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Cinco de Mayo – Lunch with Friends

Not working that day?... invite a few friends over for lunch… I have lots of menu ideas for that…. soup and a salad… and a little dessert… add a Margarita to it… and you have a great little celebration…

What could be better… a day off… an afternoon with good friends and good food… after all… Cinco de Mayo is all about fun and food.

Setting the Mood

Even a small informal lunch with friends can be festive… and not expensive… set the mood with the table… use a bright colored tablecloth or placemats… each place mat can be a different color… pick a bright color that matches all of them… and buy inexpensive paper napkins… you can find them at party supply stores or even Walmart.

Make a quick centerpiece … use a clay pot and buy a cactus… or… find a small sombrero and put that in the middle of the table. Or even make a unique topiary ….

The brightly colored topiary in the photo above is from Craftstylish … very inexpensive and easy to make… check out their website for easy step by step instructions by Jeffrey Rudell.

The Menu

Now here are a few luncheon ideas for you to consider when choosing the menu for your Cinco de Mayo lunch…


Black Bean and Bacon Soup

Salsa Corn Soup
Tortilla Soup

Main Course

Taco Salad

Smoked Turkey Quesadillas


Margarita Ole Bars


Cuervo Frozen Margarita

Classic Margarita
Non-Frozen and Frozen Raspberry Margarita
Non-Frozen and Frozen Peach Margarita
Non-Alcoholic Margarita Punch
Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Margarita



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