Fiesta Time! Your Cinco De Mayo Party Guide

Fiesta Time! Your Cinco De Mayo Party Guide

Cinco de Mayo is a major holiday celebrated all across Mexico, and by Mexicans in the United States. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army surprisingly defeated French forces, at what is now hailed as the Battle of Puebla.

This holiday, which literally translates to the 5th of May, celebrates the Mexican heritage, culture and of course, mouth-watering Mexican food. Throw your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta this year with authentic Mexican dishes that range from hot and spicy to very sweet.

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Take the bull by the horns, and impress your guests with these bona fide appetizers.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Gazpaucho Salad
Layered Mexicali Dip
Mexican Spinach & Lime Soup
Albóndiga (Spanish Meatballs)

Main Courses
Don’t burn yourself! This meal is sure to be caliente (hot)!

Burrito El Grande

Chicken Quesadillas & Fiesta Rice
Fast Fajitas
South of the Border Chicken
Delicious Enchilada Casserole

Side Dishes
Authentically delicious, whether it’s rice, salsa or chili!

Spanish Brown Rice
Roasted Tomatilla Salsa
Chili Rellenos Casserole
Chicken Tortilla Cups
Cheesy Spanish Rice

Save some room for these indulgences!

Fruit Filled Quesadillas
Mexican Sundaes
Mexican Tea Cakes
Flan With Almonds

Margaritas!! Even the kids can have a glass of the non-alcoholic drinks!

Kid-Friendly Margarita Punch
Mango Margaritas
Mexican Slush
Tequila With Sangria
Mexican Coffee

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Choose streamers, balloons and other decorations in red, green and white, the colors of Mexico’s flag. You want your entire celebration to commemorate the country, so if you have a blanket with a traditional Mexican pattern, place that over a table as well.
  2. A Cinco de Mayo party absolutely necessitates a piñata. You can find them at party stores, and fill it with candy or other small trinkets. Just make sure to purchase a blind fold, and get ready for some laughs.
  3. The music of Mexico is so wonderfully diverse. That means you can purchase or burn a CD to bring out the variety of the tunes. Add a little norteño, tejano, some traditional and even some modern favorites.

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