If you read my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of DIY bars at parties — s’mores bars, champagne bars, cupcake decorating bars, etc. — so to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the start of spring, I thought I’d do a post (and throw a little party) on how to create a taco bar, and then I’d give away some free taco bar printables to help you style your own party.
I know a taco is a very personal thing. I like mine with chicken, guacamole, cilantro, cheese, and beans, but no onions. My husband thinks onions are a must, as well as pork. So I called my taco bar, the “Bar of Happiness” because everyone looked joyous creating exactly what they wanted.
On my taco bar, I put out tortillas, chicken, pulled pork, guacamole, cojita cheese, chopped onions, black beans, cilantro, lime wedges, and jalapenos.
The guacamole recipe I used was RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac Recipe. This was simple and easy to make and brought a lot of creaminess and tanginess to the guac, plus it’s super fast.
RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac Recipe
- 3 pitted and peeled avocados
- 1 can RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- A squeeze of lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mash the avocados in a bowl.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Season with salt & pepper.
I also put out margarita glasses and cold Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas for my guests. This made my job as host a whole lot simpler. People got to help themselves to their drinks. And they did.
I wanted to add a few touches to liven up my decor. I added some colorful paper flowers, a mini pinata, and a sombrero to my table.
I designed the “Taco Bar” sign to put on the front of my table. I also designed tented cards so my guests could know exactly what they were putting on their tacos.
The best part about the tented cards is they are editable, which means you can type in your own foods and personalize them just the way you like!
Download Cinco de Mayo Printables Here!
Here are just a few pretty photos of my food to give you an idea of how to create a taco bar.
If you do a taco bar, I’d love to see it. Please add your party photos to our site!
Veah F wrote:
I love this idea, I want to have a taco bar party soon, however my question is did you use a special kind of paper to print out the signs?
Jen S wrote:
Hello I love this Taco Bar idea for my little ones birthday party and love that they are editable too! I wanted to edit the Taco Bar to read Taco Barre...since it's a Ballerina theme! Is it possible to do that? [email protected]
Kelly W wrote:
I'm in the planning stage as I type, planning a baby shower for my daughter and of course, the menu must be tacos. I hadn't planned on the theme to be all about tacos. I am overwhelmed with all of the ideas for a baby shower wrapped around this "Taco bout a baby" I think I'm going to try and do Tacos and Tuxedos, hence it's a boy!! Thank you for all the inspiration. I will post pics after May 11th...
Jillian L wrote:
Thank you, Kelly! Good luck with the shower. I can't wait to see what you do! -- Jillian
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