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Fiesta Time!

By May 5, 2011

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Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your kids tomorrow? Need some ideas for adding a little Latin flavor to your day? Here are some suggestions:

  • Enjoy some kid-friendly Mexican recipes, courtesy of Stephanie Gallagher, About.com's Guide to Cooking for Kids.
  • Throw an impromptu Cinco de Mayo party.
  • These mini pinatas from FamilyFun magazine would make great party favors for kids.
  • Or make a pinata as a party activity following these instructions. Just keep in mind it'll be a couple of days before you can whack it open.
  • Use these free Cinco de Mayo printables from The TomCat Studio to decorate.
  • Serve this mock chip-and-dip platter (they look like tortilla chips and guacamole, but they're really cookies and sweet dip!) from Sugar Belle.
  • Decorate with DIY tissue paper flowers. Use bright, warm colors, like yellow, hot pink and orange.
  • Serve foods that are the colors of the Mexican flag (red, white and green). For example, serve a tray of sliced red bell pepper and sugar snap peas with a white dip, such as ranch dressing.
  • Set up a table for making Cinco de Mayo crafts.

How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?

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