Balloons make for really fun and colorful party decorations! In preparation for Cinco de Mayo, I decided to create this papel picado inspired banner hung from balloons. I skipped the traditional colors in favor of pretty pinks making this the perfect way to decorate for a girl’s night in Cinco de Mayo party. Sometimes drinking margaritas with your girlfriends is the only way to go. But using balloons for decorations can be tricky. Read on to find out how to use balloons to hang your papel picado or other party signs!
I’ve always seen Micheladas and been so jealous. I love Corona and think it would be a fantastic ingredient to use in other drink recipes. But I don’t love a Bloody Mary which a Michelada resembles. So when I saw the Chelada recipe in Rachael Ray, I got so excited! It called for just two ingredients and sounded super easy to make. And with Cinco de Mayo coming up, it seemed like the perfect time to try one out.
So I grabbed my lime essential oil and added a few drops! It was perfect! If you don’t have the oil handy, you can also add a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
- 6 oz. Corona or other light Mexican beer
- 3 oz. Limeade
- 1-2 drops lime essential oil (optional, can substitute a squeeze of fresh lime juice)
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Add beer.
- Top with Limeade.
- Add lime essential oil or fresh lime juice to taste.
- Give a gentle stir.
- Consider rimming the glass with salt if you like that sort of thing.
Need other Cinco de Mayo ideas?
These papel picado inspired drink flags are super easy to make a great way to garnish a drink.
My favorite cucumber margarita recipe. Best ever.
The world’s best frozen margarita recipe. At least in my world it is…
You should totally make this Mexican beer, chocolate and chile ice cream.
Need a snack? This avocado hummus with jalapeno and cilantro is perfect.
You’ll probably want to make this super simple tortilla soup for dinner.
This Mexican caprese tostada will totally hit the spot.
YOU GUYS! How rad is this little baby poncho!?! Our friends threw their kid’s a fiesta themed party a month ago and I thought this was SO great and perfect for those of you that have babies or little kids and are planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! They made this adorable little pullover out of a placemat! Genius, right?! They nailed this theme and the entire party was amazing. I wish I had saved the invitation because it was adorable. It was essentially 3 cards sewn together to look like papel picado. Which really isn’t that surprising considering that our friends run a custom invitation company. So if you have a little one, then you need to make them a poncho. That is all there is to it!
So last summer I discovered that I really enjoy tequila. Or rather tequila based cocktails. I’ve never been a shots kind of a girl and I don’t think my late 30’s, with two small children, is the time to start. And since I like the flavor of limes so much it makes sense that I would love a good margarita. About 6 months ago I asked my Facebook followers for their favorite margarita recipes. They were varied to say the least. So I decided I would try several of them and see which ones I like the best. It was hard work, you guys. But these are the kinds of things I do for you. Turns out I found the best frozen margarita recipe. Ever.
I know that the flavor of a margarita depends of the taste of the tequila you are using. I’m not a tequila expert at all. I just used what we had in the cupboard. I see the guys on Real Housewives drinking a lot of Don Julio so I’m guessing that is a good brand to use. And let’s talk for a second about the lime shortage we are currently facing. Are you all as broken up about it as I am? And I’m not even exaggerating about that. I went to my grocery the other day to get limes for the margaritas, some salsas and guacamole I was going to make. And my store was completely out of them. Like, there were no limes in the entire store. I asked. Luckily my mom was able to grab a few from her store for me but that is why you see the bottled lime juice in some of the photos. I’ve had to supplement with it. It is not ideal. I’m thinking about starting a fundraising campaign for the lime plight. My summer relies heavily on limes. But back to the margaritas.