It's time to spice things up! Host a cooking class for your residents, and give them the opportunity to make new friends while chopping, slicing, and mixing new creations. The concept is easy - bring the fresh ingredients and some extra knives (feel free to borrow from friends - nothing fancy here, even steak knives will do), and walk your guests through the makings of a fabulous new salsa recipe. Show them ways to turn up the heat, and afterwards let them taste each others' creations, along with guacamole and any other Mexican munchies you'd like to supply.
If you have time, you can teach several salsa recipes. See below for links to a few ideas.
You can take the theme to the next level by bringing other Mexican food and using fiesta-themed decorations. And of course, be sure to bring some music to play while they cook.
If your budget allows, provide each attendee with a mason jar and a label so they can take their salsa home. You can find mason jars at the grocery store, dollar store, or hardware store.
Links to salsa recipes:
Other ways to spice up your night:
Bring a variety of chips, including corn, tortilla, sweet potato, and cinnamon chips.
Event Type: Class
Target Group: Misc. Adults/Seniors/Single Adults/Women
Event Scope: Breadth
Have you done an event like this in the past? If so, share your best practices with us in the comments section.