It's finally getting warm out and there's nothing I want more than an ice cold margarita (on the rocks, with salt please) on any normal day. I love a girl's night in as it is, but through in one of my favorite holidays, and one of my favorite cocktails to make, and before you know it I'm hosting a Cinco De Mayo party for my girlfriends! The trick to hosting a good party is to start with the basics and then add in special elements here and there. And I've got some easy ideas that you can use for your next Cinco De Mayo party for a fun, and stylish, girl's night in! You can also check out my Pinterest board for more party ideas here!
I've discovered a new favorite Margarita recipe, the Sauza Blue Sauza-Rita. I have a lot of love for the Sauza-Rita because it's so delicious and so easy to make. They are also so easy to make a lot of, so they're perfect for when you're planning to pre-make pitchers for big parties. Mix up a batch of Sauza-Ritas, serve them out of a dispensable pitcher and, for a fun drink garnish, you can make drink flags out of limes and toothpicks.
•1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
•1 bottle light beer
•1 can frozen limeade
•1 can water
Serving size is 1 pitcher.
For your menu it's nice to have a selection of small treats to accompany happy hour. I love to include a variety of dips on my party menu. My two favorite dips to make (both fresh!) are guacamole and mango salsa. They are both easy to make and super affordable and the salty chips will pair well with your Sauza-Ritas. Then, I finish off my Mexican menu with some more finger foods, like mini tacos. For eating with, I bought festive napkins, which are always the life of the party!
My favorite way to create an authentic, Mexican feel to a Cinco De Mayo party is to shop in the Hispanic food isle at the grocery store for anything authentic that can double as decor. I decided to use these colorful salsa cans as vases for table decoration. I had a lot of fun arranging my own mini bouquets for them too! Then, I used lemons and limes for added color and jalapenos as a plate garnish. All of these elements were a nice alternative to store-bought decor. I didn't, but you could totally impress your guests and DIY all of your Cinco De Mayo party decor.
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All Photos by Ashley Lettich