Kid-Friendly Cinco De Mayo

Kid-Friendly Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is a holiday many children can enjoy with the proper ideas, activities, and food. Thankfully, you have us to help you create that perfect kid-friendly Cinco De Mayo party that all will love. Here are four ideas that are simple and easy follow.

1. Easy Tacos from Tablespoon (


  • 1-pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
  • 10 Old El Paso™ taco shells
  • 1/2 head lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


  • Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  • Stir salsa into beef. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour beef mixture into large serving bowl.
  • Heat taco shells as directed on package. Serve taco shells with beef mixture, lettuce, tomato and cheese.

2. Simple Guacamole from Food Network (


  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 serrano Chile, seeded, deveined and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Tortilla chips or fresh veggies, for serving


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the diced avocados and mash with a fork until smooth but still chunky.
  • Add the cilantro, Chile, lime juice and onion and mix to combine.
  • Season with salt.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or fresh veggies, etc.

3. Pinata

Piñatas are a great activity for children to play.  They are a relatively inexpensive product (ranging from about $10-$20) and they get everyone up and on their feet. Here are directions on how to use one:

  1. Buy (or make) a piñatashopping14-1
  2. Fill it with everyone’s favorite candy
  3. Tie the piñata up in a high place (ex. On a tree branch)
  4. Blind fold the first child
  5. Hand them a bat (or stick) and tell them to try and hit the piñata
  6. Keep giving the kids turns until they are finally able to smack the piñata open.
  7. Once it opens, the candy will explode out and the kids can grab it.


4. Homemade Maracas From Made Everyday (

Having a craft at a kid’s party is always a great idea for keeping them       entertained. An easy and creative Cinco De Mayo craft for your party could be making          homemade maracas. Below are the directions:


  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Popcorn kernels or rice
  • Plastic spoons
  • Markers
  • White tape


  1. Fill an egg with kernels or rice
  2. Close the egg shut
  3. Tape two plastic spoons to each side of the egg (handles facing down)
  4. Tape the two spoon ends together
  5. Use the markers to decorate the white tape
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