Cinco De Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Themed Party DecorThis colorful Mexican inspired clip-art can be used in many different ways to create a bright and festive table for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Baked Chiles RellenosThe large, thick-fleshed poblano chile has a nice amount of heat, but not too much, and an earthy flavor; it also is the right size for stuffing, as in Mexican chiles rellenos. This recipe originally appeared in "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).
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Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Decorations
Brighten up your Cinco de Mayo fiesta with these easy crafts and decorations.
Cinco de Mayo Tissue-Paper DecorationsMariachi music or not, a Cinco de Mayo party will be festive with these tissue-paper decorations. You can make them in any color combination -- for very little dinero.
Sweet Cinnamon Horchata for Cinco de MayoThis sweet and creamy milk drink is infused with rice flour and cinnamon for the classic horchata taste in half the time. Finish your cinco de mayo dinner with this delicious beverage (even spike it with rum for the adults) or make any night a fiesta.
Tortilla and Black Bean PieServe this brightly colored, layered tortilla pie with salsa and sour cream on the side. You can assemble the pie ahead of time, then bake it just before serving.
Speedy GuacamoleCustomize your guacamole with chopped onion, tomato, jalapeno, chipotle in adobo, or garlic.
Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas
Cinco de Menu: Your One-Stop Mexican Feast
This Baja-inspired spread will help you and your amigos channel the same carefree feeling you'd get from a day at the beach.
Make a PinataPart of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Watermelon MargaritasTo create salted glasses for these watermelon margaritas, place 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice on a small plate, and 1/2 cup coarse salt on another. Dip rims of four glasses in lime juice, then in the salt to coat.
Tasty Tacos and Quesadillas for Cinco de Mayo
Frozen Melon-Margarita PopsThese frozen melon-margarita pops are tangy hand-held treats that make you feel grown-up and kidlike at the same time. Dip juicy pieces of melons in margarita mix, perch on wooden sticks, and freeze until icy. For a zingy combo of cool and hot, nibble peppery nasturtiums between bites.
Cinco de Mayo Margarita Mix-Ins
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
10 Most-Pinned Mexican Recipes
Fresh ingredients and bold flavor combos make Mexican food a fast favorite come dinnertime. From timeless taco recipes to inventive side dishes and drinks, we’ve rounded up the top 10 most-pinned Mexican recipes from our Pinterest boards.Recipe
Pozole VerdePozole is a hearty hominy-based stew from Mexico that has numerous iterations. In this green version, tart and tangy ingredients like tomatillos, cilantro, and lime balance rich, fatty pork shoulder.Recipe
Grilled Cheese and Tomato QuesadillasEasy-to-make quesadillas are perfect summertime party food. They're even better when served with Homemade Guacamole.Recipe
Creamy Horchata PopsThis summer-ready riff on creamy Mexican horchata is even cooler than the original: Freeze the cinnamon-rice beverage into lickable ice-pop form.Recipe
Homemade GuacamoleIn a few steps, you can make fresh guacamole to serve with toasted tortilla chips or to accompany our Grilled Cheese and Tomato Quesadillas.Video
Spiced Pineapple Margarita
A fresh and tropical twist on a classic frozen margarita, this pineapple cocktail is the perfect drink to serve any night of the week, especially taco Tuesday!Recipe
Chicken VeracruzanoA bright, zesty topping of tomatoes, lime, cilantro, (surprise!) olives enlivens chicken breasts with a dash of Cinco de Mayo festivity.Video
Avocado HummusCombining these two beloved dips just might be the best snack we've ever tried. If you like guacamole, try this recipe. If you like hummus, try this recipe. We promise, you won't be disappointed.Post
Hosting Cinco de Mayo? Here's How to Set a Fiesta-Worthy Table
Tacos are a given. What else are we serving? Think papel picado flags, pint-sized pinatas, gold accents, and tiny tequila bottles. Plus, learn a decorating trick on how to turn a pineapple into a standout fruit-meets-floral centerpiece.Article
Chili Pepper Piñatas
These pint-sized piñatas double as party favors. Pop them open at your fiesta table to reveal a hidden treasure trove of candy.Article
Mexican Chocolate Candy Wrappers
These edible party favors are fingerprint stamped with fun motifs like maracas, tacos, cacti, and sombreros and give your guests something sweet to nibble on long after the fiesta is over.Article
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Everything You Need to Host a Charming Cinco de Mayo Party
This laidback fiesta takes inspiration from the street markets of Los Angeles. We started with a black-and-white color scheme and added color through a tablescape brimming with bright blooms, succulents, papel picado party decorations. Cocktails and easy crowd-pleasing recipes rounded off the spread. (Did we mention the sugar-coated churros?)Article
Floral Papel Picado: A Classic Mexican Paper Craft
This example of traditional Mexican folk art is a must-have party decoration. It looks elaborate, but with a paper-punching tool, this paper craft couldn't be easier! It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any other kind of fiesta.Post
An Easy, Make-Ahead Menu For Cinco de Mayo
While Cinco de Mayo may have begun as a salute to a Mexican military victory, it has evolved into an amazing excuse to drink margaritas. But there’s no reason to stop there: Grab some friends and celebrate all there is to love about Mexican food. Our fun menu (much of it make-ahead) will have you building tacos, sipping mango margs, and devouring a tasty take on street corn—mariachi band optional.Recipe
Easy ChurrosForgo the traditional frying--and mixing up the batter!--for this Latin American treat. Instead, bake store-bought puff pastry for churros that are easier to make but full of the same spicy sweetness: Muy delicioso!AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Ancho-Chicken and Oregano-Cod TacosDrizzle sliced avocado lightly with lime juice to prevent browning.Recipe
Seasoned Roasted-Corn Salad CupsThis is a fresher take on esquites, Mexican street corn cups. Individual cups work well for entertaining, but the corn salad can also be made in a large serving bowl.Recipe
Spicy Pineapple SlawTo fast-track this recipe, substitute 5 3/4 cups of coleslaw mix for the cabbage and carrots.