10 Fun Cinco de Mayo Favor Ideas with a Fiesta-filled Vibe!

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and you are up to your eyeballs in seeing favors that are cheesy! No need to fret, anymore. We’re bringing you 10 unique fiesta-filled Cinco de Mayo favor ideas and inspiration that are ready made, DIYable, and semi-homemade. Think colorful, whimsical, and fun, which is how your party favors should be for this holiday!

Fun Cinco de Mayo Party Favor Ideas with a Fiesta Vibe!

Cinco de Mayo Party Favors with a Festive Fiesta Vibe

1- Fill woven boxes with a variety of Mexican cookies (i.e., galletas) for guests of all ages to enjoy. Add a colorful gift box topper as an eye-catching accent. Available at Bellenza.com.

2- For a hot send-off, give bottles of salsa personalized with ribbons and tags for a memorable fiesta favor. They can also be given out as place card holders when the bottles are attached with escort cards, and then displayed on a table as you see in this photo via the Knot.

3- Purchase colorful tote bags and fill with a variety of Mexican treats! Add a pop of color with a bright ribbon and affix a “fiesta fun” label as you here from Tabby Cat Club’s Cinco de Mayo party.

4 – Give mini piñata favor boxes that can also double up as colorful party table decorations– via etsy seller (Lulaflora).

5 – Give colorful candies packaged in clear boxes bearing a design of a Mexican Loteria game via etsy seller (MyMercado).

Cinco de Mayo Party Favors that are DIY and semi-DIY-able

6 – Turn cardboard rolls into festive candy rolls using what is called a pinata fringe technique! See this inspirational diy using crepe paper from make + haus.

7 – Personalize and decorate ready-made maracas and display on guest’s place settings as seen on Oriental Trading.

8 – Get plain paper fans that you can readily buy from craft stores. Paint them in a variety of colors and designs for a vibrant look. See I SPY DIY for the DIY.

9 – We love this super festive favor box idea from the talented Jennifer Priest! She uses both a manual and an electronic cutter to make these pretty boxes and cutout shapes. For the full tutorial, visit her blog.

10 – Another semi-DIY favor idea that we love no matter the occasion! Buy mini potted succulents at your local home improvement store and decorate with a “gracias” favor tag tied with a raffia ribbon. See E-Event Designs by Lisa Stoner.


  1. my birthday is the same day as cinco de mayo and i’m in a last minute rush, but these things really gave me some ideas!

    • Glad to hear that! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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