I don’t know anyone who celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Actually according to info on the net, only one state of Mexico does ..
So maybe it is an American thing like the big ST. Pat’s parties? But I know I saw a poster for Corona beer..around March. “Viva St. Pat’s” it said. So in the spirit of pay back..Fiesta Time..
Unless you’re from the Mexican state of Puebla, the 5th of May is just like any other ordinary day. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is actually September 16), but is in fact the day General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín and his army surprisingly defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (info from the net)
But when I saw these dishes…
!¡Ay, caramba! This dish addict was sold…So I am celebrating!
Gibson, on clearance in the Supermarket..50 cents..bowls and plates..
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
So what to use?
I tried lots of cloths..
This was good, but not Fiesta y enough..
I decided on a bright yellow, with yellow napkins..
Red chargers and napkin rings from PBarn outlet, they actually rattle….flatware by Cambridge.
For the centerpiece I tied some maracas with colorful ribbon to a basket filled with fresh yellow mums.
I put a striped napkin under the basket and used mini sombreros as place markers..
Green BEE glasses for the Corona and clear water glasses. Red ramekins for the condiments..you need that cool sour cream to cool down those spicy foods..:)
Happy Cinco, life is short, celebrate everything, and thanks for visiting!
My shot from the BLUE HOUR. I think we have too many trees to see it well.