What are some good ideas for a CUBAN themed party?

I bought the Gloria Estefan Cuban Cook Book, but I want to have authentic cuban music and really cute decorations. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For the music- Anything Salsa (they listen to a lot of this in Miami), merengue, cha-cha-cha, rumba, mambo, son, bolero

    Great cuban singers & songs...

    -when I think Cuba, I think of the late Celia Cruz (she is very famous)

    Some cool songs of hers are "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" & "La vida Es Un Carnaval"

    -Rey Ruiz (salsa)

    "Si te preguntan", "No Me Acostumbro", "Estamos Solos"

    -Buena Vista Social Club

    -Willie Chirino

    -Gloria Estefan

    -Arturo Sandoval

    http://www.arturosandoval.com/

    "Que rico el mambo"- good mambo song

    Here is a cool site on salsa singers:

    http://www.salsa-in-cuba.com/eng/artists.html

    Cd sites:

    Old cuban music:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Dance-Party-Bebo-Vald%...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Nights-Various-Artists...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuba-Si-Pure-Cuban-Flavor/dp...

    For decorations:

    Palm trees, white beach sand, little cuban flags, cuban travel poster, cuban map, cuban beach pictures, straw hats, cuban instruments (maracas, guiro, bongos), banana leaves, sugar canes, anything tropical, you can wear a guayabera shirt...

    You could make a placemats that look like cuban flags.

    Here is a cool site:

    http://www.cubanfoodmarket.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Sc...

    These are cool:

    http://www.mypapershop.com/tropical-palm-trees-par...

    This blog is cute!

    http://www.mybigfatcubanfamily.com/my_big_fat_cuba...

    Food:

    Make sure to have some sort of plantains: Platanos fritos, maraquitas, tostones. Black beans, white rice & lechon!

    Maraquitas, croquetas or garlic cuban bread are good starters.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fresh flowers and streamers are part of pretty much a very latin party. Food and music are very important. You can play lots of old school salsa, google search "Cuban Music" and food. Black beans, rice, pork, coffee, flan, rum and cokes, beer, mojitos...

    Have fun

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  • 1 decade ago

    use bright colors like lime green, orange, yellow & turquoise for the plates & napkins.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dress in rags and bring a homemade raft

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