"Let's Taco 'Bout a Fiesta!" (I know, overused, but still fun:) Whether it is Taco Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo, or whenever you're in the mood you're for a fiesta, now is the perfect excuse to invite your friends and family over and celebrate your favorite Mexican dishes!
Themes always make planning easier, but not everyone has the time to plan. We have taken the guess work out of planning the perfect Fiesta and shared our favorite Mexican Foods as well as some fun and festive decorating ideas to make your celebrations easy peasy.
So, what are you waiting for?? There is no time to siesta, it’s time to fiesta!
Comment below and let us know how your celebration turned out.
Setting the Mood
Decorations- Creativity can go a long way on a budget. Your decorations do not need to be fancy or expensive. Check out these clever and fun ideas on the cheap.
Make your celebration colorful and festive without breaking the bank- Use colorful napkins, glasses, and plates. Margarita glasses are a must!
Decorate with flowers and fruit or vegetables- decorate today, cook with tomorrow.
Make tissue paper flowers- easy and economical- gigglesgalore.net
Add mini cacti or succulents to Mexican food cans with rocks for an adorable arrangement.
Pinata- A must for every fiesta. Kids and adults will all enjoy. Purchase one at your local party store or get creative and make your own! There are plenty of DIY tutorials on Pinterest to guide you.
Ambiance- Light up the place with these bright solutions.
Fiesta Food- Now that you've set the mood, it's time to enjoy food! Here are some of our favorite recipes!
Starters and Dips
The Best Layered Taco Dip Recipe- Hit the appetizer jackpot when you return home with an empty dish once graced with layers of savory taco goodness.
Chardonnay Guacamole Recipe- Chardonnay, Lime, and Cilantro add a nice twist to traditional guacamole.
Mexican Martino Cheesecake Recipe- Your crowd will say “Olé” when you serve this savory cheesecake.
Salsas - When life hands you tomatoes, make salsa! Grab your favorite tortilla chips and serve with a variety of salsas. Here we have three of our favorites.
Black Bean & Corn Salsa- Experience this robust blend of sweet and spicy Southwest flavors. Use our Black Bean & Corn Salsa for dipping, on nachos, in wraps, tacos and more!
Taco Bar! Gather up all your favorite fixings for a festive taco bar and invite your family and friends over for Taco night! Serve in an array of fun containers. (After all, not only is it about the food, but also the presentation!)
Mason jars- Another fabulous use for Mason Jars.
Veggie Tray Holder- perfect for taco 'fixins. - source anonymous
Flower power- Use inexpensive flower pots for your fixings- hgtv.com
Tacos- Now that you have the perfect presentation, serve your fixings with your favorite tacos. Here are a few of our favorites!
Double Decker Taco Recipe- Double the fun at your celebration with these fabulously flavorful tacos.
Fish Tacos With Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe- Savory fish with a cool cilantro lime ranch dressing recipe.
Peachy Fish Tacos Recipe- Fresh flaky white fish in a chardonnay, lime and cilantro sauce, topped with a dollop of peach salsa. Delicious!
Decadent Desserts- Sweet endings
Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Recipe- The flavor of churros, but in a muffin.
Apple Butter A’la Mode Recipe- Try this instead of Mexican Fried Ice Cream. Cinnamon, sugar, apple, and chocolate over vanilla ice cream. Yum!