We have been a bit slower in catching on to celebrating Cinco de Mayo (literally, the 5th of May in Spanish) here in Canada compared to our American counterparts but better late than never!
It seems just like everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day, everyone is a little bit Mexican on Cinco de Mayo and I'm up for any excuse to eat some tacos and have a margarita... or two!
With that in mind, I decided to put together a tablescape for a Cinco de Mayo backyard luncheon.
For something different, I used this round table in an area next to the house instead of the usual set-up in our cabana.
The plastic chairs have seen better days so I dressed them up a bit by tying a white pillow case around the chair.
Then I pinned on some green napkins and added a faux floral embellishment.
For a more colourful choice in tablecloth, I used this serape-like shawl my daughter brought back from Mexico for me last year.
The centerpiece began with this colour-coordinating lantern.
I created two arrangements in terra cotta pots with faux greenery, flowers and a fresh lime and placed them by the lantern.
The placemats, dishes, flatware and napkins were selected from those in my most colourful stash.
Small glass dishes (min-tasting size) were placed inside terra cotta pots and filled with corn chips.
Add some homemade salsa on the side and you have the perfect appetizer.
And what's a Mexican celebration without a margarita!
A taco bar is the perfect way to set up for a casual Cinco de Mayo luncheon.
Crock pots help keep the seasoned ground beef, salsa chicken and Spanish rice warm.
Guests can help themselves and you can enjoy the fun too!
Yes, I'm glad my fellow Canadians are jumping on the bandwagon with a reason to celebrate in this way on
the 5th of May!
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