It is always fun when a holiday falls on a Saturday and this year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday which is perfect for a party with the kids. Are you throwing a Cinco de Mayo party at your apartment in Lexington Park this year? If so, here are some ideas.
Invite a few other families and let the kids get involved in the planning and decorating.
A pinata filled with candy or treats, streamers, maracas, and great food make the perfect party.
Kids and parents will have fun with a taco and burrito bar. Kid-friendly rotelle cheese dip, doritos or nacho chips, and a seven layer dip, make a buffet everyone will enjoy. For drinks, you can serve strawberry coolers and you are sure to have a fiesta.
Brown 2 pounds of ground beef with 1/4 cup chopped onion until cooked through. Add 2T of chili powder, 1/2t of garlic salt, and a 16-ounce can of tomato sauce. Keep taco meat warm in a crockpot. Serve with hard shell tacos and soft shell burritos. Add bowls of salsa, grated cheese, shredded lettuce, and chopped tomatoes on the side.
Rotelle Cheese Dip
Cube a 16-ounce package of Velveeta and mix with a 10-ounce can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies. Heat in a small crockpot for an hour or in the microwave for several minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with nacho chips or Doritos.
4C of fresh, rinsed strawberries. Place two cups of berries in a blender, adding one cup of water and 1/4 cup of sugar. Puree until smooth. Pour into pitcher. Repeat with remaining strawberries, cup of water, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Refrigerate one hour and serve cold. Makes six servings. (Add rum for the adults if you would like).
Have fun and Happy Cinco de Mayo.
Recipes from the Examiner