Setting up this fruit table was so much fun! Who says a DIY Cinco de Mayo party has to be about your typical tacos & tequila. Adding vibrant colors was a must to keep the authenticity of a Mexican Fiesta. Check out the color palette used for this party!
How I was able to bring these vibrant colors on to the table was through the use of the paper flowers and a papel pucado banner as the backdrop.
Using seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables I was able to implement something yummy and yet pleasing to the eye. For a fun accent piece I utilized cactus Margarita glasses filled with fruit, the rim adorned with Tajin (salted chilli power with lime). I used typical Mexican salsa dishes and filled them with mangos and cucumber slices, color, color, COLOR.
The cut roses from my garden compliment the color scheme well and the use of Mason jars as a vase and glasses adds to the homey DIY feel. What better way to quench your thirst then a sparkling watermelon Aqua Fresca?
Keep the candy in the bag! This pinata is just a decoration. However, those watermelon shaped cookies should hit your sweet spot.
You won’t see flowers growing out of these mini flower pots (which can be purchased at your local Dollar Tree). Instead I topped the pots with honey dew melon and sandia.
To add some texture to the table I used Cinco de Mayo letters made out of cork as well as a basket to raise the dessert stand. A touch of detail was added to the table by means of an authentic tortilla holder which was over flowing with a watermelon and crinkle paper. The napkins were DIY colored by use food coloring and a spray bottle which meant I could use napkins I already had and make them any color I wanted.
Last but not least lemon, lime, orange slices and jalapeño were added as a decorative element.
Now you’re ready so call up your friends, call up your family and fill their eyes with your beautiful spread and their bellys with the delicious and healthy food choices.
Photography by Bonnie Navarro Photography