Checklist for Cinco De Mayo at Home

Celebrate the holiday in style.

It's Cinco De Mayo this weekend! As you start to get ready for the event, remember these fiesta essentials so you have the best Cinco De Mayo if you plan to celebrate at home.

Chips and Salsa

No matter where you are, the chips and salsa will be flowing almost as much as the margaritas will be. Stay ahead of the game if you’re hosting your own get together with this easy recipe.


Did we mention margaritas? There is nothing more essential than the delicious and tangy drink. Take your margarita to the next level with this bad boy.


You scream, I scream, we all scream….for tacos. They are one of the most perfect party foods and whether it’s traditional or the unusual they are all tasty and a necessity for Cinco De Mayo.

Other Mexican Delicacies

Even though tacos are quite perfect, many Mexican restaurants will have their full menus for Cinco De Mayo. It may not be a bad idea to layer your stomach with something heartier like this before grabbing that third margarita.


Let’s face it, wherever you’re celebrating Cinco De Mayo somehow tequila will wind up in your hand. Whether it’s in a margarita glass…or a much, much smaller glass, it’s unfortunately an essential. Depending on what type of tequila-drinker you are, you may opt for the smaller glass a little quicker.


Salsa is definitely a must for the chips, but right next to queso guacamole creates the holy trinity of Cinco De Mayo dips. Whether traditional or with a twist, you can’t beat the delicious appetizer.

Stay Festive

Ok, we’ve talked about tequila a lot. But have no fear, if you want to stay festive without the tequila there are other options. Take the michelada for example. A delicious drink that opts for beer instead, and who doesn’t love that?