Summer is quickly approaching and that includes everyone’s favorite summer festivities! We can start to feel that summer heat come in and the UV index slowly rising. The specific festivities we will be advertising today are non-other than Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby! Whether you are hosting a watch party or throwing a fiesta, we have the perfect personalized items to make your party stand out! We all know what day Cinco de Mayo is on and, if you don’t already know, the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 6th/7th. So follow along with us and see what all we have in store for your summer festivities! We will display some of our staples for each of the two events and then at the bottom we will provide a link so you can see all of the personalized items we offer for both. Happy browsing and happy—almost—summer!
First On The List: Cups!
For all the Kentucky Derby watchers out there, our 16 oz frosted plastic horse racing cups have a an illustration of six brightly-colored horse jockey legs in their silks and a horse dressed for horse racing. The variety of bright colors in this design that wraps around the entire cup will match any of your Kentucky Derby decor. Perfect to use at your Kentucky Derby watch parties or give as a gift to any lover of horse racing. These frosted shatterproof “roadie” cups are sold in a sleeve of 10 matching cups tied with a ribbon that are 16 oz in size – the most popular cup size we sell since it will cover a variety of drinks.
Our classic bestseller, these Otomi print Cinco de Mayo cups are perfect for your party. They’re the ideal cup for margaritas with their size, and the best part is they can be used far beyond your Cinco celebration! We love adding these to a Taco Tuesday spread or throwing in your carry-on for a vacation drink. If you prefer a disposable option, go with our custom Cinco de Mayo cups. You can personalize them if you’re celebrating more than Cinco de Mayo or order them as party favors for guests. Since these aren’t pre-printed, you can also select the exact number you want to order.
Our personalized full color napkins the perfect addition to your Kentucky Derby table. These cute napkins are available on our economy 3-ply napkins that you can find in most party stores or a luxury linen paper napkins that is a very thick and higher quality paper napkin. At Two Funny Girls, we like to think that customized napkins are the perfect addition to any party you may be throwing because it makes everything seem intentional even if it’s a small thing!
Serving up chips & guacamole for your Cinco de Mayo backyard fiesta? We sure hope so. These custom napkins for your Cinco de Mayo party are both fun and functional. Keep messes to a minimum while you stay festive for the occasion!
Stick To It!
Our custom printed wood food picks and are 4″ long with a pointed end and make a great personalized touch to your charcuterie board, food board, bloody mary or other mixed drink at your Kentucky Derby or other horse-themed party. These cute wood food picks can be personalized with monogram, single initial or design in your choice of imprint color.
And for Cinco de Mayo, these personalized swizzle sticks add a classic touch to your cocktail or margarita or appetizers (when used as food sticks) to any taco or nacho themed celebration. You can personalize these custom wood sticks with a monogram, single initial or design of your choice along with the imprint color.
Two Funny Girls’ Recipe Feature: “Gimme Some Oven” on Margaritas!
This famously sweet, sour, and salty drink will forever and always be our all-time favorite cocktail. And so on-brand for your Cinco de mayo party, but the beauty of a Marg is that it is on-brand for almost any occasion! But while we like just about any kind of margarita — frozen or on the rocks, tequila or mezcal, fruity or spicy or fizzy or creamy, you name it — a classic margarita cocktail in our book simply cannot be beat. Also, fun fact, margarita in Spanish means “daisy”. You learn something new every day! We have the rich food and drink culture of Mexico to thank for this famously sweet, sour and salty cocktail. Historians debate the exact origins of the drink, but it rose to popularity in the United States around Prohibition, during which time many Americans traveled to Mexico to drink and fell in love with their local tequila.
Ingredients: Any tequila of your choosing, freshly squeezed lime juice, and orange liqueur. You’re welcome to add agave, kosher salt, and an additional lime wedge!
- 3cups silver tequila
- 2cups orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec)
- 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
- optional sweetener: agave nectar or simple syrup, to taste
- ice cubes (no one wants a warm Marg!!)
- lime wedges and coarse salt for rimming the glasses
- Prep your glasses: If you would like to salt the rims of your glasses, simply run a juicy lime wedge around the rims and then dip the rims in coarse Kosher salt. Set the glasses aside until ready to use.
- Stir the ingredients together in a large pitcher: Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and a handful of ice in a large pitcher and stir to combine.
- Taste and add sweetener, if desired:Give the margarita mix a taste, and if you think it needs extra sweetener, add in a tablespoon or two of agave (or simple syrup) at a time, until the drink reaches your desired level of sweetness.
- Serve on the rocks. Place a few ice cubes (or I often use one large ice cube so that it will melt more slowly) in each serving glass, then pour the margarita mix over the ice and garnish each glass with a slice of lime.
Host a fuss free Kentucky Derby party with our personalized, disposable, colored paper plates. These custom printed plates are recyclable and made in the USA. Our 7-inch plate is the perfect cake or appetizer party plate that will add color and a personal touch to your derby day buffet or appetizer table. The 10.25-inch plate are standard dinner plates, perfect for any meal.
These are also perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party with our personalized, disposable, plastic plates. These monogramed plates are glossy, sturdy and disposable – and won’t wick moisture or bend so there’s no worry about food falling to the ground like you may have with standard paper plates.
We hope that you enjoyed looking at all of our staple pieces we know you need to make any party successful. Here are the promised links to all of our Kentucky Derby themed items and our Cinco de Mayo themed items. Happy summer people!