Over the weekend, we threw a Cinco de Mayo party for the children at Helping Hand Home for Children in Austin, TX. We’ve been involved with this amazing cause for awhile (as part of Hear The Music) and it was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with the 30-40 children in the program. Most importantly, it was a delight to watch them play and have a great time!

Sticking with the Cinco de Mayo theme, we covered the Helping Hand pavilion with tons of fiesta decorations including a red, white, and green photo booth complete with sombrero. We gave away fake mustaches, set up a craft area for making tissue paper flowers, and painted the kids faces and arms with various animals and ballerinas. We even had a traditional tres leches cake and, of course, piñatas! All the while, DJ Jen Quinonez provided great tunes. She tried to keep it Latin but those kids just wanted to hear Bieber.

It was such a fun and rewarding day and we can’t wait to host another event! Enjoy pictures from the party below…

Our photo booth:

 The craft station:

Music Designer John Parsons trying his skills at face painting:

The piñatas:

The aftermath:

The volunteers:

– Submitted by Jessica Reed, Social Media