Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo


Next Sunday is May 5, Cinco de Mayo





Let’s celebrate with cactus and a Fry-Tot-To!





Come join me with a cactus themed table on the patio






I have a sudden thing for all things cactus





They’re fun to paint with just a little practice

tutorial here





The table is full of faux cacti and small plates that feature





4 different festive kooky cacti creatures!





Some cacti have jewelry or a sporty hat





Some carry purses




How silly is that!!





There is a small dish for salsa on each plate stack





A trio of bowls ready to be filled with snacks





Do you see the sombreros over there by the grill





I want guests to wear them,

do you think they will?





Sombreros are handy for serving up chips





Sombrero cookies can be made in a zip!






This faux cactus is a quick fun craft,

The cactus is painted with acrylic in several shades of green

Painted white pricks and glued orange paper flowers

The pot was painted with shades of terra cotta

 “Dirt” was added with dabs of browns




What is your favorite Mexican dish?

Here are some traditional favorites with a twist!



Chili Lime Corn & Queso Nachos



Zucchini & Corn Cheesy Enchiladas


Taco Bread Boat


Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos



Strawberry Margarita Dessert Tacos


delicioso !


Juicy Details

cactus plates/Pier 1 clearance, no longer available but Amazon has some cute ones here

small faux cactus pots/World Market

large paper cactus/Hobby Lobby

painted cactus glasses/tutorial here

everything else I’ve had for a while

🌵 🏜 🌵


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade


47 Responses to “Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo”
  1. Looks like you’re all set for Cinco de Mayo Jenna! I’d better start working on our dinner menu since it’s on a Sunday this year:@) Have fun!

  2. Jenna, now this is a fun and festive table. I love the plates, so cute. Your menu looks delicious. Happy Sunday!

  3. Nancy says:

    You know I need those plates living here in the desert!

    Not too long ago …I attempted painting cactus on wine glasses. I loved it and they came out great,

    Great recipes for Cinco de Mayo! The sombrero holding chips was a cute addition!

    Muy Bueno!

  4. Sarah Anderson says:

    Delicioso, indeed! Jenna, I may have to get myself over to our favorite Mexican restaurant. You have my taste buds yearning for chips and salsa and more. Your offerings look so inviting, and clever way to serve the chips. I know you are enjoying your new outdoor kitchen. Let the entertainlng begin! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  5. Jodi says:

    love mexican! this year I’ll be in Ireland on Cinco de Mayo 🙂

  6. pattyanneart says:

    What a fun table!! 😀💚🌵
    All the food looks so delicious too!!

  7. Kari says:

    I will have one of everything on the table Jenna…looks so good. And I do love thee sombreros near the grill. What a wonderful fiesta! The paintings are so cute too…Happy Sunday.

  8. This has cinco de mayo written all over it, from the colorful tablesetting to the delicious sounding food! Coming up and soon!

  9. Sharon Mann says:

    Ole’….beautiful table setting and yummy food!

  10. says:

    Oh my mercy! I love all the pictures and ideas you have here. I may need to come up with something for Sunday dinner for Cinco de Mayo. You always have the best ideas and food dishes! I am always inspired by you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • Oh thank you Cindy, that is so sweet of you and it makes me so happy to know I’ve inspired you. I was so happy to see your cute tepee featured on Celebrate & Decorate, that’s the cutest thing ever!

  11. Benita says:

    Jenna, I love all of your decorations for Cinco de Mayo! Your outdoor area is gorgeous! I’m a nacho freak and would not be able to share a bite of those nachos! Hugs!

  12. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, I so LOVE your cactus decor!! Those plates are FUNtastic!! Might have to try drawing some… just for fun! All looks festive and perfect for Cinco de Mayo!! And your recipes look delish too! 🎉

  13. Mary says:

    Olé Jenna! What a fiesta of fun and flavors for Cinco de Mayo or summer! Love those cactus plates and your fun centerpiece. ♥

  14. Marsha says:

    Jenna, your table and surroundings are amazing! I think we definitely share the love for whimsy. I love your cactus! And all that delicious food. I love your added touch with the sombreros near your beautiful outdoor fireplace. So playful and festive. I can hear the mariachi band from here! Would love to join you at this beautiful and cheerful tablescape.

  15. Kitty says:

    What fun to be a guest at your fun, outdoor table, Jenna! I’d surely wear a hat!! All your recipe suggestions sound wonderful…thank you! Your cactus really turned out cute, as did your glasses!!

  16. Karen says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity. Love it all but especially the idea of using sombreros for the chips and the dessert tacos.

  17. You make every occasion truly special with your table settings and your recipes…Happy Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day!

  18. Miz Helen says:

    I love all your hand painted appointments for Cinco de Mayo, everything looks so festive. Those cookies are just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  19. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

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  21. What a cute idea for a centerpiece. Love it!

  22. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 587. We sure have enjoyed featuring your post this past week and hope you will come back to see us again some time!
    Miz Helen

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