Sign me up with the crowd that thinks churros, while incredibly delicious, wouldn't work well as dessert for this occasion, unless they're all going to be staying over until about 2am, at which point you're going to brew up some thick chocolate and you can have churros and chocolate. I think they're kind of heavy, too, not to mention a lot of work at the last minute, what with having to fry them up right before serving.
And if one's goal is to introduce Mexican neophytes to the typical flavors of Mexico, there's not much new or different or unusual in churros. They basically taste a lot like doughnuts, but with some cinnamon added.
I'd probably do either crepas con cajeta - the crepas folded over in quarters, with a scoop of ice cream in the middle, and then the cajeta poured over. Or that much-beloved old standby, flan, but with some sort of interesting infusion or sauce, perhaps pomegranate or jamaica. And a hibiscus flower would make a beautiful garnish.
Edited by Jaymes, 20 June 2010 - 10:42 AM.