Relive Every Party Your Family Has Ever Thrown With These 7 Things

Celebrate responsibly, Captain’s orders!

When it comes to celebrating, we go ALL OUT. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding anniversary or family get together just ‘cause – we do the most, to host the best parties. Let’s take a look at some key items that never fail to make an appearance at your family party.

1. Loteria game with frijoles to replace bingo chips.

You could always count on a classic Loteria game to help you find common ground with that prima you didn’t know existed, and if you were lucky enough, the frijoles on your card could grab you some extra cash if you were the first one to nail BINGO.  

2. Karaoke machine (extra points if your fam brought out the fog machine).


The music selection might have been divided into rounds: the tios wanted to hear a corrido, while your tias wanted to let their hair down with a catchy dance tune—but the party wasn’t complete without the whole family singing along to some brightly-lit words on your television screen.

3. Guayabera shirts — because men like to be fancy too.

Oh you fancy, huh? Your dad and tios might have never stepped foot in Havana, but they sure wanted to look the part. Guayabera shirts are basically the equivalent of false eyelashes and heels for guys when it comes to family parties.

4. Frosted cake with fruit all served on an elaborate three-story cake platter.

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Minimalism? I don’t know her. The more frosting the cake had, the more your primos were tempted to push your face in when you attempted to blow out the candles.

5. Foil, paper plates and tupperware (for the recalentado).

After our family couldn’t eat anymore mounds of pollo con arroz, leftovers that could sustain us through the apocalypse were wrapped up neatly in foil and any makeshift tupperware your Abuela had.

6. A Grill + Grilling Chef Extraordinaire, also known as your Tio.


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No Latino family party is complete without a carne asada or chorizo piece sizzling on the grill, and of course that one tio that’s in charge of cooking it all. Que rico!

7. The fully stocked “adult table” courtesy of every single family member coming prepared.

Because of course your family isn’t going to arrive empty-handed. Visit the table and raise a glass as your Tio belts out “Volver, volver” on the karaoke machine. 😉

Celebrate responsibly, Captain’s orders!

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