It’s been sunny and warm here in San Diego and it’s making us yearn for a margarita filled vacation. Close your eyes and imagine: a margarita or cold beer in hand (but most likely, lukewarm), sun-kissed shoulders, swim-up bars, sand in all the wrong places, the sound of the warm ocean waves crashing on the shore, and the smell of salt that just cannot be escaped. Aaaaaahhhh tastes, feels, and smells like heaven to us! Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long to experience this in person since we are attending a tropical destination wedding in a few months. However, we are both impatient and couldn’t wait that long, so we rounded up a few ideas from the web to create a stateside Margarita Night to hold us over.
Rally a few friends, add a cocktail or two, throw in some tasty treats, and you too can be enjoying Margarita Nights in no time!
Let’s get this party started!
First things first – MARGARITAS! How cute are these margaritas? You can give a traditional margarita a classy twist by serving it in a martini glass, freeze it to create an adorable and fun Margarita Popsicle, go classic on the rocks (source unknown), or serve a non-alcoholic version of Ginger-Lime Soda.
String some cafe lights overhead to add ambiance.
Keep rumbling tummies at bay with some fresh salsa and guacamole while you whip up the main course.
Not sure what to serve? Here are a few ideas. Start with fresh tortillas, trust us, EVERYTHING tastes better wrapped in a fresh tortilla. Add some cheese and shrimp to create a shrimp quesadilla, go a more traditional route with carne asada street tacos, or get creative with some gluten fee shark tacos!
(Don’t you love how Martha served her Carne Asada Tacos in paper food trays? Super cute and no dishes – win, win!)
For dessert fry up some churros and serve with a side of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Now that you have the food and drinks taken care of, here are some great party printables we put together to help with the details! Except for the invitation, which needs personalization, these all can be instantly downloaded so you can use them for your party tonight!!!
Margarita Nights Invitation
Drink Straw Flags
Don’t you hate losing your drink to the person next to you? We do! Here’s a great way to identify your’s from their’s. A straw flag! Salted or Not Salted, Frozen or On The Rocks, or a little of both!!!
Add a pop of color to your food table and keep your guests from guessing what you are serving with these adorable food cards. (Tortillas, Carne Asada, Tacos, Quesadillas, Salsa, Guacamole, Salt, and Lime included.)
The Oh So Yummy Caddy Recipe Card Party Favor
Want to give your guests something other than a headache to take home? Use this recipe to make the perfect margarita for the party and then give this cute recipe card as the perfect parting gift! We promise, your guests will be asking for this recipe. When they ask, you can just hand them one of these! Add a mini cocktail shaker and colored salt to the mix and you have an extra special partying gift!
The Complete Party Package
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Now, turn up some music, put on your dancing shoes, get a sweaty head*, and have a blast!!!
For even more inspiration, check out our Margarita Nights board on Pinterest.
And if you have any left overs, whip up a breakfast burrito the next day, and start the party again! Ain’t no party like a Margarita Party cause a Margarita Party don’t stop….
Do you prefer salt or no salt? Rocks or blended? We want to know!
* A sweaty head is what happens when you spend hours dancing and having a great time.