This year, take your Cinco de Mayo celebrations to the next level to make guests remember the fun experience that you gave them!
Of course taco bars, colorful décor, and mariachi bands are a given, however, if you're looking to take your celebration to new heights, try these ideas to level up your guest experience.
Now, let's get this party started...
Get Crazy with Horchata!
Horchata is a refreshing, creamy drink that is popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Traditionally, horchata is made by soaking rice and cinnamon in water, then blending the mixture and straining out the solids. However, there are many different ways to make horchata, depending on your preferences and the ingredients you have on hand. Here are a few options:
- Blend it!
- Spice it up with jalapeños.
- Spike it with rum or bourbon.
- Garnish it with toasted marshmallows or fruit.
You got to love tacos. You just can't really go wrong here, unless you plate them on plastic, paper, or foam plates. A better option would be plating on earth friendly palm leaf plates for an authentic look and feel. And this will save you time by giving you an easy clean up! You can serve Birria, seafood, al pastor, carne asada, pollo, veggie, carnitas, or fish.. If you are having a morning celebration, you can serve (egg, meat, and cheese,) breakfast tacos! Whatever you do, make it stand out. Add a great salsa bar with tasty hot sauces for dipping & tasting. Source your ingredients from organic and grass-fed sources. And let your guests know. They will love it!
Local Farm Fresh Ingedients
Why source ingredients from local farms? One reason is that the food is often fresher and more flavorful as it doesn't have to travel long distances. And bonus, working directly with farms can help boost the local economy and support small businesses. Guests love knowing their food is made fresh and came from local organic sources. Let them know!
Margaritas. Make them spicy!
Spicy margaritas are the perfect combination of both sweet and savory that everyone is flocking to. With just a hint of heat, spicy margaritas add a little something extra to an old classic recipe. The spicy flavor also pairs well with a range of foods, making the drink versatile enough for any event. Many restaurants even offer signature iterations on the cocktail for added variety and flare. Whether you're hosting a casual gathering or throwing a formal fiesta, you can't go wrong with this crowd pleaser!
Tequila Tastings are the new wine tasting
Tequila and mezcal tastings are a great way to sample the complexity and variety of this Mexican liquor. After everyone’s had a chance to taste all the drinks presented they will discuss their flavor findings! Here is an article to check out on How to Give Tequila Tastings Click HERE
Stir Things Up With Custom Drink Stirrers
Custom branded eco-friendly drink stirrers are beneficial for a variety of reasons. They offer an economical way to reinforce your brand and ensure that your customers will remember you every time they take a sip or snap and share a photo of their unique beverage. With custom images and branding, you can choose the size and shape of each stirrer to best fit with your company's needs. Additionally, eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and other sustainable materials are recyclable options that minimize environmental impact and help build a positive brand identity for your business.
Serve Up Hot & Fresh Homemade Tamales
Homemade tamales offer a one-of-a-kind flavor and experience to customers, making them a desirable menu item. Besides the unique taste and texture of the dish itself, serving up homemade tamales adds an extra special touch to any Cinco de Mayo meal.