We’re okay with admitting that we’re ALWAYS looking for a reason to throw a party. Especially now that the weather is finally warming up, we are down to celebrate. So you can imagine our excitement when we realized that our two favorite excuses to throw a party in May (Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby) happen to fall on the SAME DAY this year! How lucky are we?! To celebrate this momentous occasion (that we’re calling Cinco de Derby), we came up with two new adorable preset party designs. Drumroll please…introducing our Cinco de Mayo AND Kentucky Derby preset parties–now live on our website!! Each design features an invitation as well as coordinating cups and napkins to ensure your Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo celebrations are festive! Put on your party pants and take a peek at both designs below, along with some of out best Cinco de Derby party ideas!
How preppy is our pink and green Derby invitation?! If you think the invitation is cute, be sure to check out the coordinating Derby stadium cups and Derby cocktail napkins too!
Our Cinco de Mayo invitation is all about the fiesta (no siestas here!). We love the bright colors paired with the Otomi print and Mexican sombreros!
If you’re looking to put the DERBY in Derby de Mayo, let us help you get down and Derby! No Kentucky Derby party would be complete without mint juleps. In true Nico and Lala fashion, we found a recipe that gives a fun twist to the original cocktail. How delicious do these Fresh Watermelon Mint Juleps look? Not only do they look refreshing, but bonus…they match our pink invitations! We know we’ll be serving these at our Derby party!
Your guests will need something to snack on while they enjoy their cocktails and wait for the race to start. Our pick? A Southern delicacy…pimento cheese dip! This crowd pleaser can be served with crackers and veggies, be made into sandwiches, or formed into a cheese ball for guests to enjoy.
Olé, olé…let’s make it a Cinco de Mayo par-tay!! For those celebrating Cinco de Mayo, we LOVE the idea of a margarita bar! With a base of your favorite margarita mix and the addition of different flavors, garnishes, and rim options, your guests can get creative with their Cinco de Mayo cocktails! We love this margarita bar setup for inspiration with setting up our own. The perfect finishing touch for a Cinco de Mayo margarita bar? Our Cinco de Mayo cups, obviously!!
Looking for a festive dress to wear on Cinco de Mayo that you’ll also be able to wear all summer long? Look no further than Mi Golondrina’s adorable dresses, which are hand-stitched by women in Mexico. Each design is both unique and fun, with a wide variety of different colors and styles to choose from! Via The Stripe.
If you’re looking for a party idea that combines both Cinco de Mayo and the Derby, we have you covered! The Yerba Buena cocktail is the perfect combination of a margarita and a mint julep, and is a cocktail we can see ourselves drinking well into the summer months. Cheers!! Via Honestly Yum
Whether you’re spending May 5th celebrating Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby, shop our new arrivals to make your party festive! Not planning on hosting a party that weekend, but still want to make sure your event is perfectly branded? Check out our collection of preset parties!! With sixteen different party themes ranging from ballerinas and mermaids, to pirates and firefighters…each party has an adorable invitation and full line of coordinating party swag available for purchase through our online shop. Check back later in the week for more info on our preset birthday parties! Until then, happy shopping!!