Gather your friends for a fun and colorful party with this Cinco de Mayo tablescape.
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and I wanted to share this colorful tablescape idea with you all. I mean, do you really need an excuse to gather with friends and eat Mexican food? Since I worked with Corelle last month with their pretty new Spring line, we have been enjoying these fun terrazzo print dishes so much!
Here are some of my tips to creating a fun Cinco de Mayo tablescape.
Mother’s Day weekend is in another week so I hope that this serves as another idea to creating a special tablescape for your sweet mama. This tablescape is just too fun with the bold colors and doesn’t have to be reserved for Cinco de Mayo alone.
Tip 1: Get a large bowl and fill it with fruit
I used my super long wooden dough bowl and filled it with real and faux fruits. You can’t even tell what’s fake! Instead of going for a traditional centerpiece, think outside the box and keep it simple and fresh. I love the non fussy organic look and the best part is that it’s low so your view across the table is clear.
I just added a few greenery to the fruit bowl and voila!
Tip 2: Cover part of the table with a colorful blanket or scarf
I placed this throw blanket diagonally across the table for an asymmetrical look. This keeps it casual and the color is just so vibrant! It looks super festive and creates a great backdrop for neutral dishes. I love this blanket because one side is bright tangerine and the other side is hot pink! It’s like I got 2 blankets for the price of 1! Ha!
Tip 3: Mix and match dish ware with fun print napkins
I used my Corelle terrazzo dish ware but I mixed it up with two different napkin prints and used some really funky pom pom napkin rings. This is the time to jazz it up with a combo of colors and prints.
Look how cute!
Tip 4: Keep drinks in their original glass bottles
I bought these from the grocery store and they are inexpensive but oh so fun. They had a variety of flavors and they are equally delicious and beautiful displayed on the table. I love when small details like that are also practical.
Tip 5: Keep the meal simple!
When hosting, I always try to keep the meal simple. I want to spend time with the people I love and NOT fussing over all the cooking and cleaning. For me this means, I will prepare some of the food and I may do take out for the rest. It may mean I cook everything beforehand in the Instant Pot so that the main dish is out of the way. I will also prepare desserts and side dishes in advance. Create a charcuterie platter that’s equally beautiful and appetizing. It’s a crowd pleaser and is so easy to put together.
I almost always prep whatever I can prior to the party so that it’s low stress. Your guests can tell when you are stressed. The best gift you can give your guests is your attention so don’t agonize over the food so much and cook something you’ve made before.
Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring over a side, drink or dessert if they ask what they can bring. I love bringing these things to a party especially if I know it can help the host. Welcoming people into our homes is a gift and more about the heart. Of course that delicious cake always helps but again, it’s not the most important thing.
If you need some ideas on what to cook, here are few from the blog that are easy and delicious!
Drink: Mojito Mocktail
Hope you found these tips helpful! Spring welcomes a bunch of celebrations with special holidays and barbecues. There are so many reasons to celebrate but every day is a gift and another day we can celebrate one another.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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