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5 tips to celebrate Cinco de Mayo during these times

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially in the United States. And as we understand that during these hard times of the pandemic, it could be a little bit difficult to think about how to celebrate; that is why we are giving you 5 easy tips to kick off your own fiesta!

1. Learning the history of Cinco de Mayo 

Cinco de Mayo sometimes gets mistaken for being the Mexican Independence Day, but in reality that is on September 16th. The Cinco de Mayo celebration is to commemorate the Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army won the victory against the French Empire in 1862. This celebration became really important in the United States because it is the main day we celebrate the Mexican-American traditions.

2. DIY Piñata

A fun way to share some family time during the weekend, is with a DIY piñata! They are very easy to create and you might have most of the materials at home. To make your piñata you will be needing the following material:

  • Newspaper (strips of approx 3″ by 3″) 
  • Flour Paste (approx. 1 part flour to 2 parts water)  
  • PVA Glue 
  • Large Round Balloon 
  • Paper Fringe Garlands

Check out how to create them on this easy DIY blog.

3. Enjoy Some Mexican Food

Another part of this celebration and that we all enjoy the most is the food. Here are some options to order take out and delivery in the Fort Worth area during these times and some even have specials. Check them out!

  • Joe T. Garcia’s has their special curbside pickup menu, do not hesitate to try those delicious nachos and guacamole during this day.
  • Chimy’s Cerveceria offers to-go family fajita packs for only $12 USD per person. P.S. They also have margarita delivery.
  •  Uncle Julio’s offers takeout, a great option for your family of 4 or more with their special fajitas package.
  • Meso Maya is open in two main locations and you can add to any of your meals a margarita kit for only $8 USD.

Be on the lockout for your favorite restaurant as they might have some options for you and do not forget to support local.

4. Virtual parties with friends and family

Technology has been big to help us connect with our loved ones when they are far away. But during this pandemic we have learned to use it for a variety of purposes. We cannot think of a better way than to schedule a virtual party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your friends and/or family. We recommend using Zoom or Google Hangouts to have free video calls, you can even play games and have a round of margaritas (or five). The plus part, there is no drinking and driving 😉

5. Mexican Music

And lastly to have the best party ever, you can’t forget the music! On Spotify and YouTube you can find free available options to listen to some regional songs. There are even playlists called Cinco de Mayo where you can find some Mariachi songs and the famous Jarabe Tapatio dance from Guadalajara. Do not miss having them at your party.

There are many ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo from the comfort of your own home while staying safe. So do not hesitate to follow these tips and do not forget we gotcha’ covered!  

Best Fourth of July Events in Texas

Hotdogs, Fireworks and Freedom!

Only one event comes to mind when bunching these all American essentials together – Independence Day! This summer highlight brings about parades, cookouts, and thrilling entertainment. It’s also a moment to cherish with your family as we honor and celebrate the birth of our great nation. Texans are no strangers to celebrating their independence and freedoms, so we decided to take you on a journey throughout Texas to discover the best Fourth of July events our great state has to offer!

 

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Fort Worth’s Fourth, Fort Worth, TX-This event is one of the biggest family friendly Fourth of July bashes in North Texas. Located on the Trinity River and Panther Pavilion, families can go tubing in the cool water while listening to live music on the shore. Your children will absolutely love the KidZone, which includes zip lines, water slides, pony rides and interactive exhibits. Also, be sure to stop by the Al Boenker Insurance booth for some free goodies and a chance to win a Yeti cooler, tumblers and other great merchandise!

 

Kaboom

Kaboom Town, Addison TX – If you’re a sucker for spectacular fireworks shows than this is the place for you! This fireworks show was named #2 in the country by yahoo.com and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. That’s not the only thing this venue has to offer. Enjoy lots of family fun, including a fun family games, a full carnival, amazing concessions and an airshow featuring stunt pilots.

 

Houston

Independence Day Celebration, Houston, TX – This prominent Houston celebration kicks off with a grand parade that showcases patriotic floats and honors local heroes. The other festivities are held in Stevenson Park where over 50 booth entries, rides, games, food, and live entertainment for the entire family will take place. And for the grand finale, the celebration concludes with a colorful fireworks extravaganza!

 

Austin

July 4th Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks, Austin, TX – If you’re looking for a more relaxed and romantic evening, then check out this great outdoor event. Bring your picnic gear and spend the evening listening to the Austin Symphony play classic patriotic hits complete with a fireworks display over the Austin city skyline.

 

SanAntonio

Woodlawn Lake Celebration, San Antonio, TX – This event is a melting pot for different attractions and interactive events. You and your family can participate in the 1k and 5k marathons as well as the Children’s Red, White and Blue parade. They also host a carnival and military appreciation space where you can give thanks to our troops. Enjoy live music, great food and cap off your night with, you guessed it, a dazzling fireworks show!

 

Before we celebrate our freedom next week, now is the perfect time to make sure that you are covered.  Give us at call at 1-800-Thanks-Al to make sure that your auto insurance policy is update to date and you’ve got the best rate and coverage possible! Come join us next Monday, July 4th at Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebration from 2:00 – 10:00 at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Find out more information here.