A Festive Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

A Festive Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

Honor Mexican culture by celebrating this important holiday! Not only will you be paying homage to a great nation, but you get to sample all sorts of tasty Mexican dishes, from tacos and tostadas to margaritas and michiladas!

Blow your guests away with a Cinco de Mayo party they won’t forget!  Here are some great recipes to get you started.

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These tasty appetizers will get the fiesta started off right!

Shrimp Tostadas
Festive Taco Cups
Cheesy Quesadilla Appetizers
Easy Mexican Dip

Main Courses
Classic Mexican dishes like tacos and enchiladas are guaranteed to please!

Chicken Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa
Shredded Beef Enchiladas
Shrimp Fajitas
Black Bean and Corn Burritos
Beef Quesadillas

Side Dishes
Make sure you have all your favorite dips and toppings out on the table!

Simple Guacamole
Queso Dip
Authentic Pico de Gallo
Refried Beans
Fresh Tomato Salsa 

Cinnamon is the flavor of Mexico, so don’t be shy when it comes to sprinkling it on top of these desserts!

Fried Ice Cream
Mexican Cinnamon Chips
Flan with Almonds
Mexican Tea Cakes

Here are our five favorite Mexican drinks- alcoholic and otherwise! 

Mama D’s Very Berry Margaritas
Agua de Tamarindo
Tequila with Sangrita
Mayan Hot Chocolate

Presentation Pointers:
1.  Playing music will always liven up your party!  Play a CD of mariachi music for a festive feel!

2.  While lots of Mexican dishes may call for hot peppers and spices, leave the dishes mild so you can accommodate everyone’s tastes.  Leave out some Tabasco sauce and a bowls of chopped jalapenos for those who’d like to spice up their meal.

3.  Tequila is Mexico’s national drink!  If you’re planning on sampling some with your guests, have plenty of salt and sliced limes on hand.  Make sure you shout “salud!” as a toast to good health.

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