Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party

May 2, 2017

Americans love a good holiday. So much so that we will celebrate another country’s! I personally just love a good cultural experience;) Since we have tacos weekly, I embrace Cinco de Mayo with good music, bright colors, and a good helping of tacos! If you are gathering with friends this Friday, here’s an easy way to feed a crowd and liven up your usual table set up…



Tabletop: Papaya, Watermelon, pineapples, and wild roses (or any bold color flowers), mini flowers

Place setting: Napkins used as placemats, wicker placemats, floral dinner plates, gloriosa side plates, and limes and florals to mark the names of guests.

Dinner: Taco buffet! Corn tortillas, beef, black beans, shredded cheese (preferably queso fresco!), avocados, baby tomatoes, salsa, and fried corn. Served with a side of Spanish rice, and chips and salsa.
Drinks: Margaritas of course! Berry lemonade makes fun fancy drinks for little ones.

Dessert: Slice up your centerpiece after the meal and have watermelon for dessert!


Alright, so it’s time to weigh in….what is your favorite taco combo?!
Happy Taco Tuesday!



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  • I’m always up for taco buffets. The fruits look really good too, the spread is styled so well!

  • This table spread is gorgeous! You did an amazing job!


  • I’m doing my first ever cinco de mayo party this year and this has given me so much inspiration. The name placecard limes are the cutest!

    – Natalie

  • I love the table decor and the colors are beautiful! Where did you get your plates!
    We love to make vegi tacos with sweet potatoes, kale and fennel its super delicious with goat cheese, great guacamole and margaritas ofcourse 😉

    • That sounds amazing Anita! I have tried sweet potato tacos before and loved them. The plates are from pier 1 and anthropologie! Wait for the summer sales:)

  • Xanthe

    Beautiful! And your Lime placeholders made me smile!
    Would love to try this out for the party we’re throwing this Saturday but no idea how you found a non-toxic way to do the lettering on the limes… advice?

    • Thank you! I actually don’t know of a non-toxic way, but we sliced these and squeezed over tacos so since the paint pen was on the rind I don’t think it affected anything. Let me know if you think of a good option!

  • I love the look of this whole scene! And I like the idea of a taco dinner. Do you preassemble the tacos or let the guests put their tacos together?

    • Kathleen, thank you! I usually pre-assemble for the kids, but I love the buffet style for guests to assemble as they choose!

  • This looks like a blast!!!

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