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Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas for anyone who loves Mexican food, games and parties. We hope you enjoy our range of great ideas for a great party.Welcome to the page where you will find delightful food and activity ideas for your birthday party. Please take a look at the party checklist to know when and what to prepare for a great party.  Why not include some excellent games to give your party that extra bit of fun. Please check out the carnival party games  page for extra fun.  Fiesta Party games are a great addition

INVITATIONS

So you want to plan a great party with cinco de mayo ideas, well done. Everyone loves a great party and what would a party be without a great invitation. Design a great invitation of your own or you can purchase a great one here already done ready to be posted out. You can make a simple one on microsoft word and pages on a Mac computer. You and creativity. Do remember to put all the necessary information.

Costumes

How about searching online for a great Mexican costume or even make a costume for yourself. The internet has a wealth of information. Pinterest has some excellent ideas on costumes as well.

For Adults

ENTERTAINMENT

Consider hiring a Mariachi band, flamenco guitarist or salsa band to perform. What would a cinco do mayo party be without this entertainment? A  Mariachi band, flamenco guitarist or salsa band are the best.

A fabulous pinata is great for children AND adults. Why not buy one, put it up and  enjoy watching someone hit it. You can give everyone in a circle a hit at the pinata and the first one to make a break gets to keep all the candy they hit.

Cinco De Mayo Cake Ideas

There are so many great ideas for cinco de mayo party food. We have added a typical cake idea to decorate in the style of cinco de mayo. Also check out the party food ideas these are a great addition.

Chocolate Cake

Prep time:   20 minutes
Cook time:   25 minutes
Servings:   1 cake

Ingredients:
150g butter (room temp)
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup white flour

Directions:
1. Cream butter, and sugar together to form a nice paste. Pour in the eggs, one at a time with a little of the flour. Add the vanilla, milk and mix.

2. Mix remaining flour into the bowl, cocoa and baking powder in a separate bowl, then fold the dry ingredients into the wet.

3. Spoon cake mix into a greased 20cm diameter round/oval/or square tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25 minutes.

4. Allow the tin to cool then put onto cool on a cooling tray or tray. Ice with chocolate icing when cold.


This is one delicious cake to eat and decorate.

Have a look at the other ideas for party food here.

Cinco De Mayo Cupcakes


Preheat oven to 180°C. Place muffin papers in one 12-hole muffin tray or cupcake papers in two 12-hole cupcake trays. In an electric mixer, beat well.

Serving Size:

Makes 12 muffin size or 24 small cupcake size

Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup (185mL) milk
Icing
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • water themed candy to decorate.

Method

In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2 minutes until creamy. Add sugar  a little at a time, beating well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well.

Add the vanilla essence and beat until combined.

Sift flour and baking powder together and add to butter mixture with the milk, mix until well combined.

Fill cupcake papers ¾ full. Bake muffin size cupcakes for 20-25 minutes and small cupcakes for about 15 minutes 

Transfer to wire tray and allow to cool.

Icing


Cream butter until pale and smooth. Add the milk and half the sifted icing sugar. Beat until well combined. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. The mixture should be a spreadable paste; if it is too dry add some more milk, if too wet add more icing sugar.

When cakes are cold, spread generously with icing and dip into sprinkles or decorate with Tinkerbell Cupcake toppers on a stick which is stuck into the cupcake.

These tooth Pics are great for cupcake toppers

Cinco De Mayo Party Present Ideas

Great fun and simple cinco de mayo party ideas for everyone.

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Decoration Ideas

Use these great ideas for decorations. You can have people stand in-front of the the large backdrop for photo opportunities. Party guests love this idea. We hope you like these cinco de mayo party ideas.

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