Who doesn't love a good fiesta? We sure do - that's why we can't wait for Cinco de Mayo! With good food, great company and some Latin tunes, it's the ideal opportunity to spice up spring. While Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on a specific date (May 5th, in case the name didn't give it away), it can also double as a fun theme that can be applied to any event! Even if you can't speak more than un poquito of Spanish, we promise you can host an awesome Cinco de Mayo celebration! Here are a few tips for pulling the perfect party together:
You can't have a fiesta without entertainment! Hire a mariachi band, like Mariachi Nuevo Sonido (above)
The easiest way to set the scene is with entertainment. For tunes true to the Mexican flavor, hire a mariachi band. They’ll bring the perfect ambiance to a larger party, like a picnic. For a smaller, more intimate event, a mariachi duo or trio can also make a great fit! If you want to get the party up and moving, think about booking a dancer. Consider this unique entertainment option for a Cinco de Mayo corporate function. Flamenco and salsa dancers will also make an authentic addition to your celebration. Most dancers are willing to teach guests a few steps, and some will even host a full lesson: just ask ahead of time!
As far as food goes, there are a ton of excellent options for this holiday. Chips and dip are always a fan favorite, so try your hand at this homemade guacamole.
Tacos are also popular, but we have yet to find any as cute as the taco bites pictured above! Check out the super simple recipe here. Need something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Say hola to these delicious churro cupcakes! And finally, you can't have a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a few beverages. Here's a list of cocktail recipes that feature one of Mexico's most loved spirits: tequila!
Time to put on your party sombrero, because you officially have all necessary tips to celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday. For even more Cinco de Mayo inspiration, cha-cha on over to our events page!
Main photo: LittleBabyGarvin.blogspot.com