Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the courage of the Mexican people during the battle (La Batalla de Puebla) on May 5th, 1862 at Puebla, Mexico. It is also a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and beverage unique to Mexico.
I thought what I would do is put together a post giving you ideas for your own Cinco de Mayo party, with some party ideas, and lots of delicious recipes!
Starting off with some fun decor and crafts to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This would be a great way for teachers to teach their students about this holiday as well.
Bring some color into the area with banners!
Cardboard Tube Chili Pepper MaracasThere are a lot of different kinds of food that people make for Cinco de Mayo. Basically any Mexican food works! Here are some great recipes for dips, sauces, and appetizers.
Homemade Salsa I don’t know about you, but I love me some different kinds of dip- especially with lots of cheese!
Have you ever thought about making an egg salad with guacamole? It makes for a fabulous dip, or even a sandwich!
Egg-amole (Mexican Egg Salad)Love me some queso! This one is a crockpot recipe!
Crockpot Queso Avocados are so good! Mix some bits up with pico de gallo and you have one delicious dip!
Pico De GuacoA great chimichurri sauce goes great on meats, but also on tacos and burritos!
I couldn’t find much in the way of appetizers, but chips and dip always fill me up! I did find these egg rolls that would taste amazing!
Southwestern Egg RollsHere’s an egg roll recipe that will be so different for your taste buds!
Salads are a great side dish to go with Mexican entrees!
Chicken Fajita Salad Layered Taco SaladMake some Authentic Mexican Rice to go with your dishes!Pulling out the big guns here- I have found some amazing recipes that would make anybody and their mama happy!
Here’s something for the vegetarians too! Vegetarian Mexican Casserole The kids would totally go for Taco Cupcakes!Steak Fajitas are always a great idea- everyone can build their own burrito with them!If you’re a chicken person, try the Salsa Chicken Ever thought about making cornbread tamales in a pan? Easy Tamale Recipe in a Bundt PanWanting something new? Try Chicken ChilaquilesThis sandwich would be great for lunch! Maybe add some of that Egg-amole!
I couldn’t leave this post without some desserts to end the day with!
You’ll see people donning sombreros and dancing to mariachi music and enjoying a shot of tequila. However you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, whether at home, at a friend’s or eating out, I hope you have a fabulous holiday!