Best Mexican Fiesta Party Games
Hot Chili Pepper Contest
If the pepper eating in the sombrero dance was touted to be too easy for some of the guests see if they want to prove their pepper eating skills in a hot chili pepper eating contest. Set up a table with bowls of chili peppers. Put different peppers in each bowls and line them up from mildest to hottest.
Some pepper suggestions are jalapenos, habanera, poblano, Serrano, etc… for a big list of chili peppers with hotness scale check out this chili pepper list.
Have latex gloves to for players to put on, some peppers like habanera peppers are known to be hot to the touch. You also don’t want any juices left on the hands afterward the contest, they can too easily make their way into the eyes.
Make sure you have plenty of glasses of milk ready also. Start with the mildest pepper and have each contestant eat one. Continue up the hotness scale until you get to the last bowl. If you have more than one player left that ate the hottest pepper then you must have a pepper showdown!!
For the showdown give remaining contestants two minutes to eat as many of the hottest peppers as they can . The winner is the person who eats the most. Another option is to have players take turns eating one hot pepper at a time until everyone has forfeited and one man (or woman) is left standing.
Two people will face off in a taco battle. This game is best played outside so as not to get taco shell all over your house. Mark of boundaries for the battle field, usually a 5-6 ft circle. Both contestants enter the battle ring wielding a wooden spoon with a hard taco shell balanced on it.
The rules are simple; both players must try to break the other person’s taco shell while at the same time protecting theirs from breaking or falling.
You are not allowed to touch hit, kick, push or pull the other person, only their taco sticks or tacos. The last taco shell intact wins.
Stir Crazy Mexican Foodie Game
Players divide into two teams and battle to create meals without using recipes, but first they must first work together to win and steal ingredients. They only have a certain amount of time because at the sound of the buzzer all cooking must stopped and the judge will determine best appetizer, main course, side dish, and dessert based on appearance and taste.
Macho Nacho Contest
Divide players into pairs. One person from each team is “the eater”, they must stand with their hands behind their back in front of their bowl of nachos. The other player is “the arms”, they stand behind their partner and serve as their arms.
On the start of go “the arms” must feed the nachos to “the eater”. The first team that finishes their bowl wins. Be forewarned this game is quite messy, but hilarious fun!
ANOTHER VERSION With their hands behind their backs, each contestant will dive face first into a bowl full of messy cheesy nachos. At the bottom of the bowl are three peppers. The first person to retrieve all their peppers wins! Make sure you have a camera, because you’re going to want to get lots of pics.
Mexican kick ball
This is a fun relay race that is a traditional game in Mexican villages. Divide into two teams, one person from each team starts and kick a ball through an obstacle course as fast as they can. After they finish they may pick up the ball and run it back to their team to pass it to the next player. The first team whose members fully complete the course is the winner. Ideas for obstacle could be kicking:
Mexican train dominoes
5' Inflatable Cactus Cooler / Ring Toss Game
To play this game you’ll need a big bag of DRY pinto beans and enough drinking straws and plastic cups for each player to have one. Pour all the beans onto the table. On the start of go each player must use their straws to suck a bean onto and rush it over to their cup without dropping it.
The object of the game is to collect as many pinto beans as you can in your cup, without touching them with their hands. Set the clock for 3 minutes. Have their cups lined up at another table to make the challenge harder (and funnier).
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