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Cinco de Mayo: A Time for a Festive and Entertaining Party

Aug 17, 2007
Cinco de Mayo is a time for parties and celebrations. People from all walks of life enjoy this seasonal festivity. It is another time in American history to rejoice about the liberties and freedoms the United States are proud to have. The parties for Cinco de Mayo stretch from coast to coast. There are a few states that regard this time of year as a massive festival. Individual travel to these places each year to eat good food, listen to excellent music and enjoy the people they are with. There are various methods to celebrate Cinco de Mayo from home if traveling is not an option. Every individual could enjoy a delightful party at home filled with excitement and entertainment.

A brief history of why this time of year is actually an important event is vital to understand the massive celebrations. Mexico was invaded by France, England and Spain. They wanted control of Mexico to have a hunting ground close to the United States. Mexico defeated England and Spain but the French refused to leave. The United States and Mexico worked together on the battle fields to remove the French menace. They were finally successful and that begin the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo. However, this holiday is more recognized and celebrated in the United States than it is in Mexico.

An individual could travel to various cities to soak up the music and entertainment of Cinco de Mayo. A person could stay at home and create a fabulous block party in their own neighborhood. There is various activities that an individual can complement with this style of celebration. A person can go to a party supply store and obtain colorful decorations. Usually these consist of the colors of the Mexico flag, red, white and green. Any Mexican inflection would be an excellent choice. The entertainment contains pinatas, traditional Mexican music for dancing and a Mexican hat dance.

The food is another important step in bringing all the spice and flavor of this holiday to life. Anything an individual would like to prepare is up for grabs. Cinco de Mayo does not have any traditional foods associated; however spicy and rich consumption will make the party livelier. There are many recipes that could be found online to assist a person in finding the correct meals and snacks for this venture.

Drinks are a vital part of the celebrations. Mexican beer, wine and specialty mixed drinks are a tradition for any type of party. A full bar would be a fantastic step in an entertaining and lively event. It would be wise to hire a professional bartender that is fluent in Mexican culture. This will assist in the host enjoying the party instead of trying to learn how to mix certain styles of refreshments.

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is a wonderful event that should be explored. When an individual does not have the means to travel to a location where this event takes place every year it does not matter. A person can throw a terrific block party to celebrate this time of year. This method may even be more fun and entertaining than a traditional party.
About the Author
Jane Saeman has a Chocolate Fountain catering business. She goes to lots of parties and comes back with lots of ideas. Read about some of them on her blog at
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