Cinco de Mayo is almost here! The day is NOT the Mexican Independence Day as so many believe. It is a day when Mexico won a battle against French invasion and therefore celebrated! There are so many things that you can do to have fun and enjoy the day. If you’re unsure or need some ideas of how to spend the day look no further!
Throw your own fun fiesta!
A fiesta seems like an integral part of Cinco de Mayo! Many places will be having Cinco de Mayo festivities, however, if you do not want to go out there are other alternatives. You can throw together your own last-minute fiesta! All you need is drinkware, plate ware, and décor! Just put together a few place settings with festive decorations. You can decorate the kitchen and living room or outside if that’s where you will be spending the majority of your time. For food, you can serve Mexican fare, frozen or ordered fresh! Some ideas are, do – it – yourself tacos, or empanadas. If you want, you can even make it a party where every guest brings something as well! Of course, people will probably be expecting margaritas and/or wine. So don’t forget to make some mixes or wine slushies!
Have a progressive dinner…and drinks
If you would like to go out to enjoy the day, but don’t want to spend all day at one location, try doing progressive dinner and drinks. You can start out at one location enjoying appetizers, then move onto another for entrees (you can order another appetizer), and yet another for dessert. This way you can enjoy all of the fanfare and fun without having to stay cramped in one place! You can also order smaller portions, or use gift certificates to save on the spending!
History and Mystery
Want to learn more about Cinco de Mayo and Mexico? See if there is anything happening in your town or local museum that may teach you more about Mexico. Another place to visit is the bookstore, either online or in person, where you can probably grab some informative books that can teach you more about what happened on that day, and with the country of Mexico in general. Set up shop at the park or in your backyard if you want to partake in a mini fiesta of your own. Make sure you have your fun lawn chairs & side tables ready!
Drinking free fun
If you do not want to drink, it’s still possible to enjoy the day! It doesn’t require alcohol! You can still throw a party if you’d like and create alcohol-free drinks! You can also enjoy fun activities around the town; just see what your city is offering in terms of fun on that day! Perhaps you can enjoy it on the beach or with a park picnic or bbq, with a Mexican theme of course. The ideas are endless. You can always make crafts using Mexican designs or symbols to honor the day, which is especially great if you have kids!
You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo anyway that you want! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good time, the prime objective is just to make it fun!