Tablescape: Cinco de Mayo Tablesetting

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If you have family or friends over to celebrate Cinco de Mayo every year, you may be looking for new ideas for your Cinco de Mayo tablesetting. Check out this easy tablescape for simple looks you can try.Bright sundrenched colors like red, orange, turquoise, Kelly green, yellow and hot pink and combinations thereof are frequently seen in fiesta décor and costumes. But they are not the only colors you can use. For this tablesetting, I wanted an earthy look, so I used woven place-mats of dark green with a Latin-looking striped border in the middle on a bare wooden tabletop. Woven rattan chargers picked up on the color of the tabletop and chairs. To pick up on the bright yellow color in the placemats’ stripes and to add cheer to the darker tones of the table, I used bright yellow Royal Norfolk dinner plates found at my local Dollar Tree. On top of each dinner plate, I used a woven brown cloth napkin pulled through a yellow napkin ring from the Christmas Tree Shop. Dark brown is one of the colors in the placemats’ stripes.

I completed each placesetting with pewter flatware, a clear-glass water goblet and a hand-blown clear-glass wine glass.

In place of a single centerpiece, I used six silver and glass votive candleholders with white votive candles down the center of the table like a runner. In the center, I placed three Mexican maracas. These instruments bring a Mexican verve to the table, and are interactive. Your guests may enjoy picking them up to shake for fun or to play along with the Mexican mariachi music that you might be playing as a festive background for your dinner.So you may want to set your table with a different color scheme than we usually associate with Cinco de Mayo, play Mexican musical favorites for inspiration and eat by candlelight. However you decide to arrange your Cinco de Mayo tablesetting, you and your guests can celebrate this special occasion with a delicious Mexican meal! Enjoy!Check out this post for more Cinco de Mayo table decorations.

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