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.
“Viva Mexico” Throw “Make Your Own Taco” Party
Make Your Own Taco
Tacos your way
Pulled Rotisserie Chicken
Ground Beef sauteed in taco spices or salsa.
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)
Shredded Mexican Cheese
Jalapeno peppers or Fried Jalapeno Slices
Sliced black olives
Corn off the cob
and any other toppings you enjoy
Easy Sides & Appetizers
A tub of Mexican Sodas
Mexican Beer served frosty cold in a tub of ice
Throw a “Make Your Own Taco” Party
Make it Extra Special with These Additions
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!
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 🙂
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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