CINCO DE MAYO: Table and Food & Drink Recipes

Hey there guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Did you do anything fun or was it all about relaxation for you? We had two beautiful days of perfect weather where we just soaked it all up from morning till night. It was the kind of days where it wasn’t too hot or too cold. The sun would shine hot at times but a welcomed breeze would come through, that felt so good. Suffice to say, we didn’t want to leave from lounging on the deck to heading indoors. It was a much needed weekend, shared with family.

Cinco de Mayo

On Saturday evening, we hosted a Cinco de Mayo family dinner. I created a simple table setting and since the dinner was outdoors, I used my Melamine plates & drinkware and plastic silver flatware set.

Cinco de Mayo

I stopped by my local florist and picked up these purple, violet and blue flowers and added orange tulips to create a pop to the vibrant colorful arrangement.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

One of the appetizers that were served where these mini tacos I made using Tostitos Scoops. These bite-sized appetizers were filled with refried beans, seasoned ground beef and topped with mexican style shredded cheese, sour cream and scallions.

Cinco de Mayo

I love anything coconut so when I saw this Coconut Margarita with lime recipe, I knew I had to try it.

Cinco de Mayo

Another recipe that sounded delish was this Spicy Shrimp with Sweet and Zesty Mango Salsa. It was a bowl of yumminess (did I just make that word up?!) Layered with steamed white rice (I added the juice of a fresh lime to it), a layer of romaine lettuce and red cabbage, topped with mango salsa and grilled shrimp. It was packed with so much flavor… a definite hit! We ended the night with slices of tres leches cake from one of our favorite Mexican restaurants and I added scoops of Haagen-Dazs Artisan collection ice cream in ‘banana rum jam‘ and ‘tres leches brigaderio‘. It was really GOOD.

#celebratingalloflifesjoys

Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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