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Getting ready to throw a Cinco de Mayo party this weekend for you and your friends? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered all the inspiration you’ll need into one fiesta-inspired tablescape. Read on to find all the items that you will definitely want to have on your table on Cinco de Mayo this year!

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For our table, we began by choosing a striped serape table runner. We went with one that had a large variety of different colors that we could pull from for the rest of the décor. For the background, we found a banner of papel picado. It added a punch of brightness to the mantel behind our table!

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As centerpieces, we went with cans of tomato sauce that you can find at your local grocery store! They cost less than $2 each and fit the theme perfectly. Fill them with a bouquet of colorful blooms (real or faux) and alternate by sticking a couple of faux cacti or paper umbrellas into each one. Line the cans up down the middle of your table and you have floral arrangements fit for a fiesta!  Feel free to throw a couple piñatas into the mix as well.

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Interspersed throughout the scene, we placed bowls of limes and peppers. Something citrus and something spicy! They also happen to be conveniently placed ingredients for making margaritas and salsa… we’re sure your guests won’t mind!

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Now to set the table! We found these adorable flower shaped paper plates, and topped them with a tiny sombrero. Here’s a place to DIY – we used a tiny dollop of glue to attach each pom pom around the rim of the sombreros. Another DIY? We dip-dyed the ends of the cutlery with paint to add a little bit of color to an otherwise simple set of plastic silverware! Finally we placed a fruity bottle of Jarritos at each place setting with a colorful doily underneath. Choose a variety of flavors to add more color to your tablescape!

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Another fun way to set the scene is with a few photoshoot props. We placed ours in Dos Equis bottles on top of the mantel so that guests could grab them and snap a few pictures if they feel so inclined! When not in use, they’re a cute addition to the background… “Ole!”

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Finally, make sure your mascot has a seat at the table! If you were wondering what the tiny sombreros were for, here’s your answer!


Find links to many of the items described here:

Colorful Striped Serape Table Runner // Papel Picado Banner // Faux Cacti/Succulents // Mini Plastic Sombreros // Photo Booth Props // Mini Piñata // Small Doilies

Photos by: GTB Imagery

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