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May Is for Mothers, Milestones, & Margaritas!

Mother's Day, Graduation, & Cinco de Mayo gift ideas and recipes | A Dash of Casual

As far as busy months of the year go, May is probably right up there with the holiday months of November and December. In May, there's Mother's Day, graduation, and Cinco de Mayo which we all know, in Texas, is huge.

But what do we give to the mother who has everything? To the new graduate embarking on a whole new, equally exciting and terrifying season in their young life? And WHERE, oh WHERE are the best Cinco de Mayo margaritas in town? 

These are all super serious, important questions, y'all.

To start, the mother who has everything will still appreciate just about anything when it comes from those she loves. Because, let's face it, moms are basically angels walking the earth.

However, here are a few adorable ideas for those of us who've moved past the handmade card and macaroni necklace gift-giving stage of our lives:

gifts for mom | mother's day 2021 | shop a dash of casual1. Metal Tabletop Jewelry Holder with Mirror | 2. Food Is My Love Language Apron | 3. Mom Flour Sack Towel | 4. Set of 2 Tabletop Metal Mirrors | 5. Canvas Tote - Brunch  

And for the graduate who's just settling into a new dorm room or their first home away from home, we recommend a few things to cozy up their new space and to take with them on the many adventures that lie ahead:

gifts for graduates | graduation 2021 | shop a dash of casual

1. Canvas Bag - Road Trip | 2. Set of 2 Metal Planters on Stands | 3. Canvas Pouch | 4. Spa Mini Soy Candle Set | 5. Sofa Pillow - I Love You More

Now, about those margaritas.

Margaritas are like s'mores...there are a thousand variables that make a good s'more..ahem, margarita. And no two people take theirs the same. So, our suggestion? Make your own! And serve them with all your favorite Cinco de Mayo Tex-Mex snacks, of course!

Cinco de Mayo Serving Platters & Pitcher | Shop A Dash of Casual Kitchenware & Serveware

1. Mud Pie Black & White Marble Board Set  | 2. Large Tilted Glass Pitcher | 3. Beaded Dip Cup Set | 4. Beaded Dip & Tray Set | 5. Olive Boat & Toothpick Set

And finally, if you're looking for a bit of Cinco de Mayo dinner inspiration to go with all that fun serveware, we've got you covered with these tried-and-true family favorite recipes!

Easy Tex-Mex Cindo de Mayo Dinner Recipes | A Dash of Casual

1. Easy Layered Beef Enchilada Casserole | 2. Easy Mexican Bake Dinner | 3. The Best Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce | 4. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef | 5. 2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

Now, that's a tasty way to celebrate...for any occasion! Enjoy, my friends!

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