The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Guide

Happy Cinco de Mayo y’all! I love Cinco de Mayo!! I don’t know where y’all are from, so maybe it’s not as big of a deal {or even on your radar}, but I know here in Southern California everybody celebrates it! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a link that will explain it and the history of it for you {no, not Wikipedia}.

Anyways! Here it’s a big deal, Cinco de Mayo parties and celebrations galore, so I figured I should put together the ultimate Cinco de Mayo guide! Gather up the best drinks, desserts, foods, decor, what have you, and compile all of the ideas here! For one big massive fiesta inspiración post! 

If you’re anything like me, I’ll probably see you at the store in an hour, as I hunt for some jalapeños, mole, and tequila, because when am I ever prepared ahead of time for a holiday?!

Decor & Crafts Inspiration

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Cacti in a Can {Inspired By This} | Fiesta Favor Bags {Camille Styles} | Cinco de Mayo Wreath {The Busy Broad} | Cinco de Mayo Piñata {One Charming Party} | DIY Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers {Honestly WTF} | Insulated Drink Sleeve {Create Craft Love} | Succulent Decor {Ruffled} | Plush Cinco de Mayo Piñata {Hen and Chick} | DIY Maracas {Spaceships and Laserbeams} | Paper Fan Garland {The House That Lars Built} | Flower Piñata {HGTV} | Cinco de Mayo Doorscape {Prettify Your Life} | Tutorial for Fiesta Decorations {Mufn Inc}


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Fried Avocado Tacos {Foodie Crush} | Beef Enchilada Stack {Little Dairy on the Prairie} |  Shrimp Tacos {It Is A Keeper} |  Chedder Bacon Jalapeno Poppers {Poofy Cheeks} | Tiny Taquitos with Avocado Dip {Shutterbean} | 7 Layer Mexican Dip {Food52} | Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce {Cooking Classy} | Chorizo Queso Dip {Closet Cooking} | Tamales {Cooking on the Side} | One Skillet Chicken Enchilada Pasta {Chelsea’s Messy Apron} | Creamy Chicken Enchiladas {I Heart Naptime} | Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip {Love to be in the Kitchen} | Fajita Burgers {The Stay at Home Chef} | Huevos Rancheros {Simply Gloria} | Cheesy Black Bean and Quinoa Taco Bake {Halfbaked Harvest} | Taco Spaghetti Bake {Diary of a Recipe Collector} | Mexican Rice {Damn Delicious} | Perfect Guacamole {Simple Recipes} | Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas {Picky Palate} | Chicken Fajita Rice {Mantitlement} | Brisket Tacos {Tasting Table} | Avocado Cream and Chicken Enchiladas {FoodieCrush} | Carnitas Tamale Pie {Pinch of Yum} | Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas {How Sweet Eats} | Michelada Hot Wings {Southern Souffle} | Chicken Enchilada Skillet {Damn Delicious} | Chicken Tostada Salad {Culinary Ginger} | Easy Chicken Fajitas {I Heart Naptime} | Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak {Joyful Healthy Eats} | Green Chile and Chive Cornbread {Melanie Makes} | Shredded Beef Enchiladas {Cooking with Curls} | Mexican Manicotti {Gooseberry Patch} | Stacked Breakfast Enchilada {Foodie Crush}  | Chicken Nachos with Avocado {Foodie Crush} | Quick & Easy Blender Salsa {Mountain Mama Cooks} | Black Bean and Goat Cheese Enchilada Skillet {Inquiring Chef} | Beans and Rice {A Family Feast} | Enchilada Casserole {Yummy Healthy Easy} | Crockpot Refried Beans {Simply Scratch} | Fire Roasted Salsa {Satisfaction Through Christ} | Breakfast Tortilla Pie {Kitchen Confidante} | Crockpot Cafe Rio Chicken {Crumbs&Chaos}



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Churro Bites {Cooking Classy} | Tres Leches Cake {Hummingbird High} | Tostada Cookies {Munchkin Munchies} | Churro Fried Ice Cream {Boulder Locavore} | Spiced Churros {Food 52} | Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cake {RecipeGirl} | Dulce Frosted Chipotle Brownies {Betty Crocker} | Sombrero Cookies {The Wilson World} | Frozen Margarita Bars {Confessions of a Cookbook Queen} | Sopapilla Cheesecake {Love of Family and Home} | Cheesecake Burritos {Dishing with Leslie} | Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies {Catch My Party} | Churro Cheesecake {The Recipe Critic} | Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas  {Just a Taste} | Strawberry Tres Leche Cake {Eat Show and Tell} | Spiced Pear Crumb Bars with Dulce de Leche {Craving Chronicles} | Pineapple Banana Crepas de Cajeta {BHG} | Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme {Food & Wine} | Double Mousse Dulce de Leche Cake {Royal Coconut} | Ice Cream Chimichangas {DietHood} | Desert Nachos {Foodie Crush} |



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Coconut Horchata {Glamour} | Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca {Lauren Conrad} | Skinny Blackberry Margaritas {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts} | Spicy Grapefruit Margarita {The Life Styled Blog} | Mango Jalapeno Margaritas {How Sweet Eats} | Beergaritas {Cooking Stoned} | My Famous Watermelon Margaritas {Aprons, Trainers, and Bibs} | Blood Orange Margarita {Free People} | Salted Lime Tequila Shooters {Sweet C’s Design} | Strawberry Sangria {The Kitchen is My Playground} | Honeydew Agua Fresca {Martha Stewart} | Agua de Jamaica {Simple Recipes} | Pink Grapefruit Margarita {There Goes the Cupcake} | Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita {Stir & Scribble} | Spicy Pina-Rita {Running to the Kitchen} | The Perfect Paloma {Drizzle and Dip} | Kicked Up Avocado Margarita {Cookin’ Canuk}

Enjoy y’all! I’m off to the market now! See you there!

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  1. says

    Thanks for the link- you’re site is really nicely done. I enjoyed looking at your recipes. Thanks again- Dan

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