The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, "The Fifth of May", commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Now this celebration not only takes place in Mexico but around the world!
Tips and ideas for celebrating at home with family and friends:
If you can't be in Mexico to celebrate, why not throw your own Mexican party? The colors should be bright and the music upbeat and fun.(Mariachi bands and Salsa) Decorate your home with lots and lots of colorful streamers.(red, green and white) Don't forget the large colorful paper flowers.
Hanging Paper Flowers
Make Your Own Ribbon Lanterns
As a centerpiece, place a sombrero in the center of the table and scatter red chili peppers around the brim. Greet your guests with a cocktail in hand and Mexican music playing. Have some small flowers for the ladies to wear in their hair. Kick it up with a bit of fun and end the party with a pinata!
Prepare Mexican dishes... Corn chips with salsa and queso, Tacos, Chili, Fajitas, Enchiladas, Black beans and Rice
Beverages... Margaritas, Daiquiris, Tequila, Mexican Wines, Beers that go great with lime, and Kid Friendly Lemonade!
Margaritas, Appetizers, Sides, Entrees, Desserts
Happy Cinco De Mayo... Enjoy!!