Cinco de Mayo en Casa

Holy guacamole, it’s Cinco de Mayo! You know the drill: margaritas, queso, tacos, laughter. Texans love their Mexican food and socializing. However, this Cinco de Mayo is different. Instead of high-tailing it to your nearest and dearest Mexican food establishment, this year’s consumption holiday must be celebrated at home. No worries. We have you covered. Here are some ideas to make your Cinco de Mayo at home party RSVP-worthy.

Make a spread – Go all out. Get that tablecloth out of the linen closet and create a family buffet filled with chips, pico de gallo, queso, and tacos with all of the fixings. Let your family and quarantine partners build their food hangover plates. It’s easy and fun.

Load the bar – Driving is not an issue, so feel free to indulge (responsibly, of course). Tequila, lime, and beer should do the trick. Not a drinker? No problem. Non-alcoholic beers taste (almost) like the real thing, and if you’re feeling even more festive, try this margarita mocktail. Cheers everyone!

Don’t forget the decor – If you have kids, get them involved in the activities as well. Put the wee ones on decoration duty. Don’t know where to start? Check out these fun ideas to create a festive look for your at-home celebration.

Order in – If the planning and organizing is just too much, do your local establishment a favor and order in. They could use the cash, and you could use the break. Just make sure you plan ahead. Mexican restaurants may be swamped with orders this year.

Zoom it – If you’re alone or missing family and friends, plan a Zoom celebration! Get your food and drink ready to go and yuck it up with others. The best part is that you can visit with friends anywhere across the globe.

Sure, there’s nothing quite like going out and enjoying an amazing meal at a Mexican restaurant, but this year is all about adapting to our current circumstances. Covid-19 may have us stuck inside, but it can’t take away our margs and queso. Viva Mexico!



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