Friday Finds: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We uncovered some of our favorite finds, recipes and party tools to enjoy this popular Mexican holiday. Here are a few of our favorite finds:

Cinco de Mayo
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We love Pinterest for inspiration, and for Cinco de Mayo we discovered a fun collection of ideas from Hello Society including Cinco de Mayo party decorationsand a recipe for Tequila sunrise

Cinco de Mayo Dancing Girls

Another favorite is the cute DIY toilet paper tubes where you and your kids can make Cinco de Mayo Dancing Girls. Created by Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! (http://hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2013/04/mini-pinata-tutorial-cinco-de-mayo-dancing-girls.html), the tutorial includes pictures and a step-by-step guide to make these fun crafts.

Cinco de Mayo

For food ideas, we love finger food that are easy to prepare, yet full of vibrant taste and flavors. Get your taste buds dancing with a Creamy Spicy Mango Salsa, following with delicious Poblano Chicken Tostadas and top it all with Quick Chipotle Chilaquiles you can whip up in a flash. Some of our favorites are the CREAMY SPICY MANGO SALSACREAMY POBLANO CHICKEN TOSTADAS, and the delicious QUICK CHIPOTLE CHILAQUILES for some quick and easy options this Cinco de Mayo. For more fantastic recipes, be sure to check out Vivemejor.com.

Cinco de Mayo

Birthday Party Express: For those serving up drinks, we love their plastic margarita glasses that you can rim with sugar and add lime slices to complete the look. To add some more fiesta flair to your refreshments table, dress up your drinks with our fiesta serape drink cozies! One size fits most bottles – just slip on and sip! Adding some fun fake moustaches adds to the humor, and your guests will definitely get a kick out of them. To brighten up your party scene, we also love their festive paper fan decorations and the giant fiesta decorating kit. With three 24-foot banners, you’ll have enough party to go around for sure! You can even enhance the look further with handmade paper decorations of your own – this can make a great party activity for kids, too!

Avocado and Bean Dip - On Artisan Sesame Nut-Thins

Another way to celebrate is with healthy recipes featuring Blue Diamond's gluten-free Nut Thins! Nut Thins. Available in a variety of flavors from Hint of Sea Salt to Smokehouse to Pepper Jack Cheese – with 3 grams of protein and 130 calories per serving size (16 crackers - they’re a better-for-you option you can enjoy all year round. Check out this recipe for a delicious avocado & bean dip –perfect to serve with Nut Thins at this year’s Cinco de Mayo get together! 

Avocado & Bean Dip

Ingredients
1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained, divided
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained, divided
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup slivered Blue Diamond almonds, roasted
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons soy-based “sour cream”
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot sauce to taste

Directions

  1. Combine about half of kidney beans and about half of chickpeas in a food processor or blender, and pulse until mashed but still chunky.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients with the bean mixture above until well mixed.
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