I'm re-posting a Cinco De Mayo party that we had with some of our favorite people. There is no way I'm entertaining tonight, so this is the closest I'm getting to a party today. I am, however, fixing a yummy dish of chicken enchiladas and yellow rice. I might even wear my sombrero!
Take fourteen dear friends, a beautiful evening, a potluck format, a festive table......and you get an evening of fun and memory making.
This was the placesetting at the dining room table. I sat 8 in there and 6 in the bar. I have had these stripped placemats for a long time so I used them to bring in all of the colors of Cinco de Mayo. Then I cooled things down a bit with plain white plates.
Hair elastics gave the napkins a little Carmen Miranda feeling.
I pulled out some green flatware for even more color.
This big succulent was out in the garden in a zinc pot, so it became the centerpiece....
and I supplemented it with these mums. I wanted sunflowers, as they seem so Mexican, but this was the closest I could come this weekend.
Maracas and beads from Party City and peppers from Kroger added to the decor.
And then I added these folding flowers to the chandelier and this table was ready.
In the bar, I put the leaves up on the trestle table, added a stripped runner and some straw mats. Then I used the same napkins and napkin "rings" and more white plates.
This time I used red flatware and small blue glasses.
I used another dish of succulents in the garden, and used more black-eyed mums.
This is not too much to look at on its own, but all together it worked for a fun, fast setting.