First, let’s get our facts straight about Cinco de Mayo.
It’s not Mexican Independence Day. The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Mexican kids don’t go to school on May 5, but it’s only an official holiday in two Mexican states. It’s a much bigger deal in the United States, where Cinco de Mayo has become a chance to embrace and celebrate Mexican culture.
And yes, that might mean having a few drinks.
Here are some tips for throwing a memorable fiesta at your Edison, NJ, rental.
A piñata. What’s a fiesta without a piñata?
Paper Decorations. Cut shapes from tissue paper using craft punches, then string the sheets together for a tradition Mexican decoration.
Flowers. Go bright and bold!
Margaritas. Did we really need to say this? Find your favorite recipe—or recipes—and multiply accordingly.
Guacamole. It’s easy to make, and you can never have enough. Plus, did you know that avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol free?
Horchata. Never had this classic Mexican cinnamon-vanilla rice drink? Prepare for a new craving …
This is just the beginning. Fiesta ideas are endless, so dig deep into Mexico’s rich culture and see what you can find.
Enjoy the day at your Edison rental—just don’t eat the worm!