Keep Holiday Guests Happy with a Make-Your-Own Taco Party!

November 19, 2014

TortillaLand Taco Party TortillaLand Taco Recipe
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The holiday season is officially here! It won't be long before out-of-town relatives will be arriving, kids will be home from school, and friends and neighbors will be popping by. As much as we love this time of year, we know that ongoing holiday entertaining can be overwhelming. You probably already have enough on your plate- both literally and figuratively!

That's why we pulled together these tips to host a festive, no-fuss build-your-own taco party for hungry holiday guests! Food columnist and cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman says in this New York Times Article:

"Tacos are such an informal way to feed people well. I like to have my fillings made in advance, my garnishes arranged in bowls or on platters. Then all it takes is warming tortillas in a microwave, oven or steamer, and guests can assemble their own tacos. Fillings can be vegetarian or vegan, or they can include meat. Even those who can’t tolerate gluten won’t have to worry, as corn tortillas are gluten-free, and they’re the best ones to use for these recipes."

Taco Party TortillaLand Taco Recipes
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Here are some tips to host a great build-your-own taco party this holiday season.

Step One
Find a good assembly space that can easily be accessed by a crowd such as a dinner table, or kitchen counter. If you feel so inclined, make it festive with a few simple holiday decorations and/or candles. Assume your guests will be going back for seconds and possibly thirds!

Step Two
Set out a stack of freshly made TortillaLand® Corn, Flour or Cheesy tortillas. Wrap freshly cooked tortillas in warm towels or foil until ready to serve to keep moist and yummy.

Step Three
Provide your hungry guests a variety of fillings to choose from (can be made in advance). Depending on the size of your crowd, aim for 3-5 options such as

Step Four Provide your hungry guests a variety of fun toppings like (choose 5-7 from these options)

Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand, and let your guests go to town by creating their idea of the perfect taco!

For more easy holiday entertaining ideas, go to our recipe page.

More Resources:

  • Grilled Pork Tacos
  • Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Black Bean Pico
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