Fiesta Worthy Cinco de Mayo Craft Projects

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While it’s contrary to popular belief in America, Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s independence day. That, mi amigo, is on Diez y Seis de Septembre. Rather it’s a holiday that’s observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory against the French in on the 5th of May in 1862 called the Battle of Puebla. Note that at the time Mexico was taken over by France 6 months before that and it had previously been an independent nation since the early 1800s. This should be obvious to us Americans since Texas fought a war with them to gain independence from Mexico and that US fought a war with Mexico during the 1840s so it could take over some of its lands. So what the Mexicans were fighting for in 1862 was to regain their independence, this time from the French. Did the Battle of Puebla accomplish that? Well, in the short run. It wasn’t a strategic victory, just a symbolic one for the Mexican government which bolstered a resistance movement as well as establish a much needed national unity and patriotism. A year later, France would send 30,000 troops to defeat the Mexican Army, capture Mexico City, installed Maximilian I as “Emperor,” and occupied the country for 3 years from 1864-1867. Sure the Battle of Puebla was a significant battle since it was an unlikely victory by the Mexican Army who were against an enemy that was better equipped and outnumbered them 11,000 to 4,000. And the fact that no country in the Americas has been invaded by a European military force ever since.Yes, that’s quite impressive. But I don’t understand why Mexico would want to honor the Battle of Puebla with a holiday like Cinco de Mayo. It just makes no sense to me because you can say the same about some of the battles during the American Revolution and Americans don’t make holidays over the Battles of Trenton or Princeton. Besides, it’s said that the first Cinco de Mayo celebration wasn’t in Mexico at all, but by Mexican American miners in California in 1863. And it’s actually more of a significant holiday for Mexican Americans. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo isn’t exactly a national holiday and its observance there is like how Americans observe Columbus Day. Sure public schools tend to be closed on May 5, nationwide in Mexico, but other than that, not much else except in Puebla and Veracruz. Nevertheless, since Cinco de Mayo is a significant holiday for Mexican Americans, then I probably should do a post on it. After all, Mexicans are the largest Latino group in the US, which makes Cinco de Mayo a major holiday in California and Texas. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of Cinco de Mayo craft projects.

  1. A decomesh fiesta wreath always shows where the party is.
I have to admit, this is a lovely fiesta wreath. Like the pinata in the center.

I have to admit, this is a lovely fiesta wreath. Like the pinata in the center.

2. This flower pot is well suited for cacti.

Well, the cacti and this flower pot give it a real Mexican feel. Love how it's painted.

Well, the cacti and this flower pot give it a real Mexican feel. Love how it’s painted.

3. Empty Corona bottles always make great Cinco de Mayo vases.

Well, the water in the bottles has food coloring in it to get the transparent color look. But the flowers are lovely.

Well, the water in the bottles has food coloring in it to get the transparent color look. But the flowers are lovely.

4. Sometimes a sombrero is too pretty to wear on a Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

This one is covered in flowers and is used as an outdoor decoration. Love the ribbons, too. So pretty.

This one is covered in flowers and is used as an outdoor decoration. Love the ribbons, too. So pretty.

5. You can make a fiesta floral wreath with some ribbons, bows, and tissue paper.

The tissue paper involved with this wreath is used for flowers. But it looks quite festive just the same.

The tissue paper involved with this wreath is used for flowers. But it looks quite festive just the same.

6. Those who wish to take pride in their Chicano heritage, you may use this decorative flower pot.

This is a painted flower pot in Mexican flag colors. Like the tissue paper flower on the top.

This is a painted flower pot in Mexican flag colors. Like the tissue paper flower on the top.

7. These decorative gourds will be a fine addition to any Cinco de Mayo party.

Okay, maybe it's not decorative gourd season. But these gourds certainly have Mexican inspired art on them. So it counts.

Okay, maybe it’s not decorative gourd season. But these gourds certainly have Mexican inspired art on them. So it counts.

8. For Cinco de Mayo, you can’t go wrong with a feathered sombrero wreath.

Well, these sombreros seem to be made from styrofoam. And those pinatas seem quite small. But I like it.

Well, these sombreros seem to be made from styrofoam. And those pinatas seem quite small. But I like it.

9. Make your Cinco de Mayo hot with this spicy chili pepper wreath.

According to Pinterest, this is said to come from Martha Stewart's website. Still, I hope those chili peppers are plastic because real chili peppers should only be used for cooking.

According to Pinterest, this is said to come from Martha Stewart’s website. Still, I hope those chili peppers are plastic because real chili peppers should only be used for cooking.

10. Don’t live where’s there’s cacti? How about use rocks instead?

I have to admit, painting rock cacti is pretty creative. I recommend this for Chicanos who might celebrate Cinco de Mayo in my neck of the woods.

I have to admit, painting rock cacti is pretty creative. I recommend this for Chicanos who might celebrate Cinco de Mayo in my neck of the woods.

11. For Cinco de Mayo, sometimes a multicolored ribbon wreath is all you need on your front door.

Well, that certainly looks festive. Love the bright colors and ribbons on this one.

Well, that certainly looks festive. Love the bright colors and ribbons on this one.

12. Who can ever celebrate Cinco de Mayo without these amigurumi?

Sure they may denote Mexican food stereotypes like chili peppers, tacos, margaritas, and that square bread thing. But these are adorable.

Sure they may denote Mexican food stereotypes like chili peppers, tacos, margaritas, and that square bread thing. But these are adorable.

13. In preparing for your Cinco de Mayo party, it sometimes helps if you use a ceiling hanging or two.

Not sure if it's a craft project or not. But if it is, it's probably made by someone with too much time on their hands. Still, it's quite lovely.

Not sure if it’s a craft project or not. But if it is, it’s probably made by someone with too much time on their hands. Still, it’s quite lovely.

14. Nothing makes your food look more festive on Cinco de Mayo than this Mexican dish.

You were probably thinking I was going to show food. But this is a Mexican inspired dish which has a lovely design on it.

You were probably thinking I was going to show food. But this is a Mexican inspired dish which has a lovely design on it.

15. A wreath like this on Cinco de Mayo always denotes a fiesta going on.

Because it says "fiesta" on the wreath. And it's decorated in bright colors, flowers, and ribbons.

Because it says “fiesta” on the wreath. And it’s decorated in bright colors, flowers, and ribbons.

16. You heard of tacos and pinatas? Well, here’s a taco pinata.

I'm sure you don't want to eat that. But I have to admit, it's pretty funny and charming.

I’m sure you don’t want to eat that. But I have to admit, it’s pretty funny and charming.

17. These fiesta birds would surely make a festive presence.

I think this might be a kid craft project of some sort. But I don't think these were made by kids though. The detail looks too intricate.

I think this might be a kid craft project of some sort. But I don’t think these were made by kids though. The detail looks too intricate.

18. For your Cinco de Mayo fiesta, these pinata candle holders would make fine centerpieces on any table.

Well, each one is decorated with flowers and pinatas. Quite festive and very creative if I say so myself.

Well, each one is decorated with flowers and pinatas. Quite festive and very creative if I say so myself.

19. Nothing shows you where the margaritas are than a wreath of small umbrellas.

Okay, I know some people use Cinco de Mayo as a way of wasting away again in Margaritaville. Still, this could also be used for luau parties.

Okay, I know some people use Cinco de Mayo as a way of wasting away again in Margaritaville. Still, this could also be used for luau parties.

20. For Cinco de Mayo a festive flower pot is great for orange flowers.

I like how this flower pot is painted. And it seems that the front has a Spanish word on it for mermaid.

I like how this flower pot is painted. And it seems that the front has a Spanish word on it for mermaid.

21. Nothing makes a better clock on Cinco de Mayo than one like this.

This one also has Spanish words on it. But I could tell it's Mexican inspired because it has a sugar skull at the 9.

This one also has Spanish words on it. But I could tell it’s Mexican inspired because it has a sugar skull at the 9.

22. On Cinco de Mayo, this chili pepper margarita glass is hot stuff.

However, if you drink too many margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, you might soon be searching for your lost shaker of salt. Well, that's what Jimmy Buffett says.

However, if you drink too many margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, you might soon be searching for your lost shaker of salt. Well, that’s what Jimmy Buffett says.

23. Bell peppers make great Cinco de Mayo candle holders.

And they come in 4 colors: orange, green, yellow, and red. Unfortunately, Dios didn't get around to creating a blue or purple one.

And they come in 4 colors: orange, green, yellow, and red. Unfortunately, Dios didn’t get around to creating a blue or purple one.

24. On Cinco de Mayo, kick back in these Mexican styled ottomans.

Yes, I know I'm putting these on for Cinco de Mayo. But I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy these to use for a once a year decoration. Furniture must be used year round.

Yes, I know I’m putting these on for Cinco de Mayo. But I wouldn’t recommend anyone to buy these to use for a once a year decoration. Furniture must be used year round.

25. Well, that’s a lovely fiesta floral centerpiece.

Well, I found this under Cinco de Mayo crafts on Pinterest. So it better be used for the holiday. Still, it's beautiful.

Well, I found this under Cinco de Mayo crafts on Pinterest. So it better be used for the holiday. Still, it’s beautiful.

26. Can’t get cacti? How about make some cacti sculptures?

Well, I think these might be made of clay. But you have to appreciate the work put into them. Like the small saguaro.

Well, I think these might be made of clay. But you have to appreciate the work put into them. Like the small saguaro.

27. Nothing makes a better fiesta table than a mosaic one like this.

Once again, furniture should be used year round. I'm just putting this one up because it looks Mexican inspired. And it's very pretty.

Once again, furniture should be used year round. I’m just putting this one up because it looks Mexican inspired. And it’s very pretty.

28. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a wreath like this on your front door.

This one is of the Mexican flag. I kind of wish it'd include an eagle with a snake in its mouth. But you can't have everything.

This one is of the Mexican flag. I kind of wish it’d include an eagle with a snake in its mouth. But you can’t have everything.

29. On Cinco de Mayo, you can’t go wrong with a cornhusk doll.

To be fair, cornhusk dolls were also prominent in the US. However, this one is dressed as a Mexican dancer.

To be fair, cornhusk dolls were also prominent in the US. However, this one is dressed as a Mexican dancer.

30. Pinatas can come in any size.

Sure you might not get much candy out of it if you break it. But it's adorable.

Sure you might not get much candy out of it if you break it. But it’s adorable.

31. How would you like a decomesh flower wreath like this at your gate?

This has to be a big wreath since gate entrances are usually wider. Nevertheless, it's lovely to behold.

This has to be a big wreath since gate entrances are usually wider. Nevertheless, it’s lovely to behold.

32. A glittery cactus will always stand out at any fiesta.

I'm sure these are fake cacti in the pot. But they sure do sparkle.

I’m sure these are fake cacti in the pot. But they sure do sparkle.

33. Celebrate your Cinco de Mayo with a lovely decomesh wreath like this at your front door.

Yes, it's another Cinco de Mayo wreath. I have quite a few of them on this post. But this one has thicker ribbons and a sombrero on top.

Yes, it’s another Cinco de Mayo wreath. I have quite a few of them on this post. But this one has thicker ribbons and a sombrero on top.

34. Got empty glass bottles? Have them say, “Ole!”

I have to admit this is funny. Like how bottles are dressed like banditos with their own mustaches and sombreros.

I have to admit this is funny. Like how bottles are dressed like banditos with their own mustaches and sombreros.

35. On Cinco de Mayo, sometimes 3 wreaths are better than one.

This is especially when they're strung together and look the same. Can't help but love this though.

This is especially when they’re strung together and look the same. Can’t help but love this though.

36. Now that you’ve hunted down a pinata, perhaps use its skin for interior decorating.

This is a pinata skin rug which I don't think is possible to do. Still, I think its hilarious.

This is a pinata skin rug which I don’t think is possible to do. Still, I think its hilarious.

37. Painted cacti always has to match with painted pots.

Yes, I know these are rocks painted as cacti. But at least these are in appropriate Mexican inspired painted flower pots.

Yes, I know these are rocks painted as cacti. But at least these are in appropriate Mexican inspired painted flower pots.

38. “Aaaah! There’s an invisible mariachi in my room!”

Didn't know the Invisible Man celebrated Cinco de Mayo considering that he's supposed to be British. Still, this is funny.

Didn’t know the Invisible Man celebrated Cinco de Mayo considering that he’s supposed to be British. Still, this is funny.

39. Never seen a chair as colorful as this.

Well, it may not be for Cinco de Mayo. But it's sure Mexican inspired. So it goes on.

Well, it may not be for Cinco de Mayo. But it’s sure Mexican inspired. So it goes on.

40. Grace your couch this Cinco de Mayo with this serape throw.

Yes, I know a serape is a blanket. But I don't know if this counts as one. Still, it does have a serape color scheme.

Yes, I know a serape is a blanket. But I don’t know if this counts as one. Still, it does have a serape color scheme.

41. Your Cinco de Mayo veggies should be served on this chili pepper dip tray.

Then again, it looks quite small. But its pepper motifs make this Tex-Mex appropriate for the occasion.

Then again, it looks quite small. But its pepper motifs make this Tex-Mex appropriate for the occasion.

42. Nothing makes a splash this Cinco de Mayo than this flower pot fountain.

Then again, it doesn't seem much like an active fountain. But it's sure intricately painted. Love it.

Then again, it doesn’t seem much like an active fountain. But it’s sure intricately painted. Love it.

43. Grace your home this Cinco de Mayo with these festive flower trees.

Well, these are small and are mostly decorated in tissue paper. But they sure look festive.

Well, these are small and are mostly decorated in tissue paper. But they sure look festive.

44. On Cinco de Mayo, this sacred heart mirror looks great in any room.

Well, this is supposed to be a Mexican rendition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Looks cool though, especially with the silver flames.

Well, this is supposed to be a Mexican rendition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Looks cool though, especially with the silver flames.

45. Don’t have a wreath? Use a sombrero.

Now that's a fancy sombrero. Wouldn't want to put it on my front door this time of year due to the weather.

Now that’s a fancy sombrero. Wouldn’t want to put it on my front door this time of year due to the weather.

46. My. this wreath sure looks festive.

Yes, this is a very festive wreath indeed. Not because it's in bright colors with "Fiesta" on it.

Yes, this is a very festive wreath indeed. Not because it’s in bright colors with “Fiesta” on it.

47. Nothing brings in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo like this purse.

Or is it a pillow or pillow cover. Either way, Etsy says it has a colorful Mexican design on it.

Or is it a pillow or pillow cover. Either way, Etsy says it has a colorful Mexican design on it.

48. Didn’t know there was such a thing as a gilded pinata.

Well, this is a pinata with some gold spray paint on it. Though nice, I kind of prefer the colorful ones better.

Well, this is a pinata with some gold spray paint on it. Though nice, I kind of prefer the colorful ones better.

49. Step right out this Cinco de Mayo in these shoes.

Sure they're more suited for Dios de los Muertos. But they're Mexican inspired so I'll put them in this post.

Sure they’re more suited for Dia de los Muertos. But they’re Mexican inspired so I’ll put them in this post.

50. A decomesh wreath like this ensures that there’s a fiesta around the corner.

Well, this sure puts you in the fiesta spirit. Like the flowers and pinata on this.

Well, this sure puts you in the fiesta spirit. Like the flowers and pinata on this.

51. Cacti always look quite festive in sugar skull pots.

Yes, I know sugar skulls are more or less associated with Day of the Dead. Still, they're a Mexican motif and are intricately done. So they go on.

Yes, I know sugar skulls are more or less associated with Day of the Dead. Still, they’re a Mexican motif and are intricately done. So they go on.

52. These papermache sugar skulls make quite colorful Cinco de Mayo decorations.

I'm sure these weren't made by kids. Because they seem so intricately done you'd think they were created from some repressed art major.

I’m sure these weren’t made by kids. Because they seem so intricately done you’d think they were created from some repressed art major.

53. For Cinco de Mayo, this skull bottle will go well on any mantle.

I'm sure you won't be drinking anything out of this one. Because this is just for decoration. But it's lovely.

I’m sure you won’t be drinking anything out of this one. Because this is just for decoration. But it’s lovely.

54. If you have some Mexican cans, perhaps plant cacti in them.

Not sure where I could get those. But I think the cacti should feel right at home.

Not sure where I could get those. But I think the cacti should feel right at home.

55. These sugar skulls are as soft as they’re colorful.

Because they're made of felt and cotton. Nevertheless, they're sure pretty.

Because they’re made of felt and cotton. Nevertheless, they’re sure pretty.

56. You can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without this statue of Our Lady of Guadelupe.

Well, Our Lady of Guadelupe is a significant Mexican cultural icon. Also, at least her day of observance makes more sense than Cinco de Mayo.

Well, Our Lady of Guadelupe is a significant Mexican cultural icon. Also, at least her day of observance makes more sense than Cinco de Mayo.

57. This Mexican cross must’ve been done with holy hands.

This one is in a Mexican mosaic style. Think this might've been an Etsy listing.

This one is in a Mexican mosaic style. Think this might’ve been an Etsy listing.

58. For hanging decorations, you have to go with tissue paper flowers.

I've seen these on Pinterest and Etsy. While, indeed festive, I'm not sure where I'd put one if I had one.

I’ve seen these on Pinterest and Etsy. While, indeed festive, I’m not sure where I’d put one if I had one.

59. Ever heard of a cucumber cactus?

I've seen a lot of these, too. A lot of them are just cucumbers in pots with toothpicks in them. At least these have flowers.

I’ve seen a lot of these, too. A lot of them are just cucumbers in pots with toothpicks in them. At least these have flowers.

60. Nothing makes a better Cinco de Mayo fiesta than having a sombrero wreath at your door.

Well, this one brings out a festive mood. Like how it's decorated with ribbons, a serape, and a guitar.

Well, this one brings out a festive mood. Like how it’s decorated with ribbons, a serape, and a guitar.

61. You can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without a pair of maracas.

These are covered with colored duct tape. Not sure how they sound.

These are covered with colored duct tape. Not sure how they sound.

62. On Cinco de Mayo, even the margarita glasses have to have their own sombreros.

I don't know about this one. On one hand, that might be going to far. But on the other hand, looks quite charming.

I don’t know about this one. On one hand, that might be going to far. But on the other hand, looks quite charming.

63. This sombrero makes a big impression on Cinco de Mayo.

This one has a pinata, a sun, and a sunflower as well as a few other things. In any case, makes a lovely door decoration.

This one has a pinata, a sun, and a sunflower as well as a few other things. In any case, makes a lovely door decoration.

64. These sugar skulls have dazzling eyes.

They're also made from felt and are soft as can be. Love the crazy eyes though.

They’re also made from felt and are soft as can be. Love the crazy eyes though.

65. This fiesta wreath is known to say, “Ole!”

It also has a pinata near the top. Like the flowers on this one, especially the pink one.

It also has a pinata near the top. Like the flowers on this one, especially the pink one.

66. This wreath shows where the tacos are.

Because it's a taco shell wreath. Still, taco shells are food so this decoration will only last temporarily.

Because it’s a taco shell wreath. Still, taco shells are food so this decoration will only last temporarily.

67. Inside this box, you’ll find the Sacred Heart.

Well, it's Mexican inspired and listed on Etsy. So it goes on this post. Still, you have to admire the craftsmanship.

Well, it’s Mexican inspired and listed on Etsy. So it goes on this post. Still, you have to admire the craftsmanship.

68. Now this is a Sacred Heart box anyone could love.

You'll find a Sacred Heart in a lot of Mexican art as far as I see. But this one is quite ornate.

You’ll find a Sacred Heart in a lot of Mexican art as far as I see. But this one is quite ornate.

69. Nothing makes a Cinco de Mayo wreath than a serape.

This one seems more simpler than the other wreaths. Maybe because it uses a serape, a guitar, and some floral decor.

This one seems more simpler than the other wreaths. Maybe because it uses a serape, a guitar, and some floral decor.

70. Remember the bigger the pinata, the bigger the impression.

I'm sure some people will be tempted to destroy this given there's a pinata in the center. But I'm positive the pinata has no candy inside.

I’m sure some people will be tempted to destroy this given there’s a pinata in the center. But I’m positive the pinata has no candy inside.

Get in the Fiesta Spirit with These Treats of Cinco de Mayo

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Now as a Caucasian American in Pennsylvania, I don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo (though I did take Spanish in high school and college). But since most Hispanic Americans are Mexican and we have a lot of Hispanics in this country, I can’t really avoid doing a treat post on it. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican equivalent to the 4th of July. Rather it’s more like Mexican Saint Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated by Mexican Americans as a day of pride for their ethnic heritage. But instead of pertaining to religious connotations, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the anniversary of a famous Mexican battle in which their forces defeated the French on May 5, 1862. Of course, it didn’t stop the French from taking over Mexico and installing an Austrian prince as a puppet ruler under the title, “Emperor of Mexico.” But the Mexicans later fight back to regain their independence, have the Mexican puppet emperor killed, which would later drive his wife crazy (and being a sister of Belgium’s King Leopold II certainly didn’t help). Nevertheless, many people in the American Southwest who aren’t Mexican tend to celebrate this holiday as an excuse to party and to go wasting away again in Margaritaville. Still, it tends to be celebrated in places like Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, and Japan. Again, don’t ask me why. So for your Cinco de Mayo party, here are some ideas for treats for your reading pleasure.

1. No Cinco de Mayo fiesta is complete without pinata cookies with M&Ms in store.

Of course, how they keep the M&Ms in there without melting, I don't know. Then again, some must have. Still, you have to break them open.

Of course, how they keep the M&Ms in there without melting, I don’t know. Then again, some must have. Still, you have to break them open.

2. Nothing celebrates one’s Mexican heritage more than a Rice Krispie treat of the Mexican flag.

Of course, I can't do a post on treats for occasions without having a few made from Rice Krispies. They're just pretty unavoidable.

Of course, I can’t do a post on treats for occasions without having a few made from Rice Krispies. They’re just pretty unavoidable.

3. Top off your Cinco de Mayo festivities with the ultimate smash pinata cake.

Of course, you wouldn't be able to get away with these kinds of cakes during the Cinco de Mayo festivities at the penitentiary. Especially if the authorities will suspect that something's in them.

Of course, you wouldn’t be able to get away with these kinds of cakes during the Cinco de Mayo festivities at the penitentiary. Especially if the authorities will suspect that something’s in them.

4. Since you’ll probably have tacos during the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, may I suggest these would make a perfect dessert.

Now these are taco cookies, which most likely contain peanut butter, icing, and sprinkles. Well, as far as I can see. Still, at one angle, it's easy to mistake them for the real thing.

Now these are taco cookies, which most likely contain peanut butter, icing, and sprinkles. Well, as far as I can see. Still, at one angle, it’s easy to mistake them for the real thing.

5. You couldn’t ask for a better Cinco de Mayo treat than pretzel candies of Saguaro Cacti.

Unlike real cacti, these candies won't make you bleed when you touch them. But they won't help you survive if you're stuck in the desert.

Unlike real cacti, these candies won’t make you bleed when you touch them. But they won’t help you survive if you’re stuck in the desert.

6. Nothing shows off Mexican pride more than a sandwich of the Mexican flag.

Well, it had stuff sticking out of it so I guess it's a sandwich. Also, it's on a plate. Nevertheless, it's covered with guacamole, cream cheese, refried beans, and salsa.

Well, it had stuff sticking out of it so I guess it’s a sandwich. Also, it’s on a plate. Nevertheless, it’s covered with guacamole, cream cheese, refried beans, and salsa.

7. Por los ninos, you can’t go wrong with these Mexican sombrero guys cake pops.

Of course, don't use them to imitate the banditos from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, especially in front of your Mexican friends. Then again, when it gets to that point, you'd probably been drinking too many Margaritas anyway.

Of course, don’t use them to imitate the banditos from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, especially in front of your Mexican friends. Then again, when it gets to that point, you’d probably been drinking too many Margaritas anyway.

8. To go with the Mexican flag Rice Krispie treats, a Rice Krispie sombrero will do.

As if you can't come up with more ideas for Rice Krispies, there comes a sombrero made of these. It's like Rice Krispies are the cooking medium for the repressed art majors.

As if you can’t come up with more ideas for Rice Krispies, there comes a sombrero made of these. It’s like Rice Krispies are the cooking medium for the repressed art majors.

9. Nothing makes a Cinco de Mayo fiesta than topping it off with a sombrero cake.

Now this is an intricate cake probably made at a bakery. But it'll do nicely. Still, I wonder if they use the same shape for a Pilgrim hat around Thanksgiving.

Now this is an intricate cake probably made at a bakery. But it’ll do nicely. Still, I wonder if they use the same shape for a Pilgrim hat around Thanksgiving.

10. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Frida Kahlo cake pops.

Yes, she had a mustache. But compared to her husband Diego Rivera, she looked like a supermodel. And she was his 3rd wife. But the story of this couple is another matter altogether.

Yes, she had a mustache. But compared to her husband Diego Rivera, she looked like a supermodel. And she was his 3rd wife. But the story of this couple is another matter altogether.

11. Nothing celebrates Mexican heritage than a cake containing everything we associate Mexico with.

Then again, everything on this cake you can associate with the American Southwest. Except that you take the sombrero and serape and replace it with cowboy stuff.

Then again, everything on this cake you can associate with the American Southwest. Except that you take the sombrero and serape and replace it with cowboy stuff. Then again, you don’t see a Margarita glass.

12. To go with your Cinco de Mayo cakes, here are some Cinco de Mayo cookies.

Now these cookies are of May 5th, pinatas, Mesoamerican temple art, cacti, maracas, chili peppers, limes, Our Lady of Guadelupe, and Corona. And I identified all that without consulting Wikipedia.

Now these cookies are of May 5th, pinatas, Mesoamerican temple art, cacti, maracas, chili peppers, limes, Our Lady of Guadelupe, and Corona. And I identified all that without consulting Wikipedia.

13. For your sombrero cake, these sombrero cupcakes will go well perfectly.

Either these are sombreros or they are the kind of Mexicanized version of the hat you'd see the one guy wear in Curious George. But at least they're chocolate as far as I'm concerned.

Either these are sombreros or they are the kind of Mexicanized version of the hat you’d see the one guy wear in Curious George. But at least they’re chocolate as far as I’m concerned.

14. Bring some spice into your life this Cinco de Mayo with these nacho bowl cupcakes.

Now they almost resemble the real thing until you get a closer look. The nachos are cookies while the cheese is icing, the salsa is jelly, and jalapenos are candy.

Now they almost resemble the real thing until you get a closer look. The nachos are cookies while the cheese is icing, the salsa is jelly, and jalapenos are candy.

15. I’m sure the little ninos in your life will love these Cinco de Mayo kitties in sombreros.

Yes, they may be made from cookies, candy, and marshmallows. But even I have to admit that they're so adorable.

Yes, they may be made from cookies, candy, and marshmallows. But even I have to admit that they’re so adorable.

16. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican flag dip tray, as far as I know.

Well, this consists of guacamole, sour cream, and tomato. Probably should've went with salsa but hey, I didn't come up with the recipe.

Well, this consists of guacamole, sour cream, and tomato. Probably should’ve went with salsa but hey, I didn’t come up with the recipe.

17. To give your Cinco de Mayo fiesta an extra spike, go with this cactus cake.

Unlike real cacti, this won't actually hurt anyone nor will it keep you from dying of dehydration. But it does have a pretty flower.

Unlike real cacti, this won’t actually hurt anyone nor will it keep you from dying of dehydration. But it does have a pretty flower.

18. To dance the night away, you can’t go wrong with these edible maracas.

Unfortunately, they're filled with Nerd candies which don't taste very good. May I suggest M&Ms instead?

Unfortunately, they’re filled with Nerd candies which don’t taste very good. May I suggest M&Ms instead?

19. For your hungry ninos, these sombrero candies make great party favors.

Now this is topped with gum drops. But I'm not sure about what kind of sheet you'd need for the brim part though. Still, pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Now this is topped with gum drops. But I’m not sure about what kind of sheet you’d need for the brim part though. Still, pretty cute if I do say so myself.

20. So if you’re having tacos for dinner on Cinco de Mayo, why not have them for dessert, too?

Now these consists of a chocolate covered waffle cone taco shell with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and M&Ms. All in all, this is a a taco sundae all smothered in chocolate. Yum!

Now these consists of a chocolate covered waffle cone taco shell with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and M&Ms. All in all, this is a a taco sundae all smothered in chocolate. Yum!

21. I’m sure your little ninos will have fun with these chili pepper treats on a stick.

Now these are adorable, especially the one with the little sombrero. Still, I'm sure they aren't made of peppers though. But I like them anyway.

Now these are adorable, especially the one with the little sombrero. Still, I’m sure they aren’t made of peppers though. But I like them anyway.

22. Don’t like Margaritas, then fill Margarita glasses with candy and cupcakes.

Now that I think about it, I kind of like these Margaritas better than the real thing. Of course, I'd fill them with peanut M&Ms though.

Now that I think about it, I kind of like these Margaritas better than the real thing. Of course, I’d fill them with peanut M&Ms though.

23. Seems like your little muchachos will love these Mexican man cookie sandwiches on sticks.

Of course, remind them that they can't use these to act out derogatory Mexican stereotypes as one may see from Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That, or the Frito Bandito.

Of course, remind them that they can’t use these to act out derogatory Mexican stereotypes as one may see from Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That, or the Frito Bandito.

24. For your nino’s Cinco de Mayo dinner, you might want to go with this tortilla sandwich.

Now this has tortilla with fried rice, carrots, beans and sour cream. Nevertheless, it's a better looking specimen than anything I would do in art class.

Now this has tortilla with fried rice, carrots, beans and sour cream. Nevertheless, it’s a better looking specimen than anything I would do in art class.

25. For a real fiesta, these sombrero cookies will work wonders for Cinco de Mayo.

Yes, these are cookies. And yes, the mound is covered in layers of multicolored icing. Still, they're a sight to behold. Bet they taste delicious.

Yes, these are cookies. And yes, the mound is covered in layers of multicolored icing. Still, they’re a sight to behold. Bet they taste delicious.

26. Go for a cold one this Cinco de Mayo with these Mexican flag popsicles.

Of course, if you have some left over, you can always save them for celebrating one's Italian heritage by passing off as Italian flag popsicles. Works much easier that way.

Of course, if you have some left over, you can always save them for celebrating one’s Italian heritage by passing off as Italian flag popsicles. Works much easier that way.

27. These cacti cupcakes will have your fiesta guests prickly for more.

Sure they may seem spikey but they won't hurt you except when it comes to possibly putting you at risk for diabetes. Nevertheless, at least they're chocolate.

Sure they may seem spikey but they won’t hurt you except when it comes to possibly putting you at risk for diabetes. Nevertheless, at least they’re chocolate.

28. Make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta complete with this Mexican flag veggie tray.

Now these consist of pea pods, red peppers, cheese sticks, and cherry tomatoes. So it's not quite like a veggie tray but close.

Now these consist of pea pods, red peppers, cheese sticks, and cherry tomatoes. So it’s not quite like a veggie tray but close.

29. Bring the fiesta spirit to your Cinco de Mayo party with these Margarita cake pops.

Let's hope they have a chocolate filling and aren't too salty. Then again, I could be wrong here.

Let’s hope they have a chocolate filling and aren’t too salty. Then again, I could be wrong here. But I wonder if they’re for people under 21.

30. I’m sure these Mexican flag jalapeno peppers will make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta a certified hit.

Well, they may be covered in icing and sugar. But at least they have some nutritional value compared to other treats on this post.

Well, they may be covered in icing and sugar. But at least they have some nutritional value compared to other treats on this post.

31. Nothing makes your Cinco de Mayo fiesta memorable than these cupcakes of all things Mexico.

These consist of sombreros, serape,s and the Mexican flag. But they all seem intricately decorated with layers of icing.

These consist of sombreros, serape,s and the Mexican flag. But they all seem intricately decorated with layers of icing.

32. These beautiful fiesta dress cupcakes will make your fiesta a sight to behold.

Not sure about the pattern for these dresses. But they're nevertheless so beautiful that you'd wonder whether to eat them.

Not sure about the pattern for these dresses. But they’re nevertheless so beautiful that you’d wonder whether it would be right to eat them.

33. Of course, you can’t have a Cinco de Mayo fiesta without these Mexican sun cookies.

Now these seem to be well above my artistic talents. Yet, the are nevertheless beautiful. They also have, "ole" written in a way that resembles a face.

Now these seem to be well above my artistic talents. Yet, the are nevertheless beautiful. They also have, “ole” written in a way that resembles a face.

34. Your Cinco de Mayo fiesta won’t get into the true spirit of Mexico unless it has a cake like its flag.

Now I'm sure you can't eat the decal of the eagle with the snake. Yet, it very much gets into the Mexican spirit indeed.

Now I’m sure you can’t eat the decal of the eagle with the snake. Yet, it very much gets into the Mexican spirit indeed.

35. If you can have tacos during meals, why not on cupcakes?

Now these are made from cookies, candies, and icing to put them together. But the cupcakes themselves are vanilla.

Now these are made from cookies, candies, and icing to put them together. But the cupcakes themselves are vanilla.

36. If you can eat tacos for dinner and lunch, you can have them for breakfast.

Now these are fruit tacos that contain almost any fruit you can think of. But they probably have more nutritional value than anything you'd find at Taco Bell.

Now these are fruit tacos that contain almost any fruit you can think of. But they probably have more nutritional value than anything you’d find at Taco Bell.

37. Seems like these taco cookies can’t wait to be eaten.

Yes, they are smiling. Yes, they are taco cookies. And yes, they are adorable. Need I say more.

Yes, they are smiling. Yes, they are taco cookies. And yes, they are adorable. Need I say more.

38. I’m sure these pinata cookies are just waiting to be broken. But good luck with getting candy out of them.

Now these are simply adorable that even their noses are smiley faces. Of course, it's kind of weird but what the hell.

Now these are simply adorable that even their noses are smiley faces. Of course, it’s kind of weird but what the hell.

39. M&Ms are certainly great when it comes to decorating maraca cookies.

And I hope they have M&Ms inside them, too. Or I will be very angry if I don't see them after breaking one open.

And I hope they have M&Ms inside them, too. Or I will be very angry if I don’t see them after breaking one open.

40. You heard about Margaritas. Now here’s some Margarita cupcakes.

Sure they may be bigger than regular cupcakes since you put them in Margarita glasses. Yet, the fact these aren't chocolate is kind of disappointing to say the least.

Sure they may be bigger than regular cupcakes since you put them in Margarita glasses. Yet, the fact these aren’t chocolate is kind of disappointing to say the least.

41. Now these cupcakes are supposed to be of nachos in guacamole.

I'm sure the guacamole is made from green icing and sprinkles. And the pot is made from chocolate cake. But these look delicious.

I’m sure the guacamole is made from green icing and sprinkles. And the pot is made from chocolate cake. But these look delicious.

42. On Cinco de Mayo, some cookies may be of basic Mexican concepts. Others can be quite intricate to say the least.

Now these are certainly beyond my level of artistry which is pretty low to begin with. Nevertheless, they are incredibly beautiful and probably decorated by repressed art majors.

Now these are certainly beyond my level of artistry which is pretty low to begin with. Nevertheless, they are incredibly beautiful and probably decorated by repressed art majors.

43. Celebrate your Cinco de Mayo with these pinata cupcakes.

Now these may be covered with icing and not have anything in them. But they're adorable. And they're chocolate, too.

Now these may be covered with icing and not have anything in them. But they’re adorable. And they’re chocolate, too.

44. Nothing says Cinco de Mayo than these meringue cacti cookies.

Yes, these are saguaro cacti with flowers on them. But they won't make you bleed when you touch them or rehydrate you in the desert.

Yes, these are saguaro cacti with flowers on them. But they won’t make you bleed when you touch them or rehydrate you in the desert.

45. Get in the Mexican spirit of Cinco de Mayo with these pinata jello shots.

Of course, a word of caution here. Just because they're jello and in bright colors, doesn't mean they're for kids. In fact, they may contain alcohol, which means they aren't suitable for anyone under 21.

Of course, a word of caution here. Just because they’re jello and in bright colors, doesn’t mean they’re for kids. In fact, they may contain alcohol, which means they aren’t suitable for anyone under 21.

46. Who says you need ice cream to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with cones?

Now these are cupcakes that contain yellow cake with rice cakes and ice cream cones. But they're nevertheless cute by any means.

Now these are cupcakes that contain yellow cake with rice cakes and ice cream cones. But they’re nevertheless cute by any means.

47. Make your Cinco de Mayo memorable with this cactus Rice Krispie treat on a stick.

It may not be as much help to you in the desert. But it's so cute by any means. Also, I love its little sombrero hat.

It may not be as much help to you in the desert. But it’s so cute by any means. Also, I love its little sombrero hat.

48. Have your little ninos wake up this Cinco de Mayo to this pancake maracas hombre in his sombrero.

Most of this consists of pancakes and bacon, especially his bacon mustache. But it's still quite adorable.

Most of this consists of pancakes and bacon, especially his bacon mustache. But it’s still quite adorable.

49. Taco cupcakes? How about taco cookies?

For once, I'd almost mistake these for the real thing due to how they photographed this. But these would go great with topping any cupcakes since they consist of cookie, sprinkles, and icing.

For once, I’d almost mistake these for the real thing due to how they photographed this. But these would go great with topping any cupcakes since they consist of cookie, sprinkles, and icing.

50. For those who don’t like taco cookies, try some tostada cookies instead.

As far as I know, the main difference between a tostada and a taco is that you eat one of them with a fork. Still, quite impressive if I do say so myself.

As far as I know, the main difference between a tostada and a taco is that you eat one of them with a fork. Still, quite impressive if I do say so myself.