Planning a Cinco de Mayo Party:
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by throwing a party with Mexican food, music, and decorations! This is the ideal occasion to celebrate Mexican culture (although it's not Mexican Independence Day
as you may have been led to believe). If you can't spend Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
, the next best thing is to throw a party in honor of Mexican culture. Here you'll find all the resources you need for planning your Mexican fiesta
Set the right mood for your Cinco de Mayo party before it even starts by sending out Mexican-themed party invitations
The colors of the Mexican flag
(red, white and green), are good choices for your decorations. If you have Mexican handicrafts or papel picado
) on hand, these will add a nice touch to your decor, or you might want to think about stringing up some chili pepper lights (compare prices
) to add a festive touch to your party.
Some favorite appetizers for a Cinco de Mayo party include jalapeño poppers
, and nachos with guacamole
About.com's food channel offers lots of different options for 5 de Mayo menus and recipes. You can check out some of them here:
Fun and Games:
No Mexican fiesta is complete without a piñata
. You can purchase one online (buy direct
) or you may prefer to make one yourself
If there will be kids at your party, you can print out some activities to keep them busy, such as this wordsearch or any of these puzzles.
Have fun, and happy Cinco de Mayo party!