How to Plan a Festive Cinco de Mayo Office Party

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Cinco de Mayo, an annual celebration held on May 5, has become one of the most loved national holidays across the United States. Often confused with Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire. It has since become a symbol of Mexican-American culture. Every spring, millions of Americans celebrate over margaritas and tacos in honor of this historical moment. Really, any day is a good day for a taco, but if you’re looking for some ideas for how to plan a Cinco de Mayo office party, we have a few for you:

Party Bites That Are Muy Delicioso: Treat your hard-working team to a fiesta filled with mouthwatering appetizers and fun stations. Cinco de Mayo is a flexible holiday to plan food around because there are so many ways to dress a plate in various shades of green and red. Our creative culinary team would love to help you create a menu for your Cinco de Mayo office party. Whether you’re planning a breakfast workshop, lunch meeting or evening party, we can help you arrange the perfect setup. This post offers a few of our favorite app menu items off our corporate menu that would fit seamlessly into your Cinco de Mayo theme.

Zesty Small Bites: Every fiesta needs flavorful finger foods, including a table of chips, salsa and the following:

Siesta Nacho Bar Break: Warm nacho cheese sauce, yellow corn tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream and jalapeño slices

Carne De Vaca Quesadilla: Tender braised beef, chihuahua cheese, scallions and tomatoes in a flour tortilla

Chicken Quesadilla: Grilled chicken, tomatoes, red onions and a touch of chipotle chilies in a flour tortilla

Veggie Quesadilla: Spinach, artichoke hearts, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and melted jack cheese in a flour tortilla

Meals with A Kick: It wouldn’t be a Cinco de Mayo party without tacos. Here are some of our go-to fiesta picks:

Taco Stand: Seasoned ground beef, seasoned shredded chicken, refried beans, mexicali rice, shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream, warm corn and flour tortillas

Finest Fiesta: Barbacoa beef, fajita chicken, vegetable fajitas, mexicali rice, refried beans, chipotle roasted potatoes, cheese, salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, chips, pickled jalapenos, warm corn and flour tortillas

At the same time, it’s important to accommodate guests with various dietary preferences. Try our delicious Mexicali Salad, which can be ordered on its own or along with one of the above packages. It features romaine, tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, red onions, shredded cheese and tortilla strips with cilantro chili dressing

Morning Fiesta: Wake your coworkers with a Cinco de Mayo breakfast feast. Regardless of dietary preference, everyone should start their morning out right. Consider these tasty breakfast spreads:

Make-Your-Own-Breakfast Tacos: Scrambled eggs and sweet potato green chili hash served with warm corn tortillas, pickled jalapeños, guacamole, queso fresco, shredded lettuce, salsa verde.

Make-Your-Own Vegan Breakfast Tacos: Sweet potato green chili hash and breakfast black beans served with warm corn tortillas, pickled jalapeños, guacamole, shredded lettuce, salsa verde

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas: Someone pass the margaritas! If you’re planning a late-night Cinco de Mayo celebration with some coworkers, consider adding a few margaritas to the lineup as well as some non-alcoholic beverages.

Colorful Décor: It’s important that your Cinco de Mayo party decor pays tribute to the Mexican-American culture and the people responsible for creating its customs, art forms and traditions. Think of any authentic Mexican restaurant you’ve frequented and use it as inspiration.

Corona bottles with tissue paper flowers or lights, succulent centerpieces arranged in empty cans of Salsa de Chile Fresco, multi-colored banners, serape blankets—clear jars filled with red peppers and jalapenos would be easy, inexpensive ways for you to style your office.

Planning a Cinco de Mayo office party will bring a lot of joy and excitement to your office. To enlist the help of our friendly and knowledgeable catering team, contact us online or give us a call at 414.671.1200.