How to Throw a Fun Cinco De Mayo Party
By: The Nixplay Team
For most Americans, Cinco De Mayo—the commemoration of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, in which a ragtag Mexican army defeated the better-equipped French troops—symbolizes the very best of Mexican resilience and culture. It’s the best day to immerse yourself in all things Mexican–eat Mexican food, listen to Mexican music, patronize Mexican businesses, and know more about Mexico’s history.
Throwing a party is a great way to celebrate the holiday. But first, make sure you’ve got all the supplies on hand before you start!
When you hear “Mexico,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Cacti, Aztec temples, sombreros, Mariachi music, Frida Kahlo? Pick a theme and plan your party’s decor around a Mexican motif of your choosing. Your guests can dress up as famous Mexican artists, or you can give small potted succulents as party favors.
Sure, you can print out elaborate invites, but let’s be real here: Your efforts will be better put to use to prepare food and drinks. Just create an event on Facebook, or send a pretty email to everyone in your guest list. Make sure your theme is reflected in your invites, be it in the graphics or in the copy.
A Mexican-themed party would be incomplete without delicious Mexican food! Arrange a taco bar for your guests, mix some guacamole, and serve some nachos and elotes, and get ready for a scrumptious Mexican feast.
What’s a party without great drinks? Prepare aguas frescas and horchata, and try to get your hands on Mexican Coca-Cola, which supposedly tastes better than its US counterpart. Don’t forget the tequila, mezcal, and cerveza!
Prepare a Spotify playlist of upbeat Mexican songs to keep your guests on their feet the whole night. For games, your guests can take turns guessing Mexican words in a fun game of charades. Don’t forget to take photos of all your shenanigans, and display them on a Nixplay Frame so you can always look back at the great night you had with your loved ones!
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