Picture yourself soaking up the sun on the warm beaches of Cozumel, Mexico, sipping a cold margarita and sifting warm sand through your toes. Let the inspiration flood gates open wide for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the historical battle of 1862 between Mexico and France. This holiday is a symbol of Mexican pride and unity and includes colorful festivities. It’s also a paid holiday in Mexico – kind of like Labor Day or some other paid day off in the U.S., which means there’s no limit to the fun you can create on this colorful holiday.
To propel your party plans into motion, Del Sol’s got five Cinco de Mayo ideas that might just compliment your own:
1. Start Your Party on Friday
Head to a Mexican grill or make your own taco bar and baja grill for your friends and family in your own backyard or at your local park. Look up Cinco de Mayo festivities in your local newspaper or your local city search guides online as well. Parties get started early this weekend.
2. Put more Color and Pizzazz for Everyone in Your Piñata
We’ve heard from our fellow Del Sol crew in Mexico that putting Del Sol color-changing rings, key chains, and hair clips in your piñatas makes them pop with more color and fun for everyone at your party.
Also, since this year’s Cinco de Mayo lands close to the same weekend as the 148th Kentucky Derby, you could make your piñata look like a race horse with a sombrero. Who knows…maybe a Triple Crown winner is in store this year, especially on a festive day like May 5.
Bonus offer: Since you’re most likely going to be outdoors this weekend, as you should be, you could gift your fiesta friends some of fun color-changing party favors.
3. Get Your Family Matching Cinco de Mayo Shirts
Show up to the party in color-changing style. Colorful Del Sol shirts seem to go well with a day like Cinco de Mayo. Maybe you’ve got a few Del Sol shirts from your Mexican Riviera cruise or Yucatán Peninsula cruise that you could bust out of your closet.
4. Be Brave & Host the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Get noise makers, Mexican flags, and lots of rice, beans, cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, and tortillas for everyone to scarf down. Don’t forget to supply jugs of Horchata, Tamarindo and Margarita-mixed drinks as well. If you’re not into preparing and cooking food, you and some invited guests could chip in for a Mexican-catered meal. There are tons to choose from in your local area. Give it a search.
5. Turn up the Music and Do Your Cinco de Mayo Hat Dance
Play those Latin grooves loud and clear wherever you’re fiestaring this weekend and, while you’re tuning in, why not set in motion a conga line, a salsa or tango competition, or your own funky Latin gyration.
After all is said and done, be safe and have fun in the sun this weekend and make this Cinco de Mayo your best one yet.
For more Cinco-de-Mayo craft, food and activity ideas, visit this website.
What else are you doing this Cinco de Mayo? Share your ideas in the comments.