Do you love to host parties for your family and friends? Are you always looking for creative ways to spice up your summer backyard cookout? Well this year, you need to host a fiesta. Here's why.

It Won’t Cost You a Fortune
Some people think that fiestas are strictly reserved for holidays like Cinco de Mayo. But when it comes to a party you’re throwing, there are no rules. Fiestas are a great way to have a lot of fun without breaking the bank. If you love to decorate your home for the spring and summer time, chances are you already have a lot of brightly-colored decor. That decor can be used for the party so you don’t have to go out and buy anything new. If you do want to spend a little cash, though, consider picking up an inexpensive pinata. Pinatas can be found at most party stores. You can fill it with candy if you plan to have children attending. Or if it’s just adults, fill the pinata with mini bottles of tequila. 

The Food Is Really Simple
When you hear the word “fiesta,” which Mexican food item comes to mind? Did you think of tacos? Tacos are the perfect Mexican cuisine for a fiesta or any party for that matter. They’re super easy to clean up and completely customizable. Set up a taco bar with the shells, a pot of taco meat, and bowls of all the fixings. You can keep everything in plastic bowls so they can be tossed out after the party. Want to make it even easier? You can contact one of the 38,000 Mexican restaurants dispersed all across the American landscape (data as of 2011) that does catering. Have them deliver some fresh, homemade taco bar supplies right to your door. This will take all of the stress of cooking right off your shoulders so you can worry about making the margaritas. 

The Drinks Are Easy
What would a fiesta be without margaritas? What’s really great about this classic drink is that you can make a big batch of them at once so you don’t have to spend the entire party mixing individual beverages. Put a pitcher out on your taco bar and throw some Corona in a cooler for those who prefer beer. 

Fiestas add a fun twist to your classic backyard barbecue. They also have a number of advantages. They’re inexpensive, easy to clean up, and won’t take you a long time to prepare.