Cinco de Mayo celebrations are known for lively music, delicious salsa, and mouth-water margaritas, but what started as a humble holiday in Mexico has evolved into a way for Americans to honor and celebrate Mexican culture. Introducing children to this tradition gives you lots of opportunities to be creative with how you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your kids. Whether you host a big party or simply have an authentic dinner with your family, kids will have the chance to learn about a new culture and make connections to their own.
You don't even need to leave your house to experience the energy and liveliness of Cinco de Mayo. Use simple craft ideas to create decorations to place around your house, and whip up tasty versions of traditional Mexican food and drink to fashion your own version of an old fashion fiesta. Cinco de Mayo feels like a big party, and kids will get in the spirit fast, just make sure to stir in some meaning by explaining the reason Mexican's celebrate their victory over France. Even the smallest bit of history can add depth to your celebration this May.
If you want to include the littles on the fun this year, try these ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo with kids that are sure to get the party started.