Okay, so as I get ready to Par-tay with the minions next week (see sponsored Twitter Party #DM2Mamas), I’ll share some pre-event excitement with these “Cinco de Minion” party ideas and salsa recipe.

Despicable Me 2 Cups:


Add a little flavor to your drinks with these lovely Despicable Me cups. Wrap black ribbon around yellow cup and glue googly eyes to ribbon.

Materials needed:

1. Yellow Cups

2. Black ribbon

3. Googly eyes

4.  Hot glue gun

Despicable Me Cupcake Toppers


Print out images from Despicable Me 2, color them and add to cardboard. Cut them, add a popsicle stick and top your cupcake with these fun toppers.


Materials needed:

1. Images

2. Popsicle sticks

3. Cardboard

4. Scissors

5. Hot glue


Minion Balloons


Buy yellow balloons and draw minion faces with a black sharpie.


Materials needed:

1. Yellow Balloons

2. Black Sharpie


Minion Cookies


My minion cookies!

Make sugar cookies and cover them with yellow icing and place “googly” eyes. Use black frosting to create smile.

Materials needed:

1. Sugar cookie mix

2. Yellow icing

3. Black icing

4. Googly eyes


GAMES: “You’re Annoying” – Annoying Sound Contest



In the first Despicable Me film, Agnes annoys Gru with her funny noises using her mouth and hands. Have everyone at party come up with their own annoying sound. If you record this game, you can have a very fun and memorable video.

Surprise your guests with this original salsa recipe created by chef Isa Souza in commemoration of Despicable Me 2, which will be released in theaters July 3, 2013.


“Cinco de Minion” salsa recipe:


3 yellow bell peppers (2 chopped and reserve the 3rd to serve)

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, diced

2 tablespoons of sour cream

2 teaspoons of salt

3 tablespoons of olive oil

½ teaspoon of ground cumin

½ teaspoon of ground black pepper


Heat a medium-sized pan at high temperature.  Add the olive oil, followed by the garlic and onion, stirring constantly.

Add yellow bell pepper. Reduce the temperature and season with salt, pepper and cumin. Mix well and let it cook for about 15 minutes on low heat. Stir constantly.

When the yellow bell pepper is well cooked, remove from heat.

Add the sour cream. Pour all into a blender and mix. It will form a thick sauce.

Cut the top of the reserved pepper to serve as a container for the salsa . Remove all seeds.  Pour the salsa in the yellow bell pepper and use the top of the pepper to decorate.

I hope you enjoy your Cinco de Mayo celebrations this weekend. I’ve got another post more focused on mommy you can check out. Just see Let Your Hair Down Friday.

Although I am hosting a Twitter Party next Wednesday in celebration of the movie Despicable Me 2, this post was not sponsored. I just thought it would be fun to share.