Cinco De Mayo Party Foods – Are you on the hunt for delicious and easy recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I collected some tried and true Mexican recipes that make great dinner or appetizer party dishes! Plus, they’re easy to make because, well, I hate complicated recipes.
Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
St Patrick’s Day, as we know it in America, was promoted by activists to celebrate Irish culture, in order to fight prejudice against Irish immigrants. Likewise, in recent years, holidays associated with various other immigrant groups have begun to gain mainstream acceptance, most notably Cinco de Mayo, which has followed a similar path as St. Patrick’s Day. It was started by activists to celebrate Mexican culture. As well, it is embraced by people just looking for a good time.
It seems one culture’s holiday becomes everyone’s excuse to party! I’m not opposed (when done respectfully). Furthermore, it’s fun to learn more about cultures through their food traditions.
CINCO DE MAYO PARTY FOODS
So here we go! These are some of our favorite Mexican dishes. Not only do I have wonderful tacos for you, but I have side dishes and appetizers and drinks! It’s so hard to choose just a couple of favorites because they’re all equally good. Therefore, I decided to host a party so I can enjoy all of them!
But, hey, let’s not limit these tasty dishes to just a holiday. You can enjoy them for Taco Tuesday or any random weeknight or weekend!
GET THE RECIPES!
Here are the recipes, click the title or the photo for the full recipe.
As well, I put together serving dishes and decorations for you to choose from.
- Large serving bowl
- 5-piece salsa bowl set
- Taco holder stand
- Tortilla warmer
- Fajita skillet set
- Mexican table runner
- Mexican napkins plain or printed