Grab your sombrero and shake those maracas because next week is Cinco de Mayo! Spanish for "Fifth of May" Cinco de Mayo is a time celebrate Mexican independence with good drinks, delicious food and festive music and games. Here are some fresh new ideas for honoring Mexican tradition from the bloggers del mundo!
There's no doubt that cupcakes and cocktails have become party essentials over the years due to their wide range of flavors which can be adapted for just about any occasion. Blogstress Christy of From Glitter to Gumdrops took this idea a step further and combined the two party staples to bring us the margarita cupcake. While this cocktail inspired treat does not actually contain tequila, party-goers are sure to get intoxicated by its charm.
This next idea comes to us from Gabri over at BrokeAss Gourmet who puts a sophisticated twist on traditional Tex-Mex queso dip. For this savory side white cheddar is spiked with chili powder for a snack that is sure to spice things up at your next fiesta. Find the full recipe at Gabi's blog along with more cheap and chic eats for the season.
Intended as a fiesta-themed wedding favor by Ruffled, this pretty piñata would translate easily into a more casual affair. An elegant spin on the traditional Mexican party game, this piñata only looks complicated to make. For a step-by-step tutorial for making a piñata of your very own vist Ruffled blog and get inspired!
The best thing about Cinco de Mayo is you can keep it simple by having a few cocktails with friends or go all out and throw a full-on Mexican fiesta. Bird's Party Blog opted for the latter when they threw this Cinco de Mayo birthday bash. Bird's party is equal parts festive and feminine putting a whole new twist on the holiday, and making it a perfect idea for any May baby you know. Check out Bird's blog for more photos from the fiesta and a few tips and tricks for throwing your own.
Hopefully these ideas will spice up you day, week and holiday, and you'll find enough time for a siesta in between all of this fiesta-ing!