Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party

Mexican food and fun at its finest is just around the corner when you throw a South of the Border dinner party. Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5, the anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French forces. It is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States.The setting does not have to be over the top, just fun and bright. Make sure that you have some salsa music to play in the background. So break out the pinatas, and invite some friends over for a last minute Mexican Fiesta.

http://www.tipsfromtown.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=pageHost a dinner party with your favorite guacamole recipe, melted cheese dip, the perfect nacho burgers, beef and sausage tacosspicy black beans, or try some of Emily’s other tried and true recipes from the food section like chicken enchilada meatloaf…..one thing is for sure, no Cinco de Mayo party would be complete without margaritas!  Kick up the style a bit by serving them in a martini glass instead of a traditional margarita glass.

Set a festive table using bright, hot colors and cluster different sized paper lanterns above the table to add a touch of drama! Decorated with an embroidered Mexican runner topped with pillar candles on rustic holders and votives in luminarias. You can also try rustic plates with turquoise margarita glasses and paper flowers used as napkin rings. You can use paper flowers as your floral centerpiece.

Fill terracota pots with mini cactus for your guests to take home.  Do something fresh and different for the table scape, use clear cylinder vases and succulents for the centerpiece. Fill each cylinder with dry pinto beans, and use a variety of different succulents such as mini cactus and echeveria. Incorporate a little more color with fresh open roses clustered around the base of pillar candles in terra cotta holders. Add something fresh and different to go along with the whole room, bring in Jarritos bottles in coordinating shades.

Make these festive DIY centerpieces for as inexpensive as one dollar.  Mexican Fiesta Centerpiece ~ Tissue paper is accordion folded and ruffle fringe is added to glass containers. Ojo de Dios Craft ~  These brightly colored Ojo de Dios craft is said to symbolize the eye of God.  It represents the power of seeing and understanding unseen things.  They are a combination of yarn and sticks.  A perfect craft for kid’s 5 and older.

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