Friday, April 20, 2012

Tex-Mex Party

The secret to throwing a no-fuss fiesta party is simple.  Being a Hispanic from south Texas, I grew up putting these together on a moment's notice. I come from a large family to any gathering was had was like a huge fiesta, with cousins and sibilings running all over the place.  It was a fiesta every weekend at someone's house.  A good thing is that its very cheap to make Mexican food; rice, beans, enchiladas, corn tortillas, etc.  Also, all we had to do was turn on the radio and the fun started.  A fiesta is about having fun, relaxing with family/friends, and not fussing about the details.  I truly hope you put one together and don't worry if it isn't perfect....just have fun.

First, creative color scheme and dramatic decor.  Set out masses of flower market-fresh carnations .  Hang festive flags made out of flirty "papel picado" (perforated-paper banners).  Save yourself from mixing drinks through your whole party by sticking to one cocktail for everyone.  Stick to large quantities of just a few snack items. No one’s going to miss a thing once you bring out a platter of taquitos and sides.  Put out a few dips and nibbles to go with your main dish. For this fiesta, guests will love guacamole, salsas, jicama strips with lime and cayenne, spicy toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and jalapeño-stuffed olives.  Get in a festive state of mind by cracking open some piñatas.  Send a "Take Home Treat: with your gues by giving themed items like saint candles.

 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sounds 


  1. HPS!

    Hola Yoli! Me encanta tu papel picado! Linda fiesta!
    Y supongo que tambien habia una piñata?

    Saludos desde Toronto.


  2. My family could eat various mexican dinners every night of the week and still ask for more! This is such a festive party theme. The Saint candles are very interesting! I have never seen them in stores. Happy Pink Saturday! Linda

  3. Love Mexican food and believe in having fun when you can.

  4. So lovely!
    Happy Pink Saturday :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  5. Oh I love this party idea!! So festive..thank you for sharing the inspiration.
    Happy Pink Saturday! xo Tami

  6. Love your pink this week. So pretty!

    My PINK..., have a great weekend!

  7. I think it's time for a Fiesta! Thank you for all the great ideas.