Cinco De Mayo is one of the most popular ethnic holidays celebrated in the United States. Lucky for us, it is right around the corner! Once you’ve decided on the menu and guest list, it’s time to get down to the decor. A welcoming ambiance full of bright colors and fun decor will set the stage for your event, letting them know from the moment they arrive that they are in for a great time.
The first important factor to consider when deciding on your theme is color. Decor for this holiday is typically bright, colorful, and full of life. Perhaps you want to go with the colors of Mexico’s flag to keep the color scheme somewhat simple. A lot can be done with party supplies and lighting when it comes to Red, Green, White, or a Red, Green, an White combination strand. After all, these are the most popular colors people use to decorate with at Christmas time. However, if you’re looking to branch out a bit, there are a plethora of LED lighting colors at your fingertips. The people of Mexico are all about colorful things, so why shouldn’t we honor the holiday in such a way?
Cinco De Mayo is celebrated on May 5th, which typically means that the weather is warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. So, let’s assume your party will be taking place on your deck, patio, or in your backyard and tackle those focal points. Once you have your table set and your maracas laid out and ready, it’s time to add some lighting. Strings of colored lights can easily be added to your outdoor area or even strung along the roofline, for example. Even if you don’t have a trellis or deck with a railing to easily affix lights to, there are many solutions to hanging lights for some added ambiance.
This YouTube video on how to use moldable glue provides an interesting solution for those with limited places to hang lights. Within 24 hours, the moldable glue dries, but remains flexible. This gives you plenty of options as to where you can mount your lighting and party decorations. It also gives you the flexibility to use this as a more temporary solution, should you decide you would rather not hang the lights permanently. “An Easy Way to Hang String Lights Outside”
Another simple solution to hanging strings of lights in your backyard can be seen here. “Homemade Outdoor Lighting Patio Lighting.” This video outlines a great solution for your Cinco De Mayo celebration (or any event, really). By utilizing PVC pipes to create a higher vantage point to string lights from, you can place these pipes wherever you’d like in your outdoor space and have them meet at a central point, be it a roofline, another PVC pipe, a trellis, or railing. This solution has the option to be permanent or temporary and can be built to suit a variety of perimeters. This easy solution will provide a majestic ambiance of glowing light overhead that will light up your celebration long into the night.
Paper lanterns are often used to amp up the atmosphere at celebrations. Some paper lanterns already have LED lights built within. This option is chosen by those who are seeking a softer, more subtle glow. On the other hand, if the goal is to keep a bright, well-lit area, it would be best to keep the strings of lights exposed and add in plain paper lanterns to the decor scheme. Much like LEDs, paper lanterns come in a variety of colors, perfect for matching or color coordinating to your party theme. Or, try hanging our LED Sphere Lights which come in a multitude of bright colors.
Once all of the preparations have been made and the decorations are hung, it’s time to sit back with your margarita in hand and enjoy the celebration. The colorful decor, delicious cuisine, and bold lighting will let your family and friends know that you certainly know how to host a party. All that’s left is for you to make your Cinco De Mayo celebration an event to remember.