If there’s anything we can learn from the people of Mexico, it is how to properly celebrate with our families. Use our favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas to add a little festivity back into your home life. We’ve compiled recipes, decor, and kid-friendly crafts to make this 5th of May memorable. You have enough time to plan for an easy and fun fiesta that will cheer everyone up this month.
Cindo de Mayo Party Food
Ever the optimists, we’ve been finding tons of ways to enjoy being stuck at home. Preparing Cinco de Mayo party food does not require slaving in the kitchen. Use our hygge hostess tips to keep things simple and remember to include everyone in the planning. A large serving board with a sampling of chips and dip is just the ticket. (Note: stir-crazy wood craftsmen might enjoy creating an easy platter (42×12) over the weekend.)
Cinco de Centerpieces
For easy decor, you need to look no further than your own backyard. Use colorful containers to create Cinco de Mayo centerpieces. Outdoor tablescapes and Spring tablescape ideas are here to help! Use a sturdy Mexican blanket as a colorful tablecloth and leave the rest of the space for the food.
Mexican Street Food
You can pick from one of our favorite taco recipes as the main course. Look to Mexican street food for supplements to your Cinco de Mayo menu. Brit+Co has a nice compilation of recipes that will get your taste buds going. If the weather permits, do a patio party and bust out the grill. Elote corn tastes fantastic grilled instead of boiled.
Mexican Fried Rice
If you know us, you know we love skillet recipes and cauliflower rice. Lower your carb intake with Cinco de Mayo party foods that are just as healthy as they are tasty. Use chopped cauliflower and plenty of spice with this Mexican rice recipe that is paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly. It’s packed with veggies, protein, and plenty of flavor. (And who can get enough of guacamole?)
We promised you could get the kids involved and an easy craft is the best way to keep them busy. Get creative with Cinco de Mayo party decor ideas and let them go to town. A paper fan garland only requires craft paper and string so it’s pretty foolproof. Some other cute ideas we found: pin the tail on the llama, paper bag pinatas, and tissue paper fiesta flowers. So much fun and kids can scatter the house with their welcome creations.
Sodas For Sipping
=On your next grocery store outing, take a stroll down the aisle with all of the tasty Mexican food and drinks. A Cinco de Mayo party can lean on easy Mexican favorites. Throw some Jarritos into your cart and watch the kids swarm when party time arrives. They also double easily as table decor with their bright colorful bottles. Choose from mandarin, jamaica, pineapple, strawberry, lemon, and lime.
Colorful + Fun
A 5th of May party is a fun way to celebrate Mexican identity and promotes community solidarity. Every month needs an excuse to have fun and a Cinco de Mayo party takes care of this month. Make the planning a family occasion and add some prep activities to your weekend. A taco Tuesday never looked so good!