Share the spirit of Mexico!

Getting together to share great food and good fun is what Mexican eating is all about! And here's where you'll find all the inspiration you need to make any get-together really sizzle!

Our exciting new recipes, jam-packed with vibrant colours and mouth-watering tastes, will bring everyone rushing to the table to create their own taste combinations - stuffing crunchy tacos with succulent meat and crisp fresh lettuce, piling colourful fresh veg into soft, warm tortillas or simply dunking chips in chunky dips! But that's not all - you'll also find ideas for music, films and games to play - everything you'll need, in fact, to bring the spirit of Mexico to your friends and family!

So what are you waiting for? Send out those invites.

Most of these recipes don't need much prep - but your mates don't need to know that! Put out the plates, fill their glasses and let everyone get stuck in! Click a name for the full recipe details.

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number-2 Set the soundtrack

We've selected a few of our favourite Mexican-themed track suggestions for you - guaranteed to get your mates up and dancing to those Latin beats! We hope you like them!

  • Bamboleo by Gipsy Kings
    Cool and catchy with a strong vocal
  • La Marea by Manu Chao
    Lively and busy - great fun with friends
  • Maria Maria by Santana
    Instantly recognisable, sexy, sing a long

number-3 Plan a party game: Fiesta Flash

Here's a great idea for a simple game to play with mates - all you need is a camera with a self-timer and a few 'up-for-it' friends!

Number of players? As many as you have!

Who can play? This one's for everyone – especially the camera shy!

What's needed? A camera with a flash and self-timer (most digital cameras and some disposable cameras have both - just check first!)

What's the gist?

1. Grab the camera, set the self-timer and the game begins.

2. Each player must hold the camera at arm's length and point it at themselves for a second or two - before passing it on to their left.

3. Keep going, until the camera goes off with a flash of light, a startled face and much laughter.

4. If the flash goes off, that person must do a quick forfeit (you decide!) before the game continues. Of course, random forfeits can also be awarded for not holding the camera long enough…

Who wins? Anyone lucky enough to avoid the flash.