Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!

I recently stumbled upon a friend I’ve known since 6th grade(no, I will not say how many years that is!).  The irony of the story is that I stumbled upon her fabulously popular blog, Pink and Polka Dot, about slipcovers, thrifting, and overall musings of a mom.  She has a very engaging online ‘voice,’ and when I go over to visit, it’s like we’re sitting down with a cup of coffee, chatting!
So, she asked me to do a guest post for a Cinco de Mayo party, that she could share with her readers.  Here is the post she’ll be sharing on her blog today, and I hope you’ll head over to say ‘hi! to my old friend, Kristi!
  
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a stylish and fun fiesta! Bright colors are the way to set the tone and of course some traditional Mexican details add pizazz! Gather together some friends for margaritas and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Make it easy by purchasing take-out from your favorite Mexican restaurant, or grocery store selections. Spend your extra time on presentation. Fun items like sombreros, serapes, and maracas can be found at many party stores this time of year. Serapes can be draped over the tables. Sombreros can hold tortilla chips, and maracas would make a fun napkin ring addition (just tie a colorful ribbon around the napkin and tie on a maraca). Hang colorful tissue poms, or printable banners from Paper and Cake. Tissue ‘flowers’ are also a traditional decor item you can place around the party space, in vases, or tie on to the backs of chairs. Take the party outside and set up multiple tables and blankets in the grass for a relaxed atmosphere. Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your guests. Ole!

Photo sources:
tapletop, hanging banner, striped straws,
salsa, layered dip, maracas,
outdoor portable tablefruit in dip cups, fiesta party, margarita 
chair tissue flowers, printable circles, printable party banner

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    Hey, I'm having a great giveaway on my blog, please stop over!
    This is definitely a stylish fiesta! Nice Job!

  2. Hi, Chris! I came over from Kristi's. I love your blog and your Cinco de Mayo inspiration board! I'm posting a Mexican-themed tablescape tomorrow so please come by and check it out!

  3. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    Thanks, Erin! I'll check it out!

  4. pk @ Room Remix says:

    Great ideas as always, Chris! Hope you're having a good week.

  5. A Blissful Nest says:

    I wish I was having a party for this now!! I love all these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Two Penny Parties says:

    Shachi here from http://www.twopennyparties.com

    You might enjoy the etsy treasury I made for Cinco de Mayo.

    Check it out, I hope you like it! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4bd1d6d20eaa6d9102f97543/cinco-de-mayo-inspiration

    Cheers!

  7. Love these ideas, and your inspiration board is beautiful!!

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