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‘Tis the season for entertaining…

by MexGrocer Staff Writer on November 28, 2012 · 0 comments

The winter holiday brings a season of festivities, friends, and food. I LOVE this holiday season, who doesn’t? And MexGrocer is here to help your party planning all the way. You know we sell food, but our website also features recipes and sells decor too! Here’s something to get your inspiration kick-started for your next fiesta:

Choose your menu

Most of these recipes are a breeze to prepare –  but only you need to know how easy! Impress your friends with a delicious spread of finger foods, and the stand-by staple: chips and guacamole! Click a name for the full recipe details.

Killer Chile Rellenos

Chiles rellenos are made of Chile Poblano (Ancho)or Anaheim chiles, with skins removed, dipped in batter, stuffed with cheese or meat and covered  with lightly spiced red sauce.

Queso Fundido – Mexican Fondue

This is always popular at parties. Serve with tortilla chips or roll up some of the dip in a warm tortilla.

Guacamole Mixtec Style

Guacamole is a spicy Mexican paste made from crushed avocado and various seasonings, usually including onions, peppers, garlic and tomatoes.

Set the soundtrack

No party is a party without some music! Here are a few of our favorite tunes sure to get the party moving:

Bamboleo by Gipsy Kings

Cool and catchy with a strong vocal

La Marea by Manu Chao

Lively and busy – great fun with friends

Plan party game
Forget pin-the-tail, play a couple of party games that get your guests up and moving!

Fiesta Flash

Here’s a great idea for a simple game to play with mates – all you need is a camera with a self-timer and a few ‘up-for-it’ friends!

Number of players? As many as you have!

Who can play? This one’s for everyone – especially the camera shy!

What’s needed? A camera with a flash and self-timer (most digital cameras and some disposable cameras have both – just check first!)

What’s the gist?
1. Grab the camera, set the self-timer and the game begins.
2. Each player must hold the camera at arm’s length and point it at themselves for a second or two – before passing it on to their left.
3. Keep going, until the camera goes off with a flash of light, a startled face and much laughter.
4. If the flash goes off, that person must do a quick forfeit (you decide!) before the game continues. Of course, random forfeits can also be awarded for not holding the camera long enough…

Who wins? Anyone lucky enough to avoid the flash.

Sombrero Dance

In this fiesta game if you get caught with the sombrero you must eat a hot pepper!

To play you’ll need a sombrero, music, fun loving players, and chili peppers. As your dancing to some festive music take the sombrero and place it on somebody else’s head, they then must place it on another’s head, and so on.

When the music stops whoever last had the sombrero on must eat a pepper!

Decorate your space!

Don’t forget to make your space lively by adding some fun colors and decor! Check out what MexGrocer has to offer:

Party Decorations

Party Tableware

Party Drinkware

Enjoy your fiesta! And don’t forget to check out MexGrocer.com for more recipes, decorations, party favors, and ideas!


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