Cinco de Mayo is the perfect event for hosting a dinner party. It's a fun, laid back holiday, no pressure, no hustle and bustle, everyone is just ready for a good time and the decor is bright and cheery!
We used bright table linens, a very loud table cloth partially covered in bright pink. We brought the tone back down by focusing on only green and white for the tableware, flowers, candles and lanterns overhead.
Each setting had a cloth napkin with tissue paper pom attached and a place card. The poms matched the bright green flowers (stems cut very short and placed in shallow bowls) perfectly. The place cards were backed with bright colored paper and the font had a 'fiesta' vibe.
We hung more brightly colored, coordinating lanterns in the corner of the room.
The tablescape was bright and funky, but also elegant.
The meal, of course, was the focus!
Guests were greeted with chips and homemade salsa and guacamole and frozen margaritas.
For dinner, we feasted on the most amazing chicken fajitas with all the fixings, sauteed veggies and spanish rice. The kids had chicken and cheese quesadillas.
The Margaritas were served in mason jars with the cutest pink and white swirled paper straws. We printed out these freebies and used them as 'charms' on our glasses, on the other side, number the drinks: uno, dos, tres... so guests can keep track of their drink
We even touched up the water with bright limes
AND dessert!! We kept with traditional mexican fare and finished our meal with Tres Leches cake and cinnamon sugar Sopapillas served with honey. Oh. My. Goodness. What a treat!
Everyone had a wonderful time!
You don't have to wait for next Cinco de Mayo! It can be any reason to celebrate, just use a Fiesta as the theme! Plus, who doesn't love Mexican food?!