Monday, May 8, 2017

Cinco De mayo

Cinco de Mayo is annually observed for May 5. It celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862. 

Cinco de Mayo is seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background, who live in the United States. There is a large commercial element to the day, with businesses promoting Mexican services and goods, particularly food, drinks and music. Other aspects of the day center around traditional symbols of Mexican life, such as the Virgin de Guadalupe, and Mexican-Americans who have achieved fame, fortune and influence in the United States.

This year we decided to celebrate. We usually just go out for Mexican food. But, this year a friend and i planned a pool party with close friends. It was so fun. We did it potluck style and everyone brought something to share. We had so many yummy items. Mini burritos, pork tacos, fruit kabobs, homemade salsa , homemade guacamole , Jarriots drinks - these are yummy mexican sodas and  we had lots of other yummy items. Everyone went swimming, we talked and we even had a pinata. The kids loved it and we all loved it too. Really i love any excuse to have a party!! 
Here are photos from the party!!

I created this cute Cinco De Mayo set up for any party too. All items are from Party City and the yummy beverages are Jarritos. There are so many yummy Jarriots flavors - here are some --  Mandarin, Lemon, pineapple and Fruit Punch. They have lots Jarritos became the most popular soft drink in the U.S. among Latino consumers and everyone else in the USA who loves it!! 

You can purchase them here - They are so good. Everyone loved them!! 

1 comment:

  1. Fun way to celebrate! We accidentally had lasagna :P