Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Prepare to celebrate Mexico’s unlikely victory over French forces in 1862, with some good old fashioned partying. From food, drinks and décor to music makers and theme favors, check out our list for must-have products this Cinco de Mayo.
This nifty OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 avocado slicer will come in handy when you're making pounds of guacamole. You can split, pit, and scoop avocados to your heart's content. And with a fiesta that goes all night long, you'll need a lot of avocados.
Most strongly identified with Mexico, the piñata is a party favorite of many children and adults alike. Usually a colorful animal made of papier-mâché, piñatas are stuffed with candies or toys, or both. Pop into your local Party City or buy one on Amazon.com for your fiesta. And depending on your party stuff it with traditional Mexican candies or some mini bottles of tequila.
These beautiful hand cut and perforated paper banners can be as simple or as intricate as you want and are an easy way to add some color to your event. The Etsy Ay Mujer has dozens of custom design to choose from, or you can design your own for your celebration. With dozens of designs to choose from, you’ll have a hard time buying just one banner.
A serape is a classic blanket-like shawl worn in Mexico. It also makes for the perfect wall hanging, throw, or table cloth. The beautiful blend of vibrant colors will brighten any room and it's a great multi-use tool.
Keep the theme going with this fun sombrero chip and dip holder. It holds 12 ounces of salsa, it's lead free, and it's dishwasher safe. And since you can cap the top, you can throw in your salsa and take it along to the Cinco potluck.
This ancient culinary tool was made for making guacamole. A molcajete, or mortar and pestle, is perfect for mashing and blending avocados to a smooth and creamy finish. Scoop out and serve in a festive bowl or leave the green goodness right inside for an authentic presentation.