How to Throw The Best Latin Party!
We don’t know about you, but us here at Ovolo loves a good party. We are especially a fan of latin parties!
It’s a chance for people to dance to the sounds of salsa, reggaeton, and bachata. It also serves as an opportunity for guests to try some of the most delectable foods, desserts, and drinks this culture has to offer.
That said, we know that hosting may be a stressful undertaking. When throwing a party, there are several standards to satisfy, including your own, which can make you feel anxious and stressed before the event. After all, a proper Latin party requires a lot of attention to detail that you don’t want to overlook!
But worry not; here are some tips to throwing the best Latin fiesta ever, one that will for sure have your friends saying, “muy bueno!”
If you’ve ever visited Mexico, you’ll know what we mean when we say there’s no way to go overboard with your decorations. Nothing screams “mi casa is su casa” (my home is your home) like decorating your party space with the brightest, most vibrant decorations you can find. The theme of red, yellow, orange, green, aqua, white, and green is always always handy as those are the colours of their flags. Also picture cactus, donkeys, sunglasses, sombreros, chili peppers and papel picado (cut paper garlands). Basically, if your house resembles a piñata, you have done it perfectly!
Music is a must at a Latin party. Transport your guests to Latin America by playing a wide range of dance music from the Caribbean, Central and South America, including bachata, merengue, salsa, and the famous reggaeton. You hear music, you move. That’s how it goes, so get ready for some dancing!
And if you have a larger budget, hire a mariachi band!
Mexican cuisine is very popular around the world, and for a good reason! There are so many popular Mexican food to devour, and the most popular one… *drum roll please* TACOS! No fiesta is complete without these! Taco ’bout a party! (see what we did there?)
Set up a self-serve taco station and let your guests choose their own combos. Fill a variety of crockpots and colourful bowls with an array of toppings, ranging from corn tortillas, taco beef, spice grilled chicken, refried beans, pinto beans, mexican rice, shredded cheddar cheese, corn, tomato, lettuce, onions, a variation of salsas (from salsa verde, to chipotle salsa, pineapple mango salsa and pico de gallo), guacamole, sour cream, chopped coriander (cilantro to some), sriracha and jalapeños.
Ceviche, fajitas, and ensaladas are additional options to serve. Keep a steady supply of chips on hand to also go with your salsa and guacamole. Offer traditional Latin desserts like tres leches cake, alfajores (to die for!!), and of course, churros!
Don’t forget the drinks!
Margaritas are the most popular Tequila-based cocktail in the world. Nothing beats an ice-cold margarita with chips and guacamole! In fun cactus drinking glasses, serve it shaken and stirred!
Fun fact: Tequila was first invented in the 1930s by a guy named Carlos Danny Herrera for a guest named Margarita who was allergic to all spirits except… you guessed it, tequila.
As for the kiddos, stick with fruit juices, Jarritos, or even virgin mojitos!
The Latinos are known to be able to throw a good party and now you are all set to host a fiestastic one!
And if hosting is not your forte, but you’d still like a taste of this good thing, join us as at Te Quiero Mucho as we enjoy the best of Latin music, food and booze this New Year’s Eve here. Come along, bring your friends, and ring in 2022 the Latino way: by having a great time!