Cinco de Mayo essentials

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Cinco de Mayo is only a few days away and I know you are going to party like there's no mañana!! Whether you have invited all your friends over for a great, big tequila-fest or you are a party of one I hope everyone gets a chance to at least have a stellar margarita and maybe a taco or two.

If you are planning a great big fiesta, I've put together 12 essentials that you must not party without, plus 7 taco recipes that will leave all your amigos thinking you are bien chingona.

So let's hop to it!

  1. I'm all about easy decorations and these Amscan Tissue Paper Fans are so bright and colorful.
  2. You are definitely going to need a cocktail shaker and some decent bar tools. I love this Electro Barware kit because it has everything you need and nothing you don't.
  3. If you're planning for a lot of people margaritas by the pitcher are a must. This Beehive Beverage Server looks dazzling and is an easy way to let people help themselves.
  4. Classic Mexican music to get the party started.
  5. Limes will need juicing, like a lot of limes. You'll want to carry this citrus reamer around in your back pocket.
  6. A oversized molcajete like this one is perfect for making guacamole for a crowd.
  7. Carved from a single rock of Himalayan Salt these shot glasses are specifically made for sipping (or shooting) tequila and mezcal.
  8. Weathered blue melamine plates make tacos pop and won't break when the party gets cray-cray.
  9. You can't have a Cinco de Mayo party without margarita glasses, I mean come on.
  10. A taco rack makes serving tacos a cinch.
  11. Sophisticated woven placemats for under plates or serving dishes. Durable vinyl-weave linens wipe clean.
  12. Impress your friends with handmade tortillas. A tortilla press makes them fairly easy to pull off.

Check out the original post on ¡Hola! Jalapeño for 7 Cinco de Mayo party-ready taco recipes!

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