Plan a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta With these Mexican Inspired Recipes and Activities

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. You know, on the 5th of May. {Can we stop for just a moment to think about that? MAY. It’s right around the corner. 2014, slow down.} Cinco de Mayo is probably one of my most favorite days of the year. It’s a no-excuse-needed-to-eat-yummy-Mexican-food kind of day. It’s also, and more importantly, the day the United States celebrates Mexican heritage and pride. And a day to eat Mexican food. Oh, I said that already. Well, it can stand to be repeated. YUM!

Today, I’ve got a bunch of recipes {and even a few decorating ideas} for you to throw a Fiesta like no other! Read on.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Plan the perfect party

Pineapple Habanero Salsa – Fresh pineapple is one of my very favorite fruits. If you’ve never cut a fresh pineapple, don’t be intimidated. Make this recipe and cut into your first one.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Salad Ole with Avocado Tequila Lime Dressing

Salad Ole with Avocado Tequila Lime Dressing – Basically, a taco salad but, BETTER!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Tequilla Lime Chicken Fajitas

Tequilla Lime Chicken Fajitas – Fajitas are one of my all-time favorite Mexican foods. Load a tortilla up with meat, cheese, sour cream and sauteed veggies. It doesn’t get much better. 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak

Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak – Which fajitas are your favorite? Chicken or steak?

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Enchilada Nachos

Enchilada Nachos – Nachos. Need I say more?

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream – Did you know tacos are the number one Mexican food? And there’s probably hundreds of variations of the taco.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl – If you’re not a fan of meat dishes or the added calories of the tortilla shell, this burrito bowl is perfect! Avocado, tomatoes, rice, cheese, corn and black beans will satisfy your Mexican craving.

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita

Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita  – Wash all of these tasty meals down with a refreshing margarita that has just a hint of spicy heat.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe - Corona Margarita {aka Beer-rita}

Corona Margarita {aka Beer-rita} – Want a tangy lime and beer fusion? This fun margarita will be a hit at your next Fiesta!

Now that you have the menu planned and all of the recipes needed, you can start decorating. I love Mexican style. It’s full of color and fun!!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Activity - Tissue Paper Fiesta Flowers
Tissue Paper Fiesta Flowers – These flowers are easy to make. Make a bunch to make a bright and bold statement! 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Activity - Pull Pinata Garland
Pull Pinata GarlandChildren of ALL ages will love that you made these mini pinatas. You could even fill each one to cater to individual tastes. 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta tablecloth DIY
DIY Fringes Table Runner – The small details are what most guests notice when they attend a party. I promise the effort you put in to this runner will be the talk of the table.

What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Are you throwing a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta? Tell us about it on our Facebook page.

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Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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