Take an armchair vacation to Texas and join me for a Cinco de Mayo celebración exploding with color. Then recreate the fabuloso fiesta in your own home for any occasion calling for mirth and margaritas! So slip on your serapes and sombreros ‘cause we’re gonna have a hot time in the old town tonight!
Sunlight streams through the vibrant papel picado banners crisscrossing the window. Handmade tissue paper flowers hang between each cut panel.
A burro piñata presides over the extravagancia, standing atop a small serape adorned with its own bouquet.
Extrema pink and green fiesta flowers drip from the chandelier in an overhead centerpiece that leaves room on the table for brillante woven baskets.
Tortilla, chip, and buñuelo baskets sit squarely at the center of the celebración flanked by paper flower buds and upcycled luminarias providing illuminación.
Paper parasol toting wine glasses, tied with yellow jute and Lotería charms, await sangria sipping.
Exuberante cloth napkins are ringed with handcrafted sombrero capped raffia rings ornamented with red chilis.
Brillantes yellow plates evoking the sun are topped with multi-hued dishes suggesting serape patterns.
Even the chairs participate in the festividad by wearing their own serapes belted with rope.
Now tie a serape on yourself and sip some sangria for your own dose of party perfección!
¡Feliz fiesta ya’ll!
P.S. For details on just how to fuel your own fabuloso fiesta, see my other Cinco de Mayo articles: