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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fiesta Time! A Cinco de Mayo Table

I am pretty laid back when it comes to most things. Sure, you know me to joke around and make light of situations, but there is one thing I'm very serious about.

Tacos. And cheese Dip. Okay, nachos, too. Basically all things Mexican food. I honestly think I have jalepeno juice in my veins. I'm not kidding...I'm being dead serious right now! I'm sure a lot of it is a Texas thang thing, but I don't mess around when it comes to God's gift to cuisine.

So it's no surprise that we jump on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon every year, and have a good ole fiesta! #seewhatIdidthere

A few weeks ago, several members of Mr. SP's family were in town, so we hosted everyone for dinner. I was a little nervous about entertaining so many people, but the opportunity to be more hospitable is one of the reasons we moved to this house...so I swallowed my nerves and called our favorite Mexican restaurant.

What?! You thought I was going to cook for everyone? Girl, please. Have we met? I know my limitations...and feeding masses is one of them. But I can set a table...so I shopped the house, and made a quick stop at the Dollar Store and Target, and $20 later, we had a fiesta for ten.

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table



I started by dragging the breakfast table to the Dining Room, and visually adjoined the two with a runner of white craft/butcher paper. The chairs were an eclectic mix rounded up from around the house as well. The whole thing actually spilled in to the Foyer, but it made for a colorful greeting, and worth it to share a single table.

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Pinatas served as centerpieces, and odd chotchkies, votives, small jars of grocery store flowers, and baskets of chips decorated the rest of the table.

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo 
table

The plates and napkins were mixed, but all in the red and white family for cohesiveness. I tied the napkins with twine, and clipped a faux-flower barrette from the Dollar Store for a festive placesetting. Babygirl was in charge of the name cards.

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

I was giddy about putting the Butlers Pantry to use as the drink station.

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo table

Hi Sugarplum | Cinco de Mayo 
table

Chances are our guests won't remember what they ate (or who cooked it!), but they will remember feeling celebrated and welcome in our home. And that's really all that matters, right!?

See more fun table creations here. And if you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo, check out my killer guacamole recipe, and you'll probably want to wear this top, or this one, while eating it. And get this tshirt for your man! Vayo con dias, lovebugs! ;)



{Source List}

Plates | Crate & Barrel
Woven Chargers | Ikea
Pinatas | Target
Napkins | Pottery Barn
Blue-Rimmed Glasses | Wisteria
Galvanized Drink Bucket | Pottery Barn
Tufted Chairs | Overstock


P.S. The Kentucky Derby is around the corner, as well...and I've had fun collaborating with NBC Sports on a number of things, including these Pinterest boards. Check them out if you're looking for inspiration for the event. Did you know the Derby is the only sport watched by more women than men? There's your nugget for the day.

17 comments:

  1. I love that you ordered the food. Cracks me up! What's a girl to do, right? You did more than enough with the beautiful set-up, anyway. It looks awesome. And I could use a margarita right about now...ha! :-)

    "The Busy Brunette"
    http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love this, and I'm now convinced that we're soul mates (not in a creepy way)! I've had a lifelong obsession with Mexican food which stems from my Mexican roots and the fact that avocados are my love language :) I even got married in San Antonio and had a mariachi band at my reception! I almost bought those piñatas at Target last week and will be going back for them today. Thanks, girl!

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  3. Wow! I love how you put all of this together! Makes me want to have some friends over this weekend!

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  4. This is SO, SO FUN! And festive! :) I would have never thought of clipping hair barrettes to napkins - what a great tip!

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  5. What a fun idea- love it!! The colors are so bright and fun!

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  6. That photo of the drinks in the Butler Pantry makes me weak in the knees!

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  7. So cute and festive! I am hosting a Mother's Day lunch next Saturday so this is so helpful! I think the Dollar Store sounds more than for decorations than braving Ikea on a Saturday like I was planning...

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  8. Any excuse to celebrate and indulge in Mexican food is good for me!

    Brittany
    The Lady Lawyer

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  9. So so cute. I love the use of the butler's pantry area, too. Such a cute setup. Ryan's birthday is May 5th so always up for a par-tay!!!

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  10. How cute!!! You're such a great host :)

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  11. Those pinatas are like my childhood on a table!

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  12. Would love to know your favorite mexican food in the DFW area that you ordered your dinner from...! It's one of our favorite foods to eat, too!

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  13. I completely forgot cinco de mayo was coming up! My husband loves tacos... but good thing you reminded me. I'll have to come up with something special.... doubt I'll be able to beat this tablescape though! Everything looks amazing!! And I'm all for catering out when having lots of people over... just makes it easier to enjoy everyone's coming rather then slaving in the kitchen.

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  14. So so fun and festive Cassie! I love this table. You are a perfect hostess!

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  15. I LOVE that table, well I love anything that has to do with Mexican food period. I'm going to hunt for some chips and salsa right now!

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  16. Love the table!! Those pinatas are the cutest!!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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