how to host an epic taco party

Party Essentials: How to Host a Taco Party (and DIY taco seasoning recipe)

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how to host an epic taco party

Yesterday was National Taco Day and I had this post all ready so you guys could all have everything you need to have a taco party on Taco Day.

But, we live in a time where access to the internet is vital for business aaaand, also, people don’t know how to drive.

What does that have to do with anything, you ask?

Well, someone drove into the phone lines on our street and left us without internet for two days.


But, my motto lately has been “it is what it is”…so y’all will have to have your taco party next week (because if you’re Canadian, this weekend is all about Thanksgiving!!).

In this week’s blog post, I’m giving you a few different way to host your own taco party in the comfort of your own home.  You can always make regular tacos (using ground beef, some cooked onions and a tablespoon or two of the DIY taco mix below), or you can check out  this post which tells you how to make easy peasy fish tacos

Or this one on how to make crispy (and healthy) fish tacos

how to host a taco party

I know some of you might be thinking, “but I’m vegan”!  Again, no worries…I got your back!  Whip up a batch of this vegan meat filling and just sub it in for your regular meat filling and you are all set for vegan tacos (and while you’re at it, why not make a batch of vegan queso to add to a batch of nachos that can go with your tacos!!)

Party Essentials: How to Host a Taco Party (and DIY taco seasoning recipe) Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Durigon

Okay, okay!! I hear the others saying, “but I’m gluten free!”.  I still have your back!!  Why not make a gluten free batch like these lettuce wraps…kinda like fake tacos (but, super yummy fake tacos!)

Party Essentials: How to Host a Taco Party (and DIY taco seasoning recipe) Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Durigon

And of course no party is a party without dessert!

How about making these quick and easy ice cream tacos to finish off your fiesta??

how to host a taco party

So you get it right?? Whatever filling is calling your name, make this buffet style party the backdrop of your next gathering!  It can be as easy or difficult as you like…make your own guac or by some at the store…make your own salsa or pick up a jar at your local grocer…forgot sour cream? Use some leftover tzatziki you have in the fridge…you get it right?

Pick up some tortillas, lay out the extras, cut up some lime, put out your filling and keep the beer flowing.

Now send me your address and I’ll be right over!!

how to host an epic taco party

DIY Taco Seasoning

No more store bought taco seasoning (which, by the way, is full of things you really don't want to know about!!).  This one is easy to put together and keeps for a really long time!!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayene
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  • Mix all ingredients together and place in an air-tight container
  • Store in a dark, cool, dry place