Cinco de Mayo Party Tips

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 Cinco de Mayo Party Tips

 By Jonathan Glatt

This Saturday, May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, just one event of many you've been training your liver for. Each year, this somewhat obscure holiday draws steadily larger bar crowds. The decorations become more colorful and the margaritas get tastier. Oddly enough, the tequila shots never get easier to swallow. 

Here are some cool, creative ways to bring old world Mexican charm to your fiesta. Our party planning tips and tricks just might surprise you!

    • Everyone loves a piñata! They make fantastic party decorations, center pieces, or one heck of a group activity. If you're a traditionalist, stuff that piñata with candy, novelty toys (bouncy balls and noise makers are fun), knick knacks and small treasures. Alternatively, if tus amigos are hitting the tequila, consider trading in the tootsie rolls for packets of Alka Seltzer or aspirin.


    • Use the brim of a couple sombreros as chip bowls. Use smaller, child sized sombreros to space out the snacking and eliminate crowding. Strategicallyplace a few small bowls of different salsas inside the brim around the chips to complete the look.


    • Small clear bowls filled will spices, seasonings, and limes make for a great bar accent. They also come in handy for those Coronas, Micheladas,and tequila shots!


    • Fiesta mustaches and maracas make hilarious table settings or party favors for each guest


Here are our favorite party supplies for your buffet, table and bar:


    • Fiesta Paper Goods


    • Sombrero Hats


    • Glitter Maracas


    • Fiesta Beads


    • LED Maracas


    • 3' Inflatable Cactus


For an authentic Cinco de Mayo fiesta, try a Mexican buffet so that everyone can sample a little bit of everything. Be sure to cover any easily stainable furniture and items of the like with some serapes for a splash of color and culture, but mostly just to protect your new white couch. Some foods that you might want to consider are chicken fajitas, soft tortillas, chili con queso, tortilla soup, Mexican rice, black bean and corn salsa, three-milk cake, and flan. Alternatively, if you’re expecting the whole barrio, try a Mexican taco bar!


After filling your belly with tacos, what better to cleanse the palate than alcohol? There are many types of Mexican beer like Modelo, Corona, Tecate, and Dos Equis to start. There are also a slew of traditional mixed drinks. But why should you make them choose? Stock the cooler with beers and whip up some of our muy delicioso mixed drinks and cocktails at your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. If you happen to be out parting this Cinco de Mayo, Private Island would like to remind you that it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. So, if you reside in one of the areas below program these numbers into your phone to receive a taxi ride which has been graciously sponsored by various sources. Please be sure to READ THE FINE PRINT! There are specific instructions for getting a gratis ride!!




Not offering free rides, but here is the number just in case: 1-845-877-7222


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH: The American Automobile Association (AAA) is again running their holiday Free Tipsy Tow Home service for Cinco de Mayo. Just tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” and a truck will be on its way. You don't have to be a AAA member to call (neither do your Messica Simpson friend), because they Tipsy Tow program is open to everyone. They offer a five-mile tow home for drinking drivers, their vehicles, and potential passengers. 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP)



The Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home module will be offering from 3 p.m. on Saturday,
May 5, by 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 6. Due to the program’s popularity, a cap of $35 will be placed on any ride.


Call the taxi companies and discuss it them your float home is on Berg Injury Lawyers:

    • Alameda, Oakland, EmeryvilleBerkeley: CallVeterans Cab at (800) 281-4488. Any transport surpassing $35 contingency bepaid in cash.

    • San Francisco: CallLuxor Cab at (415) 282-4141.

    • Sacramento: CallYellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons contingency bepicked up at a participating restaurant, hotel, or club inside of DowntownSacramento to validate for a giveaway ride.



For a free ride home,
call one of the following cab companies and tell them your ride home is on
McDivitt Law Firm: 

    • Colorado Springs: Call Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-7777.

    • Pueblo & Pueblo West: Call City Cab of Pueblo at (719) 543-2525.


Rides are provided to an individual’s residence—not to other drinking locations. Due to the high number of ride requests on Cinco de Mayo, rides cannot be guaranteed for everyone who calls; however, every attempt will be made to accommodate all requests. Drivers
have the right to use their discretion when accepting fares.


For questions about the Safe & Sober Cab program, email SafeAndSoberRide@gmail.com



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