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Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

A bright and colorful Cinco de Mayo tablescape seemed like just the thing to share today.  This tablescape was the last one I set in our condominium in Florida before moving into our current home. I am ready to indulge in some delicious Mexican food!

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Each place setting was topped with a small pair of toy maracas.

If I was going to host a Cinco de Mayo party this year, I would go with these fun plates!  

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta colored plates

I was torn between staying with the color scheme of the Mexican flag and going all fiesta colored, but I found these fun dishes at Walmart, and knew I was going to incorporate the bright colors. These set a festive tablescape for the evening and added that bright pop of color I was going for.

Cinco de Mayo Centerpiece

Of course I will serve margaritas, so I added margarita glasses and water glasses to my table.  Bright green square plastic dishes set the scene and stood in for chargers. Which would you go for? Strawberry margaritas or classic margaritas?

When I saw this fun red tray by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, I knew this would be the base for my centerpiece.  These tiny pinatas can be found on Amazon!  One is a little donkey and the other is a bull.  I added some tiny colorful bottles and used one bunch of inexpensive silk flowers, tucking some into the bottles and nestled the rest around the feet of my pinatas. If you are looking for a fun red tray, you could try this one!

Cinco de Mayo Table

Red salad plates topped my colorful dishes which each held a green napkin folded into a square.  On top of the napkins I tucked a pair of cute toy maracas or an artificial pepper.  I have a few days still to hunt for some tiny sombreros which is what I thought would make adorable place cards.  The table is set and colorful baskets are lined with bright yellow napkins ready to be filled with crunchy chips to enjoy along with the other Mexican specialties.  With icy margaritas what could be better?  Wishing you a happy fiesta!

I hope you celebrate and perhaps set a fun Cinco de Mayo tablescape and nosh on chips and salsa!   

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. Those tiny piñatas are adorable! You’ve used the color palette brilliantly and have inspired me to get busy, thank you!

    1. Thanks Sandra! They were hiding on a low shelf, I guess it was meant to be that I spotted them!

  2. What a bright and colorful tablescape! I love the mini pinatas in the centerpiece. Good luck with your move, I don’t envy you. How exciting though to be moving into a new home!

    1. Thanks Dawn, yes, I will be super busy the next three weeks, I hope I am able to keep up my blogging schedule!

  3. Hello Chloe, so glad to find you. Your table is so pretty and colorful. The centerpiece is adorable with the mini pinatas. I too have the same love for entertaining and decorating.
    Good luck with the move.

    1. Thanks Linda! I stopped by and checked out Life and Linda and subscribed! I had purchased a large pinata, but when I found those little ones, I knew which ones I would be using on the table!

  4. So colorful! Love it all, especially that centerpiece.

  5. Oh goodness, when I came over to thank you for stopping by Oh my Heartsie Girl ww I saw the tabs and just had to take a look at all the tablescapes, and this one is so colorful.

    Thanks again, Karren

  6. Thank you so much Karen. Creating tablescapes is one of my favorite things! Thanks for being a supporter!

  7. Love the bright colors of the plates, and the rimmed glassware! Isn’t it funny the things we miss, like Mexican food and restaurants??

    1. Isn’t that the truth! Fortunately we have take away from our wonderful Mexican restaurant!

  8. Terrie Tipler says:

    What a fun table. I love the little Maracas you placed on the place setting. So cute!

  9. Good Morning Chloe!
    Love this! Dave and I have had date night for 20 years at our favorite Mexican restaurant…we miss going out so much.
    So, you have inspired me with this fun, festive and cheerful Cinco de Mayo Tablescape to create at home.

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