Other than some chile infused Mexican candy, everything used for our Cinco de Mayo bash was handmade or something I had on hand. I used this tutorial for the mini pull pinatas (yes -- even the pinata contents were things I had on hand. What -doesn't everybody have an assortment of Dora tattoos and fake mustaches hanging around?), and this one
for the paper lanterns.
We had carne asada tacos that night -- and flan. It wouldn't be a Mexican pseudo-holiday celebration for us without flan.
Recent favorite: Fruit balloon garland (hmmm - Carmen Miranda party, perhaps?)
Working on: Teacher Appreciation gifts