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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.

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.

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.

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).

Photography by: Lindsay Grace

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

Photography by: Lindsay Grace

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

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