Cinco de Mayo is one week from today and while this especially colorful holiday doesn’t typically get my attention, I can (and will) get into this year. Why? Because it’s almost May, which happens to be a bit of a turning point in the year for me…
It’s starts to get hot outside again, the rain is pretty much done for the most part, summer is coming, and my birthday is in there as well. Lots of welcome changes each year for May. Why not celebrate?
So, I partnered with Tic Tacs to put together a colorful DIY party idea that is one part Cinco de Mayo and two parts summer lovin’. Naturally, it involves a pineapple.
But before I share my DIY party ideas, I wanted to tell you about a new site that Tic Tac just launched where anyone can go and “create their own pack” by picking out their favorite flavors. Mix and match. It’s pretty fun actually. There will also be events in select cities where anyone can go and actually produce a custom Tic Tac pack, like I did.
I made my own custom packs with passion fruit, lime, green apple, dark strawberry, berry, and orange. And they even have my name on them. Lots of colors and flavors. And actually, that color scheme inspired my DIY party ideas for summer and Cinco de Mayo. So let’s talk about that some more…
I found these tiny honeycomb food picks at Hobby Lobby and they were super affordable, so I bought a couple of containers of them and took them apart. Here’s how to make the honeycomb garland.
Materials: honeycomb food picks, string or twine, scissors, and a needle
How To: Remove the honeycomb balls from the food picks, careful not to smash them. Then thread a long string through a needle and thread honeycombs through the center one by one. Continue this process until 30-40 honeycombs have been added. Knot both sides to secure the ends and hang. That’s it. Super easy!
You can make festive drink stirrers as well, by threading honeycombs through a wood skewer. Add a pineapple or two just for fun and minimal black and white napkins and table linens, so the colors will really pop. And you’re good to go.
Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? Any fun party plans?
This post is in partnership with Tic Tac My Pack. All opinions and ideas are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.