Cinco de Mayo is approaching, and it鈥檚 the perfect reason to throw a party. And it鈥檚 not just because we can make all the delicious Mexican recipes (tacos are . a great place to start) and margaritas you鈥檝e Pinned, or to play all the mariachi or ranchera music you鈥檝e queued up. It鈥檚 also a chance to break out your best party DIYs. So bring on the papel picado banners, DIY pi帽atas, and giant paper flowers. It鈥檚 fiesta time!

1. Printable Papel Picado Invitation: Get the party started with these printable invites. The classic pattern and bright colors are just right for a bash to remember. (via Bespoke Bride)

2. Printable Mexican Otomi Table Runner: This fabulous table runner is not only gorgeous, you can print it at home. The future is now and we鈥檙e loving it. (via Damask Love)

3. DIY Clay Cactus Candle Holders: These gilded candle holders are the cutest cacti accents we鈥檝e seen in ages. And since they鈥檙e made of air clay, they鈥檙e an absolute cinch to make. (via A Beautiful Mess)

4. Key Lime Beergaritas: A signature drink you can make in large quantities will make your hostessing duties a little easier. And that鈥檚 a good thing, because this cocktail is so tasty, you鈥檒l want to have LOTS on hand. (via Brit + Co)

5. Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet: These hand-rolled paper flowers will add amazing color to your tablescape, bar cart, shelves, bookcase, patio 鈥 You鈥檒l definitely want to show them off everywhere. (via The House That Lars Built)

6. DIY Christmas Tree Cactus: If you鈥檝e already got a saguaro, you鈥檙e in luck: Some festive trims and pom-poms are all you need to create decor magic. And if you don鈥檛, this is perfect reason to get one! (via Sugar & Cloth)

7. DIY Mini Pi帽ata:Tiny pi帽atas are always a good idea, and this classic shape is the ideal Cinco de Mayo craft. (via Faltmanufaktur)

8. Taco Cake: Tacos for breakfast, tacos for lunch, tacos for dinner and now tacos for dessert! (via Club Crafted)

9. DIY Cactus Cheeseboards: This IKEA hack is gonna make prepping your meals feel like a party all year round, but these boards will really shine on May 5. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

10. Hibiscus Margarita: Don鈥檛 be afraid to experiment with your cocktail recipes. This hibiscus cocktail is fun, fresh, and very colorful. (via Arsenic Lace)

11. Pi帽ata Fringe Place Settings: Using tissue paper and a little bit of imagination, you can add a fringe to anything. And for Cinco de Mayo, could it be any more appropriate? (via Brit + Co)

12. DIY Taco Pi帽ata: Make this large-and-in-charge pi帽ata and dress it like you would your order at the food truck, and give 鈥檈m all something to taco-about. (via Studio DIY)

13. Dollar Store Cactus Wreath: Budget decorating has never looked so good. This simple hoop wreath is everything your front door needs. (via Mad in Crafts)

14. DIY Paper flower Archway: A dramatic statement doorway is the new photo backdrop. You heard it here first! (via Aunt Peaches)

15. DIY Cactus Balloons: These adorable balloon succulents are the easiest way to add some playful color to your shindig. Just don鈥檛 let any of your real cacti get too close. (via The Creative Heart Studio)

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