3 must-haves for Cinco de Mayo

3 must-haves for Cinco de Mayo

No matter where you live, you can still celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This holiday, which honors Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, is a great reason to get together with friends and family while eating tasty foods and sipping on festive cocktails. If you want to spruce up an ordinary Monday, why don't you host a last-minute celebration in your New York home? Follow these helpful tips to make your soiree go off without a hitch:

  • Delicious food: A party wouldn't be complete without food. Tonight is a great time to display a make-your-own taco station. Divide all of the toppings – including cheese, salsa and sour cream – into individual bowls. You can even opt to make homemade guacamole as a festive (and tasty) appetizer.
  • Drinks: For guests who are 21 and over, serve up refreshing margaritas. Garnish these drinks with a lime and serve them in stylish glasses.
  • Table decor: "Using a Mexican carpet or blanket for a table runner is a fast and easy way to decorate. Mexican textiles are iconic and beautiful, with simple, yet evocative patterns and colors," writes a lifestyle blogger for Fox News. In addition to table linens, you can also spruce up your dining room table with colorful foods, such as salsa and guacamole. "Mexican food is delicious to the taste-buds and can be pleasant to the eyes. Keep the colors bright and lively," suggests the source.

They'll be many causes for celebration this spring and summer! If you're looking for custom window coverings to get your home in great shape before inviting guests over, be sure to shop at Metropolitan Window Fashions!