Throwing a Cinco de Mayo office party is an ideal opportunity for office administrators to foster a familial feeling among coworkers. Here are some Cinco de Mayo office party ideas that are sure to boost office morale!
An invitation sets the tone for a party by providing your guests with a sense of anticipation. When your office mates have something to look forward to, it makes everyday tasks and deadlines seem more manageable. Although it’s acceptable to send out an email, there’s no denying that there is something very gratifying and exciting about receiving an actual PAPER invitation. This colorful Cinco de Mayo letterhead paired with a catchy heading—and a list of delicious items on the menu—will really help get the office buzzing.
Transform the Space
Proper decorations are key to throwing an exceptional party, especially in an office setting. Transforming the office into a festive space is a visual cue that lets workers know that it’s okay to relax, unwind and spend some time casually getting to know their teammates on a more intimate level.
Mexico is known for its vibrant color palate and energetic culture, so be sure to incorporate these details! Balloon bouquets with colors of the Mexican flag, chili pepper wreaths and cardboard cut-outs of Flamenco dancers are quick props that easily lighten the atmosphere. If hiring a Mariachi band isn’t in the cards (or the budget), create an authentic Mexican-themed playlist to spice up the office gathering. Decorate a wall of the room as a photo booth with colorful tissue paper flowers and streamers, and encourage the team to take photos with props like sombreros and cardboard cut-outs of margaritas.
Deliver on the Margaritas and Fajitas!
There’s nothing like food and drink to bring people together, and for that reason, it’s always smart to have the food stationed at the heart of the party. Consider hanging a fiesta banner over the buffet to call attention to the main attraction.
For a functional and eye-catching tablescape, use a traditional Mexican Serape as a tablecloth and serve tortilla chips in sombreros, alongside colorful salsas and guacamole. A piñata serves as a fun centerpiece as well as a lively activity. Accent the table with pairs of maracas and mini cacti to really take the theme home.
For more original office party ideas and team-building activities, check out our previous post on how to throw an office tailgate party, and let us know what really spices up YOUR office Cinco de Mayo fiesta — whether it’s a lively limbo or just a few mellow margaritas. We’d love to know!