Time to suit up and get your party hats on, folks—it’s fiesta time!! And boy, do I have the classiest, most colorful Cinco de Mayo dinner party in store for YOU. We’ve got papel picados, we’ve got margaritas, we’ve got menus … every little detail you’ll need to nail your fiesta party decoration needs.
For this Cinco de Mayo celebration, the main objective was COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! My fun dining room laid a bright foundation for the festivities, which I pumped up with colorful banners, DIY ombré napkins, custom stationery and greenery galore.
For the table setting, I started with neutral elements like this natural fiber table runner and woven placemats to let the poplar shine. A smorgasbord of thrifted brass candlesticks, blush tapers, succulents, orange tulips, and majesty palm fronds tied this brightly-colored tabletop together.
STYLING TIP: Need fresh greens? I cannibalized a majesty palm from Home Depot and guess what? She survived and is living happily. HUZZAH. 🙌🏻
I love to entertain and, most especially, I love to make my guests feel really special. Take that tablescape up a notch with these DIY ombré napkins and top it off with a custom, handwritten place card. Does it get any better than that?! I think not!!
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Let’s move on to the bar, shall we? 🍹A classic, three-ingredient margarita chilled with a strawberry ice cube is how we like to party. Knowwhatimsayinnnn!! The bar went full-on tropical with pineapple and flamingo party balloons + banners, saintly candles, gussied up bunnies, and killer cocktail umbrellas.
STYLING TIP: Mix in the real deal—like pineapples and limes!—to add texture and create depth when styling a themed bar.
Add a little more oomph! Prepare your guests for the feast with a simple menu. I created mine in a flash in Adobe Illustrator. Combine a handwritten and sans-serif font for an upscale look.
I love these crepe-like paper flowers. I found them at the dollar store and saved them for the next fiesta extravaganza. Waste not, want not!
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Cheers to the longer, brighter and warmer party days to come, my sweet fraaaands!
GET THE LOOK
DIY Ombre Napkins / Gold Dinner Fork / Gold Dinner Knife / White Dinner Plates / White Appetizer Plates / Cocktail Umbrellas / Flamingo + Pineapple Party Decoration Kit / Flor de Sol Papel Picado Banner / Blush Taper Candles / Saint Candles / Natural Fiber Table Runner / Woven Placemat (similar) / Cactus Margarita Glasses / Paper Flowers (similar) / Inflatable Cactus