VIVA Fiesta, and Cinco de Mayo, It’s Celebration Time
How to Create a Fiesta Celebration
Viva Fiesta, and Cinco de Mayo, it’s celebration Time, you will hear this for 3 weeks out of every year in San Antonio. Fiesta is a big deal in my neck of the woods. It is a ten-day festival that starts on or around April 21st and is held every spring in San Antonio, TX. It started with the 1891 flower parade as a salute to the heroes of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto.
The Celebration Is Everywhere
The celebration happens throughout the city and includes a river parade, a battle of flowers parade, a week-long party held in downtown San Antonio, and oyster bake, and many other events that are held throughout the city.
Fun and Easy DIY Crafts
There are so many DIY crafts that can be made for Fiesta, and I will be sharing just a few with you. Remember, you don’t have to be a crafting genus to get creative and have fun. These fun and easy DIY projects are just that, “fun and easy”, and the kids will have a great time helping you get creative.
Great For Cinco de Mayo
I love this celebration because of all the bright colors and decorations that everyone enjoys making. You can make your celebration as elaborate or as simple as you want, from mini pinatas to table decor to yummy Fiesta treats. If your city doesn’t have a Fiesta city, you can use all of these ideas for a great Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Yummy Cookie Tacos
So when I created these the first time, I fell in love with them, not just because they are really yummy, but they are so stinkin cute. And really easy to create.
Vanilla Flavored Oreo Cookies
Green Food Cooring
Wilton Cake Decorating Bag
Separate the sandwich cookies and scrape the white frosting off. Break or cut the cookie in half and set them aside. Put about a cup of coconut into a bowl and squirt 3-4 drops of green food coloring on top of the coconut. Stir or shake the coconut until it is fully green, set this aside.
Place the chocolate frosting in the Wilton decorating bag and cut the tip off the bottom of the bag. Squeeze a small line of frosting onto the straight edge of one of the cookies and place another cookie half onto the frosting to create your “taco shell”. Fill the cookie shell with more frosting, this is your “meat”.
Place the coconut on top of the frosting, this is your “lettuce”. Lastly, place 2 red M&M’s into the frosting, these are your “tomatoes”. The kids will love making and eating these yummy Fiesta treats.
Decorating The Table
Create some colorful silverware with inexpensive plastic silverware and Deco Art Acrylic Paint. All you need are 3 Fiesta paint colors, a sponge brush and and plastic silverware. Paint one coat of acrylic paint on the front and back of the handle of the silverware. Let it dry at least an hour before you use it. They are not dishwasher safe, just throw them away when you are done using them.
Fiesta Napkin Rings
This is the easy table decor you will ever make. Buy white napkins, either paper or cloth, role them from corner to corner and set the aside. Use Fiesta colored tissue paper and cut strips about 1 1/2 inch thick and 4 – 6 inches long, depending on the size of the napkin. Cut slits halfway up the strips of tissue paper all the way down the length of the strip. Using tape or glue dots, wrap two strips of tissue paper around the rolled napkin and glue it to itself on the backside.
Personal Chips & Salsa Holders
Why worry about double dipping when you can create a personal size chip holder for all your guests. I found these cute Fiesta colored holders at the Dollar Store, but I have seen similar containers at Target and Walmart too. For the salsa holder, I used little plastic containers that come with lids, I found these at Target. Fill the container with chips and place the salsa filled container on top of the chips.
Create a Fiesta Hat
This is a fun DIY for the whole family. I purchased most of the items at my local craft store, and had some of the items in my home, curly ribbon is great to have around for every holiday.
Curly Ribbon in Bright Colors
Bright Colored Flowers
Hot Glue Gun
Fiesta Ribbon, Most Craft Stores Will Have This (In San Antonio)
This is such a fun craft, first you want to pop all the flowers off of their stems and set them aside. Cut a bunch of curly ribbon about 3 – 4 feet long. Find the back side of the hat and take wrap the curly ribbon around the hat and tie it, so that it hangs off the hat. Use a thicker piece of Fiesta decorated ribbon to cover the curly ribbon that is wrapped around the hat and glue it down. Add flowers all around the hat using the glue gun. You can use this same process to create a pretty head band for the girls, these are very popular.
Whiskey Slush (Like Grandma Use To Make It)
This is a yummy cocktail that my grandma use to make and I am so thankful the recipe was passed down to me. For Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo I call it a Whiskey infused Margarita.
4 Small Tea Bags
1 Cup of Water
3 Cups of Water
1 Container of Frozen Orange Juice
1 Container of Frozen Lemonade
3/4 Cup of Sugar
3/4 Cup of Rebecca Creek Whiskey (Or any really good Whiskey)
First, thaw out the frozen orange juice and lemonade. Next, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add the tea bags, let it sit for 10 minutes. In large bowl, mix orange juice, lemonade 3 cups of water, and stir until completely mixed. A
Add the sugar to the steeped tea and stir well. Add the tea mixture and the whiskey to the orange juice mixture and stir until completely mixed. Put in a sealed container and freeze overnight.
To serve, scoop the slushy into cups, I like to add a little ginger ale and a cherry on top. ENJOY!!!