Planning A Cinco De Mayo Party

Okay so here it is I love tacos, entertaining, margaritas, oh and did I mention I love tacos?  What a perfect excuse to throw a party.  I'm going to walk you through step by step so you can plan the perfect Cinco De Mayo Party and at the end I will have a free planner and checklist that you will be able to download.

When ever I plan anything I like to ask myself the who, what, where, when, and how much.  I have found this is the easiest way for me to break it down and stay organized.

Who?

Okay so the who.  Who will you be inviting to your party?  With in this is how will you be inviting them?  Are you going to send a Facebook invite?  Will you be calling you guests individually?  How about an evite?  Or you could do the old fashioned snail mail.  What ever you choose you will need to keep in mind the time frame you will be working with.  For example, if this is a last minute thing then calling your guests would be best.  By doing that you will get an immediate head count.  If you have 10 or more days then one of the other avenues would work just fine.

What?

What are you celebrating?  Or what type of theme are you thinking about having?  Well since this post is about Cinco De Mayo then we will go with that.  But think about it, this method works for any type of party you are throwing.

Where?

Where are you throwing the party?  Are you having it at your place?  Will you be renting a facility?  This is were you figure that out.

When?

When are you throwing your party?  Since Cinco De Mayo is on a Thursday this year you may want to plan it for a different day.  Whatever you choose this is were you figure that out.

How Much?

Budget time!!  This section can be a lengthy one.  You will need to figure out your bottom line budget and then work up.  If you work the other way then your spending can get a little out of control.  Here are some things to consider with your budget:

  • Food
  • Decorations
  • Party Supplies
  • Invites
  • Facility Rental
  • Other Rentals
  • Odds and Ends
  • Entertainment

Checklist

Finally you'll need a checklist.  You are planning a party and are going to be feeling the pressure from that.  Why not take a little pressure off yourself and use this checklist.  I have it all laid out for you.  The checklist will have everything you need to do and it will tell you when you need to do it.

Will you be celebrating Cinco De Mayo this year?  I would love to hear all about it in the comments!  Have a fabulous week!!