Last-Minute Cinco de Mayo Party
If you can’t get reservations for Cinco de Mayo at your favorite outdoor restaurant, why not celebrate at home? With this easy menu, you can throw a last-minute party together with minimal work. Simply add good company, decorations and music. Beautiful dahlias add a true Mexican flair to your table and will brighten your home throughout the spring and summer months. You don’t need elaborate decorations – use colorful linens and set out bowls filled with assorted fresh chiles and other peppers. With this last minute party idea, you will be able to relax and enjoy your favorite cocktail. Take a look at these recipes, make a grocery list, and run by the store on your way home. With the help of a friend, you can have this quick and easy party going in just an hour.
Recipe: Fiesta Dip
You can make this as early as possible and let it chill, but it is just as good if you wait until closer to party time.
Fresh Squash Chips
Recipe: Scarlet Margaritas
This pitcher of delicious ruby-colored margaritas comes together in just 10 minutes.
Recipe: Tortilla-Crusted Pork
These pork medallions are the perfect choice for a last-minute party. With short prep and cook times, you will have a tasty main dish on the table in no time at all.
Pico de Gallo
Recipe: Pico de Gallo
The fresher the better. Mix this and let it chill while you prepare the main dish. This dish is also good served on top of a fried egg.
Recipe: Tomatillo Salsa
This salsa is delicious served with chips or spooned over grilled chicken or fish.
Avocado Fruit Salad
Recipe: Avocado Fruit Salad
This salad can be prepared ahead, but don’t cut up the avocado or add garnishes until just before you serve it.