Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart Decorating Ideas: A Mini Fiesta on Wheels!

Have you ever heard of a "fiesta-sita"? Neither have we! But that’s just what you can enjoy this Cinco de Mayo, a mini-fiesta on wheels when all you’ve got space for is a bar cart. You can still have the traditional festive Mexican touches—with the stars of the setup being the margarita ingredients: tequila, limes, and lots of ice!

Then, for some tummy fillers, you can add a small taco bar on your kitchen counter, or serve appetizers and snacks, including churros on the living room coffee table. And there you have it! A scaled-down fiesta, ideal for a cozy home setting.

Styling Inspiration for a Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart

We found 7 Mexican-inspired bar cart examples for you—ranging from all-out colorful to casually chic. So get your cart ready and see what decorative details you can add to it!

Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart Decorating Ideas

You can make it as simple as Lace & Grace did, with your drinks cart trimmed with a few papel picado banners and a cactus inflatable toy from a party store (1). Or deck the cart out in bright, summery colors using tissue paper tassels and mini piñatas (3), like Happy Family shows.

Prefer more Mexican accents? Why not go for mini sombreros, maracas, and a cantina banner (4), as Pop of Gold did; or a festive papel picado backdrop, serrape-style runner, and brightly painted maracas (7), as styled by Celebrations at Home.

If "stylized" is more your style, see how Kelly Nan created an elegant bar cart look with just a pitcher for margaritas, bottles of Mexican cerveza (beer), and a tasseled scarf matching a vase of tulips (6)! Soirees for Days gave the cart a "fruity flavor" with a pineapple drinks dispenser, pineapple tumblers, and pineapple dish (5), among other charming touches like a ceramic cactus and brightly printed cocktail napkins. While Cupcakes and Cashmere played up pops of red and blue in all the bar elements, mini succulents, citrus fruits, and unique all-white papel picado (2)!

So, here’s to celebrating Cinco de Mayo on a bar cart. Salud!