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By Muy Bueno Cookbook
Start a new tradition this year and make cascarones, the ultimate DIY fiesta and Cinco de Mayo party favor or decoration. Cascarones are empty egg shells that have been colored, filled with paper confetti, and sealed with a piece of colorful tissue paper. They were named after the Spanish word for shell: "cáscara." They’re typically used around Easter and Carnaval time, but are a festive addition to any party.
Making cascarones is a great way to gather friends, family, and neighbors together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or Easter and share Latino traditions. I have fond memories of making cascarones with my brother, sister, and mother every Easter. Today, I continue that tradition with my own children.
Once the cascarones are made, the real fun begins—gently cracking them over unsuspecting friends' heads. Legend has it that it's good luck if a cascarón is broken over your head.
Ready to make some cascarones of your own? Here's everything you'll need to get started:
Did you try making your own cascarones? Show us the colorful results by tagging #nelliesfreerange, and don't forget to check out Muy Bueno Cookbook for more recipes, DIY crafts, and fun!
Great idea, easy to make and share with the family and kids aswell. I love it! I always have some s
For easter and birthdays.. in Mexico people sell them in the markets or in festivals.
We completely agree, Rose! It's such a fun (and beautiful) tradition and thank you so much for sharing your traditions with us!
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