Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tablescape

These days I am looking for any opportunity to celebrate and why not do it bold and bright? I am ready for some delicious Mexican food and some icy cold margaritas with my fun Cinco de Mayo tablescape! Cinco de Mayo is the fifth of May, a celebration in the United States and some parts of Mexico. In honor of a victory in 1862 over the French armies of Napoleon, this day has become a commemoration of Mexican culture.

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Begin like I did with some bright colored placemats. These vibrant placemats were a discovery at Hobby Lobby. I can think of so many occasions when I might use these. They are woven vinyl, so they will be handy to use outdoors this summer, too!

Next, add a fun centerpiece! What says “party” more than balloons? Balloons make a great way to add a lot of oomph to a table at a bargain price! I used balloon tape strips to attach to the balloons. Transparent tape can be used to secure the tape strips to the tabletop and keep your centerpiece secure.

You may find it easier (as I did) to build your balloon centerpiece in three separate pieces. I began to add my dinner plates, three different colors of Fiesta plates, an appropriate choice for Cinco de Mayo!

After getting all of the balloons in place, it was time to pep up the centerpiece. Small tissue paper tassels were tucked in among the balloons to complement the entire tablescape. Adding a little something extra to your balloon garland will elevate it to something special!

Adding some decorations to carry the eye up is always a great idea. I made this fun tissue paper tassel garland to hang above the table. You can make your own SO easily. I have all of the directions over at Making a Tissue Paper Garland.

Bright vivid napkins in coordinating colors were layered and tucked into these jazzy napkin rings to add to the festive feel.

Modern gold flatware seemed like the right choice to accompany my vivid place settings.

Not wanting anything to be left unadorned, mini tassels were also made and taped to the end of colorful straws to add some pizzazz to the margarita glasses!

No matter if you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or not, this multicolored tablescape and additional decor would be welcome for any celebration you want to jazz up!

For more Cinco de Mayo inspiration and some yummy Mexican inspired foods, check out my friend Mary’s blog over at Life at Bella Terra!

Style your own Cinco de Mayo tablescape with these materials:

Fiesta Plates
Tissue Paper
Colorful Napkins
Bright Napkin Rings
Fun Placemats
Balloon Tape

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  1. I am totally in love with balloon garlands but never thought to use one as a centerpiece. This is such a bright and cheery table and I’m all about some Mexican food and a Margarita. Enjoy the festivities!

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