Cinco de Mayo Essentials

¡Ay, caramba! It’s already time for Cinco de Mayo! This holiday is full of fun details and can be easily celebrated with the whole family, kids included. While Cinco de Mayo is really observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Peubla on May 5, 1862, it has remained an occasion to fiesta year after year! I’ve rounded up my essentials for a family-friendly holiday, including bright colors, fabulous food, & of course margaritas (non-alcoholic for the kids, too!):

The spread:

This week, we’re celebrating Taco Tuesday on a Thursday, y’all! Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to get spicy in the kitchen. A taco bar allows everyone to top their tacos however they please. You can even get creative with the toppings – bacon guacamole, anyone? 

Margaritas seemingly go hand-in-hand with Cindo de Mayo. My favorite recipe can be found here. Want to make a kid-friendly version? Click here. Serve them up in some boldly colors margarita glasses and it’s a fiesta!

Wear it loud & proud:

Cinco de Mayo is not the time to tone it down, friends! Wear your brightest shade of pink or your boldest shade of blue. Have a floral tunic? Wear it! And of course, my eyes are always on the shoes. Ja-Vie’s fun Fiesta Stripe Flats and their new Navy & Pink Stripe Flats couldn’t be more perfect for the occasion. Plus, they’ll keep your feet feeling great after all that salsa dancing!

Speaking of salsa dancing..

Turn up those tunes! Salsa dancing is fun for everyone, and great exercise. Slip your Ja-Vie’s on, grab your dancing partner, and take ‘em for a spin. They say dancing is good for the soul and I certainly agree. Don’t have any salsa songs on your iPod? Download Pandora!

Colorful creations:

What’s your favorite part about this holiday? Happy Cinco de Mayo, Ja-Vie Gals!Crafting colorful flag banners & homemade paper flowers are fun activities that get those creative juices flowing! I love this tutorial on how to cut out paper flowers using just tissue paper and a little creativity.


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