March 11, 2009 · Uncategorized

I’m turning thirty in a little over 2 months, and my husband asked me what kind of party I want to have to celebrate this momentous occasion.  I thought about it for a few moments and lots of wonderful ideas flooded my brain.  But in the interest of “these economic times” and the fact that even in the best of times I’ll probably never have a whale shark of my very own, I decided to forgo the plans for a masquerade ball, and set my sights on a taco party.

List of items needed for a taco party:

1.  Tacos

2. Friends to eat the tacos

3. Beer to wash down the tacos (note:  I don’t like beer, but I’m told its good to have with tacos)

Simple enough.  But this is a big deal, it’s not every day that I turn 30.  So I figured we might as well have a pinata.  Because pinatas are what you have at parties, and they hail from the same country as tacos.  So really, it makes perfect sense.  I’ve done some research on pinatas at the local Target.  Apparently sometime between now and the last time I had a pinata (Halloween of 1985 i think) they stopped letting people beat the crap out of paper mache animals and now want you to gather ’round Sponge Bob and pull on a little curly ribbon.  What the hell?  When did pinatas become so lame?  Half the fun of them is the potential for “accidentally” beating the crap out of your friend with a baseball bat because you’re blind folded.  How can I condone violence if there is no violence to be had?  There will be no lame ribbon pulling on my birthday.  Well wait.  Hang on.  There’s an exception to that rule.  The only lame ribbon pulling on my birthday will be in conjunction with present opening.  But I digress.  There will definitely be a pinata.  Preferably in the shape of some sort of traditional pinata animal, and it will absolutely be obliterated by a Louisville slugger.

UPDATED List of items needed for a taco party:

1.  Tacos

2. Friends to eat the tacos

3. Beer to wash down the tacos (note:  I don’t like beer, but I’m told its good to have with tacos)

4. Pinata

The last pinata I had the privilege of destroying contained candy.  Nothing wrong with candy.  Everyone (even my diabetic friend Nam) loves candy.  My husband, for example, loves twix bars.  But that’s neither here nor there.  I think this pinata has to be a super fancy awesome special pinata.  So after discussing pinatas with a taco loving friend of mine, we decided that my birthday pinata should be a multi purpose pinata of awesomeness.  This pinata will be filled not just with candy, but with taco toppings.  What better way to top a taco?  It really brings the pinata to the fore front of the party, frankly, where it belongs.  Usually pinatas are towards the end of the party, possibly before the cake.  By then most people are tired, cranky & drunk.  While I realize that pinatas are probably exponentially more fun when drunk, I think the prospect of flying taco toppings outweighs the benefits of drunk pinata destruction.  Plus, if need be, I could always get a second pinata.  It is, after all, MY birthday.

My friend Nam was kind enough to provide an artist’s rendering of the taco topping pinata:

Everyone is excited about tacos.

Everyone is excited about tacos.

The mode d’emploi for this is really quite simple:

Step 1.  Fill the pinata with taco goodness.

Step 2.  Beat the crap out of the pinata

Step 3.  Collect the toppings onto your taco as they fly through the air.

I know what you’re thinking.  What about the mess?  It’s really quite simple.  Ponchos.  They’re in keeping with the Mexican theme, they’re disposable, and they’re inexpensive.  AND they’ll double as a plate.  You can collect the toppings not only on the taco you are currently holding, but you can use the taco toppings that are stuck to your poncho to top all subsequent tacos.

NEWLY UPDATED List of items needed for a taco party:

1.  Tacos

2. Friends to eat the tacos

3. Beer to wash down the tacos (note:  I don’t like beer, but I’m told its good to have with tacos)

4. Pinata

5. Ponchos

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking this just might be the greatest idea ever.  Now we just need to find a place that will allow such awesomeness to take place.  I know for a fact that exploding food can be a bit messy.  I’m reminded of the summer camp bean incident.  Where someone decided to bury a can of beans into the hot coals of a campfire.  Later that night the can exploded and the beans splatted all over the tents.  I recall this being quite a mess (but as a bonus:  hilarious).

This is going to require some more thought.  If anyone has any ideas or concerns, please feel free to comment.

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