Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Alright, alright. It's not. But I wish it was! I wasn't going to post our  celebration but I thought this might be a great thing to save now and check out next year. 

DID YOU KNOW?: Cinco de Mayo ("Fifth of May") is a holiday celebrating the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In fact, the Mexican army was the underdog, as the French army was well-equipped with a troop of 6,000 compared to Mexico's 2,000 but they prevailed. It's actually a pretty minor celebration in Mexico, but here in the US, we take the day to celebrate the Mexican culture, thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt creating the "Good Neighbor Policy" in 1933 to strengthen our relations with Latin-American countries.


Here's a quick round up of what we used to celebrate!

  • Cactus Balloon Arch ($8) - I would buy these kits over and over again. It comes with everything you'll need to make one and the directions are so simple. It made putting together a balloon garland so easy. I loved the clear balloons with the cactus confetti inside!
  • Cactus Felt Banner ($5) - This is such a cute banner and a total steal at $5!
  • Floral Cactus Snack Plates ($3) 
  • Foil Cactus Balloon ($6) - This balloon lasted FOREVER.
  • Opalhouse Woven Throw Blanket ($30) - This isn't the Opalhouse blanket pictured but it's the same style and I'm obsessed with it!