Local mom, Amanda of Maple & Thyme, is a recipe creator, blogger, granola maker and teacher (she ROCKS!!!) and today she is sharing her perfect stay at home Cinco de Mayo Celebration. She has super simple and festive snacks, dinners & drinks that you could make all summer long. Plus she included some fun crafts for the kids too! Thanks for sharing, Amanda!

 

 

HOW TO PLAN A SIMPLE MENU FOR YOUR CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: 11 FAVORITE RECIPES

 

If you’re like me, you’re thinking about how to plan for your small scale, family friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration. I plan to have my feet up while relaxing on the back porch. Hopefully I’ll be sipping a refreshing margarita and munching on some crispy tortilla chips and a bowl of fresh guacamole. The kids will be chattering away in the background  – maybe working on a fun craft idea. I’ll spend little to no time prepping tacos and throwing a treat into the oven for dessert. Sounds like fun right? The only problem…what should I make??

In this post, I’m sharing 11 of my favorite recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party. Each recipe is full of flavor but won’t take you forever to make. It’s definitely not a party if you are stuck in the kitchen the whole time. In this post, I’ve given you options for drinks and cocktails, snacks, main courses and treats – all perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu. I’ve even included a link to a bunch of fun craft ideas for the kiddos…gotta keep them busy so you can relax!!

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • choose a recipe from each category – one cocktail, one snack, one dinner and one dessert
  • place your Instacart order
  • ask Alexa to shuffle songs by Juan Gabriel

 

 

 

DRINKS AND COCKTAILS

 

Best Spicy Pineapple Citrus Margarita – this naturally sweetened margarita has just the right amount of heat and a gorgeous, spicy rim

Sparkling Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail – seriously refreshing and tons of citrus and sparkle

SNACKS:

Easy Homemade Guacamole – easy to make and SO much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store

Mango Guacamole – a sweet and fruit filled spin on the classic recipe

Mango Strawberry Salsa – ready in 15 minutes – filled with mango, strawberries and lots of fresh cilantro

DINNER:

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – Marinated chicken breast, a corn and red cabbage slaw and topped with a cilantro lime crema – easily gluten free

Summer Burrito Bowls with Fresh Mango Salsa – so refreshing, vegetarian and kids love them!!!
Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas – a veggie option that you can make ahead and warm up when it’s time for dinner

DESSERT:

Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies – who doesn’t love their chocolate chip cookies covered with more chocolate and roasted marshmallows??

The Best Fudgy Brownies – these are truly the best – doughy middles, tons of chocolate and often make an appearance at our celebrations

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…A LITTLE BIT OF FUN FOR THE KIDDOS:

Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Snacks for Kids from What Can We Do With Paper and Glue: so many fun ideas in here…I can’t wait to see what the kids create!

For more recipes or some scrumptious homemade granola check out Maple and Thyme.

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