing hot weather, I can’t imagine anything more worthy of poolside celebration. Of course, no party is truly complete without favors, so for a fiesta-themed cocktail party we styled for HGTV.com, we printed these festive bags and stuffed them with homemade pralines for guests to take home. We’ve got the template here for you to download and print yourselves, and then fill with whatever treat you so desire. Keep reading for the complete instructional and  be sure to stop by later today for the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail!

  1. If you’re only able to find horizontal vellum envelopes, simply use double-sided tape to seal the envelope shut. Then position the envelope vertically, and use scissors to trim approximately 1/4″ off top.
  2. Download printable, scale to 100% and print onto envelope. To successfully print onto vellum, we had to put set our printer to: custom size, glossy card stock, and proof.
  3. Stuff bag with treat, fold over opening, and seal with piece of wash tape.

*photos by Hayden Spears

40 comments
  1. 1
    Helena - A Diary of Lovely | May 2, 2012 at 7:09 am

    lovely ideas, we dont celebrate it here at all, but still very cute and smart

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    Clemence | May 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

    How adorable! Thank you so much for the lovely printable 🙂

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    Tina Ramchandani | May 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I LOVE these favor bags! I have the same washi tape too, I’m all set to go!

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    Alyssa | May 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    these are so adorable–I might have to throw a Cinco de Mayo party just to use them!

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    Lauren Zink | May 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Pinning these. So, so cute.

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    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing | May 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Oh, pralines! What a great idea. I had my own pre Cinco de Mayo get together this weekend. Can’t wait to see what cocktail you all mixed up. We did Palomas 🙂

    xo,
    Ashley

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    Taylor | May 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love these!

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    Kate {Something Fabulous} | May 3, 2012 at 2:42 am

    These are so cute! And you look absolutely gorgeous in that photo!

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

    {BESO HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!}

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    Debra Kapellakis | May 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Fantastic photo’s and lovely gift bags.

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    Amberly | May 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Sooo cute! And seeing those pralines make me miss Texas so much! Such a memory, passing those around the table after eating at local Mexican restaurants! Maybe I should make some as you have done…. great post!

    ~amberly
    ambsgoodlife.blogspot.com

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    Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel | May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Ok – these are so great. cinco de Mayo is one of the best holidays because you get to use bright colors and all things fringe. Thanks for including the how-to!

    Shared in my Friday roundup. Hope that’s ok!!!

    http://theproperpinwheel.com/2012/05/fresh-find-friday-34/

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    Laura | May 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Great post! 🙂 I shared your link in the Cinco de Mayo round up at http://creativityunmasked.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/six-for-saturday-or-sunday-cinco-de.html

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    Natalie-Tea, cake and make | May 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    These are such a cute idea!

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    erin | houseofearnest | May 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

    How did I miss this? So pretty!

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    Dawn | July 18, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I love it,thank you! Where do you find the bags?

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