Holidays, Gearing Up for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a week from today!

Here is a round up of easy ways you can throw a little fiesta of your own!

Make a centerpiece with canned goods you have in your pantry, add fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, whatever you have on hand

 

Mexican centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

 

Turn your dining room into a Cantina with a sign

 

cantina sign thepaintedapron.com

 

Sunflowers and Sombreros

 

cantina 1 thepaintedapron.com

 

Fill your chandy with a flower Fiesta!

 

fiesta chandy

 

Set up a tapas station with a giant salsa filled martini glass, Fiesta Corn Dip along side a sombrero full of chips~

 

fiesta dip thepaintedapron.com

 

How about a Taco Soup Bar, starring an easy peasy slow cooker taco soup and bowls full of cheese, onions, and sour cream for garnish

 

taco soup bar 3 thepaintedapron.com

 

This Mexican Buffet is easy to prepare with steak fajitas and lots of roasted vegetables

 

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Use baskets and a taco server for the flatware and napkins

 

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Treat guests to a dessert buffet of Mexican sweets,  Los Dulces

 

sweets table thepaintedapron.com

 

A party dress styled with cupcakes, Sombrero cookies and Coco Loco

 

sweets table 2 thepaintedapron.com

 

Make some bright flower arrangements

 

flower collage

 

and mix blooms with vegetables

 

pepper flower arrangement

 

I never get tired of using these Painted Bottles, so perfect for a single bloom

 

painted wine bottles thepainteapron.com

 

The brighter colors the better!

 

gerber daisy bottles thepaintedapron.com

 

These Bling Bottles mix well with colored jars and a variety of blooms

 

 

painted bottles with fruit and flowers thepaintedapron.com

 

Don’t forget a Limonada stand and a Margarita station  🍹

 

lemonade table thepaintedapron.com

Life is short, have a Fiesta!

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24 Responses to “Holidays, Gearing Up for Cinco de Mayo”
  1. Emily says:

    Thanks for the reminder Jenna, Cinco-de-mayo looks like a good excuse to have a little get-together and pull out all the colors! Love your chandy, sombreros, especially the painted bottles and of course the flowers and food. Yum, I love taco soup!
    Fun post………..

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  2. Mary says:

    What a delicious fiesta of flavors and inspiration for Cinco de Mayo Jenna! I love your clever repurposing of the taco server for the flatware and napkins and I’ll gladly grab a sombrero cookie to go with my coffee this morning!

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  3. Jemma says:

    We are going to do a Cinco-dy-mayo themed party for Mother’s Day! All of us love Tex-Mex cuisine and we do live in Texas. We are going to use your party as a guideline for decorating for ours!
    Thanks for sharing this at Thoughts Of Home on Thursday!
    Jemma

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  4. Kim says:

    These are all great ideas! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too!

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  5. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Cinco de Mayo always sneaks up on me, so I’m glad you gave me a reminder and good ideas!

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  6. What a cute and fun table. The bottle with sunflowers look so festive! I always forget about Cinco de Mayo- I’m glad you reminded me.

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  7. Jenna, you always have the best party ideas! I believe that we in Alabama have our own Martha Stewart! Love it!

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  8. Stacey says:

    Oh how fun! Now I want to have a party. We once went to a Cinco de Mayo party and the hosts took pictures of everybody as we arrived wearing a sombrero. That was the take home gift. Isn’t that fun? I absolutely love all of your signs and special touches.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. 🙂

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  9. Laura says:

    Everything looks so festive!
    I live in South Texas on the border so your decorations are right up my alley.

    Thank you for joining us at TOHOT!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  10. What amazing tables. So festive! You have thought of all the most fun details.

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  11. Lynn says:

    All fun! For some reason the chickens made me laugh-have fun:@)

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  12. You sure are the party girl extraordinaire Jenna! So many great ideas in this post. Sombrero chip holder made me smile. Such a colorful and fun theme!

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  13. Lisa says:

    I love all the bright cheerful colors you’ve used and the wine bottles wrapped with twine are adorable!

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  14. Kitty says:

    Thank you for all the Cinco de Mayo inspiration, Jenna! You sure know how to throw a fun party, and I wish I could join in!

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  15. Sandra Garth says:

    Love this round up and I love that cantina sign! Thanks for linking up with us again at Celebrate Your Story. Have a great Mother’s Day!

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  16. Marigene says:

    What a wonderful post…you have covered everything for a fun Cinco de Mayo dinner! I would be at the head of the line for the food!
    I love the bright colored bottles and cantina sign.
    Have a great Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, Jenna!

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  17. Julie says:

    Wow I love your ideas for a fun Cinco de Mayo party.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy your celebrations!! 🙂
    Julie

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  18. JESS44903 says:

    Wow! Everything looks so festive!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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