April's nearly over, which means everyone's favorite Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, is on its way! If you've always wanted to throw a celebration on May 5th, you're certainly not alone. After all, who doesn't love tacos and tequila? But if you want to make sure your fiesta is unforgettable, you'll definitely want to include our melamine dinnerware sets into the festivities. Since they come in three main styles -- romantic, classic, and modern -- our patterns will fit in perfectly with your party theme. To make sure your Cinco de Mayo gathering is a success, be sure to follow the tips below.
Make a Taco Bar
For events like this, you'll probably find it's easier for your guests to DIY. But that doesn't mean you can't use your beautiful melamine dinnerware sets! You'll want to include hard shell taco shells and soft tortillas, along with shredded chicken, ground beef, refried beans, cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, a few different types of salsa, and, of course, guacamole. That'll make it easy for guests to make their own creations and go back for seconds (or thirds!). Use our most festive types of dinnerware sets, like from our Porto Chalé collection, to give the meal some extra flavor. You can even bring everything out on our serving trays to save time and make sure you don't spill!
Sip on Seasonal Drinks
Most people will want to celebrate with a bit of tequila, but don't be afraid to get creative with your cocktails. Look for recipes that use herbs, spices, and citrus fruit. For instance, try some drinks that incorporate mango, pineapple, jalapeño, chilis, blood oranges, grapefruit, mint, cilantro, and lime. You can even make non-alcoholic versions so the kids and designated drivers don't have to miss out on the fun. And since our Aurora drinkware is ideal for outdoor entertaining and comes in bold colors, you'll never have to worry about serving boring drinks.
Get Moving With Music
There's no excuse not to dance on Cinco de Mayo! Turn up the volume a bit with salsa, mariachi, or other Latin favorites. It's the perfect excuse to blast your favorite Santana tune or your beloved Selena album. And if you get a little carried away with the dancing, you won't need to stress about breaking your dishes; our melamine dinnerware sets are virtually indestructible, which means way less stress and way more fun for you.
Have a Sweet Ending
Of course, you have to end the night with a little bit of sweetness. Why not try frying up your own churros with chocolate sauce? Or you can really have some fun and set up a candy-filled piñata! There's no better way to feel like you're a kid again than by taking a blindfolded whack at that colorful donkey. You can even compete with your friends and family for silly prizes, too. Be sure to take photos and video to capture the moment someone breaks it open!
However you choose to celebrate your favorite holidays, Q Squared can help you make any event feel more special. This Cinco de Mayo, be sure to take advantage of our 25% off special on all Aurora drinkware from May 1-5. For more information on our melamine dinnerware sets and other products, get in touch with us today!