Cinco de Mayo!

May 30, 2012

Whether your family hails from Mexico or not, the 5th of May is always reason to celebrate (just like March 17). Contrary to popular belief Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, but it commemorates the Mexican militia beating the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Whatever your reasons for celebrating the holiday, here are some pictures and tips from a cute little Cindo de Mayo set up we did with Pink Poppy Event Designs.

The Hispanic culture is all about bright colors so try to incorporate as much color into your motif as possible. We used this table as the food table with the large paper circles on the wall behind and then a donkey piƱata in the center.

Shrimp cocktails and lemons

Green and orange Mexican sodas (cerveza and margaritas are also accpetable beverages)

Authentic homemade tamales are delicious and easy to find at the Mexican food markets. The peppers in the vase behind add some great color.

Hot tamales candy: they're both brightly colored and a spicy treat for your guests

Homemade salsa and blue corn tortilla chips (add more color than normal tortilla chips)

This is a bird's eye view of the table set up

Close up of the table. Umbrellas in drinks are always a cute detail to add.

Check out Pink Poppy's blog and have fun (be safe) celebrating this weekend!

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