In Mexican culture, a cantina is ta kind of bar where people go to enjoy drinks, try authentic foods and socialize in a lively setting. You can recreate this feeling in your own home by throwing a cantina party. By preparing certain foods and drinks and setting up festive party decorations, you can put together a cantina party that your guests will never forget.
Items you will need
- Cantina-inspired decorations
Make invitations with all of the party information. These invitations can have a Mexican theme in line with the cantina feel. Include information such as the date of the party, the time and location. You may wish to encourage your guests to dress up to go with the theme.
Decorate the party location with items relating to the cantina theme. You can use Mexican-inspired decorations to create a lively atmosphere. For example, you can hang a large banner of a cantina exterior if you like, or you might want to keep it simple with streamers, balloons and a pinata.
Prepare some authentic Mexican foods and snacks for your guests. Fresh salsa with corn chips is one favorite. Quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas and tacos are a few other possibilities if you want to serve a meal to the party-goers.
Offer drinks to your guests to really give your party a cantina feel. You can include Mexican beers, tequila and margaritas You can also serve non-alcoholic beverages as well to give your guests plenty of options.
Play music to fit the party theme, such as Mexican fiesta music. Playing lively fiesta music at your party will help your guests enjoy themselves and may even inspire people to get up and dance.
Tips & Warnings
- If you feel overwhelmed about planning a party on your own, delegate planning duties to friends or family members. You can even make it a potluck party where each guest brings something to eat.
- If you serve alcohol at your party, be sure to observe laws related to alcohol consumption.
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