The first few months of the new year are packed with fun holidays that we all look forward to celebrating. There is something great about the planning that goes into small get-togethers with family and friends that makes the holidays so exciting, and Cinco De Mayo is no exception. With so many aspects to consider when preparing for Cinco De Mayo from the traditional Mexican foods to the colorful decorations and treats, it gives us a chance to do some research and be creative! Here are some Cinco De Mayo food and drink ideas you’re going to love!
1. A Stunning Watermelon Cactus Bowl
This watermelon cactus bowl makes a great, eye-catching centerpiece for an outdoor Cinco De Mayo cookout! While you will need to find a huge watermelon to carve and be a decent sculptor, the end result is totally stunning! Make sure to stick a few toothpicks in it to make it look like a real cactus. It can be used to hold chunks of watermelon for a refreshing treat, or as a giant bowl for salsa or guacamole that you’re guests will be taking endless pictures with!
2. Tasty Taco Cups
When planning for any holiday party, it’s easy not to remember absolutely everything you needed. That’s why one of the handiest Cinco De Mayo food and drinks ideas is to improvise! So maybe you went overboard with buying a few dozen bags of tortilla chips and forgot the actual corn tortillas for the tacos you were going to make! No problem, just layer the ingredients into small cups and let your guests dip the chips into them!
3. Dress Up Your Drinks
Cinco De Mayo isn’t complete without a few drinks. But a great decorative tip you’ll love is to set up a table with the bottles and dress them up! Drape small serape cloths and tiny sombreros on the bottles to make them look festive and ready for an afternoon of celebration! You can do the same for kid-friendly beverages too!
4. These Prickly Succulent Cupcakes
If you’re not in charge of cooking but still want to contribute with desserts, these succulent cupcakes make adorable pastries to go along with the rest of the Cinco De Mayo food! Whether you special order some from your local bakery or make them yourself, the detail on these cupcakes are just so exact and beautiful, you’ll want to take one of these cupcakes home and find a well-lit spot for it instead of eating them!
5. Mexican Street Corn Is A Real Treat
Another great Cinco De Mayo food to make, especially if you’re having a cookout, is Mexican street corn! It’s really simple to make and will leave your mouth watering before you even take a bite! Smothered with some mayonnaise and sour cream, then topped off with cilantro, chili powder, grated cheese and a hint of lime, you’ll find that Mexican street corn is a real treat to make all summer!
6. These Hot Jalapeño Margaritas
There are many great margarita recipes to try out on Cinco De Mayo but the jalapeño margarita really tops the others! This hot margarita will give you just the right amount of spicy flavor if you enjoy spicy Mexican foods (you can control the spice level by adding less or more jalapeño pieces) and will leave you thirsty for more! Make sure to add salt to the rim of the glass and a lime wedge too for the perfect Cinco De Mayo drink!