I am pretty laid back when it comes to most things. Sure, you know me to joke around and make light of situations, but there is one thing I’m very serious about.
Tacos. And cheese Dip. Okay, nachos, too. Basically all things Mexican food. I honestly think I have jalepeno juice in my veins. I’m not kidding…I’m being dead serious right now! I’m sure a lot of it is a Texas
thang thing, but I don’t mess around when it comes to God’s gift to cuisine.
So it’s no surprise that we jump on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon every year, and have a good ole fiesta! #seewhatIdidthere
A few weeks ago, several members of Mr. SP’s family were in town, so we hosted everyone for dinner. I was a little nervous about entertaining so many people, but the opportunity to be more hospitable is one of the reasons we moved to this house…so I swallowed my nerves and called our favorite Mexican restaurant.
What?! You thought I was going to cook for everyone? Girl, please. Have we met? I know my limitations…and feeding masses is one of them. But I can set a table…so I shopped the house, and made a quick stop at the Dollar Store and Target, and $20 later, we had a fiesta for ten.
I started by dragging the breakfast table to the Dining Room, and visually adjoined the two with a runner of white craft/butcher paper. The chairs were an eclectic mix rounded up from around the house as well. The whole thing actually spilled in to the Foyer, but it made for a colorful greeting, and worth it to share a single table.
Pinatas served as centerpieces, and odd chotchkies, votives, small jars of grocery store flowers, and baskets of chips decorated the rest of the table.
The plates and napkins were mixed, but all in the red and white family for cohesiveness. I tied the napkins with twine, and clipped a faux-flower barrette from the Dollar Store for a festive placesetting. Babygirl was in charge of the name cards.
I was giddy about putting the Butlers Pantry to use as the drink station.
Chances are our guests won’t remember what they ate (or who cooked it!), but they will remember feeling celebrated and welcome in our home. And that’s really all that matters, right!?
See more fun table creations here. And if you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, check out my killer guacamole recipe, and you’ll probably want to wear this top, or this one, while eating it. And get this tshirt for your man! Vayo con dias, lovebugs! 😉