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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Planning a Cinco de Mayo party or a Taco Night? Here are a few ideas to get spicy! Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of mixing up a few Mexican-inspired cocktails and dishes. While I’m not hosting a special fiesta this year, I do have a few suggestions for YOU! Break out the bubbly, chop a few jalapeรฑos, and let’s get ready to party!

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas


Hot Corn Dip

Hot Corn Dip

The dip in the middle was the hit of a past party. I used this corn dip recipe, but I didn’t have some of the ingredients so I changed it. It was still amazing!

Hot Corn Dip

Hot Corn Dip

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A delicious dip for Cinco de Mayo!


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • A LOT of garlic powder (I used Johnny's Garlic Spread)
  • 1 drained can of corn
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped


  1. Combine all ingredients in a baking dish.
  2. Heat in a 350 degree oven until bubbling.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 546mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Nacho Bar

Nacho Bar

We had at least six different kinds of dips including salsas, guacamole, and bean dip.

DIY Nacho Bar

I had salsa bowls so guests could make their own plate of nachos with different dips.

Taco Cups

Manwich Taco Cups

Create your own taco scoops for an easy appetizer. Grab the recipe!

The Main Event

The best way to feed a group of people is with a simple taco bar. Topping suggestions include peppers, pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese, salsas, and corn!

DIY Taco Bar Ideas #shop

Serve with seasoned chicken for a spicy kick! Set up this DIY taco bar with this recipe and serving suggestion.

Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Taco Bar #shop

Print out this taco bar check list for an easy shopping list reminder!

Taco Bar Check List

Cheers: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Instead of serving just one specialty cocktail, how about a few? Create a sangria bar with red, white, and sparkling sangria! Each one is a hit in their own right. My favorite is the sparkling though!

Sangria Bar

Cinco de Mayo Sangria Bar
Fruit Sangria Bar
Red Wine Sangria
Sparkling Sangria Recipe
Sangria Bar
Sangria Mason Jar

Not into sangria? How about one of these fun ideas!

Key Lime Michelada

Key Lime michelada

Citrus Sangria

Citrus Sangria Recipe


Mustache Cake

Well, I gave this mustache cake a try. It came out okay. You take a round cake and carefully make a wavy line to chop it. Think a ying yang! Re-combine the cake to look like a mustache and enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo Pinata
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