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Ultimate Cinco de Mayo at Home Guide

May 3, 2023

While going to a Mexican restaurant or bar with friends is usually the go-to plan for Cinco de Mayo, sometimes it can be more fun to host your friends at home. To host the perfect Cinco de Mayo party at home in your apartment, check out our guide with decor, recipes, and more! Invite a couple of friends over, eat good food, have some fun drinks, and enjoy catching up with people without the distractions of a crowded restaurant or bar.


Not sure where to go for fiesta-themed décor? Our picks for the best places for easy décor are the Target party section and your local dollar store. These may not be one-of-a-kind pieces, but, realistically, some small decorations are enough to get the vibe right.



Llama Fiesta Banner


Mini Donkey Pinata – Spritz™



Avocado Disposable Paper Plates


Cactus Shot Glasses


You can’t have a fiesta without beverages and these Mexican-themed cocktails are the perfect for the occasion.

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Photo credit: Victoria Hendzel, Unsplash

Dish Ideas

Small bites are ideal for a Cinco De Mayo at home dinner party so that guests can get a little of everything without feeling so full that they can’t move. These dishes create the perfect festive atmosphere and are easy to serve.

Shrimp Guacamole Bites – Tiny bits of goodness perfect for an appetizer!

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) Yummy Mexican-style corn on the cob.

Coconut Fish Tacos – No one has the willpower to say no to coconut fish tacos.

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Photo Credit: Drew Beamer , Unsplash


Complete the party with some tasty treats reminiscent of Mexico.

Margarita Bars – Love margaritas and sweets? Then you’ll definitely want to try these buttery and sweet lime treats.

Cactus Cookies – The cutest cactus cookies ever.

Mexican Brownies – Chocolate goodies with a kick.

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Photo Credit: Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz, Unsplash

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