Last Saturday my cousin Brandon had a birthday party for his girlfriend, Rachel. The theme was "Fiesta." Margaritas and a taco bar? I'm totally there.
Brandon and my aunt Jean (the party planners) divided up the menu so everyone knew what to bring- and it worked out well.
I only took a few pictures (my bad), because I had more important issues to attend to, like making frozen margaritas and making sure the guacamole didn't run out:)
Here's a peek at the menu:
cocktails: margaritas (frozen or on the rocks), rum & Coke, beer, soft drinks & pink lemonade (for the kids)
chips, guacamole, salsa
shredded beef tacos
all the makings for a taco bar (salsa, sour cream, limes, 2 kinds of tortillas, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce)
dessert: red velvet cake, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies
Rachel had a blast, the weather was lovely and I enjoyed my first margarita of the spring/summer season:) I was in charge of making guacamole and I panicked a bit when I stopped at the grocery store on Friday and could not find a ripe avocado (they were either rock solid or mush). My parents suggested that I stop at the Mexican grocery store, Tiendas Morelos, and success! I found perfectly ripe avocados... so I bought 8 (I needed to make a lot of guac).
p.s. I was in charge of party supplies, so I also brought a pinata...which was jammed with all kinds of candy and toys.
Hey- by the way- do any of you have a go-to Mexican/Tex-mex recipe- like enchiladas? or an awesome dip? Gimme the scoop and leave me a note in the comments. Thanks so much:)
Here are a few pictures.