Cinco de Mayo!!!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday celebrated in the United States and primarily limited to the state of Puebla in Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
I just found that description of Cinco de Mayo and thought it was especially cool since my brother is actually serving a mission in Puebla, Mexico as we speak!
So who else is celebrating this day? Growing up in So. California, we always had a Cinco de Mayo celebration at school… but lately I haven’t heard too much fuss over the holiday. I’m still planning on having a little fun with my kids and think this is a perfect reason to have a Mexican feast for dinner!
Here is what we will be eating and making:
(click on the picture to see the recipes and tutorial)
Anyone else planning some fun festivities?

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. drooling at 8am for your enchiladas and salsa!!!

  2. the thrifty ba says:
  3. Melissa says:

    I"m doing that pinata tonight with the kids! They'll love it!

  4. Mexican food for dinner, mariachi music and Hot Chocolate cake for dessert-Yum! Your encheladas look delish!

  5. Stacy of KSW says:

    Just finished our pinata, thank you SO much for the idea. The kids LOVED it!

  6. artsy_momma says:

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