I love Cinco de Mayo. No, I cannot tell you anything about the Battle of Puebla or much else about the origin of the holiday, but I still love it! And who doesn’t want another excuse for a holiday?
Here are five festive ideas for celebrating on the fifth of May:
One of my favorite dips to make for the holiday is an oldie-but-a-goodie from Cooking Light. Their Tex Mex Black Bean Dip is to die for. It’s served warm, easy to prepare, and is a little more unique than some of the run-of-the mill mexican dips we see so often. Serve it with a colorful assortment of tortilla chips for an easy and delicious snack to kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
It’s unfathomable to celebrate Cinco de May without good margaritas. And what fun to make your own frozen version at home! If you didn’t buy this machine last season when it came out, it’s time now!
Margarita machine from Frontgate
And to serve those margaritas? Try these fabulously festive glasses from Uncommon Goods. I love how each stem of the six glasses is unique — helping guests identify which glass is theirs.
Hand painted margarita glasses available from Uncommon Goods
Can you say Burrrrrritos! (remember to roll the “r” of course!). Rachel Ray has a quick and easy plan for a fun Make Your Own Burrito dinner. When I served this for guests (with a few adaptations) at a party, they loved it!
For a sweet treat at the end of the evening, why not have fun with flan?! Epicurious offers a list of great flan recipes to choose from. The Perfect Flan sounds, well, perfect!
Feliz Cinco de Mayo, everyone!