The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

Party Idea: Taco Bar!

February 5, 2015 by Amanda Willis

Nothing says party quite like tacos and tequila! Taco night is one of our favorite soirees to throw because it is so easy to put together, reminds us of summer and definitely a fan favorite! We are always trying to reinvent Taco Night, as you may remember our DIY Taco Station and first ever Soiree, now we are exploring new flavors and fresh ingredients to serve our guests the best possible tacos. See how we put together our new and approved Taco Night! Don’t forget the margarita mix!

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco BarThe Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco Bar

The Sisters' Soiree; Taco BarLately, our favorite place to dine out is Mexican. The taco combinations some restaurants are coming up with are incredible. Gone are the days of Americanized Mexican food of hard shells, ground beef and the mysterious “taco seasoning.” Make way for fried corn tortillas, marinated pork, cilantro aioli and cotija cheese. The tastiest tacos I’ve ever had often had few simple ingredients and thats all it needs! These days I’m all about pork tacos topped with onion, cilantro and a squeeze of lime, that’s it. But that’s all it needs!

The flavor comes from the pork which needs to be marinated correctly. I like to put a pork roast into the crock pot in the morning and throw in canned diced chilies, verde sauce, chopped onion and Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce.(See full recipe below!) It’s the right amount of flavor, spice and heat! The pork is so good, it needs your tacos full attention!

For creating this Taco Bar, I covered the counter top is brown wrapping paper that can be found at any dollar store or craft store. For decoration, I took my pepper shaped bowls and dishes and lined the back of the counter. Taco Night needs to be full of fun colors! So I went around the house to find anything bright with a pop of color! Since I throw Taco Night a few times a year, I invested in Mexican themed serving platters which get more use than the China!

I wanted to created a moving, flowing taco bar. So to start the bar I had the taco shells, corn tortillas of course, the main dish of meat in the middle, followed by all the topping. Think outside the box when it comes to toppings like switching out romaine lettuce for arugula, fresh citrus, radish slices for extra crunch. And towards the end of the bar, all the hot sauce options. We are loving Cholula these days so we had one of each flavor. It’s nice to have guests try each flavor to create a unique taco combination.

And as always, whats a party with out a few cocktails?! So we make sure we have the margaritas flowing!  Tequila, lime, salt and margarita mix (optional)  to keep the party going all night! We even created a fun little sign out of a seashell that reads Salt, Shot, Squirt, incase you forget the order of tequila shot! See our favorite Margarita Recipe.

Stay in this weekend and create a Taco Bar your friends won’t forget!


Amanda xo

Want the full marinated pulled pork recipe that stole the show? See below! :)

Recipe: Marinated Pulled Pork

  • 3 lbs pork roast
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 1/2 cup verde salsa
  • 1/4 Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • Salt and Pepper

Turn the crock pot on high and place the cubed onions on the bottom. Once you salt and pepper the pork roast, place the roast on top of the onions. The onions create a shelf and ensure all the onion goodness gets into the roast.

Top the salsa, chilies and hot sauce directly on top of the roast. No need for extra liquid in this recipe, all the ingredients will create liquid once the cooking starts. Finally put the lid back on and let it cook for four to five hours on high heat. After the time is up, the pork will be ready to shred with only one fork. I promise! 



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