I’m sure you’re all aware that today is May 5th…otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. I’m not going to lie, I really don’t know what the real celebration is in honor of, although I love that there is a free day for celebration! A quick Google search gave me some information so I don’t make a complete fool of myself: “today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.” Here in California, Cinco de Mayo is a huge celebration, and even though it is not my heritage, I’m using it as an excuse to celebrate!
I wasn’t going to make any treats for work for Cinco de Mayo originally, but….
On Friday I fell down the stairs at my apartment complex and essentially I was laid up all weekend. I was feeling a little restless last night, so I quickly put these little treats together. It was easy for me, because B’s favorite candy is Hot Tamales, and we had two bags full! Because one bag had individually wrapped candies, I had two different looks to my treats. The individual wrapped treats looked like this:
And the Hot Tamales I individually bagged looked like this:
I designed the little tags, printed them, cut them out and adhered them to different color cardstock. I used my scalloped scissors around the edges for more detail (like usual), and stapled them to each treat bag. You can print my design here: FIESTA!
Overall, I think they turned out really cute! And a perfect little snack size for my co-workers! Hopefully everyone shows up tomorrow for work, after all those margaritas and Coronas tonight! Okay so maybe it’ll just be me…bring me my sombrero!