Personally, I love Mexican food, I always have. It's not just the flavor I love, it's the comfort feeling that tags a long...warm, relaxed, and colorful. When a event comes a long with an opportunity to put a Mexican theme to it, I don't just want to serve authentic dishes, I want guests to feel the party too.
Cinco De Mayo is a good reason for a fiesta, but don't stop there! Affordable ingredients, ease of preparation and wide crowd appeal makes Mexican dishes an excellent choice for entertaining year round. A Mexican menu can be as simple as tacos, beans and rice or can have the addition of favorites like; Enchiladas, Tamales, Taquitos or Quesadillas. When made with simple fresh ingredients any Latin inspired dish is a good fit for a fiesta.
At this fiesta theme birthday party for 230 guests, a staff member, made tortillas to serve with the meal. Tortillas are inexpensive to make, and watching them being freshly made adds interest to the buffet.
Just like menu, the festive look is easy to achieve. Bold color, vibrant flowers, warm terracotta, rustic pieces in wood, iron and clay work well for decorations. Use new serapes as table runners, fresh chilies, tomatoes and limes make great centerpieces, and paper flowers or pinatas keep cost down.
|(It only looks like the donkey is having a bite!)|
Black Jack Quesadillas
with Salsa Fresca
Carnitas Soft Tacos
with roasted garlic guacamole
Cabo Shrimp Cocktail
Crab Green Chili and Cheddar Dip
with fresh made tortilla chips
South American Grilled Vegetable Salad with Cilantro Dressing
Ancho Chili Grilled Chicken with Verde Sauce
Mexican Red Rice
Sliced Fruit Tray
Kahlua Chocolate Flan
Recipes can be found in Cook like a Caterer...Party Sized Recipes for EntertainingOn Lulu or also on Amazon.