Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Looking for Cinco de Mayo ideas? Look no further! I have 15 simple ideas that even the busiest family can incorporate into their week. Of course, Cinco de Mayo stands for 5th of May or May 5th. It’s celebrated by many people as a way to enjoy Mexican food and entertainment. Depending on where you live, there may be local celebrations you can attend. But, even if you don’t, you can always use a few of these fun ideas to create your own celebration.
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Cinco de Mayo Ideas
If you’re wondering about the history behind Cinco de Mayo, it’s 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. It’s often referred to as Mexican Independence Day. One of the best ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by enjoying a few of your favorite Mexican foods. Here are some fun facts you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo party food ideas
Whether you’re having a party or just want to make a Mexican themed dinner for your family, there are a few simple dishes you can make. When I’m pressed for time, I love using my slow cooker. My chicken enchilada stew is a gluten-free meal you can make entirely in the slow cooker. You can make this easy guacamole recipe in a matter of minutes. A few other Mexican meal ideas that we enjoy are tacos de harina and these easy seafood tacos.
Cinco de Mayo drinks
Of course, you will need a few Cinco de Mayo drinks to go along with your meal. My virgin Margarita is absolutely amazing and fun for the entire family. It’s always a good time to enjoy a Mexican coffee or a Mexican mochaccino.
DIY Cinco de Mayo decorations
Of course, you can buy all sorts of decorations from festive tablecloths to inflatable cactus coolers. But, it’s also fun to make a few homemade decorations yourself. Why not have the kids make these easy Mexican banners. Papel Picado is the Mexican art of paper cutting. You can make these easy banners and then hang them around the room.
Cinco de Mayo entertainment
So, what kind of entertainment do you have planned for Cinco de Mayo? You can send everyone outside to break a pinata and see what kind of goodies they’ll get. Play some Mariachi music or put a movie on the television. I recommend The Book of Life for the kids and La Bamba for the adults. My husband thinks you should all watch Nacho Libre so give that one a try too.
What kind of Cinco de Mayo ideas will you be using this year?
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