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Pom Poms and Papel Picado: Mexican Fiesta Ideas for Any Celebration

The vibrant culture of Mexico inspires colorful celebrations, beautifully crafted Mexican folk art, complex, fresh flavors and vivacious floral arrangements.

For those of you ironing out the details of your Cinco de Mayo party ideas, this post features cocktail recipes, flower suggestions and styling tips for fiesta decorations. Beyond Cinco de Mayo, we love the idea of a throwing a Mexican themed party all Spring and Summer long. For Birthdays, Engagement Parties, Graduations, and Anniversaries; there are so many reasons to kick back and have fun with the brilliance of a Mexican Fiesta!

Luna Bazaar Decor, left to right, top to bottom: Papel Picado Party Banners, Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Punched Tin Shadow Lanterns, Papel Picado Mexican Amor FlagsTurquoise Blue Recycled Glass Vase (pear design), Mini Gold Mercury Glass Ornament (flower heart design), Clear Hanging Mason Jar (wide line design), Small Turquoise Blue Vintage Glass Bottle (cone design)Clear Hanging Mason Jar (flat-edge design)

Our tablescape was styled drawing inspiration from this Technicolor Cinco de Mayo Wedding featured on Ruffled, combined with our lively selection of Mexican Party Decorations.

My favorite part of the process? Arranging the flowers – I hand-picked these bouquets from the local florist shop: hot pink and orange gerbera daisies with fuchsia and navy anemones, sorbet and rose quartz ranunculus juxtaposed by peach and yellow pincushion protea, a sunflower (of course) and a few stems of viking poms.

After styling this shoot, I’m eager to throw my own party. This poses the question: Margaritas or Mojitos? The obvious answer – both.

We followed these Pomegranate Margarita and Mojitos Recipes from the pros at The FoodNetwork:

Pomegranate Margarita ~


Lime wedge, plus more for garnish



4 ounces white tequila

2 ounces Triple Sec

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

1 lime, juiced (optional)

Club soda


Pour salt onto a plate or shallow dish. With a lime wedge rub along the rim of a glass and dip glasses upside down to salt the rim. Fill glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice place the tequila, triple sec, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses and top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Mojitos Pitcher ~

1 bunch fresh mint, cleaned
1 cup sugar
4 lemons, juiced
4 limes, juiced
Ice cubes
1 (750 ml bottle) light rum
1 liter club soda
In a large pitcher, muddle mint sprigs with sugar and lemon and lime juices until well combined. Add ice, rum and club soda and stir together. Pour into glasses, straining out mint. Enjoy!
Remember, we would love to see photos of your Fiestas – always! Be sure to #LunaBazaarDecor when you post your pics.
With love from the Luna Bazaar Team
For more fiesta party ideas tasty recipes, Martha Stewart knows what’s up!
Styling Photography by Maia Bissette

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