I love any excuse to set a table – especially one that comes with an obligatory margarita like Cinco de Mayo. There’s something about the holiday that encourages celebrations that are festive with a capital F – think: more color, more layers, more salt on the rim, por favor!
The more-is-more approach always makes for the best tables, and, when it comes to Cinco de Mayo, you really can’t go too far. Start with a punchy tablecloth like this one from Elizabeth Lake or, if you prefer a cleaner look, try these placemats from Mi Golondrina. From there, layer it up. I love these handprinted ceramic plates from Houston-native Helen Mclaughlin, They’re perfect for the holiday and all kinds of celebratory dinners this summer and beyond. Hot tip: the devil is in the details. The little things will make your table here so go for it with the accessories – think: colorful wax tapers, small bowls loaded with limes, and handmade baskets for tortillas. Finish it off with some finds from the party store, too, like these flower crowns.
Below, a shopping list with 16 festive finds for your Cinco de Mayo table and beyond.