Cinco de Mayo Weekend


Hola! How was your weekend? We had a really busy and festive weekend. The boys attended birthday parties, soccer and started a garden! My mom spent all of Saturday making pozole and prepping for tostadas. I took out all of the bright table linens to compliment her delicious feast. She also made agua de tamarindo and we finished our meal with a few shots of tequila!

On Sunday, I surprised everyone with spicy chorizo and refried beans. OMG. We eat a lot when family is visiting, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Today, the fun continues as I am hosting my book club at our place for the first time! Hubby will prepare margaritas for the ladies and my mom promised salsa and guacamole. Que Viva Mexico and it’s fine, fine cuisine!

Here are your weekend links…

Gorgeous Mexican theme party ideas.

Buying this book for Diego now.

Teacher Appreciation Week: What they REALLY want!

10 lessons learned from our mothers (look closely for mine!!).

Gifts for mothers who teach.

More gift ideas.

Adorable little t-shirts.

I bought it! Hoping my boys notice.

Have a great week!

P.s. Cinco de Mayo, Teacher Appreciation Week, Jordi’s 2nd birthday, AND Mother’s Day all on the same week!!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

¡Jajaja! I love this! So true. Lots of people in the United States will be buying their Coronas, guacamole, and taquitos this weekend. Some will stumble in and out of bars on Saturday night. I’m just happy people are out celebrating and that Mexico is remembered dearly.

But just in case you want to know what Cinco de Mayo is really all about…I Wikipedia-ed it for you!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Now that we have that out of the way dear readers, let’s see how we can decorate to celebrate Mexico without the cliche hot peppers, sombreros and maracas. Ajuuuua! But go ahead and have your cold Coronas (and have one for me as I crave one really bad these days, con sal y limon por favor.


Isn’t this cake beautiful?

The following images are all from Hostess with the Mostess:

I love, love the Churro cupcakes!!!! Everything looks so elegant…softer colors, papel picado on both cakes, and the Jarritos (!), you can be very authentic and think outside the box.

What will you be doing this Cinco de Mayo? Jose and I are having a long overdue date night on Saturday! And yes, even though my mom has been preparing Mexican food all week, we will be going to a Mexican restaurant! Today, I will be going to Diego’s school to help with the Cinco de Mayo festivities. Have a great weekend!

Your friend,