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'Cougar Town' Star Busy Philipps Reveals Her Cinco De Mayo Party Must-Haves!

Tue, May 3, 2011 6:05pm EDT by Add first Comment

And, really, who would you trust to throw a wild Mexican party than the Cul de Sac Crew’s resident walker of shame?

May 5 is just a few days away, and unless you don’t speak a single word of Spanish, you know what that means — it’s almost Cinco de Mayo! But don’t freak out if you haven’t started planning for the high holiday just yet. chatted with Cougar Town star Busy Philipps to get her three-step guide to the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration. Prepare to make some awesome mistakes.

Arizona-born Busy, who recently teamed up with Pepto-Bismol to help raise piñata-smashing awareness, admits to waiting 3-1/2 hours for a table at a Mexican restaurant one Cinco de Mayo. “It’s always been one of my favorite holidays,” she tells us.

And since nobody parties like Busy, here are her three must-haves for any last-minute Cinco de Mayo celebration:

  1. Chips & salsa: “It’s the first thing. … You absolutely need it.”
  2. Guacamole: “Another must-have! It’s easy to make, but if you can’t figure it out, you can always buy some at the store. Most grocery stores carry pretty decent store-bought guacamole.”
  3. Piñata(s): “My daughter and I are going to make our own piñatas this year. She wants to do something ambitious like Dora the Explorer, but I think we’ll end up making like … a ball. Because I know how to do that.”

Now go, HollywoodLifers. Go celebrate the holiday as only Busy can prepare you!

— Andy Swift