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A Cinco de Mayo Party for Everyone!

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Fresh California Avocados are in season—just in time for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations! From a fiesta brunch to a family dinner to an all-night guacamole bash, make your fiesta fantastic with these helpful tips.


Refresh Your Cinco de Mayo Party Menu

Create a menu that balances sweet and salty. We put together some of our menu ideas, but consider the addition of breakfast foods like avocado on toast, or try avocado-infused margaritas, gluten-free options like marinated veggie kabobs or avocado salads but don’t forget the guacamole! With that kind of variety, you can be assured the dishes will appeal to all of your guests.


Simple Swaps

Try serving a variety of guacamole dips with baked organic chips or veggies. Guacamole is great with carrots, celery or bell peppers. Or check out this handy chart for other quick and easy avocado substitution ideas to wow your guests while being conscious of the foods they eat:

Cinco de Mayo Party Simple Avocado Swaps


Set the Mood

Every Cinco de Mayo party should have great ambiance, and a little planning can go a long way. Visit a party store in advance to get your creative Cinco de Mayo juices flowing. Struggling with a theme? Get Cinco de Mayo party ideas on our Pinterest board.

Follow California Avocados's board Cinco de Mayo on Pinterest.

Tip: If you’re having a large group over, set up a buffet station where guests can build their own plates (and go back for seconds)! If the weather is nice, and you have access to outdoor space, take the festivities outside for fresh air and easier clean up.

Always provide colorful plate options, and decorate your tables with fresh, vibrant daisies or cactus plants, or set out bowls of California Avocados with other fruits and vegetables to brighten up the mood. Crank up the music and dance! Not only is it fun, but it also burns calories.


What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? Will you be celebrating? We’d love to know what you’ll be preparing in the comments below.