Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year, so a Taco Tuesday themed Cinco de Mayo party is perfect! And I’m sharing a DIY cactus letter sign craft, some free printables, food and drink ideas, and a fresh salsa recipe so you can make your own Taco Tuesday Cinco de Mayo party.
If want to host your own Taco Tuesday party, you’re going to need these DIY cactus letters! They are super easy to make, just a little bit time consuming. So if you have some time to sit on the couch and poke toothpicks into papier-mâché letters while watching tv or a movie, then you can make these. You can find the instructions here. Just an FYI, I used 8″ letters and went through one 500-count pack of toothpicks (snapped in half, so 1,000 toothpicks) to make these letters.Want some free printable food signs? You can find some awesome food signs over on Happy Thought. I altered a few of the signs, so mine are a bit different, but they also provide a page of blank signs in case you don’t have Photoshop. I love the designs which are papel picado inspired.
If you’re hosting a party for a large group of people, may I suggest serving reheated frozen taquitos, rolled tacos, and tamales? They are so easy to simply heat up and serve when you don’t want be stuck in the kitchen. I grabbed Chicken Taquitos, Rolled Beef and Cheese Tacos, and Beef Tamales and they were all so good!The taquitos and rolled tacos are perfect for dipping into salsa and I served them with rice and beans, tortilla chips, and Jarritos.Oh, and some fresh, homemade salsa!Want to make your own salsa? I’ve got the recipe below, it’s based off my favorite brand of salsa, so it might still need a bit of tweaking to get it perfect, but it’s still so good!
- 3 cups diced tomatoes, skin and meat only, no juice or seeds.
- 1 medium or large white onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, de-seeded and diced
- 4 jalapeño peppers, de-seeded and sided
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Combine the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño peppers, tomato puree, red wine vinegar, and salt into your mixer and lightly pulse a few times.
- Pour into a bowl and enjoy!
And a word of caution, when cutting those peppers, do NOT touch your face. Trust me.
And for dessert? Churro ice cream sundaes!If you’re planning to host your own Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party, pin the below photo to Pinterest so you can come back and make the DIY cactus letters, print out the free printables, or grab the recipe for fresh, homemade salsa:I’ve shared my Taco Tuesday party with you, but be sure to let me know in the comments how you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.