Throw an #InstantFiesta: Margaritas, Guacamole & Giveaways!
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Have you ever wanted to throw a party but you just didn't have time to plan? Worry no more! We have all the scoop on how to throw an #InstantFiesta - complete with margaritas, tasty snacks and even simple tips to decorate your home!
Plus, enter to win a Rubbermaid FreshWorks set to keep your veggies fresh & a $50 Visa gift card to buy fiesta supplies!
No party would be complete without a refreshing drink. And here's our secret to delicious margaritas, made in no time at all:
- Jose Cuervo: The Original Margarita Mix Classic Lime
- Tequila (our favorite is gold)
- Gran Gala or Grand Marnier
- Juice of fresh citrus
- Lime wedge
- Splash of orange juice, if desired
Mix 3 parts mixer to 1 part tequila with an extra "part" of Gran Gala or Grand Marnier. Add in the juices and throw in a lime wedge. Drink up!
The easiest way to feed party-goers is with chips and dips. Take your pick from the following three. All are easy to throw together in no time. And in case you do have time to shop in advance, we love the Rubbermaid FreshWorks to keep our fruits and veggies fresh until we have time to cut them.
- 6 avocados
- 1 small red onion
- 1 - 2 jalapeños
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 limes (juice only)
- 2 tomatoes
Dice or use a food processor to chop and mix the garlic, onion, and jalapeños. Cut avocados into a bowl and combine with the garlic, onion, and jalapeño mix. Use a fork to press down and fold together. Add in cilantro, tomatoes, and lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
Rotel Cheese Dip
- 1 can of Rotel
- 1 lb. of Velveeta cheese
- Cooked, chopped hot sasage (optional)
Dice cheese and pour Rotel over it in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. You can also make it on the stove in a double-boiler or in crock pot.
Corn & Black Bean Salad
- 14 oz can of black beans
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- Cumin, hot sauce, lime juice to taste
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil so that it sticks together
Combine all the ingredients. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. This one is especially good for an outdoor party on a hot day since the frozen corn stays cool for a bit.
Make-your-own taco bars are the best! Just cook some ground beef or turkey and put it out with some hard and soft shells and your favorite fixin's, such as: lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, black olives, sour cream and salsa. As a side, try this deliciously refreshing salad:
Jalapeno Mint Salad
- 2 jalepeños
- 1 seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup of mint
Cut the watermelon into small pieces. Dice jalepeño and chop the mint into very small pieces. Mix all together and serve!
Don't Forget to Decorate!
You can buy decorations or just look around the house for something appropriate. A brightly colored scarf can work as a table runner. Succulent plants look beautiful too. Or even try edible decorations, such as avocados or a mix of colored peppers in a festive bowl.
What's your favorite party snack? Tell us and you could win a $50 Visa gift card, plus a Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-piece set!
There are two ways to enter:
Simply comment below and tell us your favorite party snack. It could be on this list or not.
Tweet about the giveaway!
Click here to Tweet: "Ready to throw an #InstantFiesta & win a #FreshWorksFreshness party #giveaway, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/2qAXUIG #ad"
*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive the $50 Visa gift card and a 3-piece Rubbermaid FreshWorks set, valued at approximately $40. Giveaway is open through May 21st 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.