Cinco de Mayo is already next week! Ajuuuuua!
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I was thinking that with my little family just settling back and traveling on the East Coast, this is a good time to enjoy our little casita. So maybe a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is just what the doctor ordered!
Then, I remembered all of the amazing decorations Christopher and I had at our wedding. We used Papel Picado and Paper Flowers to decorate the walls. They remind me of my humble Mexican heritage and how something as simple as tissue paper can be completely transformed into something that brightens any space or celebration.
Today, I am going to share with you how you make these easy festive decorations so that you can use them to Mexican up your home or celebration no matter what you do for Cinco de Mayo! And bring the kids in on this fun! Who doesn’t love cutting up paper and doing some arts and crafts! Haha! 😉
Here is what you will need: Assorted Colored Tissue Paper, Scissors, Tape, Ribbon (any kind will do).
Step 1: Cut large sheets into 12″x12″ squares.
Step 2: Fold in half, and cut scalloped edge along 2 sides (not on folded side).
Step 3: Draw shapes on one side of paper like shown and cut out shapes.
Step 4: Tape to ribbon by overlapping over ribbon and taping.
Step 5: Hang to decorate!
Step 1: Using the same 12″ x 12″ sheets, select 8-10 assorted colors.
Step 2: Fold accordion style in 1″ strip. Fold until the whole paper has been folded.
Step 3: Cut Triangles out of edges.
Step 4: Tie with ribbon at center firmly.
Step 5: Separate each paper from the edge toward center as shown until all paper has been lifted and separated.
Step 6: Cut ribbon to needed length and hang.
I hope you found this easy to do. My little man loves making these… my Pelirojo – Redhead. 😀
I’ve also included one of my favorite mariachi songs below, that will turn any party into quite the Authentic Mexican Fiesta! You just need to practice el grito, and you’re set. LOL!
We hope you enjoy your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta – Saludos, Maggie
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Maggie Unzueta is the writer/blogger, photographer, recipe developer, videographer, and creator of In Mama Maggie's Kitchen. She has been developing easy and authentic Mexican food, Mexican-inspired recipes, and traveling tips since 2010. From family recipes to her extensive travels throughout Mexico, she brings traditional Mexican flavors from South of the Border and into your kitchen. Maggie has been featured in notable culinary websites and other media outlets. For more details, check out her About page.