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“Taco 'bout a Good Time: Cinco de Mayo Party Inspiration”

Updated: Apr 10





Spice Up Your Spring with Salsa, Margaritas, Palomas and Mariachi and add lots of Piñatas with Pepe Events!


1. Setting the Scene: Table Decor


Design Themes:


  1. Fiesta Vibes: Embrace vibrant colors, papel picado banners, and sombreros. Use bright tablecloths in red, green, and yellow. Scatter mini cacti or succulents as centerpieces.







2. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Incorporate sugar skull motifs, marigold flowers, and black lace. Set the table with black or dark-colored linens and add colorful candles.


2. Cinco de Mayo Appetizers


1. Chicken Fajita Skewers

These flavorful skewers are easy to make and perfect for a crowd.


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks

  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill or oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Thread the chicken, bell peppers, and onion onto skewers.

  3. Mix olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Brush the mixture over the skewers.

  4. Grill or bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

2. Roasted Green Beans with Latin Spices

A simple yet flavorful side dish that pairs well with any Mexican meal.


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Toss green beans with olive oil, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes until tender and slightly crispy.

3. Tortilla Romaine Salad

A refreshing salad with a Mexican twist.


Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce, chopped

  • Grape tomatoes, halved

  • Red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • Red onion, thinly sliced

  • Cotija cheese, crumbled

  • Tortilla strips (store-bought or homemade)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette or lime dressing.

  3. Top with tortilla strips for crunch.

3. Signature Cinco de Mayo Cocktails





1. Classic Margarita

A refreshing and iconic cocktail to celebrate the occasion.


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila

  • 1 oz lime juice

  • 1 oz triple sec

  • Salt for rimming

Instructions:

  1. Rim a glass with salt.

  2. Shake tequila, lime juice, and triple sec with ice.

  3. Strain into the glass and garnish with a lime wedge.








2. Paloma

A grapefruit-based cocktail that’s light and tangy.


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila

  • 4 oz grapefruit soda (such as Jarritos or Squirt)

  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.

  2. Add tequila and grapefruit soda.

  3. Squeeze in some lime juice and stir gently.

Remember to play lively mariachi music, encourage guests to wear sombreros, and have a piñata for added fun! ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! 🎊🌶️🍹


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