MEXICAN FAMILY FIESTA

Everyone seems to love Mexican food, probably because of the amount of comforting carbs that seems to satisfy our inner soul. Made with fresh, simple ingredients, this menu is the one my family request the most for summer barbeques. The carne asada is so tasty that we actually had guests leave at the end of a fiesta with a stomachache because they couldn’t stop eating it.

How to celebrate like a Mexican Family Fiesta.

The chips, homemade salsa, and zesty guacamole are classic Mexican recipes. This is a wonderful menu to make in the summer because tomatoes are at their peak flavor. It is also a great change from the typical burgers. A Mexican tart is refreshing as a beverage, which is made from beer, V-8 juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and the hot sauce of your choice. It pairs beautifully with any menu. They can come in deliciously different flavors like banana-strawberry, coconut-pineapple, and mandarin orange and can be purchased at a Hispanic market.

This setup is pretty simple. You can buy a festive piñata from any party store inexpensively and hang it or use it as a centerpiece. You can also use a striped blanket or poncho for a table cloth for a finishing touch. Purchase a Mexican hat or sombrero and maraca or large paper flowers from a party supply store. Fill the piñata with wrapped candy and get a bat for the kiddies to hit the piñata to spill the goods!

Hit the Piñata

You can even use Mexican colors in coral, reds, or greens as your party themed decor. It’s a great time for all. Play some Spanish music and fill the room with soothing and siesta. If you have this type of party in the summertime, you can use the fresh tomatoes that come up abundantly in the summer months to make salsa.

That is an advantage to doing this during the summer and the weather is warm just like in Mexico! Wearing festive clothing is also fun to add to the overall ambiance.

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