When you think of Cinco de Mayo, you think of fabulous food, lively colors, and lots and lots of garlands! Today a cupcake garland (and tomorrow an adorable piñata garland). Everyone loves a cupcake, but everyone loves a cupcake even more when it has something festive on top.

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You will need: wooden dowels or caramel apple sticks, string, tissue paper, scissors, 2 inch circle punch

Prep Work: Cut out a variety of simple shapes such as circles, squares, and small rectangle fringe. Stick one wooden stick into each cupcake. It is easier if your cupcakes are already arranged. Tie some string from one stick to the other. Fold your shapes in half, and string them along the string as you would clothes on a clothesline. Make your miniature garland more secure by gluing the tissue paper shapes onto the string, or you can leave them and hope they don’t fall off too often.

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Cinco de Mayo on onecharmingparty.com #cincodemayo #cupcakes

This garland was inspired by simple shapes and is easy to recreate. You don’t have to use cupcakes, these Cinco de Mayo cupcake decorations can easily dress up other festive food platters.

Photography, design + styling by Sara Schmutz.

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  1. I love this. My family enjoys celebrating this holiday eventhough we have no “heritage” background for the reason.

    Jenette    Monday, April 15, 2013

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