10 No-Fail Ways to Celebrate National Taco Day
Let's taco bout it.
October 4th is your free pass to eat as many tacos as your heart desires. This is kind of a big deal. I’m just saying, let’s not take this holiday lightly. Let’s celebrate properly, shall we? Read on to see how.
Throw a Dinner Fiesta
Tacos are the perfect excuse to throw a low-key party. Make adorable, budget-friendly fiesta decor with tissue paper. (Keep reading to find tasty recipes for your party!)
Tacos don’t get much cuter. Plus, you can make these minis ahead of time to relieve Taco Day stress.
Make This: Ropa Vieja Tacos
Tacos al Pastor
Image courtesy of Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World by Angie Mosier
Fresh and hearty, these pork-loaded tacos are sure to please a hungry, taco-craving crowd.
Make This: Tacos al Pastor
Maybe traditional tacos aren’t your thing. Go for this low-key, easy-to-make option, instead.
Make This: Walking Tacos
No time to prepare the real deal? Make this super-simple dip to satisfy your taco tooth.
Make This: Taco Dip
Can you really celebrate National Taco Day without inviting the taco’s loyal sidekick, guac? Plus, when you make it at home, it doesn't cost extra, thankyouverymuch.
Make This: Classic Guacamole
It’s officially fall, and that means everyone, everywhere adds pumpkin to everything, everywhere — including Taco Day. Need I say more?
Make This: Pumpkin Tortillas
Who doesn’t love a themed dessert? C’mon, you know these ridiculously clever cookies are a must.
H. Camille Smith
OK, but what will you wash all this delicious taco food down with?! Margs, duh.
Make This: Classic Margarita
Taco Dog Costume
Don't forget to include your pup in the celebrations. Fido can’t eat tacos with you, but he can pretend to be one with this hilarious taco dog costume.
Margarita With Vodka
Not a fan of tequila? Make a margarita-inspired cocktail with vodka instead. Mix 2 ounces wheat vodka, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce sour mix and 2 ounces soda together for a drink that tastes just like the real thing. Photo Courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka
This pomegranate bellini is as flavorful as it is colorful. Make two different kinds for your party — one with champagne and the other with non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider for your non-drinking guests. Get the recipe >>
Fruity Ice Cubes
Don't forget to add some color and flavor to your water. Place your favorite fruit, such as blueberries, lemon and orange slices, in the water next time you fill your ice cube tray. The frozen cubes will give your beverages that extra flavor it needs. Photo by Camille Styles