Cinco de Mayo White Elephant Gift Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 4, 2012

White elephant gifts for the Cinco de Mayo party

Cinco de Mayo white elephant partyTomorrow is the Cinco de Mayo party day – millions will spend the day in celebration and sharing gifts among themselves. And though there are no white elephants in Mexico, there is a great opportunity to use a white elephant gift exchange to make the party more engaging.

A Cinco de Mayo white elephant gift party would be a perfect way to share the day with a group of friends or family.

Mexican Theme

You can decorate with a Mexican theme, prepare food and refreshments that are fitting for the day, and then have a great gift exchange game. Add in some great Mexican music in the background and have everyone come wearing some type of Mexican dress, like a sombrero or a poncho. You could even have TacoBell cater the event!

Mexican White Elephant Gifts

The white elephant gift exchange is a gift sharing event, so on Cinco de Mayo the gifts should be Mexican centered.  Tell every invitee that they need to bring creative and fun Mexican-styled white elephant gifts.  Because it is the fifth of May there could be a requirement that gifts have a tie to the number five, like $15, $25 or $35 dollar maximum spend. Here are a few gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing….

  • Habenero sause
  • Mexican music CD’s
  • Mini cactus
  • Margarita Glasses
  • Ponchos
  • Salsa
  • Castanets
  • Flag
  • Masks
  • Belt
  • Cookbook

Thanks to Axtell for the image

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