Have a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over France in 1862. Here are some items you may want to get to make things a little festive:

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Sombrero for a table centerpiece.   

Maracas to decorate and to play during the “Fiesta”. Create a Mexican play list. You can do traditional music or go with something contemporary like Selena or Marc Anthony.

Decorate with Red, White and Green. You can make tissue paper flowers in these colors also. If you don’t know how watch this video to create awesome flowers.

Drinks

If you’re a beer lover, Sol with fresh limes is always a great choice for this holiday. You can also make classic margarita’s or maybe a watermelon or mango flavored rita!

This is also a great time to try a tequila tasting. Get shot glasses out and line up the tequilas with note cards underneath with the name and information about it. Remember to take sips not actual shots.

You may want to try George Clooney’s brand CasaAmigos and their recipe for a Spicy Cucumber Margarita.

 

Prefer unleaded drinks?

Watermelon Lemonade – This drink is easy and fun and should fit easily with your party vibe. Mix two cups of watermelon juice (from an actual watermelon) with four cups of lemonade.

Strawberry Margarita Punch Mix 15 ounces of frozen strawberries, 24 ounces of lemon lime soda and 12 ounces of frozen limeade in a blender, then pour in two cups of orange juice and stir.

This cocktail is super refreshing, delicious and literally made in minutes. You can make this with or without tequila.

There are so many options with festive food:

Home made quacamole, try Barrio Café’s recipe

Pico de Gallo

Take four chopped medium tomatoes, ¼ cup diced white onion, two seeded and minced jalapeno peppers, two tablespoons chopped green bell pepper, one clove minced garlic, ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves, two tablespoons of fresh lime juice, a dash of salt and pepper and mix it all together. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Create a build your own taco or nacho bar.

Play some games!

Order a Pinata online or try this DIY Piñata

                               

Use a decorative shopping bag and fill it with candy (and some crinkled up newspaper to fill some space), then tape or staple the shopping bag closed and hang it just high enough so that it’s hard to hit.

Blindfold your guests and watch them take a whack at your colorful creation! This works for kids and adults.

Fake Mustache selfie contest. Have everyone create some funny selfies with a fake mustache and maybe evening donning the sombrero.