How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

Wednesday May 4, 2016
By Magnolia Mamas

Nothing is more fun than having a reason to celebrate - and what holiday is more fun than one that gives reason to eat copious amounts of guacamole and indulge in frosty margaritas? Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and while we would all love to spend the entire day enjoying Cheeky’s gorgeous patio and divine Mexican inspired fares sometimes logistically it is just not possible. Have no fear - planning your own spectacular Cinco de Mayo celebration is easy in just a few simple steps.


Flavors of the Fiesta

The magic of Cinco de Mayo lies in the food. Delicious tacos, creamy queso, and sizzling fajitas give inspiration to an easy themed menu. With little effort you can create a meal your family or guests will be swooning over. If you need a little more inspiration to create your party meal try out one of these Mexican cuisine cookbooks from Barnes and Nobel. Traditional, gluten-free, and even slow cooker options are available - yum!

Set the Table

One of our favorite things about Cinco de Mayo are all the bright festive colors that are often paired with the cultural decor. You can easily set the tone for your celebration by creating a festive table for your guests. These Spanish inspired dishes from Bed Bath & Beyond are so colorful and fun. We also love these coordinating traditional margarita glasses, or for a unique twist these hammered copper ones available at Williams-Sonoma.




Craft a Cocktail

Cinco de Mayo is all about the margarita. Surprise your guests and create a fun twist on the classic cocktail, or pick up one of the yummy pre-made mixes available from Williams-Sonoma. The Mango-Passion Fruit flavor is not one to miss!


Make it Fun

At home celebrations always lend to more flexibility than celebrations at a public place. Use that freedom to your advantage to add a special twist to your party. Create a game, throw on some mariachi music and dance, or go with a timeless classic - the piñata. We love this festive one from Michaels. 



Have a wonderful Cinco celebration, and don’t forget while running your party planning errands at The Avenue to share your adventures on social media using the hashtag #shoptheavenue to win some amazing monthly prizes.