The story behind Cinco de Mayo and how the celebration has evolved can make planning a meal, party, or restaurant menu a fun project highlighting authentic Mexican cuisine and heritage.

Cinco de Mayo dates back to the Franco-Mexican War, when the Mexican army defeated French attackers on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla, a minor battle that was a great symbolic victory for the Mexican army. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican spirit, culture, and heritage featuring parades, parties, food, and music.

Looking to make yours authentic? Sully’s Rental is here to make that possible.

Authentic food

Serve authentic Mexican tacos using soft shell corn tortillas and grilled meat that is marinated in cumin, oregano, paprika, lime, onions, and chilies. True Mexican tacos are not typically spicy, and they are topped only with fresh cilantro and diced white onion, but you can cater to American tastes by adding a taco bar that includes hard shell tortillas, spicy salsa, and additional toppings of cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Make it easy to expand your offerings with Sully’s serving and warming equipment and utensils available for rent. Chafing dishes keep meat warm while platters and dishes allow a creative array of toppings and sides. Consider an additional chafing dish and serve the national dish of Mexico, mole poblano, a dark sauce from Puebla made with dried poblano peppers and chocolate and served with turkey.

Creative beverages

Like Mexican dishes, the margarita has evolved to suit American tastes, but history places the tequila drink’s origins in Mexico around 1940. Margarita means daisy in Spanish, and the drink grew from the 1940s era Daisy, a Mexican cocktail that featured alcohol, citrus juice, and grenadine over shaved ice. Ultimately, the Tequila Daisy included tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and soda.

The Sully’s margarita machine represents the later introduction of the frozen margarita and makes it easy to bring the authentic drink to your guests. Get creative and appeal to a wide variety of tastes by offering additional flavors and variations of margarita’s now featured across the country.

Big and small celebrations

Sully’s rental is available to help plan your big and small Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

  • Tents of all sizes, tables, and chairs for yard parties, community events, and restaurant celebrations.
  • Bright colored tablecloths and linens to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.
  • Sound equipment, stage, and dance floor for your mariachi band and Mexican folk dancing.

For everything you need for Cinco de Mayo, contact Sully’s rental. We make it easy with set up and tear down services. Call today for details.