Hispanic Heritage Month Party Inspiration

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Hispanic Heritage Month Party Inspiration
Hispanic Heritage Month Party Inspiration

Hispanic Heritage month celebrations started last September 15th and end on October 15th. For us Latinos it is very important to celebrate our culture and traditions and this commemoration unites all of us who live in the United States. As we use this time to come together, celebrate and recognize our cultural heritage. And what a better way than to do it with some of our favorite NESTLÉ® products. That help us making the cooking of the special party menu a breeze.

Colors and textures are a staple of our Hispanic roots
Colors and textures are a staple of our Hispanic roots

We Latinos love family, food and togetherness. And organizing a Hispanic Heritage Month Party it is a great way to celebrate who we are. And an opportunity to share our culture with others. That is why today I want to give you some tips for you to get inspired and celebrate your own Hispanic Heritage Month Party at home.

Adding carnations as the centerpiece of my table
Adding carnations as the centerpiece of my table

Colors and textures are a staple of our Hispanic roots. Choosing the right colors, pottery and flowers for your table it is very important to set the tone of the celebration. My heritage is from Mexico, and in my country the color blue and hot pink are prevalent in home decor, the arts, and handcrafts. So I decided to go with that color palette that brings warmth and coziness.

Pico de Gallo for garnishing the Macaroni Chiles Rellenos
Pico de Gallo for garnishing the Macaroni Chiles Rellenos

For flowers I am using carnations. My family has a very strong spaniard influence and carnations are very common in Spain. My grandfather was born in Madrid and my grandmother loved carnations. She had them planted in her garden and the aroma of those brings me back home. Besides, you know that all the recipes that I publish here are dedicated to her. As she was a very important influence  in my cooking style and my love for food. Adding carnations as the centerpiece of my table is like having her close to me.

Macaroni Chiles Rellenos a Mexican American fusion
Macaroni Chiles Rellenos a Mexican American fusion. Click on the image to get the recipe.

In terms of food, I opted for a fusion of flavors, using traditional American dishes with a Mexican twist. Since we are immersed in the American way of living, my family has a fancy for Macaroni and Cheese. So our main dish for the Hispanic Heritage Month party are delectable Macaroni Chiles Rellenos. Made with STOUFFER’S® Family Size Mac and Cheese and other ingredients. Click on the picture above to get the recipe details.

Strawberry Horchata agua fresca
Strawberry Horchata agua fresca. Click on the image and get the recipe.

Horchata has been a staple in my home since childhood. My mom was used to make horchata for us using NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk. I wanted to make my own version and added fresh strawberries. The result was a Strawberry Horchata agua fresca. Perfect beverage to enjoy with a spicy dish. It is sweet and refreshing. And it is pink!

For dessert Mexican Chocolate Peanut Truffles with Coconut
For dessert Mexican Chocolate Peanut Truffles with Coconut. Click on the image to get the recipe.

For dessert, another family favorite. Mexican Chocolate Peanut Truffles with Coconut. My mom was used to make chocolate truffles for special occasions and for gifting. I used her recipe as inspiration but adding my own personal touch and using some of my beloved NESTLÉ® products like NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi Sweet Morsels and NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk. Click on the picture to check the recipe. It is very simple and you can make it with the children, while you teach them about Latino culture.

Cafecito essential part for la sobremesa
Cafecito essential part for la sobremesa. Click on the image to get the Cafe de Olla recipe.

And to pair the truffles nothing better than a cafecito or cafe de olla with NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer. A meal is not complete if coffee is not served. It is super important for la sobremesa. Time that we use to bond and converse.

Dinner is served to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Dinner is served to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

NESTLÉ® is a brand that has been present most of my life. Many of their products are included in my family recipes too. And now that I live in the United States, I am happy I can find all the NESTLÉ® products I love, since those are available at my local Walmart.

Stop by Walmart to purchase your favorite NESTLE products
Stop by Walmart to purchase your favorite NESTLÉ® products!

If you got inspired by my menu and ideas, go ahead and stop by Walmart to purchase your favorite NESTLÉ® products too. And while shopping there take advantage of the ibotta rebate too!

Hispanic Heritage Month Party Menu with NESTLE
Hispanic Heritage Month Party Menu with NESTLÉ®

Look for more recipe ideas and inspiration at NESTLÉ® Flavorful Moments Pinterest board.

 

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Oh my Goodness! What an awesome post! Adore Spanish heritage. So, your post put a big smile on my face. This post includes everything I love: beautiful table decor, delicious food and discover interesting things. Also, I loved the photos. Thank you for sharing interesting things. Have a great Sunday.

Marye

Although I am not hispanic I live in Texas so I get to enjoy a lot of the culture! The macaroni chiles rellenos is BRILLIANT!

Carrie

I love everything about this! The colors are stunning and so bright! The food looks amazing! I would love to attend this party.

CourtneyLynne

Omg so much yumminess!!!!! I had no idea it was hispanic heritage momth!!! Good to know!

elizabeth o

This looks so inviting and colorful… I need to come visit you and enjoy your offerings Yum!

Çitra Kale

What an interesting and yummy party ideas you have. I love to learn things from other countries as well including the latino’s cuisines

Wendy | Around My Family Table

What a beautiful table! The festive colors, and lovely presentation are breathtaking! -w

Kimberly

What a delicious and visually beautiful way to celebrate!

hey sharonoox

Love the colors! These looks yummy. I haven’t tried hispanic food but would like to try someday.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication

I think Hispanic food is some of the most beautiful stuff ever! So much color and LIFE! (And those Chocolate Peanut Truffles look AMAZING!!!)

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