Gather together your best girlfriends and host a Mexican Fiesta happy hour for Cinco de Mayo, or any time! You’ll love these modern touches paired with a classic theme. This post is sponsored by Sauza® Tequila.
It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, but honestly any time is a good time for a Mexican Fiesta happy hour! I’ve put together some modern tips for the hostess, and whipped up a pitcher of Sauza® Margaritas for the perfect patio party with friends.
There’s no better way to wind down a work week than with a happy hour at home with friends. And since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, the timing couldn’t be better. Go ahead and invite some gal pals over, and get inspired with my tips and ideas, below.
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TIP 1: Add some boho design details to your Mexican fiesta happy hour for a style-marriage made in heaven! The ‘traveled’ feel of the bohemian trend blends perfectly with the Mexican cinco de mayo theme.
TIP 2: Make some fun mini signs using broken terra cotta pieces and markers. Wrap a terra cotta pot in a towel and use a hammer to tap on the pot to break it apart.
TIP 3: Make avocado bowls to serve individual portions of guacamole. Guests can double dip without worry! Place the “bowls” on a bed of course salt to keep them stable.
TIP 4: Use potted cactus and succulents in lieu of, or in addition to brightly colored flowers. The benefit is that the potted cacti will live on in your home.
TIP 5: Mix and serve a pitcher of margaritas instead of one glass at a time. This way guests can serve themselves at their leisure.
TIP 6: Creating a festive lounge area is easy with the addition of a classic papel picado banner, and sombrero.
TIP 7: Make these easy DIY tissue paper papel picado drink stirs for each glass. They add instant “Fiesta flair”!
TIP 8: A salt-rimmed glass is a must when serving up a pitcher of margaritas for a Mexican fiesta happy hour. Make it extra tasty by mixing in a little cayenne powder or chili powder to the salt.
To keep your happy hour super simple, make a pitcher of Sauza® Simple Margarita, below. Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila is crafted in Jalisco, Mexico and is made with 100% blue weber agave. It’s perfect for authentic pitcher–style margaritas to share with friends
- 1 1/2 cups Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- 1 bottle (25.4 ounce/750 ml) Margarita Cocktail Mix
- Salt for rimming
- lime for garnish
Add all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into a salt-rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
Makes 8 servings.
Sauza® Blue Tequila, 40% alc./vol. ©2017 Sauza Tequila Import Company, Chicago, IL
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