Cinco de Mayo!

How was your Easter? I hope you made lots of fun memories with your friends, family, and little ones. Ours was terrific! It was a beautiful Spring day and we got together with family and had Easter brunch at a place on the water that had gorgeous views of NYC.  Wyatt met the Easter bunny for the very first time. I don’t think he made much of an impression on him!

Wyatt and the Easter Bunny

It is absolutely beautiful here in Jersey City and Spring is in full bloom. I took a picture in the park while I was taking Wyatt for a morning walk.

Spring in JC

So now that Easter is over (sniff! sniff!), we have to get ready for one of the most fun and crazy holidays of the year… Cinco de Mayo!! To many people it’s a holiday to get drunk with your friends, wear sombreros  and eat a ton of guacamole. (Am I right?!) I know in Mexico it’s a celebration of the 5th of May but I wanted to take the time to learn a little more about it. So.. I did what anyone seeking higher knowledge would do.. I Googled it.  The holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla which in English means The day of the battle of Puebla. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikey victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  So now that we are all educated about the real meaning behind Cinco de Mayo, lets get back to more important things- like making tasty margaritas! Here is an easy recipe from my favorite cooking magazine, Cooking Light, for a tasty margarita (on he rocks)  without all the calories (only 130!)
The Cooking Light Margarita:
1 ounce premium or silver tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake with 3/4 cup ice; garnish with lime.

Photo courtesy of Fodors.com

Photo courtesy of Fodors.com

So friends, I hope you have a very merry Cinco de Mayo and want you to enjoy my FREE Cinco de Mayo printables for your fiesta!! This package is super fun includes margarita tags, tent cards, mustache photo props, and mexican bunting flags. Enjoy!!

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Cinco de Mayo Printables

Peace, love, and celebration,

Erica xx

Comments

  1. Hello there! This post could not be written much better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to send this information to him.

    Fairly certain he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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