Treat your family and friends to a celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture.

Cinco de Mayo is always one of those days that makes me smile because that was the day my husband asked me to be his girlfriend alllll the way back in 1996. I have a special place in my heart for this day so I always try to make it fun.

My family really enjoyed the meal and I had a great time putting together the food, drinks and dessert. The decor was simple, some things I had and other things I have ordered from Amazon to make the celebration that much more special.

I have to make sure I tell you first about the plates I bought this year. I am never going to eat or serve tacos any other way.

These are the Jarratt Industries, Fiesta Taco Plates. These plates are plastic but dishwasher safe and they stack. They are sold in a set of 6 so they are perfect for most families and they are game changers for your taco bar. I used Mission street taco tortillas so they were small but you can use hard taco shells too. They stand up straight and can be filled easily. There are separated sections for rice and beans or other favorite sides.

I really love that my wine charms match the plates perfectly and I paired a glass with the same color plate at the table.

I love the fun, spirally wine glass charms, but what I love more is the Margarita’s that go in them. Let me take you through my process.

I start my Margarita’s about 4 hours before I want to serve them. First, I cut up 1 orange, 1 lemon and 2 limes, put them in a tall clear pitcher and pour one cup of silver tequila over them. Let the citrus sit in the tequila for 3-4 hours on the counter.

1 cup of silver tequila and citrus fruit are the start of this crowd pleasing Margarita.

After the citrus swims around in the tequila for 3-4 hours, use a wooden spoon to stir and smash the citrus until the fruit looks slightly broken up. Use your favorite store bought limeaid to finish your Margaritas off.

I go with a 4:1 ratio so I add 4 cups of Limeaid, ice cubes and stir well.

Add fine salt around the rim of the glass if you like and enjoy!

Also at the table were fish tacos, chips with salsa and homemade guacamole, chorizo rice and an easy coleslaw to top it all off. Find all the recipes by clicking the links.

I loved making these sugar cookies for dessert as well. I used my grandmas sugar cookie recipe and used a thick colored royal icing to make these little Burros look like cute pinatas.

Pinata sugar cookies for dessert

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