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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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  • 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


  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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