It’s almost May ladies and gentleman! And not only does that mean spring has finally sprung, but it also means that pretty soon we’ll be celebrating Cinco De Mayo! This festive holiday is a great time to get together with your friends and family and celebrate the cultural significance of this day in which Mexico was able to win victory over the French empire. There are many ways for you to celebrate this beautiful day, so put together a party and have some fun this year! But if you’re a bit stumped on ideas, here are some great Cinco De Mayo recipes and party ideas to try this year!
For recipe ideas:
1. Guacamole Appetizer
Is there any better crowd pleaser than a big bowl of fresh guac? I don’t think so! Put together a fresh batch of this creamy and delicious appetizer for your party guests to munch on, there’s no way they’ll be disappointed. You can keep it simple and classic with this recipe, or for a fresher take, add in some fresh fruit like pineapple or mango or if you like things on the spicier side, throw in a few extra jalapenos.
2. Taco Bar
A taco bar is one of the best Cinco De Mayo recipes because they’re easily customizable for each of your guests! Provide a large selection of toppings and protein fillings and allow your guests to customize; however they’d like. In true Cinco De Mayo form, make sure your taco shells are the soft tortillas because that’s how they eat street tacos in Mexico! Keep it festive and authentic!
3. Mexican-Street Style Corn Dip
This corn dip is one of the best go-tos for your Cinco De Mayo recipes this year! Packed full of fresh corn, cheese, and spices, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of this to go around. Nothing is better at a party than a creamy dip to keep you centered near the appetizer table, and with this recipe, you’ll be sure to know where everyone is! Depending on your spice tolerance you can choose to add in some extra hot sauce, jalapenos, or opt for jack cheese. Either way, this dip is sure to have everyone feeling satisfied.
4. Pineapple Salsa
This recipe is fresh and easy to make! Does it get any better when you’re throwing a party? Make a batch of this fresh pineapple salsa for something to munch on that is the perfect combo of both sweet and spicy. You won’t be disappointed with this flavor-packed recipe!
5. Margaritas and Sangria
It’s pretty evident that you’re obligated to have some booze at your celebration, and what better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than with a nice cold margarita or pitcher of sangria? Or better yet, both! Make a large batch of sangria for your guests to serve themselves with throughout the night, and while you’re at it, set up a margarita station for guests to make their own drink at depending on what they’re in the mood for! These drinks will pair nicely with the Mexican style street food that you choose to serve, and your guests are bound to enjoy!
For party ideas:
1. Hang a piñata
Okay, this may be a bit cliché, but if anything, this holiday is the perfect excuse to hang up a piñata and actually use it! Fill it up with classic Mexican-style candy to keep things festive and delicious! This little activity will definitely liven up your get-together, and after a few glasses of sangria, it’s bound to be very entertaining!
2. Make Party Flowers
Not only do these party flowers only require minimal supplies, but they’re fun and easy to make! Have a variety of colors to choose from and spend time with your guests creating your own party flowers to decorate with, or make bouquets to send guests home with! This is a fun and festive activity that everyone will love.