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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Celebration


For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and probably a margarita or two (three at my house). But, Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5th in Spanish is probably one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays.  

Contrary to popular belief Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day.  That date is celebrated on Sept. 16th.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon on May 5th, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. 

Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one.  I enjoy decorating each year and making home made fajitas with all the trimmings and sipping several margaritas.  











I found the small pinata at Hobby Lobby several years ago. 





Thirty plus years ago Princess House was a popular home party held by many Southern women.   I hosted one or two and attended many to support my friends hosting parties.  I have a large collection of Princess House items.   The margarita glasses above are made by Princess House.  I rarely use them for fear of breakage.   I do bring them out of the cabinet to use on Cinco de Mayo, for display only.    After a couple margaritas I'm safer using less expensive glasses.    


I used a large serape blanket as my tablecloth.  


The cactus wine charms are from Pier One and available in store or online this season. 





I found these cute margarita glass shaped bowls at the Gulfstream Goodwill in Boca Raton a few weeks ago.  I knew they would be perfect for the Cinco de Mayo table or any Mexican theme dinner. 

The sombrero and pepper napkins are actually bandanas I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  








I added a few fiesta-Mexican themed serving platters displayed on the server.  I used a cotton serape as a runner.  I attached a few felt mustaches to the candle holders along with a few tissue chili peppers I made. 


Silver Patron is my drink of choice for making margaritas or shots.  





I made the tiny chili peppers out of pipe cleaners a few years ago.  


I found these pepper serving bowls a few years ago.   They are perfect for holding chips and various dips.

Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo and remember to Uber home if you have a few margaritas. 


Catherine 

This party is linked to the following parties:
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372nd Inspire Me Tuesday- A Stroll Thru Life
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Home Matters Linky Party #133 - Life with Lorelai
"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday - How Sweet The Sound
Saturday Sparks Link Party 217 - Pieced Pastimes







26 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this bright, colorful table! There is so much to look at and enjoy. I love your margarita glass bowls. What a find! This is a perfect space for Cinco de Mayo. Ariva! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  2. Another really cute table! Those margarita bowls are just perfect for this occasion! Enjoy your celebration.

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    1. Thank you Joy! I thought the same thing the minute I laid eyes on them in the store.

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  3. What an awesome collection of plates and accessories to go with them. I love the plates you just bought. What a great find.

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    1. Thank you Debra! It was my lucky day the minute I found these and they were very reasonable too!

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  4. What a great Goodwill find, those margarita bowls are adorable! What a fun table - it just screams let's celebrate!!!

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    1. Thank you Ann! It was a great day at Goodwill when I stumbled across these beauties. Every now and then I get lucky on one of my plate hunts.

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  5. What a festive table! Great find at Goodwill. I ♥ thrift stores, it is so much fun to see what you can find.

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    1. Thank you Marigene! I love thrift stores too and I'm a plate addict! I found several pieces of my Grandmother's china in the same store. It's 60 to 70 years old. I have her complete set, but added these pieces to it.

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  6. LOVE the margarita glass bowls!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Frances! I cannot wait to use them on the 5th!

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  7. What a great table settings. I love everything about it :):) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. You will be one of my features tomorrow :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much and thank you for the feature! :)

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  8. Catherine, you did it again. Very cool Cindo de mayo tablescape. The table has so many pretty elements. Great find on those little margarita bowls. A table to please anyone who is loving to celebrate the holiday. You deserve the feature...Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! I always love styling this table as it has so many vibrant colors! I'm starting the celebration early and having a nice margarita with dinner tonight. Thank you again for featuring the post on your fabulous Dishing It & Digging It Link Party!

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  9. Catherine, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your cinco de Mayo tablescape! I can't believe it will be here before we know it.

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    1. Thank you so much Gina. It's hard to believe it's already May! Time is flying by!

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  10. Catherine,
    Happy Cinco de Mayo Day is going to be fun at your house! Thank you for sharing with TADA!
    Karen Marie

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    1. Thank you Karen and Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!

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  11. I really love this, we celebrate big time here at home, but mostly with food. I should really decorate this year.

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    1. Thank you so much Pam! This is always a fun event to tablescape. I love all the color and of course the food and margaritas. Have a great Cinco de Mayo!

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  12. Your tablescape is so colorful and fun. We will be celebrating here, too. Thank you for sharing your Cinco de Mayo with us at Vintage Charm.

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    1. Thank you Sharon and thanks for hosting Vintage Charm!

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  13. What a fun table, I love the piñata as the centerpiece! I have featured you as part of Thursday Favorite Things

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    1. Thank you so much Angelina and huge thank you for the feature! :)

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