Cinco de Mayo is a day for everyone to celebrate Mexican pride. This event is also the perfect opportunity to teach your children about Mexican heritage through delicious snacks and tasty drinks. If you’re looking for great ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your kids but aren’t exactly sure which foods and drinks to try, you’ve come to the right place. We have 5 great snack and drink ideas that will make these festivities memorable for your kids.

Here are 5 treats to consider giving your children this 5th of May!

1. Chicken Cheese Quesadillas

A simple and quick recipe that kids love! You can customize them to be just cheese, or add the chicken or any other toppings your little picky eaters might be accepting today.


2. Flower Taco Bites

Bite sized finger foods might as well be a children’s love language. EAT WITH YOUR HANDS! It’s going to be the best part of your kid’s day!


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3. Dessert Nachos

Yaasssss, dessert nachos! Baked in cinnamon and sugar, then topped with fresh fruit and a chocolate drizzle it’s the perfect way to end your Cinco De Mayo with your babies.

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4. Virgin Margaritas

Gotta start ’em young! Kidding… But these little mocktails will have your littles excited to be just like the adults in the room. Just make sure you serve them the non-alcoholic version!

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5. Make-Your-Own Tacos

Kids often get so used to being served food and told what to eat. The rare opportunity to make their own dinner (without burning down your house, or destroying the floors with toddler style meal preparations) they will find joy in making their own creations! Plus, they can’t complain about that lettuce on their taco, if they put it there themselves! Ownership, kids.

[Source: YouthRadioEats.blogspot.ca]

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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