Throw a Cinco de Mayo-Themed Bachelorette Fiesta

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Guest blogger: Joanne Barken
Joanne Barken is the CEO of The Bach, the first online platform for planning bachelorette parties. Joanne, who lives in New York City — one of the country's top choices for a special night out with the girls — has helped plan over a dozen bachelorette parties before launching The Bach.


Nothing says “Fiesta Time” quite like Cinco de Mayo. So if you and the girls are looking to throw a true party for the bride-to-be, there’s no better theme. Here’s everything you need to pull off a fabulous event.

Send Out Fiesta-Inspired Invitations

Let your guests know the theme in advance so that they can plan accordingly. A fun invitation helps to get everyone excited for the event.

cinco de mayo party invitation
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Decorate With a Vibrant Color Scheme

Set the party mood with brightly colored flowers, balloons, and streamers. Think vibrant pinks, oranges and yellows for your decorating pallete.

cinco de mayo bachelorette party decor
Photo Credit: Eat Drink Pretty

cinco de mayo bachelorette party decor
Photo Credit: Eat Drink Pretty

Prepare Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

Get creative and try out this fun spin on the traditional margarita. It's a tasty way to get the celebration started!

strawberry margarita jello shots
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Indulge in Margarita Cupcakes

When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, everyone thinks of margaritas. Turn this classic Mexican cocktail into tasty cupcakes.

margarita cupcakes
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Sip From Mustache Straws

A Cinco de Mayo-themed bachelorette bash is the perfect occasion to use the trendy mustache straws. Just remember to snap lots of fun pictures!

mustache straws
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Break a Piñata

Celebrate love with this heart shaped piñata. Fill it up with the bride’s favorite candies, and let everyone have a go at it!

cinco de mayo bachelorette party pinata
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Sport Festive Sombreros

When your group hits the bars, be sure to make a statement. Sombreros will certainly do the trick!

cinco de mayo bachelorette party sombreros
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—Joanne Barken