Care home holds Mexican fiesta to celebrate National Tequila day


Residents of a Starbeck nursing home enjoyed a taste of Mexico as the home held its own National Tequila Day fiesta.

Party-goers at Belmont House care home sipped on tequila sunrises or fruity ‘mocktails’ and staff members donned sombreros and Mexican costumes for an afternoon of Mexican-inspired festivities, including dancing, a themed quiz and trying their hand at breaking a burro donkey piñata.

National Tequila Day is celebrated every year on 24th July and is dedicated to recognising Tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant and the main alcohol in a many popular cocktails including the margarita.  The plant only grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at altitudes of 1,500 meters.  

Pat Rawlings, a member of the home’s Activities Coordinator team, Said: “We had such a good time at our Mexican fiesta. The residents especially enjoyed the cocktail sampling and piñata as it was a first for many of them.”

“We like to hold regular socials at Belmont House to give residents and their loved ones and staff members an opportunity to let their hair down and have fun together. We heard about National Tequila Day and thought it make a great party theme.”

Belmont House, operated by Countrywide Care homes, provides residential and nursing care to the elderly and people living with dementia


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