Throw a “Make Your Own Taco” Party

Throwing a “make your own taco” party is super easy, stress-free party idea and is a fun and festive way to add a little spice to everyday entertaining or a great way to gather the family for a special night.  And it’s so easy you can do this any night of the week.
The Menu

“Viva Mexico” Throw “Make Your Own Taco” Party

Make Your Own Taco

Taco Fillings

Salsa Verde Slow Cooker Chicken or Stress-free option Pulled Rotisserie Chicken

Beef Deshebrada

Chicken Mole

California Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Fajita Chicken

Ground Beef sauteed in taco spices or salsa.

Taco Shells

Flour Tortillas (store-bought- I like Ole Xtreme Wellness high fiber, low carb.  they are only 5o calories)

Easy Baked Tostadas (I have a trick for these)

Taco Topping Options

Shredded Mexican Cheese

Feta Cheese

Cojito Cheese

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Salsa Verde

Homemade, Easy Guacamole

Avocado Slices

Sour Cream

Jalapeno peppers or Fried Jalapeno Slices

Sliced Black Olives

Fresh Cilantro

Corn off the Cob

Shredded Lettuce

Shredded Spinach

and any other toppings you enjoy


Easy Sides & Appetizers

Grilled Street Corn

Ultimate Nachos 

Chili con Queso Party Dip

Spicy Queso Blanco Party Dip


Cocktails, Margaritas & Beverages

Easy Classic Margaritas

Fresh Fruit Margaritas

Best-ever Palomas – made with fresh grapefruit juice

Flavored Lemonade

A tub of Mexican Sodas

Mexican Beer served frosty cold in a tub of ice

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Make it Extra Special with These Additions

Fiesta Decorations

Easy Decorations

Head to the dollar store to pick up Mexican streamers to hang + paper plates, napkin, and any serving trays you want to be able to just toss at the end of the night.

Use empty and washed Mexican food cans as utensil holders or planters for small cactus and other succulents.

This is also a great time to pull out your white Christmas lights to string across the yard or if the party is inside they work great there too!

Serving Platters

Shop your Closets

If you are like me you’ve probably brought back a souvenir or two (dozen) – like maracas, Mexican blankets, platters, chip and dip sets, decorative plates, serapes, hats, and pottery.  I even found a platter with a Mayan Calendar from 2000.  This is what you’ve been saving these things for all these years.  Now your husband can’t complain.  Look how much money you just saved 🙂

Taco Fillings

Make it Easy

To make this dinner super easy use rotisserie chicken, a slow cooker recipe like Beef Deshebrada.

Or cook extra meats earlier in the week and use leftovers for a casual taco night.


On-the-Rocks with Salt

Mix up a pitcher or 2 of the official drink of anything Mexican.  A Margarita is a perfect compliment to anything you are serving.  I love the classic lime, on-the-rocks with salt.  It’s easy to make a pitcher or two from scratch.  But it is perfectly acceptable to pick up a good quality bottle of pre-mixed Margaritas.

Fresh Fruit Margaritas

On-the-Rocks with Sugar

I like to experiment with different fruit combinations + right now I’m really into using savory or spicy elements in my Margaritas.  These are my normal recipes but this year I’m going to try using the premixed margarita as the base for the creations.  I’ll let you know how that works out.

Ice Cold Beverages

Mexican Beer and Sodas

I have a bunch of metal tubs that I’ll fill with lots of ice and serve frosty cold Mexican beer, right now my husbands favorite is Sol.  Place lime and orange wedges + maybe a few thinly sliced fresh jalapenos (make sure you remove the seeds- and wear gloves when handling the chilies unless you want removing your contacts to be a really painful experience) next to the beer to make it easy for everyone to add their favorite.  I’m digging orange at the moment.



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