How to Throw a Posada Party
Enjoy the Holidays and throw a Posada Party.
Which is the origin of “Las Posadas”?
The tradition of Las Posadas was brought to Mexico and Latin America from Spain. Is a religious observance of the trials that Joseph and Mary underwent as they sought shelter in Bethlehem. They tend to recreate the scenario of nine nights prior to the birth of Jesus (from December 16 to the 24th).
Those who wish to participate in a Posada gather at the pre-arranged place. The guests receive candles and sometimes, children dress up as angels or shepherds. Two of the participants will represent Mary and Joseph. Their mission is to lead the group to several homes and sought for shelter.
How to Throw a Posada Party?
Holidays are the perfect occasion to throw a Posada Party. They’re a great and colorful theme that will surprise your guests. It’s a well-known tradition on the south part of Mexico. The people decorate with stars, candles, and piñatas, and serve delicious recipes.
Arrange your Posada party room
Mexican traditions around that country have lots of colors. Decorate with piñatas, a symbol of this celebration that represents the seven deadly sins and that includes sweet treats inside. Include Christmas trees decorated with a variety of metallic ornaments. Christmas theme is now the current decoration for Posadas. Don’t forget to place the Christmas lights all over the place because this is a current trend of decoration.
Play your favorite Christmas carols or Holiday playlist that includes music that will entertain your guests with mariachi, urban music, pop or Christmas carols.
Posadas are a delicious tradition
The ultimate posada party needs the ideal buffet, arranged with traditional food. Some traditional dishes are homemade tortillas, tamales, chiles rellenos, menudo, buñuelos and pozole. Another dishes that tend to vary depending on the traditions of the south and north traditions of some Mexican cities.
During Posadas, adults seem to enjoy the idea of drinking beer, sangria, ponche “con piquete” (a fruit punch with tequila or vodka), while kids like to drink hot chocolate or atole.
Don’t forget that our authentic Mexican Burritos, Taquitos, and Chimis are also great options for you to serve during a Posada Party to arrange a tasty buffet filled with Mexican sensational food and appetizers that you could serve with Bell Pepper Pico de Gallo, a Habanero Avocado Cream, Super Easy Salsa Verde, or a Mexican Style Rice.