Host a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

Host a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

Invite some friends over for a Mexican fiesta in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This day, May 5th, is known as one of the largest Mexican celebration and is commemorated all over the world. It is a day to celebrate the Mexican culture with fun and festive food, drinks and decorations.

The Cinco de Mayo commemorates May 5th, 1862, when Mexico defeated the French in the battle of Puebla. Now-a-days it’s an excuse to gather some friends up, decorate your home with Mexican-themed decorations, cook up a feast of Mexican food and host a fiesta. For starters you are going to need decorations for your fiesta. Since it is now officially Spring, you should think about getting indoor and outdoor decorations. Shop around for brightly colored balloons, streamers and party lights. Ask all of your friends if they have any authentic serapes or blankets from previous trips to Mexico that you can borrow to drape on your furniture. If you want to go all out, buy some sombreros and hand them out to each guest that walks into your fiesta. Since this is a fiesta you should have some Mexican music playing in the background to make your guests feel like they are really in Mexico. You should also buy a piñata and hang it either from a tree outside or somewhere safe in the home. Fill it up with candy or anything you feel is appropriate for the age group of the party. This will get everyone in the spirit of celebrating for Cinco de Mayo. Now for the fun part: The food! You can decide whether you want to treat your guests and cook for them, or if you'd rather host a potluck. Either way, coming up with dishes for this party will be easy. Below are some great recipes for any type of Mexican fiesta! You cannot have a fiesta with out Guacamole and some home made Salsa! Guacamole Recipes: Guacamole with Roasted Garlic On the Border's Guacamole Easy Guacamole Guacamole Guacamole Dip Salsa Recipes: Roasted Tomatilla Salsa Black Bean Salsa Black Bean and Corn Salsa Toasted Jalapeno Tomatillo and Watermelon Salsa Clementine Salsa Mexican Salsa Salsa de Queso Citrus Salsa Salsa Mexicana Corn Salsa Fresh Tomato Salsa Here are some other Mexican recipes for great dips to serve at your party! Dips: Fat Free Mexican Dip White Mexican Cheese Dip Seven Layer Taco Dip Layered Mexicali Dip Layered Taco Crab Dip Hot Mexican Spinach Dip Mexican Chili Cheese Dip Festive Taco Dip Quesadillas are not only super simple to make but they are a big hit at any fiesta! Quesadillas: Spinach, Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas Southwest Chicken Quesadillas Pear and Brie Quesadilla Quesadillas Sweet Onion Grilled Quesadillas Chicken Quesadillas with Grilled Pear Salsa Beef Quesadillas Here are some fantastic and delicious appetizers to fill your guests' stomachs up! Appetizers: Taco Meatballs Layered Taco Appetizer Platter Taco Rolls Mexican Hot Wings Albóndiga (Spanish Meatballs) Chiles Rellenos Puffs Taco Chicken Rolls Mexican Potato Salad Mexican Beans Taco Beef Nuggets Crunchy Mexican Meatballs Below are some main Mexican dishes if you decide to grill in the backyard or if you'd like to serve more than just appetizers. Main Dishes: Crockpot Mexican Fiesta Taco Casserole Beef and Beans Tacos Mexican Salsa Potatoes Mexican Pork Chops Mexican Style Short Ribs Can’t forget dessert! Desserts: Mexican Tea Cakes Fried Ice Cream Margarita Sorbet Here are some cocktail recipes for you! Alcoholic: Mexican Slush Margarita Non Alcoholic: Non-Alcoholic Margarita Punch Frozen Watermelon Virgin Margaritas

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