How to Host a Amazing Taco Bar Party in a Budget

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Whether you are planning a party, friends get together afternoon or a Mexican fiesta, serving up a DIY Taco Bar is the perfect solution. The beauty of a taco party is that the guests make their own tacos from a selection of pre-prepared options, set out buffet-style. Planning a taco bar for graduation parties and get-togethers is a fun and economical way to serve your guests.

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6 Reasons why you should host a Taco Bar:

  1. Tacos are affordable
  2. Tacos are a crowd pleaser…
  3. Tacos are very… easy to prepare
  4. Tacos are fun
  5. Tacos are such a healthy option
  6. Tacos are portable… gather all the ingredients in a food container and you’re done!

Where to start:

  1. When are you planning to host your taco bar party. Schedule on your calendar and send invitations at least 3 to 2 weeks before the party. Request RSVP.
  2. How many people are coming into your party.
  3. Groceries list ( see below my suggestions )
  4. When and how you can prepare the ingredients…

Here’s my taco bar checklist!

Ingredients for DIY Taco Bar

  1. Meat

  • Ground Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pulled Pork
  • Steak

    2. Taco Shells

Choose no more than 3 taco shells options to keep things options.

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Rio Rancho Tostada Bowls, 5.0 oz, 4ct (Pack of 6)


   3. Additions:

  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Avocado/Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Jalapeños (fresh or pickled)
  • Beans
  • Thinly sliced lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Onions


  4. Gourmet Additions


  • Black Olives
  • Refried Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Corn
  • Hot chilli sauce
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Mexican Slaw
  • Mexican Rice
  • Mango Salsa ( you can find at Costco which cost $7.89 )

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   5. Drinks:

You can serve Mexican drinks that you can find at Walmart with delicious flavors.

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  6. Desserts:

Tres Leches!!! You can find at any Walmart Stores! To save your time, I would suggest serving in individual containers or as a cupcake!



 7. Party Decor

I created all the printable you need for making your Taco Party a success. You can find all our Collection below:

Happy Party!

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