Turning 50 is a big milestone and even though your spouse may be feeling older, it is a great time to celebrate. If he or she loves Mexican food, then you should consider throwing him or her a Mexican party with all the Mexican goodies to go along with it.
Consider having the party at a local Mexican restaurant that your spouse likes. If you do not want to have the whole party there, go to your home when everyone is finished eating to finish up the party.
You can also find a caterer that will cater the food for you. Make sure they have things that everyone will like, such as beef and chicken tacos, enchiladas, burritos, birria, barbacoa, taco salad, fajitas, and more. You should offer vegetarian dishes too, just in case you have guests that are vegetarians. Include your spouse’s favorite dishes. Do not forget to put out many baskets full of tortillas with enough salsa to go around.
You can make some Mexican deserts yourself, if you prefer. For example, you could make Churros, which are a quick and easy dessert.
If you do not want to several several types of food, consider only serving tacos, which most people like. Have the hot soft and hard taco shells ready, and put all of the ingredients on the table in separate bowls, such as sour cream, Pico de gallo, and guacamole so people can go through and make their own tacos. Serve rice and refried beans on the side.
Serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at your party. Margaritas are a good choice, and you can service them frozen, if you prefer. Serve different flavors, such as strawberry and lime. If you want to serve non-alcoholic drinks, find a classic margarita recipe in a cookbook and substitute the alcohol with orange juice.
You do not have to spend a lot of money on the decorations. Purchase a pinata full of sweet candy to hang from the ceiling for people to hit at the end of the night. Purchase different colored tissue paper to cover the tables. Visit a craft store and purchase some tiny plastic sombreros to lay around the table.
Fill a large glass gar with jalapenos, green peppers, and red peppers on the table, and lay some cilantro around the bottom of it. Hot glue pom poms around the brim of a sombrero, and place it on one of your tables.
The birthday cake is a big part of a birthday. Consider a birthday cake in the shape of a sombrero or a pinata, and write the happy birthday message in Spanish.
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