Taco Care Package

taco care package

Taco Care Package



Why send a Taco Care Package? Because any day can be special! A Taco Care Package will be just the thing to put some fiesta in an otherwise stressful day. It is perfect for Cinco de Mayo in May or for anytime.

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For more care package ideas:  College Care Package Ideas for Every Occasion.

taco care package

Taco Care Package

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One of the cool things about tacos is you can put anything in them. But not spaghetti. My son once lived out his fantasy of making spaghetti tacos (something he and his friends had seen on iCarly). He said that was not too good. Other than that… anything. Fish, chicken, ground beef, all veggies. Whatever you like.

Tailor the taco care package to your college student’s likes.

Below are the items I included in the Taco Care Package for my son. When preparing a care package, I usually start looking for items at Target while I am doing my usual grocery shopping. It was an easy care package to fill because all of the items I included were grocery items. If you would like to get more creative with party supplies and other items for Cinco de Mayo, places to look are Amazon for cute party supplies and other fun items, Etsy for done-for-you care packages, Michael’s, the Dollar Store, party stores, and anywhere you shop for groceries and household items.

Mel at Parenting High Schoolers has TONS MORE Cinco de Mayo ideas.

taco seasoning, taco shells, Spanish rice

The first thing every taco care package needs is taco making supplies like taco seasoning, taco shells, and some Spanish rice to go on the side.

rotel tomatoes and velveeta

My kids LOVE queso. The easiest way to make it is to dump a block of velveeta and a can of Rotel tomatoes into a crockpot. 

jar of salsa

You also need some salsa. The only problem with salsa is that it normally comes in a glass jar. I wrapped the jar in bubble wrap to send.

Tostitos chips

A 13 oz bag of chips will fit in a medium flat rate box from the post office.

Almost full taco care package

The items fit in a medium flat rate box perfectly. You can see the bubble wrapped salsa in the taco care package.

Completely packed taco care package box

The box is ready to go with the chips on top. I was just able to close the taco care package and tape it shut to be mailed.


How to Mail Your Care Packages:

I recommend Medium Flat Rate boxes from the post office. The boxes are free. You can pick them up at the post office before you make your boxes. They currently cost $15.50 to mail regardless of the weight. All of my care package printables are designed to fit this size box.

No time to make a care package?

Check out Etsy for a cute Taco Care Package like this one:

Etsy taco care package

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  1. I LOVE this idea!!!! Pinning this to remember for a special someone’s birthday !!!!


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