If you know anything about us over here, you know that we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate and Cinco de Mayo is no different! I mean seriously, how can you pass up such a fiesta?! 💃🏼
We believe that with just a little extra effort you can make an ordinary day feel so special for your kids and it really brings some extra joy in the home.
Here’s a few ways you can create a DIY Cinco Celebration with your kiddos this year:
- TACO NIGHT (obviously) 🌮
This one might sound like a no brainer, but you can take it up a notch by creating a full Mexican spread. Splurge on the extra toppings that you usually don’t buy – queso, guac, allll the tortilla chips – so it feels like a true restaurant style experience!
2. Full on Fiesta 💃🏼
Is any celebration ever complete without a backdrop for a photo op? (the answer is no!) You can easily DIY this with colorful streamers from your local dollar store and a few Amazon balloons. Here’s some inspo for ya:
3. Buy and Read a Festive Book at Bedtime
Some of our favorite options include: Dragons Love Tacos, Chicks and Salsa, Cinco de Mouse-o!, El Perro con Sombrero or Mango, Abuela, and Me – you can get most of these on Amazon!
4. Teach your child some simple Spanish words and phrases:
- Hello = Hola
- Goodbye = Adios
- Please = Por favor
- Thank you = Gracias
- You’re welcome = De nada
- How are you? = ¿Cómo estás?
- Good = Bien
- Yes = Si
- No = No
5. And if you wanna make it a real fun time, pull out the Piñata 🥳
Grab a donkey piñata from your local party store and pack it full of healthy snacks. Then let your child take a whack at it!
Whether you keep things simple or make it extravagant, Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to introduce your child to another culture and give them the opportunity to be creative!