Make sure you don a sombrero – a Mexican wide brimmed hat. Buy or borrow a bunch of cactus plants and use brightly coloured cloth to decorate your home.


The great thing about Mexican food is that it is incredibly varied. Fill your tacos, enchiladas, burritos or nachos with chilli mince, or spicy refried beans for vegetarians. Serve them with with traditional side dishes of spicy salsa, sour cream, guacamole and lots of cheese.


You can’t have a Mexican party without tequila.  Drink with the traditional salt and lime wedge combo or have fun with different combos like an orange segment and brown sugar. Add a few drops of Tabasco to give the tequila some extra fire. On the cocktail side of things, margaritas go down a treat. And for those who don’t like tequila, mix up some sangria. Arriba!