Even though I have come to learn that Cinco de Mayo is not an actual holiday in Mexico, it has grown to become quite a tradition in our home – an excuse to drink margaritas and eat delicious food! We kept the party going this year, and invited some friends and family over for a great night of fun and festivities.
Appetizers & Dinner
For dessert, we once again made Pamela’s Cinnamon Nachos with Fresh Fruit Salsa. As always with Pamela’s food, everything was absolutely delicious!
Caroline and I took a trip downtown to Olvera Street to stock up on last minute supplies, and found some great additions to what I already had in my garage. I bought a variety of different sized tissue flags to hang around the house, which Tanner, of course, loved helping with. We also bought brightly painted cans with Day of the Dead skulls, which I filled with bright paper flowers and used as the centerpieces down the table. In between, I mixed in ceramic votives from Atwater Pottery and woven bright tortilla baskets that I found Downtown. I placed all of them on top of my favorite Creative Women burlap runners with the red stripe. I also used my Creative Women burlap napkins at each place setting, tying them with jute and topping them off with a vibrant paper flower.
For the kids, I picked up adorable festive instruments, which they loved. And for party favors, I found fun pink and green guitars for the little ones to take home with them. I brought out my favorite Serape blankets which are always a must, and picked up a Serape runner for our outside table. And of course, I must mention the piñatas – we stocked up on mini donkeys to sprinkle throughout the party and a large one to fill with candy. XXJKE
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