Planning on putting together a Cinco de Mayo party, but limited on time? From fast and easy decorations to simple, but tasty, food and drinks, these fabulous Cinco de Mayo party ideas will have your guests saying “Olé!”.
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas
In celebration of the Mexican culture, Cinco de Mayo has become a widely-recognized holiday throughout Mexico and the United States. To take part in the festivities of this day, get in the spirit by hosting a Cinco de Mayo party.
Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations:
In Mexico, bright vibrant colors are an integral part of the decor. To bring life to your fiesta, an easy and affordable way to make a big impact without requiring a considerable investment or time is to decorate your party with cheerful assorted color balloons.
A colorful sombrero or donkey shaped Piñata not only evokes the festive essence of a Cinco de Mayo celebration, it also adds a fun form of entertainment for all your party guests, as they can take turns up at bat (hoping to break open the sweet treats contained inside).
Cinco de Mayo Party Food:
A quick and easy food offering to prepare are tacos (that your guests can serve themselves). In a pan, cook shredded, seasoned chicken until done, then place in a large bowl. In separate bowls, display shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, and chopped tomatoes. On a platter, line up crunchy taco shells. And let your guests put together their tacos as they please.
A fast dessert option is Mexican cookies, which can be purchased at a market in advance.
Cinco de Mayo Party Beverages:
A Cinco de Mayo party is the perfect opportunity to take out the Tequila. Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador (and Tequila expert) Jaime Salas shares with us his exclusive recipe for a Red Belly Margarita.
Milagro Silver 2 Oz
Fresh Lime Juice 1 Oz
Agave Nectar 0.75 Oz
Red Bell pepper 1/4 Red Bell Pepper
Serrano Pepper 2 Slices
Garnish: Cracked Black Pepper & Sea Salt Rim
Muddle red bell pepper and Serrano in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass rimmed with a cracked black pepper and sea salt mix.
There you have it. Fast and easy Cinco de Mayo party ideas that will make your fiesta muy fabuloso!
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