Last-Minute Fiesta: Nacho Mama's Taco Party

3 years ago
I love to host gatherings at my house.  It gives me an opportunity to really clean my house and show off my limited Rachael Ray-ish party skills  Sure, spending time with family and friends is a bonus but what if you want to host a party with people who relatively strangers?

Contrary to popular belief I am not the most outgoing gal, at least not on purpose. Oddly, I worked in the service industry most of my life and could fake it most of the time.  I did really well but when I stopped and went to work in an office it was a lot harder to fake that sparkly personality.  I am out of practice.


Nacho Mama's Taco Party


It is time to dust off my sparkle and branch out into the world of neighborhood moms! How, you wonder? Well, it all started at our Kid's Choice Awards party.  The night of the party there happened to be a snowstorm and the moms of our guests decided to hang out instead of come back to get their offspring.

We spent the evening chatting, drinking wine and even watching the award show with the kids. It was a great night. It also got me thinking, why not do this again?

A few clicks on Facebook and an invite was sent for a mom and kid potluck.  Sure, I could have added our spouses but I told the husband he can have the night off and do something for himself. By making the event a potluck it absolutely took the pressure off having to make a big meal.

We took it a step further and decided to make it a Taco Night.  How lucky it is close to Cinco de Mayo?!!?

The plan is to make the taco meat and have it warming in the Crock-Pot and set up a bar for all of the toppings, including my pico de gallo of course.  Easy!  Making it a help-yourself meal takes the pressure off and makes it easier clean up in the end.

The plan also includes margaritas for the mamas.  For the kids, lemonade.

To read more about the party planning and for my recipe check out Nacho Mama's Taco Party on my blog.

Last  Minute Fiesta Pico De Gallo


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