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8 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Piñatas

Fab up your fiesta with plenty of piñatas (and not just the kind you hang up). Ole!

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Avocado piñata

Holy guacamole! This is one DIY piñata you avoca-don’t want to miss. After all, everyone’s favorite green fruit is a must on any Cinco de Mayo table so it only makes sense to hang a giant one full of treats, too, to tie it all together.

Get the scoop on how to make your own guacamole here.

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Piñata napkin rings

It’s all in the details, like these pinata-themed napkin rings. Wrapped around white cloth napkins, they add a pop of color to your table and are super easy to make yourself. All you need is empty toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue and bright tissue paper.

(Here’s how to make a piñata at home!)

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Piñata cupcakes

Bite into these cute cupcakes for a sweet surprise—they’re filled with gobs of rainbow sprinkles and candies. You don’t have to be a pastry chef to whip up these muy bien bites, either. The trick is carefully cutting out the core after the cupcakes cool completely.

And you can always switch up the flavors with these recipes.

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Pinata dressThe Joy of Fashion

Piñata costume

You’ll be the señorita of the celebration with this creative costume. With some fabric glue and a few rolls of crepe paper, you can turn an old dress into a peppy piñata. Top it all off with a matching hat for maximum effect.

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Pinata garlandLove + Cupcakes

Pull-apart piñata garland

Letting a bunch of kids swing a baseball bat in the air while blindfolded is just a recipe for disaster. This themed garland is the perfect solution. To get the goodies inside, you simply pull the ribbon at the bottom. No swinging necessary and it looks great draped across the entryway.

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Mini pinatayouwannapinata via Etsy

Placecard piñatas

These pretty piñata placeholders are not only an authentic addition to your table, they also make the perfect party favors for guests to take home with them. You can DIY your own if you’re a crafting queen, or simply order a set of these from Etsy.

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Pinata cardPaperless Post

Peppy piñata invites

Save the date (or should we say fecha?) with these inspired invitations. An animated evite like this one from Paperless Post is the perfect way to start the fiesta. But consider sending soon—giving guests at least two weeks notice is common courtesy, plus you can get a head count to help you prepare.

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Pinata Cake ToppersLulaFlora via Etsy

Piñata cake toppers

Don’t want to go all out and try to fill a cake with treats? No worries, you can just top your confection with these trendy toppers. Use one on each cupcake or scatter a few around a cake at varying heights for a Pinterest-worthy dessert.

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.

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