With Cinco de Mayo just days away, you might be entertaining thoughts of hosting a fabulous party, but looking for something more than tacos, chips, and salsa? If so, I've got just the inspiration you need! My 28 Festive Mexican-Inspired Party Recipes includes fresh and fun beverages (both with and without alcohol), appetizers, mains, sides, and a couple of cool and refreshing desserts. You won't want to miss a single one!
👩🏻🍳 Tamara Talks - About Mexican Food
Having spent all but 5 of my 57 years in border states, and currently living ON the border, Mexican culture has always been a part of my life. I would like to take a moment to dispel the notion that Mexican food is not healthy.
If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that much of my focus as a food blogger is on Mexican/Latin American flavors, and the cuisine is rich, varied, and can be very healthy. I feel the need to address a few raised eyebrows, too. I occasionally post recipes for cocktails, and I certainly enjoy them. 😀 "All things in moderation" is the motto at Andersen casa. We occasionally eat bacon and desserts too... 😉
In curating this collection, I went through 203 recipe links submitted by my food blogging colleagues... whew! I knew I needed to edit. I received dozens of amazing tacos recipes which I opted to save for another post, and opted to bring you recipes for a party menu - festive beverages, appetizers, mains, sides, and two frozen and fabulous desserts. It's time to get planning your Cinco de Mayo party!
🍹 Cinco de Mayo Party Beverages
Start your festive Cinco de Mayo party off with a cocktail or a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage!
🍤 Cinco de Mayo Appetizers
Serve one of these fabulous Mexican-inspired appetizers to get the party started! You'll find finger foods and dips. Check it out!
🍛 The Main Event (Main Dishes)
Your Cinco de Mayo party main dish need not be complicated! Simple, healthy, flavorful food is best... Take a look at these simple but flavorful mains that will leave you free to entertain your guests!
🌶 Cinco de Mayo Sides
Every awesome main dish needs a good side (or two)! Consider a couple of these flavorful and healthy sides!
🍰 Cinco de Mayo Desserts!
Last (but not least) dessert... DRUMROLL! Hey, it's a celebration, and a dessert is in order!