Tablescapes, Happy Cinco de Mayo!

According to  Wikipedia,  Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.   The actual date of Mexico’s Independence Day is Sept. 16. We love a holiday around here so we will celebrate just about any time for any occasion!

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Things are finally greening up so the patio is ready for a party!

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These two amigos, Carlos and Don Juan, are from San Miguel de Allende Mexico

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After welcoming guests they like to hop onto the table to continue their entertainment

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It’s the perfect time of year for an outdoor meal

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Somberos are tied on the chairs for those who want to really get in the spirit of things

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and this tilted pitcher will be full of Margaritas to insure the festive atmosphere!

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Don Juan will serenade with his trumpet

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and Carlos keeps things lively with his cymbals

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Mini pinatas and Mexican trinket dolls join in the festivities

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The places are set with colorful dishes

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in mix and match colors

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with clay serving pieces and hand painted glasses

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The individual maize colored compotes are for salsa at each place, no double dipping worries here!

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the glassware is mix and match too, a margarita glass with chile peppers, and one painted with limes, and a bright sunflower goblet

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Sometimes Carlos puts down his cymbals and picks up the guitar

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Ole! Mas cerveza, Mas tequila!!  {Bravo! More beer, more tequila!}  When we were in San Miguel de Allende it wasn’t Cinco de Mayo but they were celebrating something and they shot firecrackers and guns ALL NIGHT LONG for TWO NIGHTS!   Mas cerveza,mas tequila for sure!!!

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Are you going to make a Mexican dish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

We love to cook and eat Mexican type dishes, here is a list of things you might want to try, just click on the recipe title and you’ll go straight to the recipe post!

Secret Chicken Enchiladas, the secret is how easy they are to make!

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Mexican Lasagna  loaded with corn and black beans

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Rotel Chicken with Vegetables  creamy and delicious

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Tacoladas  enchilada style tacos in a casserole

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Salsa Bread   made with canned biscuits, salsa and cheese

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Guacamole

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Fajitas

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Mexican Buffet

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Refried Bean Dip

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Baked Tacos

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HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

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The plates are from BBB

The hand painted accessories and glasses are from JMdesigns Gallery

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23 Responses to “Tablescapes, Happy Cinco de Mayo!”
  1. Hey there, Senorita Jenna! This table is really rockin’ the spirit of the holiday! I love the rusted metal caricatures!!!!! They are perfect! They, along with that colorful guitar, really take the table up a notch! The dishes are beautiful, and the whole scene you have set puts me in the mood for fun, LOTS of food, and a few margaritas. I’m with you on the individual salsa dishes. It makes it much easier for guests to enjoy their chips and salsa when they don’t have to concern themselves with double-dippers! I like that taco holder, too. I’ve never seen one of those. NEED!!!!!! We eat a lot of Mexican food here at home, and that would really come in handy! ALL of your food looks absolutely delicious! Makes me want it all RIGHT NOW!!! Muy bien hecho, mi amiga! As a Rodriguez, you have my personal stamp of approval! 🙂

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  2. lulu says:

    Oh Jenna, my mouth is watering. Everything looks so good and your table is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, always a good excuse for a party. Hey, we Texas girls don’t need much of an excuse, do we? I’ll be missing fajitas, queso and guacamole this time around as we’ll be away. Rats!!

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  3. Mary says:

    What a festive and colorful table for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Carlos and Don Juan look like they are the life of the party 🙂 All your food looks muy bueno and is a veritable fiesta!

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  4. What a fun tablescape!! Love Carlos and Don Juan! 🙂
    Kenley

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  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Your tablescape and decorations are totally unreal. I love Carlos and Don Juan, how fabulous are there. The menus sounds so good too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love your tablescape! Everything is beautiful, from the dishes to the centerpiece!

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  7. Diane says:

    This may be my favorite Cinco de Mayo table ever! Love Juan Don and Carlos and all of your fabulous dishes and decorations! The food looks fabulous – wow!! You have out-done yourself!!

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  8. I am in love with Don Juan and Carlos! Wonderful table and the meal…oh my!

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  9. Kim Hood says:

    Jenna, I love your colorful table! And the food looks amazing! I’ve printed a couple of your recipes to try – can’t wait for our rainy days ahead so I can cook 🙂 rather than pull weeds! 😦 Almost forgot – love those place mats, too. Great post!

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  10. boltoncarley says:

    love the colorfulness and the salsa bread biscuits are an interesting idea! stopping by via wow us wed. great stuff!

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  11. wow! Not only does your table look amazing (love the amigos!) but the food looks fabulous. I copied several recipes to add to my Mexican repertoire (which is a bit thin).

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

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  12. Hey Jenna!

    This looks fabulosa! I love the colors and patterns and that lovely outdoor setting! So festive!! =D Have a great week!

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  13. Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna, Don Juan and Carlos sure set the stage for a vibrant and fun party! Now I’m going back to check out all the great party food. Mmmmmm!!

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  14. Jenna, aren’t we delighted that Mexico defeated the French forces to give us a day to celebrate with mas tequila! LOL.. Love your table. Omg, the guys are fabulous. I just love them. The dishes are so perfect on that beautiful patio of yours!!! We are awaiting another freeze Friday morning, so once again all is pulled indoors. Crazy spring!! We will have my dad (97) with us on Sunday so it’ll be Mexican pork roast, papas con chile, something in the veggie category and flan! and maybe a margarita!! Viva Cinco de Mayo!! xo marlis

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  15. Marigene says:

    Great Cinco de Mayo table…♥♥♥ all the brightness! It’s times like this is when I really miss living in Phoenix. Don Juan and Carlos are fabulous and I am so happy they could entertain at your party! I have chicken enchiladas in the oven as I type…no sense in waiting until Sunday, need my Mexican fix for the week!
    Have a great week, Jenna…

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  16. Sarah says:

    Your two amigos are darling! What a fun, festive table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I wasn’t hungry till I read through this post. Now I’m headed to the kitchen. 😉

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  17. Ann k says:

    This looks like a perfect Cinco de Mayo Celebration!! Bright and Colorful!! Love love love the little guitar!! Your food looks fabulous, it is making me drool! Fun and Fabulous!

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  18. FABBY says:

    Goodness me, what a great FIESTA for the 5 de Mayo..look at that gorgeous table and the food is making sooo hungryyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the bright colors and the sorroundings of your lovely garden! I’m visiting from Tablescape Thrus. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  19. Oh my what a fun table! Love Carlos and Don Juan! Talk about the perfect setting for Cinco De Mayo! That guitar looks perfect with there. Love your backyard- what a beautiful retaining wall and the shrubs all look fabulous! That display of food looks so inviting- I’ll be right there!! Wait- where is there!! LOL!

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  20. Bev says:

    Wonderful table…your plates are great, and the clever centerpiece is perfect for the occasion!

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