Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Or if you live in my neighborhood – Cinco De Mayo also becomes a celebration all things Mexican culture. The music, food, decorations and drinks! And best of all, a Cinco De Mayo Celebration can be pulled together quickly and with relatively low expense.
Here are some tips to throw a Cinco De Mayo Party at your house this year!
~ Tips to Throw a Cinco De Mayo Party ~
Any great Cinco De Mayo party needs some yummy food! And while you will never go wrong with Chips, guacomole, salsa or queso… you can also up your game!
What about Mexican Chicken Flautas and Mexican Bruchetta? Check out that recipe and lot’s of other ideas over at a cowboyslifeblog.com. She has great recipes and ideas for all kinds of get togethers!
Need Some Easy and Quick Decorations? Make these Mexican Paper Flowers! You can customize any color or pattern, and are SO easy to make. A great project for kids. And because of their relatively large size – they make a big impact on a space.
How to make paper Flowers Tutorial.
Sure – Margaritas abound at a typical Cinco De Mayo Partido. But you can give that marg a twist! Or go for something else all together. It’s also great to find a recipe that makes a great mocktail, that you can add alcohol to for those that want a tipple. That means you can make a single recipe base for kids and adults – and that will give you more time to enjoy the party.
This Passion Fruit Mango Margarita Mocktail Recipe is perfect for those that want a mocktail, but you can easily add the alcohol of your choice to make an adult version!
You can find recipes and crafts as well over at Julie Measures! Be sure to check her out!
Wishing you a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! I hope these tips will help you plan a really fun Mexican themed party. I’d love to know if you ended up making any of these crafts or recipes! If you did, let me know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
I’d love to see your creation!