01 May PAPEL PICADO – THAT’S MEXICAN FOR AWESOME PAPER PARTY DECORATIONS
It’s my daughter Frida’s first birthday today and although we are not remotely Mexican, the date of her party is right on brand with her namesake. Cinco de Mayo is the 5th of May celebration which traditionally commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 (obvs!). These days it is barely celebrated in Mexico outside of Pueblo, but the Yanks have adopted it as a day to celebrate their neighbours. I see it as the perfect excuse to stuff my face with Mexican food and turn my garden into a cerveza fiesta.
- Tissue paper
- A glue stick
- Some string
- A stiff piece of board to wrap it around to avoid tangles and tears.