Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is only a week away, which means a day of celebration with family and friends. How are you planning to celebrate this year? We asked 57 Social Fabric members that very question this week, along with a host of other interesting questions about how they celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Take a look at what they had to share….
First of all, we asked members if they celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 73% answered yes. Next we asked how they typically celebrate Cinco de Mayo each year. 82% answered they celebrate with a family dinner, 37% said they go out to dinner, and 30% answered they make crafts with the kids. So, what types of food and drink are enjoyed during Cinco de Mayo? 90% answered they enjoy traditional Mexican foods, 74% answered salsa, 68% answered guacamole, and 62% answered margaritas. Since they need ingredients and supplies for the celebration, we asked where they normally shop for those supplies. 82% shop at a grocery store, and 54% shop at a mass retail store like Walmart, Kmart, or Target. Finally, we asked what products or brands they associate with Cinco de Mayo. Brands that were mentioned were Del Monte, Goya, Herdez, Old El Paso, Embasa, Ortega, Patron, Jose Cuervo, Corona, Rosarita, Bimbo, Tostitos, California Avocados, Mission, Dos Equis, Pace, Jarritos, Tabasco, Las Palmas, Cholula, Velveeta, McCormick, Herrera, Wholly Guacamole/Salsa, On the Border, Tia Rosa, and more. Products mentioned included beer, Mexican beer, margaritas, tequila, tortillas, salsa and chips, a piñata, guacamole, tacos, tamales, black beans, jalapeños, and things like bright colors, fun music, and festivals.
Members also became involved in a forum discussion surrounding this festive celebration, and they shared links to posts they’ve written and shared on their blogs. Here’s a glimpse into just a bit of that discussion….
We always have a little block party on Cinco de Mayo. A bunch of neighbors usually get together at one of our homes, and we serve margaritas and Mexican food, and the kids are usually playing in the water on their slip-n-slides and stuff. For some reason, it’s always really hot here on May 5th ~ Carolyn from This Talk Ain’t Cheap.
We don’t do anything big, but I always cook a Mexican dish and make margaritas!! When I used to work at a restaurant, we had huge parties with margaritas and beer and all the fun finger foods. So I like to continue with the margarita ~ Lyuba from Will Cook for Smiles.
Candace, from Naturally Educational, shares a fun craft and picture books to enjoy with the kids in Papel Picado for Cinco de Mayo.
I make a traditional dinner, everything from scratch, including the tortillas. I LOVE fresh salsa and homemade sangria so I totally take advantage of the opportunity to make it ~ Carmen from Closer to Lucy.
As an early celebration, we are going to a local Festival to celebrate all Latino cultures. There’s going to be food, music, vendors and more. I can’t wait ~ Laura from Frugal Family Tree.
My husband and I met at a Cinco de Mayo party, so it’s always a fun day to celebrate! We usually do a combo Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby meal. Fajitas and Mint Juleps ~ Jennifer from Big Binder.
We live in South Texas, and embracing our community and its traditions is always fun. We celebrated a lot more on the island because we were more entrenched there, but we will still celebrate this year with the family. Mexican Fiesta Time! WOOT WOOT! ~ Christy from Insanity Is Not An Option.
I often make a fun Mexican dinner, margaritas, other fun drinks for the kids, and find a Spanish channel on Pandora to stream. We keep it low-key, but definitely festive. Love it! ~ Megan from Half-Pint House Handouts.
Alison, from Being Alison, shares a Cinco de Mayo New Age Guacamole Recipe.
Lyuba, from will Cook for Smiles, also shares a recipe for Cinco de Mayo Quesadillas.
However you are celebrating this year, have a festive time celebrating with good friends and delicious food! Happy Cinco de Mayo!