Happy Cinco de Mayo. While I encourage the celebration of family and food, let’s not forget that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican army’s victory of 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Let’s not forget that there are veterans around the world that should be honored and before we start partying, let’s remember the service and sacrifice that they gave in honor of their country. Afterwards, let’s remember that this is day should be a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

gBut, while having a Cinco de Mayo party is inevitable, and you will find yourself cruising through recipes to figure out what to make for Cinco de Mayo, try checking out Brit+Co Yo Quiero Taco Shell: 17 Truly Tasty Taco Recipes and these two videos from Leaf. Party planning is never easy, but there are definitely simple ways to host a party within whatever budget you may have.

And for those of you that are looking at the second video and seeing that there are alcoholic drinks, try searching through Leaf and Brit+Co for mock drinks. Make your own taco bar with your favorite ingredients to make a beautiful spread. Homemade salsa, fresh ingredients, and a celebration full of love and happiness, makes for an awesome holiday.

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