How to Throw a Posada Party
Enjoy the Holidays and throw a Posada Party.
What is “Las Posadas”?
The tradition of Las Posadas originally came to Mexico and Latin America from Spain, as a religious observance of the trials that Joseph and Mary underwent as they sought shelter in Bethlehem. It typically takes place during the 9 nights prior to Christmas (from December 16 to the 24th).
What is a Posada Party?
Traditionally, during the 9 nights prior to Christmas, families will gather at a different house each evening to sing, observe traditional customs, and share food and drinks.
How can you have your own Posada Party?
Posada parties are a unique way to celebrate – and the most important element of a great Posada party is enjoying the company of family and friends!
Embrace the progressive nature of a Posada by coordinating get-togethers at multiple houses during the holiday. Allow each host to choose the theme, and have everyone else pitch in by bringing food & drinks to share with the group.
Since schedules can get crazy around the holidays, you could also pack all of the fun into a single night, stopping to enjoying a course at each house, and caroling along the way.
Check out our Spotify playlist for some of our Holiday favorites to enjoy as you plan your own Posada.
What should you serve at a Posada Party?
If you’re looking to add a little spice to your holiday season, you could try serving some traditional Mexican favorites such as tamales, chiles rellenos, or pozole.
With lots of hungry guests coming by, you’ll also want to make sure to have delicious snacks like Taquitos or Rolled Tacos ready to go.
And nothing warms holiday guests up quite like hot chocolate, although make sure to have plenty of whipped cream and marshmallows handy. And if you really want to spice it up, try adding some cinnamon!
Remember, the holidays are about spending time together, so whatever type of party you decide to throw, make sure that it’s full of friends and family.