Entertaining: DESIGN BY OCCASIONS’ CINCO DE MAYO TABLESCAPE

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

With Cinco de Mayo just a couple of days away, I wanted to share my modern take on a table scheme with decorations that sets the scene and captures a slice of Mexico for this special holiday.

In order to complement the main color of our dining room, the prominent colors of this tablescape are navy blue and a slate grey and for a little sparkle, I added mercury glass tealight candle holders that I used to hold a mini cactus in each and copper flatware. I made a plant arrangement that included bright cheerful colors of reddish geraniums, orange gerberas & begonias and green succulents – this added a festive pop to the table centerpiece.  To ground the vivid plant colors and bring out an earthy element, I created a table runner by adding several 4×4 tumbled Chiaro tiles – making this centerpiece the main focal point of the dining table! The natural stone of the titles emits warmth and charm to the dining setting.

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

To welcome guests to their seats, I wrote their names on chalkboard name tags that are wrapped with jute twine.  Mini succulents were added to each plate setting as a departing gift to commemorate the occasion.

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

When hosting any holiday or special occasion, I like to make a signature cocktail and have it readily available for guests to help themselves. You can check out yesterday’s post for my Peach Margarita! To draw guests to the cocktail bar, I set up a wooden serving tray, placed the pre-filled cocktails glasses on the tray and decorated the bar with a cluster of peaches, other tropical fruit, some fresh greenery, a tealight candle to add to the festive mood and coasters so that guests can feel free to walk around and place their cocktail in different areas of the house.

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

A refreshing margarita and an abundant basket of chips & salsa go hand-in-hand!

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

Design by Occasions' Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

After a delicious meal, we indulged in but of course, churros and honey-dipped cinnamon sopaipillas!

If you don’t feel like cooking, why not head on over to your favorite local Mexican restaurant, grab food to go and bring the party to your house? Create a festive tablescape that will have your guests feel extra special with the personal touches your brought to your themed table! (wink)

For those of you readers who are looking to cook up some mouth-watering entrees, check back here tomorrow as I will be featuring the best Mexican dishes and dessert recipes to try!

-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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