It's getting warm out, and nothing's better than celebrating the season outdoors with friends. This summer, create a Wild West/Tex-Mex themed party to get your summer started. Go as crazy as you'd like with western theme party decorations, but don't skimp on the menu. A chili taste-off and make your own margarita bar are two ideas ensure guests are kept happy and entertained.
Read on for recipes for a spicy chili, creamy salsa and easy margarita bar, and a few decorations that are simple enough, but add a festive flair to your space.
This chili recipe feeds a crowd and it's bite is as big as Texas. We're positive your guests will enjoy this full flavored dish whether you make it for a theme party, tailgate or any old dinner. Read More
One of my signature One Pot Meals is Twice Drunken Chili - a game-day favorite of my family, it's also a fast meal to prep any day of the week when you're looking for a hearty dinner after a long day. Read More
Another recipe you won't want to be without at your Tex-Mex celebration is guacamole. This easy recipe is perfect for dipping pita chips in or for spreading on your entree. Read More
No need to hire a bartender for your party. This MYO Margarita idea will please guests and keep your hands free from constant cocktail concoction. Just be sure to have the ingredients and supplies laid out for guests to get creative with. Read More
A twine and burlap banner is an inexpensive decoration to add to your Tex-Mex party and will add a touch of country to your space. Come up with a fun phrase and display it for all your guests to see. Read More
This theme party is bright and colorful, but work one or two of these decorative ideas into your Tex-Mex theme party to bring some South-of-the-Border flair to your fiesta. Read More
Display your margarita recipes or menu selections in easy DIY rope frames. It's a simple way to bring the Texas feel to your buffet without breaking the bank or causing you too much extra work. Read More
Offer guests who might want a lighter entree some mini chicken tacos. This recipe is really easy to throw together and also works well as an appetizer for the celebration, too. Read More