In honor of Cinco de Mayo that’s quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you the Mexican Fiesta that I put together for Mr. M’s birthday last year. This is a three part post which will cover a redesigned project (that’s today!), a repurposed project, and a reorganized post in the form of event planning. I hope you’ll stay tuned this week for all the wonderful ideas you can use for your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
I wanted to make sure that my husband’s birthday was very special. After we established the theme, I created a Mr. M based trivia game for our entertainment, a photo booth for goofy and drunk photos, and costumes to really define the ambiance. Firstly, I made a couple of “sombreros,” which I found at Value Village. I couldn’t find the traditional sombrero, so I brought home a couple of straw hats. These were the perfect blank canvas with which I could redesign.
I rummaged my craft room for ribbons and bits that had a fiesta feel. As I didn’t have enough to make the hats come to life, I made a trip to Fabricana to pick up a few yards of trim. With a hot glue gun, I attached all the trim and turned out these made over sombreros.
Total time: Each hat took about 5-10 minutes.
Total cost: The hats cost $0.99 a piece from Value Village. Most of the trim I had in my possession already, with the exception of the red pom-pom fringe. I purchased 1.75 yards of that from Fabricana for 1.99/yd. The total for both these hats was $5.
Other Cinco de Mayo projects related to this post:
Planning A Mexican Fiesta