Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas That Are Actually Family-Friendly

Cinco de Mayo food for kids

Serve up some Mexican food that adults and kids alike will love. A taco bar station allows children to get involved with preparing their own meal.

Taco bar

Taco bar
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Ingredients:

  • Refried beans
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Carne asada (or chicken, pork or tofu)
  • Grilled peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Black olives
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Corn tortillas
  • Flour tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Chips
  • Guacamole

Directions:

  1. Heat and prepare the beans, vegetables and meat ahead of time.
  2. Place each item in its own bowl.
  3. Allow your family and children to make their own tacos — taco salad, nachos or on a plate.

Tip: Label each item in English and in Spanish to encourage learning of the Spanish language.

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