Need a reason to party with your family and friends? Why not prepare and share a Mexican Feast to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!
Cinco De Mayo: The Menu
If the invite list is a mixed crowd, including tiny tots, keep the menu easily interchangeable and easy to eat. No need to make a separate meal for the kids.
Taco Bites and Shrimp and Guac Tostadas will please your guests, and can be customized to accommodate any finicky eaters. Round out the menu with a basket of tortilla chips, fresh salsa and guacamole, and don’t forget dessert – Key Lime Ice Cream served in individual cups.
Did you think we forgot the punch!? No fiesta is complete without a perfect Margarita. With so many delicious variations to debate, we’ve included a Margarita Recipe Round-Up that’s bound to include everyone’s favorite or new found favorite. Be sure to mark the pitcher “Adults Only” and include a second, virgin-version for the kids.
- Brilliant blue goblets and fresh flowers by Swanky Chic Fete.
- Simple cocktail tables with festive banners and colorful linens by Hostess with the Mostest.
- Flower Ball Pinata via Etsy.
- Authentic-looking Buffet made with bricks by Hostess with the Mostest.
- Fiesta Flower Bouquets via Pinterest.
- Bright, happy flowers in simple jars for a festive, yet classic table via Tiny White Daisies via Pinterest.
Tell your guests to bring their marachas and their dancing shoes. Even if you can’t bring in your own mariachi band, you can’t call it a fiesta without a hot Latin playlist. Check out this Cinco De Mayo playlist on Punch Bowl created just for the holiday.
ACTIVITY FOR THE KIDS
When the kids aren’t eating or dancing, keep them busy with a fun Cinco De Mayo craft that makes for a great take-home treat – Coffee Filter Flowers from Holidays Central:
- Butcher paper
- Coffee filters
- Food coloring in variety of bright colors
- Chenille stem
Cover the craft table with butcher paper. Each child can use an eye dropper to color several coffee filters in a variety of colors. For less mess, have kids use crayons or markers to color the coffee filters. Place one coffee filter decorative side down on the table. Next, place the other coffee filters on top with decorative side up. Fold coffee filters in half and then scrunch the middle of the coffee filters. Hold the scrunched area in place by wrapping the chenille stem around it. Straighten the stem. Arrange several flowers in a basket for a festive centerpiece until it’s time to take them home.
We hope these ideas show you it’s simple to throw a fun, festive feast everyone will enjoy!