What is better than spending a fun time with your favorite people? Hosting a taco night with those same wonderful people is the answer! Flowing conversation, a little music, a few laughs along the way, and delicious food are always great ideas. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next taco night extravaganza, look no further. Here are some ideas to make it a memory that you will want to relive again and again.
Plan a Delicious Menu
For a mouth-watering taco night, go beyond the usual food fare and try a new recipe, such as fried pork belly tacos. It will add a nuanced and original flavor to already tasty tacos. Now that you have the main course all set, it is time to work on the rest of the meal.
Some guests may want to mix things up with different ingredients and toppings. Keep the traditional accompaniments on hand, including:
- Black Beans
- Roasted Peppers
Others might appreciate a variety of flavor options. Some unusual add-ons to have available are:
- Diced Pineapple
- Sweet or Vidalia Onions
- Radishes (raw and pickled)
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Cream Cheese
- Pomegranate Seeds
Present all of the enticing food choices on a long table. If you are short on space or simply want to use one, set out a food carousel or Lazy Susan to make it easier for guests to find what they are looking for.
Include a variety of tortillas for guests. Everything from white or yellow corn, to flour, and flavored. Opt for a number of sizes from street tacos to extra large 12-inch rounds. Offer crispy and soft shells, too.
Keep It Clean
Keep the party going during clean-up. If everyone pitches in to help instead of having one or two people carry the burden of responsibility, it will go much quicker. Try assigning tasks ahead of time so the division of labor is equal. All of your guests will know what they need to do, as well, without requiring too much of your guidance or attention. This way, you can all work together and then get back to the fun so that no one will miss out.
Play Games Together
After everything is cleaned up and put away, it is time to engage in some friendly competition. Select a variety of board games to play indoors or outdoors. Bring out a football or soccer ball and start a little fun. Another option is to bring everyone together to try a few old-fashioned party games. They will leave you laughing and wanting more. They are a great way to bond and get to know one another even better.
Watch this video for seven entertaining party game ideas.
Make some ono grindz at home with your ohana. Celebrate the special people around you by serving them a fun meal of tacos. Don’t forget to make some special treats for your furry friend, too. Top it all off with delightful conversation and a friendly game or two.