Put together the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party with all the festive trimmings, but did you know that Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over France at the Battle of Puebla which was part of the Franco-Mexican War from 1861-1867. Today, it has become a celebration of the diverse, exciting Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas that have larger populations of Mexican-Americans. Check out your region for local parades, street fairs, and special events in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. and then complete with a fiesta all your own!
Beep, beep. Fresh and ready to serve this adorable Taco Truck, set of two for $10.95, will do the trick indoors or out and drive you party to new levels. No one will be able to resist taking a spin around the table for “just one more.”
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to try and wrestle open some Mexican beers and the perfect way to open them is with the Luchador Bottle Opener in one of three powerful styles; Leg Hold, Choke Hold, or Barrel Hold, $8.95. Nothing can be more satisfying than taking down that pesky beer and showing it who’s boss.
Who doesn’t want to take a crack at a pinata? Great fun for kids and kids-at-heart, this traditional party game is sure to get everyone going. Find a variety of pinatas, accessories, and complete kits, including candy at Party City. Come to think of it, maybe you better get a couple.
Pick and choose and add your own ideas to create a DIY Photo Booth from suggestions made by the folks at Oriental Trading Company. Sombreros to cactus shot glasses to balloons, make your fiesta complete by commemorating your own battle over the chips and salsa with some fun and crazy photos that can be used as ammunition for years.
However you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the most important thing is to have a great time in honor of our friends south of the border.