Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “fifth of May” and aka the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Mexico to honor the Mexican army’s May 5, 1865, victory over the French forces of Napoleon III. Even though Cinco de Mayo might be celebrated differently this year, it doesn’t mean the fiesta can’t be just as fun from home!
Not even the pandemic will stop Cinco De Mayo festivities from happening, at least not with food! While we can’t go out and enjoy tacos and margaritas with our friends, there is still an option to order take-out or even cook at home. Here is some of our top picks that are essential to set the stage for your party.
–Green Creamy Guacamole
–Fresh Corn & Avocado Salsa
–No-Fuss Chiles Rellenos Skillet
–Cheesy Chicken Tostadas
–Black Bean Tamales with Mole
Don’t worry though, if that doesn’t sound appetizing, we have other ideas for food that may be more appealing!
Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate, and if your go-to liquor is tequila, you’re in luck. This year go with some of our favorite cocktails! Don’t forget the way the drinks look is almost as important as how they taste! Here are some easy to follow drink ideas that you can make right at home.
-Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
-Grapefruit Tequila Slammer
-Sour Green Apple Margarita
-Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash
-Frozen Coronarita (Yes it’s a real drink) (A Margarita with a corona in it)
Paper Mache “Piñata”
Paper mache is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Plus, you probably already have most of the supplies! A paper mache piñata can be completed in five easy steps.
Step 1 – Mix one part water with one part flour to create paste.
Step 2 – Blow up balloon and cut newspaper into strips.
Step 3 – Dip newspaper strip into paste, squeezing off excess paste. Apply to balloon.
Step 4 – Repeat Step 3, layering newspaper on until the balloon is covered three to four layers deep. Leave an opening at the top for candy.
Step 5 – Let dry for at least 24 hours. Then POP the balloon and decorate!
-Looking for banners inspired by Meican folk art? Try using Picado Streamers! Nothing lights up a room like some colorful banners.
San Antonio Flower Crown (DIY)
-You don’t need to head down to San Antonio for its Fiesta celebration to enjoy a handmaid flower crown this year. Learn how to make your very own Flower Crown DIY style right at home here: https://designimprovised.com/2019/04/how-to-make-a-gorgeous-fiesta-flower-wreath.html
DIY Mini Maracas
Decorating Maracas can be a fun craft to do together, or the night before to hand out as party favors.
All you need is a little fringe for these festive balloons… just make sure you don’t swing at these with a bat
DIY fringe photo wall (which, might we add, is about as festive as they come).
Take a Mexican, Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo related word such as guacamole or festival. Challenge the children to find as many little words as they can.
Words: came, come, me, am, game, gem, cue, male, meal, mole, mule, ace, camel, coal, lag, camel, go, goal, coal, etc.
Play ‘HIDE AND SEEK’ IN SPANISH!
Count in Spanish instead of English. (See below Spanish 1-10 numbers) “Here I come!” can also be said in Spanish “Ya me voy!”
‘Hide and Seek’ played in Mexico is called ‘ESCONDIDA’ …
It’s best played with lots of places to hide. The person who is the counter (or seeker) stands next to a designated tree and close their eyes while counting to ______.
The rest of the players run and hide. When the seeker is done counting, they call out “Ready or Not, Here I come!” and begin searching for everyone else. The goal for those hiding is to get back and touch the tree before being tagged. Those who are tagged before touching the tree are also “It” and join the seeker. The last one to reach the tree or be tagged is the seeker for the next game.
TEACH THE KIDS TO COUNT FROM ONE TO TEN IN SPANISH!
Spanish – English
uno — one
dos — two
tres — three
cuatro — four
cinco — five
seis — six
siete — seven
ocho — eight
nueve — nine
diez — ten
- Music / Entertainment
Create your own mariachi band! Whether you have instruments at home or not, you can get creative with household products to produce your own musical sound.
Following your own DIY maraca creation, try and shake them to the beat of your favorite festive music!
Who doesn’t love winning especially when candy is the prize? Whether you make an at home piñata or purchase one online/instore,
DIY Photo Booth
If you are looking for some fun entertainment for a party full of teenagers or adults, set up a photo booth and print out a set photo booth props.
With all the rage of the newest social media app “Tik Tok” Breezin’ Entertainment has joined in on the fun. No better way to be creative on Cinco de Mayo than recording yourself making DIY’s, drink’s, and dancing to your favorite music.
Follow our Tik Tok accounts below to see more!
Regardless of how you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Breezin’ team wishes everyone a fun and safe celebration!
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