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Cinco de Mayo Party for 7’s

Cinco de Mayo Party for 7’s

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so I wanted to share some ideas so that 7’s can celebrate too! I recently received a wonderful Cinco de Mayo themed box from Oriental Trading Company.

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Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the victory at the Battle of Pubela. It was a great moral boost for the Mexican army. It helped create a sense of unity and national pride. Cinco de May has evolved over the years into a celebration of Mexican culture.  Parties often feature ethnic clothing, food, music, dancing, etc.

With the help of Nevaeh, Ava, Ella, and Zeus I bring to you the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party for 7’s.

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The girls wanted to play with the mini maracas as soon as they saw them. They also quickly divided up the mariachi rubber ducks!

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We ate taquitos (rolled tortillas with taco meat and cheese), corn chips, and conchas (bread topped with a cookie looking like a sea shell).  We drank strawberry Aqua de Fresa (strawberry water).

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After a nice lunch, we did an arts and crafts project. The girls worked on Fiesta themed Picture Frame  Magnets.

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I really liked that the foam pieces have adhesive backs. There was no glue to worry about. The pieces are easy to push out of the sheets. You just peel the sticker back off and set it where you want the image at.

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They were all very happy with the final outcome of their picture frames.

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I had left the table cloth on the table after lunch. When the girls were done, I was able to do a 5 second clean up!

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Even Bebita was feeling festive! Bebita wore 2 different sombreros during the party.

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The sombrero lollipops made a great distraction while the pinata was being set up. I think the banana and pineapple flavors were the winners! There were also lime and mango flavors.

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For the pinata, I decided to have them go in order by age. Zeus, Ella, Ava, then Nevaeh. I figured the smaller ones needed to go first in case one of the bigger kids broke the pinata easily. We used a special festive pinata stick.

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First up was  2 year old Zeus! With a little bit of instruction, he was able to hit the pinata.

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Next was 4 year old Ava.

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Ava was followed by her 5 year old sister, Ella.

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Finishing each rotation was 6 year old Nevaeh.

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The pinata was actually a lot sturdier then I expected. The children had multiple turns. The first part to break off was the donkey’s nose.

cinco de mayo The pinata contained whistles, temporary tattoos, bracelets, and all sorts of candy. The kids had so much fun collecting it all.

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The party was a huge success. Zeus loved his treat bag.  Neveah couldn’t get enough candy. Ava was so proud of her picture frame. Ella enjoyed hitting the pinata.c

Everyone had fun celebrating the wonderful culture of our neighbors from Mexico.