Fiesta Fun: How to Throw a Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Break out the blender and throw a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo party with easy crafts and fun recipes from Mexican mom Pati Jinich, author of the new cookbook Mexican Today.

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Mexican Sliders

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Mexican Sliders

With beans, cheese, and avocado, these flavorful turkey burgers are practically a full meal in a bun.

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Wild-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

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Wild-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

Serve the dogs undressed so kids (and grown-ups) can choose their favorite add-ons.

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Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Dogs

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Mango-Vanilla Slushy

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Mango-Vanilla Slushy

Serve these sweet slurps—part drink and part dessert—alongside or instead of margaritas. For a fun twist, freeze the blend into ice-pop molds.

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Mango Vanilla Slushy

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Corn With Lime and Cotija

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Corn With Lime and Cotija

Cut cobs in half for little hands.

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Pineapple Pico de Gallo

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Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Start with a whole pineapple or precut chunks, and chop the fruit finely for the perfect salsa-to-chip ratio. 

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Pineapple Pico de Gallo

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How to Cut a Pineapple

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Make Shakers to Share

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Make Shakers to Share

Craft some fun with DIY maracas. Fill leftover plastic Easter eggs with 1 tsp. popcorn kernels; snap closed. Help children hold the egg between two plastic spoons while they wrap washi tape around them to hold the egg in place and make a handle. Continue wrapping until the egg and spoons are completely covered.

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Set Up a Sombrero Station

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Set Up a Sombrero Station

Keep little partygoers busy with craft-your-own paper sombreros. Before the party, hot-glue upsidedown paper cups to the center of paper dinner plates. Set out glue and decorating supplies, like pom-poms, mini-ball fringe, and chenille stems, and encourage the kids to style their hats.