5 Last Minute Ideas to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is upon us (May 5th) – but it is NOT too late to celebrate and get the family in a festive mood. Check out our list of 5 last minute Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas.

1.  Set up a Guacamole Bar

Start with your favorite guacamole and chips, but allow the family to get creative and assemble their own toppings. Our tween daughter makes the BEST guacamole ever in a few simple steps and in less than 5 minutes. (I may be a little biased – but not too much):

Topping ideas:

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Crumbled cotijo cheese (or other available crumbled or shredded cheese)
  • Crumbled crispy bacon
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Diced mango

2.  Learn to Dance Ballet Folklorico (Traditional Mexican Dance)

Our daughter just finished a weekend of performances dancing Ballet Folklorico for Cinco de Mayo festivities here in the Bay Area.

Tween-Dancing-Ballet-Folklorico-1

Our tween practices with the troupe twice weekly – but you can learn your own foundation steps with this video. Watch out, the rhythmic steps are addictive (especially if you are wearing smooth soles or loud heels):

 

3.  Make Mini Piñatas Up-cycling Toilet Paper Tubes

There is no need to compete over who can crack open a large pinata when everyone can make their own mini piñatas by up-cycling toilet paper tubes. This piñata craft is relatively quick and easy to make.

 

4.  Create Festive Papel Picado Banners

Papel picado means ‘perforated paper’ which you may recognize as a festive party banner idea. I love this eco-friendly twist on the traditional throw-away decoration from Maker Mama who shows how to create a banner with fabric scraps.  The best part is that you can reuse these banners for all of your spring and summer parties.

Eco Friendly Paper Picada Party Banner from Maker Mama

 

5. Cook an Easy Enchilada Casserole

Are you still looking for a quick dinner recipe? I love this easy bake enchilada recipe from Kimberly at A Night Owl. This is going in my party recipe back pocket, too, as you can pop it in the oven without too much trouble.

Easy Enchilada Casserole from A Night Owl

 

For more ideas, check out my Cinco de Mayo Fun Pinterest Board

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Please share below!

 

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  1 comment for “5 Last Minute Ideas to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

  1. Jess
    May 5, 2014 at 11:32 am

    So fun! I normally celebrate Cinco de Mayo with dinner at my parents’ but this year I’ll be taking the boys to swim lessons instead. #momlife

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