May is here and with this the first holiday of the month, 5 de Mayo. Traditionally this holiday celebrates the victory of the Mexican army against french forces at the battle of Puebla in 1862. This holiday is great to take advantage of the warm weather and set a party around your pool or in your backyard. This holiday let’s you use your imagination and go crazy with beautiful colors and amazing food. It’s important that you remember that every party has something that can go wrong so before you start planning make your guests RSVP, check the weather patterns from where you live and make sure you have enough food and cool music for this party.
Remember that each holiday has it’s unique personality, so if you want to impress your friends this weekend with the most awesome decorations follow this cool tips.
Set your budget. For any party you should always have a set budget depending on the amount of people, the food, the drinks and the decorations you want to have. The number one thing you should do is confirm the amount of people coming to the party, remember sometimes people say they are not coming and show up in the very last minute or they invite people without telling you so always have 5 extra plates just in case. Even though you already have a theme for this holiday try to set a unique tone, don’t go over the top setting to many decorations.
This is one party to go over the top with vibrant and live colors. 5 de Mayo is an amazing holiday to go over the top with beautiful and vibrant colors, don’t be afraid to use green and red and orange. Try to re-use materials you have around your house: old beer bottles or tequila bottles can be used as flower pots, buy sombreros for everyone, or maybe even set a centerpiece maid of chilis.
Prepare a menu that everyone will enjoy. Mexican tradition offers beautiful and delicious food, do a little research about what plates you can serve and give it your own personal twist. Enchiladas, tacos, nachos, fajitas, been soup; anyhow the options are unlimited so do a little research and remember to ask your guests what kind of meat do they prefer or if they don’t meat it at all, a good host is always one step ahead.
Use live vegetation to your advantage. Take advantage of your garden and decorate it with fun and vibrant colors. You can buy cactus and have them as decorations for your table. If you need to have your backyard looking like a million dollars click here to get the best professionals.
Use fun ideas to integrate kids to your party. Remember that many people have kids so you need to find innovative ways to integrate them to your dinner or BBQ plans. The first thing you should do is confirm the number of kids and their ages, when you have a more clear idea you can start planning the food. Usually if a kid is allergic or can’t eat something the parents will let you know, but with food you should always try to keep it simple and mess free: why not try some beef and cheese soft tacos, empanadas are always a good idea and you can have beef, chicken or vegetarian, quesadillas are easy to do and kids love them. You can also think about doing some creating desserts: green cupcakes, cactus doughnuts or maybe churros.
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By Maria Ruiz