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There are few things we love more than nachos and turning nothing into a reason to celebrate. Enter nacho bar! Nachos are one of our favorite meals and when it was my turn to host bunco a week before Cinco de Mayo, nacho bar seemed like an obvious choice! Took us right back to our college days!
This is the perfect thing for feeding a crowd. Here is what you’ll need:
- Tortilla chips
- Cheese sauce
- Meat of choice (I used chicken)
- Beans of choice (I used black and pinto)
- Shredded cheese
- Guac. Lots of guac.
- Sour cream
- Salsa and/or pico de gallo
I heated the cheese sauce and beans in this amazing triple crockpot I borrowed from a friend (similar version here). This beast was perfect for keeping everything warm and ready to serve. It is going on my Christmas list, stat.
Of course we needed some festive decorations too. I went with this garland and these tissue flowers. It added a festive pop of colors and gave it a fun, party feel without a ton of effort. Instead of hanging the garland horizontally, I pinned it to the ceiling and let it drape down to give the nacho bar a backdrop. The tissue flowers helped hide the fact that the garland was a little too short. The letter board was the perfect touch too!
I threw all the toppings in colorful serving bowls (similar) and laid down my trusty craft paper and we were ready to begin nacho building! That craft paper has been my best accidental purchase ever and I can’t rave about it enough. It makes clean up so easy!
I served margaritas and sangria to complete our nacho bar feast. My second work smarter, not harder tip: the premixed margarita and sangria at Costco are perfect and budget friendly. We cut the margarita with a little lime flavored La Crouix and added a bit more tequila because it’s a little sweet.
Served on paper plates, because everybody needs a night off of dishes every once in a while!
What is your favorite nacho topping? Do you do anything fun to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?