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10 Salsa and Guac Recipes that Will Change Your Life

I'm pretty sure my body is 90% salsa. I eat it with almost every meal and with good reason. It's freaking delicious. Add guacamole to that line-up and you have yourself a...

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Two Party Tricks for the Ultimate Fiesta: Pool Garland + Tequila

Fiestas aren't just for Cinco de Mayo. They pretty much work for any warm weathered get together. Like an engagement party or a backyard bbq or a random tuesday when tacos are on the menu. And with a few key ingredients (read: colorful pool garland, sombreros and...

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The One Cocktail We’d Wish for on a Stranded Desert Island

My stranded-on-a-desert-island cocktail? This is it. It's got the big juicy flavor of grapefruit and lime, the bite of blood orange soda, a touch of sea salt and of course the party starter, tequila! But thankfully, I'm not stranded on a desert island. Instead, I'll be indulging in this pretty—in the cutest ever glasses from...

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5 Ideas we’re stealing for our Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo is high on the list of favorite holidays and it has a little something to do with the fact that I would eat salsa, guac, and tacos for each and every meal if I could. And this celebration from The House that Lars Built +...

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A Modern Mexican Soiree

This modern fiesta not only blows any Cinco de Mayo party I've ever been to straight out of the water but would be pretty amazing any day of the year. It's lunch and tequila tasting crafted by Modern Dame, along with bougainvillea and cactus pairings by MTF Studio and lots of pretty imagery by ...

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The Only Cinco De Mayo Menu You Need

Searching for the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipes? Our very own Abby Larson came up with the ultimate menu for Cinco de Mayo that includes tried-and-true favorites like her easy pink lemonade margarita, the best-ever guacamole (you won't believe the secret ingredient) and mouthwatering pulled pork tacos. Feast your eyes in the slideshow below!

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How to Host an Impromptu Fiesta for Cinco De Mayo

We're not sure how anyone can possibly forget about a holiday filled with delicious tacos and margaritas, but it happens. If Cinco de Mayo snuck up on you this year, don't panic—you can host an impromptu fiesta in a pinch! Check out our handy slideshow below for quick and easy tips to celebrate the best holiday ever. Now that you have the food covered, get some Cinco de Mayo decor inspiration below!  ...

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Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Did you know margarita in Spanish means "love at first sight"? Actually we made that one up, but looking at this beauty from A Happy Food Dance you'd never know. It's a tantalizing twist on the classic made with roasted strawberries, and we've finally found our spring fling. "Roasted strawberry margaritas are delicious for two reasons – the roasted strawberries basically make their own simply syrup so you’re using some of the berries natural...

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12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

If you're lucky to have an abuela feeding you tres leches cake, creamy dulce de leche and spicy Mexican chocolate on Cinco de Mayo, we're available for adoption! If you fall in the unlucky lot, no need to fret—we've rounded up our 12 favorite Mexican-inspired desserts, like easy mango popsicles, genius fried cinnamon sugar tortillas, and more twists on classic Mexican treats to save the day!

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12 Must-Try Margaritas for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Nothing takes a Cinco de Mayo party from siesta to fiesta faster than margaritas. Take things up a notch this year with one of these 12 twists on the classic margarita! From sweet and tart blackberry lime to spicy and refreshing cucumber jalapeno, there's something for everyone in this mix. Salud!    ...

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Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party

With the weather on the rise, outdoor fetes on the horizon, and Cinco de Mayo here in full force, it just made sense for us to revisit one of our favourite themed parties to date. Though we originally entitled this event a Mexican Fiesta when we threw it last summer, it's feels totally Cinco de Mayo-esque! Complete...

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The Ultimate Margarita Round-Up

We're all friends here, right? Which means you won't judge me when I confess that I'm somewhat of a margarita junkie. Shaken, stirred, blended... I don't discriminate. And seeing as it's Cinco de Mayo and all, it only seemed fair to pull together a margarita bar of sorts. From cajun spiced to perfectly nice, here are just a handful of our very favorite versions! Try these DIY...

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Best Ever Guacamole + Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Happy Cinco de Mayo dear SMPers! As you all know, we take celebrations (and food) pretty seriously around here. So much so that we resurrected some of our favourite Mexican inspired dishes solely for this occasion. And if I'm being honest, I'd happily sustain myself on Abby's guacamole and Yours Truly's roasted salsa, for the rest of my days! So if you missed em' the first time, nows your chance... 3 Ripe Avocados...

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Guava Sangria

I happen to be a sangria girl through and through. I'm unsure if it's the sweet vs. tart combo that's won my heart, or the fact that it goes hand and hand with particularly wonderful evenings (think: Mexican date nights with my mister or catch up sessions with girlfriends). But in my mind, sangria = magic. And ONEHOPE's guava version, which arrived...

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DIY Papel Picado Coasters

Okay, okay, so I know we went totally over the top with the whole papel picado thing, but when you give brightly coloured tissue paper and a pair of scissors to a bunch of creative ladies, their inner craft goddesses simply emerge. And can you really blame us? The results are just so stinking cute that we simply couldn't help ourselves. These coasters were great for our party, but they also add that little...

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DIY Paper Flowers

So Abby's all about the papel picado bunting (which was glorious in it's own right!), but for me? It's the paper flowers. As far as I'm concerned, they became the star of the show (apart from...

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DIY Papel Picado Bunting

For me, the prettiest part of our Mexican Fiesta was the Papel Picado bunting. It floated in the breeze and totally set the tone for our easy, effortless, totally inviting dinner. And believe it or not, it's not a hard project to tackle. Remember those paper snowflakes you used to make as a kid? It basically the same thing. But prettier! Tissue paper Masking tape Scotch tape...

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Best Ever Guacamole

I've been making guacamole for as long as I can remember. With lime and smashed garlic and those gorgeous black avocados (Hass) that turn all creamy and good once you mix everything in. Well, those perfect avocados aren't always round these parts of New England so when we were planning our Mexican inspired party we used whatever avocado we could find. The texture of the green ones (Gwen, Pinkerton and Reed) is a bit grainier and doesn't quite come out as smooth (unless they are SUPER ripe) but...

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Homemade Tortillas

Living in New England, I've discovered how very boring supermarket tortillas can be. They are no where near the soft, fluffy varieties that I grew up with and for lack of a better description, are merely vehicles to hold the goodness inside. So imagine if that vehicle was like the mercedes of tortillas. A bit thicker than you might expect, soft, full of flavor and so addicting you might find yourself in the kitchen at 2AM slathering them with butter and devouring them right up. Yeah, these are...

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Al Fresco Mexican Inspired Dinner

Oh my Lovelies. We have such a pretty treat for you today. An Al Fresco Mexican Inspired Dinner with 5 crafy DIY projects, 3 insanely delicious Mexican recipes and a colorful tablescape for days. So for the next 9 hours, we're going to be showing you each and every little idea we could think of to host a Mexican inspired Al Fresco Dinner of your very own. And we're pretty sure that if you aren't frantically...

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