Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away! In Episode 2 of Season 6, we shared a few recipes and presentations ideas that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration! Here are our tips to make your party a success:
1.) Remember the history! It’s always a good idea to have some idea of the holiday’s history when you’re celebrating.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. On May 5, 1862, in an incredibly unlikely turn of events, Mexican forces defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. The victory slowed Napoleon and the French’s advances to Mexico City and provided a much-needed morale boost for Mexican forces. Today, it is still celebrated in Puebla, the site of the unlikely victory.
2.) Enjoy the food! Below, we’ve shared recipes for a Fried Chicken Taco, Mexican Street Corn Salad, and Mexican Wedding Cookies. If you’re not up to cooking, patronize one of your favorite, locally-owned Mexican restaurants. (Chipotle doesn’t count.)
3.) Decorate accordingly! For this episode’s presentation, we chose a vibrant color scheme to mimic the bright colors traditionally used in Mexican celebrations. We also stopped by our local Mexican grocery store to grab candy for the table and some Mexican sodas and sparkling water to enjoy.
Use these guidelines and you’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo to the fullest!