Cinco de Mayo: 6 Ways To Have An Amazing Celebration
Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching! Have you decided what to do yet? How about your decorations and activities? If you haven’t made any plans yet, then don’t be sad or worry about it. You still have time to prepare for this festivity. This celebration only comes once a year — a traditional event to celebrate the Mexico’s victory over France at the battle of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular and during this day, Mexican-inspired foods rule over the table. Not only that, during this day, there are large parades that feature people dressed up as Mexican and French soldiers.
Almost everyone is getting pretty much excited for the events. I know you do too. Since you haven’t planned or made any preparations yet, you can take your time brainstorming or better yet, you can refer to these tips to help you out. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo can be quite a handful, but you can ask assistance or help from your family, friends or even neighbors to lend you a hand. From the decorations, dishes and drinks up to activities, it’s all in the list. So now, here are six ways where you can have an amazing Cinco de Mayo celebration.
1. Party Theme
Cinco de Mayo party theme is a great way to add some spice to your event. Of course, having this one as your theme, you have to celebrate the culture and experiences of Mexico and don’t forget to involve your friends and family. Once you have the party theme set, next thing you have to work on are the details such as decorations and food. Tell your party-goers to wear costumes to make it more exciting.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by decorating your home with festive streamers, Mexican art, flags, and rugs. For your table cloth, use bright colors just like the Mexican flag: red, orange, green, and yellow. Aside from that, you can add piñatas outside your door plus a variety of sombreros lying around. Surely, you would have a great party.
3. Mexican-Inspired Food
Certainly, you would want to have your guest deeply indulged into the Cinco de Mayo party, so serve them Mexican-inspired food. There are many delicious foods that are perfect to serve at your party such as: Mango and Avocado Salsa, Chipotle Fish Tacos, Chicken Enchiladas, sandwiches and pizza. Or if you want, you can also search for Cinco de Mayo food recipes that you would want to add.
When there is food, then there should be drinks to complement it. For your guests aging 21 and above, you can prepare alcoholic cocktails such as margarita and mojito, but make sure to drink moderately. Aside from that, there are also non-alcoholic liquors that you can substitute such as juice or soda. You can be creative in preparing Mexican-inspired drinks and cocktails by putting your own blend.
To make your celebration a blast of fun, you can include exciting games such as chili pepper guessing game. You can also have a mini contest of Macarena or the Mexican Hat Dance and see who the best dancer among the group is. For the kids, you can hang a piñata and let the kiddos have a turn trying to knock it to the ground. Of course, to make it more interesting, you can have a limo stick game.
The party is not complete without music — it is the factor that fuels the party. Cinco de Mayo is not only a celebration of food or dance, but also music. With music, dance comes to life. Mariachi, meringue, salsa, and Latin are just few of the many genres of traditional Cinco de Mayo music. You can have the whole playlist if you want to or hire a group of musicians and enjoy the party all day long.
Setting up a party for Cinco de Mayo celebration is both fun and exciting. Decorating your home and transforming it into a Mexican-inspired home for a day would be great. Try adding colorful art works or canvas that depicts the colorful culture of Mexico. Gather your family and friends and together enjoy this festive event. Dance all day long and get in the hype! Have fun!