Decorating Ideas for Your Cinco de Mayo Parties: Handcrafted Paper Garlands

Summer entertaining is quickly approaching, and we couldn't be more excited! Stick with us through the warmer months, as we'll be sharing a variety of fun ideas for outdoor decorating, using fresh plants, dried flowers, hand crafted details, and DIY projects. First up on our summer entertaining list is Cinco de Mayo

Rather than face the crowds at your local Margarita watering hole, why not invite friends to your patio or garden for a colorful commemoration? This spring, we're celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a global touch and decorating our parties with our handcrafted Nepalese Paper Garlands. Their bright colors and unique patterns fit well with the bold and vibrant traditions of Cinco de Mayo, and the story behind these products will inspire you. 

These patterned paper garlands and pinwheels are fairly-traded products, made by women-cooperatives. The Nepalese women use local, raw materials and scrap paper, thus making each garland unique, special, resourceful and empowering. Not only will your party look great, but you'll have a great conversation piece too. 

With so many patterns and styles, you'll want to stock up on these beautifully hand-stitched garlands and pinwheels. Unlike disposable streamers, you'll be able to reuse these exquisite pennants again, which means it's time to start booking more spring and summer gatherings! Hang them across your deck or patio for a dramatic effect, or tuck them onto dessert and drink trays for extra splashes of color and fun. Though we don't want to think of indoor activities for a while, these decorations add fun accents to your interiors as well.

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, so visit the shop soon to collect your own set of handcrafted paper details, and start planning a spring and summer full of entertaining options. Here's to a bright and festive Cinco de Mayo!

Styling & Photography by Quelcy.