Here in Michigan we have moaned and groaned about the lack of spring like weather for the last month. Finally, Mother Nature heard our pleas and granted us with one of the most beautiful weeks ever. We have enjoyed the sunshine and warm temps and are eager for more. Our weather has put us in a festive mood and making celebrating Cinco de Mayo is easy peasy.
Red, yellow, green and a ton of hues in between are fitting. I guess if you’re swimming in Margaritas and bouncing off the walls from the sugar in the Tres Leches the colors don’t matter do they?!
No table cloth this time, I wanted the color of the wood to play a part in this table. Keeping that in mind I built my stack upon round wicker chargers. I placed the napkins underneath the deep yellow dinner plates and brought the fold to the center of it. I found the napkins at Pier 1 over a year ago and they were .68 cents each. I can’t help but smile when I realize what a deal they were. The matching salad plate was placed on top and it was topped with a small paper fan made from scrapbook paper. Friends, you don’t have to do scrapbooks in order to take advantage of the supplies. Scrapbook paper comes in several sizes, every shade under the sun and in lots of different finishes.
I used my beat up looking wooden handled flatware because they work. The water glasses and goblets are plastic. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t use plastic and glass in a place setting. Depending on the theme it can work. The plastic glasses also came with the shot glasses that I used at each setting, plus the straws and swizzle sticks.
For the centerpiece I used fruit that will make its way into smoothies by the end of the week. The fruits are sitting on a very colorful cake plate that I got at Hobby Lobby a while back for $4.00 (I think?), it was an after season clearance. It’s sitting on placemat that was sold as a match to the napkins. There was only one left so it makes a great mini table runner. I’ve also placed mangoes, and more shot glasses on it.
These cute little faux succulents came from Michael’s and were $1.99 each. The teeny tiny red sombrero was saved from a bottle of tequila a long time ago. This little grouping needed company on the table so I dug deep into the hoarders bin and found this tropical looking flask. We’re eating according to the holiday but I vowed not to make enough food to feed the neighbor. Wish me luck and have a great day!