For just a few dollars, you can make armfuls of fluffy tissue paper flowers for Cinco de May or any time.

April 14, 2015
Tissue paper flowers

Have you ever been in a quiet Mexican restaurant that was decorated in soft neutrals? Didn't think so. For Cinco de Mayo or any time, here's how to turn a party into a fiesta, starting with tissue paper flowers.

For just a few bucks, we made armfuls of tissue paper flowers like the ones pictured. Here's the method we used.

More easy ideas for your party:

• Spread a striped poncho on the table

• Trot out a piñata

• Set the mood with a little música. Let the free website Pandora curate a station to get you groovin'. For peppy folk tunes, plug in Sones de México, a Chicago-based, Grammy-nominated group that uses dozesn of traditional instruments. For a taste of Latin pop, cue up Maná, a rock band that's been an international fixture since the 90s and just released a huge single, "Mi Verdad," with Shakira.