Hola! Grab your maracases and sombreros – eso es Cinco de Mayo!

A south-of-the-border siesta Mexican theme is a perfect choice at all times. Invite your amigos over to Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Snag our ideas for music, beverage, appetizers, main dishes, cocktails, and decorations. It should be a day of sun, south-of-the-border flavors and salsa music! Make you Fiesta an amazing with our ideas! ¡Vámonos!

  1. Fiestas Playlists

Good music is a major factor in setting the mood at your caliente Mexican Fiesta. It should be planned with care. We made the suitable for Fiesta playlist for you:

· “La Bamba”- Ritchie Valens

· “Sopa de Caracol” - Banda Blanca

· “Besame Mucho” - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme

· “South of the Border” - Frank Sinatra

· “El Condor Pasa”- Leo Rojas

· “Cuando Calienta el Sol”,

· “La Cucaracha”

· “Tijuana Taxi” - Herb Alpert

· “Mexico” - Bob Moore & His Orchestra

· "Tequila” - The Champs

· “Cielto Lindo” - Count Basie

· “Mexico» - James Taylor

· “Mexican Hat Dance aka Chiapanecas”

· “Oye Como Va” - Santana

· “Vaya Con Dios”

 

  1. Decoration

Decorate your home with, with piñatas, hot pepper, glasses, mini sombreros, floral banners, paper lanterns, maracas favors, mustaches straws, flags pennants, and bowl bands, cactus decor.

Don't forget super-hot fun wear for photo booth pics with amigos! Get ideas from our gallery.

  1. Food & Beverage Ideas

¡A comer! Let your, salsa, chips, desserts, guac and beverage take the spotlight by keeping the table traditional Mexican decor. Put a yellow or white tablecloth, bright banners and mini sombreros along the edges of the table and decorated flags and mustaches straws.

Make an exciting arrangement of Mexican snacks! Put salsa and tortilla chips in colorful paper sombrero piñata on a stick and a "salsa bar" note card sign!

From flavorful tacos to cool guac to refreshing salads we've got the recipes you need to make your fiesta the most happening. Of course, you will find many culinary ideas on various specialized sites! We'll give you just a few ideas!

  • Burrito Bar

Put tortillas and deluxe burritos set out in bowls at the tables. Keep tortillas warm by wrapping them in a kitchen towel. With all this prepared it's no problem if one guest doesn't eat dairy and another is a vegetarian. People can eat what they want!

 

Regiment the burrito ingredients in the order they'll be added to the tortillas, starting with the grilled chicken and red rice and ending with the additives, like beans and chopped greens.

Bar Essentials:

  • 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Red Rice
  • Chicken grilled
  • Fish grilled
  • Shrimps grilled
  • Shrimp Corn Salad
  • Monterey Jack cheese (few cups grated)
  • romaine lettuce ( head shredded)
  • large tomatoes (chopped)
  • Beans
  • Etc.
  • Must-try beverages with Mexican taste for the senoritas:

  • Red Strawberry margaritas:

It's easy to make with a blender. Ingredients:

  • crushed ice- 4 cups,
  • frozen strawberries - 1 cup,
  • strawberry margarita mix -10 oz.,
  • tequila- 4 oz, 1 oz.
  • triple sec and the juice of a lime
  • salt, for the rim of the glass

 

 

  • Mango margaritas:
  • 1mango skinned and seeded
  • ice cubes (2 cups)
  • margarita mix (1 cup)
  • tequila (1⁄3 cup)
  • slices mangoes (2 slices. to garnish)
  • lemons or limes (2 slices or garnish)
  • salt, for the rim of the glass
  1. Piñata Game

No matter what is your age is always a good idea a piñata! But you can use some pinatos for adult (like this - photos)

If you still don’t know or forgot rules, that’s for you: A piñata full of treats―candy, small toys, fruit―is suspended from a tree. The host must draw a 15-foot circle around the piñata. Everyone should lines up. If you don't want to be hit on the head you shouldn't stay in a circle unless it’s not your turn.

After being blindfolded and spun around, each player gets three strikes at the piñata. When the piñata finally bursts, prizes throw on the ground, leading to jubilant pandemonium.

 

 

With love from the sunny Mexico

Your Cockktail

by Anna Potri (Vadim and Leon - on the photo)))))

 

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