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Hosting Cinco de Mayo? Here's How to Set a Fiesta-Worthy Table

Tacos are a given. What else are we serving? Think papel picado flags, pint-sized pinatas, gold accents, and tiny tequila bottles. Plus, learn a decorating trick on how to turn a pineapple into a standout fruit-meets-floral centerpiece.

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

To create my Cinco de Mayo table, I started by laying a Chilewich Dahlia placemat at each setting. I just love the pop of gold and the added texture. To match my placemats, a set of gold flatware from West Elm makes the table feel both fun and informal without compromising on sophistication. All that's left to add is a simple white dinner plate, a folded print napkin, and a paisley-patterned accent plate at each seat.

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

With this holiday, I encourage using lots of color! I chose blues for my dishes, but red, greens, or even mix and matching would be cute! Throughout the table, I sprinkled confetti from Lula Flora that reads "tequila" and "ole" or "fiesta", which is so cute! I also got these mini donkey piñatas (tucked with treats) from Lula Flora and placed them throughout the table. They make great party favors for guests to take home with them.

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

For food, I whipped up a batch of homemade chicken tacos, served on a miniature wooden cutting board. I like mine in hard taco shells, filled with grilled chicken with a dash of chilli pepper, guacamole, diced tomatoes, salsa verde, and a sprinkle of mint! On the cutting boards, throughout the table, I placed lime tortilla chips with salsa and fresh limes (again, for more color and more flavor).

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

Since I served strawberry margaritas, I gifted each guest a mini bottle of tequila to top off their drinks!

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

And these themed drink stirrers made for some seriously fun margarita sipping. Adorable, right?

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Photography by: Lindsay Grace

But the finishing touch was my centerpiece, which is a flower arrangement inside of a pineapple! Learn how to make this easy party decoration in five steps.

 

Make a Pineapple Centerpiece in 5 Easy Steps
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