If you’ve been following along this week, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that tomorrow marks one of our favorite days of the year: Cinco de Mayo! And what better way to celebrate Mexican culture than with a Frida Kahlo inspired fiesta? Ladies and gentlemen, whip out your brow filler and stir up a pitcher of your favorite sangria for a Saturday afternoon that’s overflowing with food and fun. And keep reading for a few party ideas that are sure to turn the festivity up a few colorful notches…

The Drink: Sangrias and Corona’s are always a safe bet, but why stop there? The Paloma is a refreshing tequila drink made with grapefruit juice and a splash of soda for bubbles. And if you’re wanting to fancy up your frozen margarita, drop some fresh mint or a splash of pineapple juice into the blender for a flavor that’s simply delicioso! 

The Food: Whether you’re hosting a seated meal or a casual cocktail hour, guacamole, salsa and crisp tortilla chips are a must-have. And if you’ll be serving dinner, nothing beats enchiladas verdes with sour cream or freshly grilled fajitas with all the fixin’s.

The Entertainment: Who doesn’t love any excuse to bring out a piñata? Find a fun blindfold and relive your youth with a colorful creation full of whatever candies and goodies you choose.

And Why Not…

  • Set up a decorate-your-own sombrero station, complete with plain straw sombreros, fringe, paint and ribbon
  • Have a tequila tasting with three or four of your favorite brands
  • Invite guests to channel their inner artists with watercolor postcards… Frida would approve

*images: papel picado 1. Nars lip pencil in Mexican Rose & YSL brow pencil 2. Chie Mihara heels 3. Mexican charm earrings 4. margarita cocktail napkins  5. Frida Kahlo portrait by Nickolas Muray 6. Mexican dress 7. burro piñata 8. colorful succulents pot 9. Mexican blanket bustier 10. flower headband  11. watercolor postcards

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