Time to bring out your brightest colors for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration! Since Moni of Zu Haus at Home is visiting right now, we've had a fun time bringing out the dishes and playing with different tablescapes. My mom is quite the task master on projects, but I love her to pieces and value her input when I am doing tablescapes and vignettes...her specialties.
Speaking of pieces, let's break down what's going on in the Cinco de Mayo Tablescape. We'll start with the multi-striped World Market runner. I picked it up at a neighbor's garage sale last year for $2.00. It's the perfect base for a Mexican food themed party.
Most of the dishes have been gifted to me over the years. So many sweet family members and friends have kept me supplied with fun dishes over the years. I've always loved that cherry-red pitcher with the raffia coming out of it. And the dishes with the chips and Homestyle Salsa have been favorites as well.
I'm loving my bright sunshine yellow bean pot in this tablescape. It was an estate sale find that I also purchased for $2.00. I found the same one on Ebay for $28.00. I'd say I got a good deal ;-)
Keeping things pretty casual, I just put the silverware in an old blue Ball jar. I found some wooden beaded necklaces in my stash and added them in for a little more texture. One of them is hanging off my Mother's Day Gift from my mom...a deep red citronella candle holder.
Some brightly hued napkins in the glasses add another layer of color and texture to the table. I also asked my kiddos to contribute something colorful and whimsical to the table. My son made this sculpture which he described as something like a lantern that should have been suspended from the ceiling.
My daughter made a flowering cactus to add to the mood of the table. Building a fun Cinco de Mayo tablescape for your party doesn't have to be expensive. Just start looking around and even try to involve the kiddos. They love contributing to celebrations! Thanks for stopping by!