Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style this year! We've gathered up some colorful inspiration for the perfect and prettiest party decor as well as some of the yummiest recipes, in order for you to throw the best party ever!
Make your table and decor colorful and bright! Green Wedding Shoes has the cutest Cinco de Mayo tablescape and decor inspiration, she says, "Go a little bit boho, load on the textiles, and don't forget the florals!"
Personalize each guests spot with a colorful name card and again FLOWERS!
You can't have a Cinco de Mayo Party without margaritas!
Our favorite Margarita Recipe:
1 1/2 oz Lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 oz Simple syrup
1 Kosher salt
1 Ice cubes
2 oz Tequila
Guacamole is the next most important thing on the menu!
BEST EVER GUACAMOLE
- 3 avocados (ripe)
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 3 tbsp, fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Slice the avocados in half, removed the pit and skin and place in a mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.
Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 184.8
- Total Fat: 15.8g
- Saturated Fat: 2.2g
- Sodium: 305.5mg
- Carbohydrates: 12.3g
- Fiber: 7.6g
- Sugar: 1.7g
- Protein: 2.5g
CARNE ASADA TACOS
- Grill the carne asada until it’s cooked to your preference. Slice it against the grain, then chop it into small pieces.
- Use a spoon to mash the avocado, then spread a large spoonful or two onto each tortilla.
- Top the avocado with chopped carne asada, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, some diced onion and fresh cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top.
Yield: 6 tacos, Serving Size: 1 taco
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 514.9
- Total Fat: 30.7g
- Saturated Fat: 9.3g
- Cholesterol: 98.3mg
- Sodium: 201.9mg
- Carbohydrates: 26.3g
- Fiber: 5.6g
- Sugar: 0.9g
- Protein: 35.4g
Now for Desert! Try these cute cupcakes by Camilleiam.com
Lime cupcake recipe:2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar1/2 cup powdered milk1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda3 egg whites3/4 cup sour cream1/4 cup lime juice2 T. lime zest
Vanilla Lime Buttercream:1 cup butter4 oz cream cheese1 tsp. vanilla extract5 cups powdered sugar1/2 a lime (juiced)Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tin with liners. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients until combined. Add cake mix to mixture and stir well. Scoop in batter into cupcake liners till they are 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.Cream butter and vanilla extract together using a mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar and the juice of 1/2 a lime. Keep adding powdered sugar until the frosting is thick enough to pipe onto the cupcakes. If it becomes too thick, add a little milk to thin it out a tiny bit. Let the cupcakes cool completely before piping on the frosting. Fill a piping bag with frosting that is fitted with a closed star tip. Pipe a classic cupcake swirl onto the cupcakes and set aside.
Now for the fun part! the mini tacos!For the Mini Tacos:Golden Oreos (shell)Chocolate stuffed OreosA little bit of chocolate frostingShredded coconutGreen foot coloringRed circle sprinklesYellow confetti sprinklesLeft over lime frostingTake the golden Oreo apart, scrape out the cream and cut it in half with a knife. This will be your taco shell, while assembling the taco, make sure the Oreo design is in the inside.Spread a little bit of chocolate frosting in the middle of the cookies and stick the two halves together.Crush up some chocolate Oreos in a bag with a rolling pin. Add a little bit of chocolate frosting to the crumbs so that it is not so dry. Place the Oreo crumbs in the middle of the cookie, covering the chocolate frosting. Who knew Oreos made such perfect taco meat?!Mix together shredded coconut and a little bit of green food coloring until it is the desired color. Sprinkle it on top of the taco for lettuce!Put a couple of red circle sprinkles on for tomatoes!Add some yellow confetti sprinkles for cheese!Put some of the leftover lime frosting in a sandwich bag and cut a small a small hole at the top. Pipe on a little bit of frosting for sour cream!Place it right on top of your cute cupcake!We hope you have just as much inspiration for your Cinco de Mayo festivities as we do now! Have fun and be safe!xoxo,Flirty Home