Cinco de Mayo Table and More

DSC_0984ew titleTomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration which commemorates the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862, when the Mexican Army, greatly outnumbered, achieved victory over the French forces. However, in the United States, it represents an excuse to enjoy Mexican food, drink Margaritas and/or beer, listen to Mexican tunes and decorate with bright colors. It’s just fun to celebrate any holiday with a fun gathering and a meal so I put together this table setting and we’ll be sharing a Cinco de Mayo meal with some good friends on Thursday evening.



The table runner and napkins established the color scheme, with lots of bright primary colors and shades of the rainbow. The colors are repeated in the simple, colorful centerpiece. I prefer a low, simple centerpiece like this one that doesn’t interfere with diners’ sight and conversation. For this one, I used three candle holder lanterns from World Market as vases to hold fresh flowers that I picked up at the grocery store and Trader Joe’s.

DSC_0974ecwFestive Mexicali salad plates from Pier 1 and solid green Verde dinner plates from World Market sit atop round natural fiber placemats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The table runner and napkins are from Pier 1 also. The Artland amber goblets were picked up at Home Goods several years ago. Utensils are tucked inside the napkins.

DSC_0979ecw DSC_0983ecwI embellished some old, inexpensive clear acrylic napkin rings with silk flowers from floral clips that I picked up at a dollar store. I just removed the clips and used hot glue to attach the flowers to the rings.

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Here are some of my favorite Mexican recipes:

Tequila Shrimp Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Margarita Chicken

Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas

Mexican Side Dishes: Spicy Black Beans and Yellow Rice, Black Bean Salad with Mango, Cilantro, and Lime

And, of course, there are margaritas…

DSC_0999ecwTablescape Sources:

Table Runner and napkins from Pier 1

Dishes: Verde dinner plates from World Market, Mexicali salad plates from Pier 1

Goblets: Artland goblets were purchased from Home Goods but are also available online from several sources

Placemats: Water Hyacinth Round Placemats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond (Note: Similar ones are available at World Market)

Margarita Glasses: Bubble Stemless Margarita Glasses from Pier 1

Lanterns in centerpiece: World Market


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10 Responses to Cinco de Mayo Table and More

  1. Cindy says:

    Love everything about this!


  2. Linda says:

    Loving your fun and festive table. Truly a perfect theme for Cinco de Mayo. Adding the margaritas is calling my name. The runner is perfect. I also have those same flowers from the dollar tree.


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  4. The table looks so beautiful and festive!…love how you used the colored mason jars to coordinate with the table…and the silk flowers on the acrylic napkin rings are so pretty!….Hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo….with me being under the weather and not able to go out, we had “Cinco de Chik-Fil-A” Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!


  5. Sandra Garth says:

    This is beautiful and I love the runner!


  6. Linda Miller says:

    So festive. I know it will be a fun celebration. Cheers!

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