How to Throw the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Party

How to Throw aN aWESOME Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo Backyard Picnic

Charlotte, NC

Two weeks ago, one of my closest friends, and an event planner in Charlotte, Lauren Pressley, approached me regarding a Cinco de Mayo idea. We both love entertaining friends and know that our  brides & grooms do as well. Since most of our couples love an awesome margarita, guacamole, and any reason to throw a party, so we created a backyard Cinco de Mayo picnic.

We love the idea of a couple sampling the food before their guests arrive for an evening of relaxing and enjoying each other's company!


How to Throw the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Party

  1. Send an invite.
  2. Make your favorite margarita & guac. Sign-up below to download our favorite Roots Catering recipes!
  3. Make plenty of tacos to share with friends
  4. Pick up some unique serving-ware to accent your favorite Cinco de Mayo treats.

Cinco de Mayo Party Credits

Photography - Charlotte Film Photographer, sMm Photography

Planning & Design - Southern Savvy Events,

Hair - Hair & Makeup by Rebekah McCann

Makeup - Layne Barter Makeup

Servingware, concrete vase - Moxie Mercantile

Catering - Roots Farm Food

Farm Table - Good Wood

Cross Back Chairs - Ballard Designs

Recipe Cards (Stationery) - You’re That Girl Designs

Folly Beach Wedding

Folly Beach Wedding

Adam & Rachel

Adam & Rachel's Wedding Day

Adam and Rachel got ready separately the morning of their wedding. Using her mom's Folly Beach condo as the base for the getting-ready activity that morning, Rachel had all of her bridesmaids by her side. Some of the girls helped put together centerpieces while the rest put the finishing touches on hair & makeup. Once we had Rachel in her dress, and after a quick sidestep to tie Adam's bow-tie--I've got you, we were ready for their first look. 

They opted to knock out their family photos on the beach before the ceremony, allowing all the time after to be dedicated to enjoying their time with their family and friends. I love when couples are purposeful about using their time on the wedding day in ways that allow them to relax, slow down, and enjoy the day! 

Folly Beach Wedding Vendors

Coordination, Peper Events

Caterer, Rita’s

Hair & Makeup, Studio M Charleston

DJ Sahn – Jayson Blatt


Photographer, sMm Photography

Event Works, Chairs/Linens/Dinnerware

OOH Events, Lounge

Pure Luxe Bride, Draping

Inn at Folly Beach

Folly Beach Wedding Photos