Just ‘cause there’s no fiesta on your radar doesn’t mean you
can’t spice up your Sunday with a li’l Cinco de Mayo flair. Here are five
easy ways to rock it this weekend.
Everyone’s gotta eat, right? Whether it’s breakfast, lunch,
dinner, dessert or a snack, you can tune in to this food-lovin’ holiday with
Mexican munchies. For breakfast, think huevos rancheros. For lunch or dinner,
tacos, fajitas or enchiladas = delish. For dessert, a li’l dulce de leche
sundae, and for snacks, there’s nothin’ better than a quick cheese quesadilla
or chips ‘n’ salsa.
Dial up the volume
Plug in to Pandora or Spotify and search for Mexican or
Latina singers, or Spanish-language music. Hope you’re ready to boogie, babe,
‘cause these tunes will make ya wanna bust a move.
Dress to impress
Traditional Mexican dress favors vibrant colors, rich, woven
materials and flowing fabric. Channel that vibe by adding a signature Cinco de
Mayo piece to your look today. A pair of turquoise earrings, an embroidered
top, a circle skirt or an open-weave scarf are chic choices.
Pull out your dancin’ shoes
Hangin’ with your hunnies? Make this Saturday sleepover into
booty camp, Glee-style! Park yourselves
in front of a computer and find a slew of Latin dance step tutorials on
YouTube. Teach yourselves how to salsa, cha cha and merengue—and laugh it up,
while you’re at it.
There are tons of examples of Mexican art and culture all
around you—you just need to look. Check out local museums for special exhibits
or collections that highlight aspects of Mexican history. Head to a video store
or Netflix for fabulous foreign films.
What are you doing to celebrate today, chicas?
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN Cinco de Mayo, spring fun