May is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to start planning the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The piñatas have been filled with treats, the deposit for the mariachi band has already been paid, and now it’s time to start buying your decorations. Of course you want your party to be as authentic as possible, and it just wouldn’t seem right to have a party celebrating Mexican Independence Day without everyone wearing sombreros. It’s like celebrating the 4th of July without any fireworks or sparklers. To help you in your search, here are five websites that offer a broad range of sombreros, both in style and price, keeping in mind we want to keep things reasonable when it comes to expenditures. (That darn mariachi band already broke the bank!)
Oriental Trading Company – While the name might be a tad misleading, they do have what you are looking for when it comes to sombreros. From children’s rainbow sombreros to mini-decorative and adult sized sombreros, the prices are highly competitive. Most wearable sombrero options range in price from about $20 to $30 dollars per dozen.
Target – Yes, even Target is getting in on the action, with sombreros, sombrero piñatas, sombrero centerpieces, and balloons – even a sombrero garland! Prices are mid-range (you can get a 6-pack of fairly plain, woven sombreros with a stitched design, for $16.99) and you receive free shipping with purchases over $50.
Latham Trading Company – If you’re looking to go a little bit more toward the high end of the price range for your Cinco de Mayo celebration, consider the Latham Trading Company to purchase your sombreros. Much more authentic than those of the typical party decorative sombrero, these sombreros are the velveteen mariachi-style, often covered with sequins and lace. While a good adult sombrero here might cost you between $40-$50, you will definitely see and feel the difference.
4funparties.com– On the other end of the expenditure scale, there is 4funparties.com. While you won’t be ending up with an authentic velveteen mariachi-style sombrero, the name of this site says it all. Their products are cheap and fun and the prices are tough to beat. You can load up here on woven sombreros for between $20-$25 per dozen.
Sensibleparties.com – Similar to 4funparties.com in price and selection (it appears they even use the same sombrero model), sensibleparties.com offers a wide variety of party products, including sombreros of various shapes and sizes, maracas, ponchos, bandanas and everything you’ll need for you Cinco de Mayo party at very reasonable prices.