¡Celebramos Cinco de Mayo with Fun Crafts and Yummy Recipes!

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher April 29, 2020

I've literally been celebrating Cinco de Mayo my entire life... it's my birthday! 

Many Americans believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. The day actually commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Interestingly, this holiday is celebrated more widely in the United States (across the nation) than in Mexico (primarily in the state of Puebla).

Whether you're a history buff or not, parties are always fun! Start your day by making tissue paper flowers to brighten your home. Sip on fruit water while making up a batch of Homemade Sc'alsa. Enjoy a dinner full of Mexican flavor followed by dessert. Finally, snuggle up on the couch and watch the family movie Coco before finally hitting the hay, er, vaya al sueño!


Mexican Tissue Paper Flowers

Cinco de Mayo Bracelets


Fruit Water

Watermelon Margaritas


Bread Chips and Pico de Gallo

Jalapeño Poppers

Scott's Homemade Salsa (AKA Sc'alsa)

MaiN MeaLS

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers


Slow Cooker Enchiladas


Sombrero Cookies

Fried Bananas

Rich and Creamy Flan