All Photos by Dawn Thackray
To get you in the mood for Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d share some ideas from a fiesta I had a few months back to celebrate my wedding last fall in Mexico. We kept the whole affair intentionally un-weddingy, so all the ideas will easily translate into a festive, budget friendly Cinco celebration, or an anytime margarita party…which let’s face it, is always a good idea.
Many of the items were sourced from our local Super Mercados, Morelos and Las Americas – I browsed the aisles for my favorite canned goods, found some storage containers to share all the salsa, jalapenos and sauces and got to work (surprisingly, we didn’t have any takers on the leftover canned mackerel…)! The tablecloths were already at the restaurant, but you can find the fabric at Tatermash Oilcloth. The paper flowers are from Amols’ Fiesta Supply…they have all colors, shapes and sizes, as well as the adorable terecitas flowers that we used in our photobooth (or visit our site again later this week and learn how to make your own!) .
The papel picado (traditional Mexican tissue decoration) flags on the tables were custom made for us by Ay Mujer with our names and wedding date – they also make gorgeous custom banners, with names, dates, and a variety of different themes (I am still searching for a use for the airstream version)…or you can grab standard issue papel picado banners at Amols’.
Throw in a few bright flowers, some salsa and a few ‘ritas and you’re ready to celebrate!