Hola amigas! Cinco de Mayo is here and we are ready to celebrate! Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May is a regional holiday in Mexico that has become a holiday celebrated in many places beyond just Mexico. It originates where descendants have moved and come together as a group, or people have gathered to celebrate and indulge in Mexican food and beverages. And, yes, we simply can’t resist joining in the fun!
And did you know, special observances are held around the world in many different ways for Cinco de Mayo? Most celebrations include Mexican food and drinks, but there are some that are quite different in how they choose to commemorate the day.
For example, there is a sky diving event near Vancouver, Canada. In the Cayman Islands there will be an air guitar competition. In Phoenix, Arizona, there are plans for face painting, pony rides, bouncy houses and many arts and crafts. In other cities there will be members of a Mexican ballet, a Mariachi band as well as Mexican artisans flown in to show off their beautiful work. And, we too love celebrating Cinco de May in Minnesota! Check out our local events here.
So, thinking of hosting your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Check out our “Fiesta” Pinterest board as we have collected all of our fiesta favorites! There is no right or wrong way to host your celebration, so have fun with your decor. We like to find one image that inspires us and then we use those colors to set the party tone. And, have fun with it!
We love having plenty of fresh salsas, guacamole and margaritas. Quesadillas are great for people moving around as they eat and you can fill them with a variety of ingredients. Have bowls of chips alongside different dips for quick munching.
Bake up some enchiladas and burritos for fun, or even an easy taco bar! Again, your fillings can be as authentic or outrageous as your personality and those of your guests. We encourage having a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. We just love the jarritos soda, so colorful and fun for all ages.
And of course, what’s a good Cinco celebration without margaritas? We love the idea of having pitchers of yummy margaritas, so that guests can help themselves and you can enjoy your fiesta! When your guests see you having fun, they will too! We have collected some of our favorite drink recipes on our Cocktail pinterest board, so pop on over!
Last but not least, what are you going to wear? We love keeping it simple and adding a pop of color statement piece. Whether its a fun floral headpiece, great piece of jewelry, or a fabulous heel choose something you are comfortable in.
And don’t forget the music and to HAVE FUN! It’s all about the ambiance when entertaining and having some sort of music is a must-have in our eyes. It doesn’t have to be loud and crazy (thats for late night ;), but adds that extra touch of revelry to your party. We love creating fun playlists and this is perfect opportunity to bring your fiesta to a whole new level.
Nicole + Jenn