(Closed) rehearsal dinner

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Lime goes well with Mexican food – I would recommend limeade or cherry limeade as a beverage option.

Are you self-catering?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@penguinof3:  mmmm…. tacos…. I’m hungry now…

Jalapenos and some of that amazing nacho cheese!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Umm…pinata all the way! Everyone loves a pinata, especially if it’s full of something fun. (You could take it home later and bust it open if you don’t have space to bust it at the taco bar.) 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

REALLY good salsa & guacamole.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Re. guac – you don’t have to eat it, but lots of people love it and it would be kind of unfair to your guests to serve tacos but deny them the glory that is guacamole because you don’t like it.

(And I say this as a guacamole convert. It used to gross me out, until a roommate who loved to make homemade guacamole gave me a taste of her recipe – total change of heart.)

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Surprisingly this is on of my mom’s go to meal’s when cooking for groups.  Here’s a little bit what we do:

Make refried beans.  We typically buy 3 cans of the taco bell kind already made; smush them down; add black paper and bake.  Then we add cheese to melt on top right before they are ready to serve.  Super easy and affordable and it’s always a hit.

If you have any margarita glasses, we tend to put the sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, etc.  Small bowls work for this too.

If you do flour tortillas for soft tacos; unwrap and put in a microwave safe container.  Add a damp paper towel on top and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minutes (untill all are hot and soft)

We also heat up all the chips and crunch shells in the oven.  It’s amazing how many people love this, and how easy it is to do.

Then we make cheesedip to top it off.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a really great guacamole recipe that everyone who’s ever had it LOVES (my BFF, who is the pickiest eater in the world, even loved it, and she hates guacamole)!  It includes cream cheese as well as all the other stuff.  If you’re interested I could send it to you.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

If you’re going to have any vegetarians, black beans (refried or whole) make a good filling. Regular refried beans are traditionally made with lard, so not truly vegetarian (although not all brands are – check the label). Refried black beans are almost always vegetarian.

Also, if you are interested, my friend Jen gave me this delicious and easy recipe for a bean dip to serve with tortilla chips:

– 1 can chili beans, 1 package cream cheese, 8 oz shredded cheese (cheddar or Colby Jack)

Divide the brick of cream cheese into small chunks. In an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish, layer chili beans and chunks of cream cheese, then sprinkle with half of the shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min. Stir, then sprinkle with the rest of the shredded cheese, and bake an additional 5 min. Serve with tortilla chips.

You can double the quantities if you prefer to use a 9×13 baking dish.

(For more of a kick, you could garnish this with green onions, cilantro, red pepper flakes, stir in a sprinkle of cumin, etc.)

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@anemonie:  totally agree on the pinata. i had one for my last birthday because it was a childhood dream that went unrealized until my mid twenties.  it was just as fun as i had imagined. go for it! 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

oh, and i found a great and really easy salsa recipe on pinterst: 

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@penguinof3:  Maybe you could provide some colorful, blinged out sombreros that could double as decor and something interactive guests could put on? I think succulents would work wonders…you see them in so many wedding inspiration photos, and this is one place they’d definitely be appropriate. You could also get some glass jars or vases and fill them with limes, lemons, avocados, or anything else fun.

Really anything bright and flamboyant would work well, even a bouquet of flowers in bright oranges, pinks, and greens would look festive.

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