On May 5, 1862, the Battle of Puebla saw the Mexican army win an unlikely victory over the invading French forces. And so, this triumph has been commemorated ever since as Cinco de Mayo. Translating literally to May the fifth, this holiday is a celebration of Mexican spirit and culture that commemorates the day that the nation’s sense of unity and pride was restored. However, Cinco de Mayo is actually observed most enthusiastically in areas outside of Mexico – the USA, in particular, host a number of large parties and festivals for the holiday.
You may have even noticed some upcoming celebrations near you – Riverlife Brisbane, one of the city’s beautiful riverside entertainment venues, proudly hosts a Cinco de Mayo festival each year for locals to enjoy. Dancing, Latin-American cuisine, Mariachi music and Mexican liquor are just some of the things you can look forward to at this colourful celebration on Sunday, 30th April 2017 - Don't worry, Monday is a Public Holiday! Salud!!
But how do you make a statement when everything is so colourful? Keep reading to learn how to steal the show and make a statement at your next Cinco de Mayo party!
- Look the Part
First things first, you can’t really be a part of the celebrations without dressing appropriately! Maybe you want to go all out and dress up as a sexy senorita, the heroic Zorro or a macho Mariachi man – the range of available Cinco de Mayo costumes online from Disguises Costumes is sure to have something that suits you. We also have something for the jokester – our selection includes chilli pepper and taco costumes (just don’t let any hungry people try to take a bite out of you!).
If you want to get in the spirit, but don’t want to dress up in a full costume, we also offer a number of Mexican-inspired accessories. You can get in on the action with fun novelty items such as tequila sunglasses and the classic stick-on moustache, or don a sombrero and poncho for a quick and easy Mexican costume (all available online and in store).
- Party On!
Everyone loves that one person who isn’t afraid to try anything, whether it’s a really hot chilli dish, unusual Mexican beer or salsa dancing with a stranger. Just say yes to everything and you’ll find yourself making new friends and fond memories.
- Be Confident
Once you’ve got your Mexican getup from our range of costumes online, make sure to be confident and have a good time with your friends! You can’t steal the show at a party if you’re sitting in the corner by yourself – don’t be afraid to have a laugh with your fellow partygoers. After all, it’s all about celebrating Mexican cuisine, culture and music, so make sure to have some fun and show off your amazing costume!
Get out your maracas and don your sombrero – Cinco de Mayo is the place to be! Click here to browse our full range of Mexican costumes online and prepare yourself for a night filled with fun, friends, and – of course – tequila.