This post is sponsored by CHI-CHI’S. All opinions are my own.
Now let’s get our Cinco de Mayo party started!
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and I will be celebrating. While I have no Mexican heritage in my blood, I have always loved the food and music of this fun holiday. In years past, I have frequently celebrated at Mexican restaurants complete with margaritas, tableside guacamole and fajitas.
But this year, things are a bit different so my family and I will be celebrating “quarantine style”. Staying at home by no means will stop us from having fun.
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Cinco de Mayo Food and Drinks
Of course food is very important to me with Cinco de Mayo being a fine day to serve Mexican food. First things first and that is to start off with some chips and salsa. I am one of those people that eat so many chips at a Mexican restaurant; I end up taking at least half my dinner home in a doggie bag. Things aren’t changing since we are celebrating at home this year. Bring on the chips and salsa ! CHI-CHI'S® Thick & Chunky Salsa Mild has the robust flavor of ripe tomatoes and crisp onions that is sure to satisfy every single time. When I want a bit more heat, CHI-CHI'S® Thick & Chunky Salsa Medium is the way to go.
I like to keep things simple so a taco bar or burritos are perfect for this celebration. The toppings or fillings can be prepped in advance. Whether you're hosting a party of one or a gathering of many CHI-CHI'S® family of salsas will add excitement to all your Cinco de Mayo food.
Tomorrow is going to be a great day for grilling so a Carne Asada Taco Bar is the perfect way to spend some time in your back yard. If your grocery store or pantry doesn’t have what you need, you can always switch up your ingredients.
Tacos are so versatile and I make them with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and even grilled veggies. They are the no worry meal as you can use what you have on hand. Toppings can be anything from lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives, sour cream or guacamole . Get some tortilla shells and salsa, look in your fridge to see what you have for toppings and you can make tacos!
Whether you want to include alcohol or not, you can make some frozen margaritas. There are some great mixers out there and add some frozen strawberries for a fresh frozen drink. Add some tequila for anyone over 21 that wants a bit of alcohol and save the virgin margaritas for the kids and non- drinkers.
Sangria is another easy to make beverage. Add some ginger ale and chopped fruit to your favorite bottle of wine. It’s really easy to make fruity sangria.
Colorful balloons or streamers are a great choice for Cinco de Mayo. If you really want to go all out, you can even make a homemade piñata. Or if you have kids, let them get creative and make some homemade decorations.
Have fun with your family!
Since most of us will probably be home on Tuesday, why not make it a fun celebration? Don’t forget to go on Zoom, listen to some fun music, enjoy some great food and spend time with your family!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!