Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican Backyard Decor

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The day is celebrated with parades, food, and drink. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday. In the United States, it has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture.

If you’re looking for some ideas to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, why not try some Mexican backyard decor? You can add a festive touch to your yard with colorful banners, piñatas, and more.

So get out your party hat and get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style!

Mexican Backyard Decor Ideas

Banners

Banners are a great way to add some color and flair to your yard for a Mexican style celebration. You can find banners at most party stores or online. Look for ones that feature the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white, and red. You can also find banners with traditional Mexican motifs such as cacti, skulls, and maracas.

Piñatas

Piñatas are a must for any Cinco de Mayo celebration! They’re fun for both kids and adults, and you can fill them with candy or small toys. You can find piñatas in the shape of traditional Mexican symbols such as donkeys and cacti.

Papel picado

Papel picado is a type of Mexican folk art made from tissue paper. It’s often used to decorate for holidays like Cinco de Mayo. You can find papel picado in any party store or online. Look for colorful designs that you can hang from trees or doorways.

Candles and lanterns

Candles and lanterns are a great way to add some ambiance to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. You can find both battery-operated and real candles in a variety of colors and sizes. Lanterns come in many different styles, from traditional Mexican paper lanterns to metal and glass lanterns.

Flowers and plants

Add some life to your Cinco de Mayo decor with flowers and plants. You can find Mexican-themed flower pots, or you can plant your own flowers in the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white, and red. Cacti are also a popular choice for Mexican backyard decor.

Yard games

Yard games are a great way to keep guests entertained at your Cinco de Mayo party. Popular games include horseshoes, bean bag toss, and ladder golf. You can find all of these games at most sporting goods stores or online.

Brightly colored cushions and blankets

Brightly colored cushions and pillows with bold stripes and festive colors can be used to accentuate patio furniture. You can search these items in a variety of colors and patterns. Look for traditional Mexican designs such as serapes or huipiles.

 

 

Outdoor fountains

Outdoor fountains are a beautiful and relaxing addition to any backyard. A Mexican courtyard fountain would be a perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo decor. They come in a variety of styles, from classic tiered fountains to modern wall fountains. Talavera tiles can be used to decorate a concrete wall fountain.

You can find these fountains online or at specialty stores.

Outdoor cooking

Natural stone fireplaces or barbecue grills encased in wood-burning clay chimineas are a popular alternative to quartz. These are great for cooking traditional Mexican dishes such as carne asada or barbacoa. You can find these grills at most home and garden stores.

Salsa bar

A salsa bar is a great way to add some flavor to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Set up a table with a variety of salsa options, such as pico de Gallo, salsa verde, and mango salsa. You can also include other toppings such as sour cream, cheese, and jalapeños. Be sure to have a variety of chips on hand for dipping.

Fruit trees

Fruit trees are a beautiful and tasty addition to any backyard. A Mexican-style fruit tree would be a perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo decor. Citrus trees such as orange and lime are popular choices. You can find these trees at most home and garden stores.

Colored pottery

Accent your Mexican garden with colored pottery, woven rugs, and hanging baskets. You can find these items at most home stores or online. Look for colorful designs that complement the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white, and red. The accessories you can use to add some flair to your Cinco de Mayo party. You can find them at most party stores or online.

A food truck

Make your Cinco de Mayo party extra special with a food truck. You can find food trucks that specialize in a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Chinese, and Italian. Guests will love being able to enjoy a delicious meal without having to leave the party!

So there you have it, some ideas for Mexican backyard decor that will help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style! Decorative tiles, hanging piñatas, and colorful banners are all great choices. So get out your party hat and get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!