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Johnny Miller

For this breezy end-of-summer party, we channeled the flavors and ease of Mexico's chic beach town Tulum. Think simple snacks and a smattering of brightly colored pillows, flowers, and drinks. For that final bit of transformation, string up cut-paper garlands and use them to prettify plain glass candleholders.

The Menu

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EASY EATS AND DRINKS

Pair Mexican-inspired snacks with super-simple cocktails: Set out bottles of flavored syrup, crushed ice, sparkling water, and tequila, and let guests mix their own.

MAKE-IT-YOURSELF DECOR

Hang papel picado banners accented with colorful ribbons, and wrap their panels around glass candleholders, securing them with tape.

Box-frame coffee table, $349, westelm.com. Pink striped pillows (similar to shown), from $235, johnderian.com. Standard pillowcase, in Brown Outline Floral, $26, kerrycassill.com.

Comments (1)

Anonymous
July 18, 2012
I found the "Fiesta" room so attractive - I especially love Mexican hot colors, and yet the toned down version is still great. Many thanks for the resource information for the papel picado. I'm assuming the wall paint is a Martha Stewart product, paint color?