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7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas

7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas

Do you want to plan a fun Cinco De Mayo Dinner Party? My friends and I are planning a virtual Supper Club and we are all setting fun, festive tables. You will be able to link to all the table settings at the end of this post.

These are my 7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas and I’m excited to share them with you today. You will learn how to set a budget friendly, fun and festive table using these useful tips.

If you are joining me from Anne & Ann Marie at Simply 2 Moms, I’m so glad you joined me. I know you got so much inspiration from their creative outdoor tablescape. If you are new to my blog, you will find that I love creating budget friendly decor using DIY and thrifted pieces and I hope you enjoy my table setting today. You can read more about me here.

Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas

What’s the first thing you think of when planning a Cinco De Mayo table setting ideas? Any ideas that include fun, festive colors right?

Let’s take a look at each element of the table and how to bring that fun festive feel to each part.

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Festive Center Piece Table Setting Ideas

I had many different ideas when planning the table center piece, however I didn’t want to purchase a lot of new items to create the centerpiece. Therefore, I tried to stay within my budget friendly plan. Here’s what I did.

The centerpiece begins with my cast iron griddle as the base. Next, I added a hurricane candle holder that I found out thrifting last year.

First, I filled a tin can with water and placed it in the center of the container. To give the table setting a pop of color, I added a combination of real lemons and limes which can be used later. I added enough of each to completely conceal the tin can. Lastly, I topped off the centerpiece with several real hydrangeas, allowing the stems to rest in the water to stay hydrated.

You might like to have my Perfect Fresh Lemonade Recipe if you find yourself with an excess of lemons.

In addition, the salt and pepper shakers are a handmade gift from a friend. They are actually mini wine bottles, but I added Mexican beer labels over the top for this occasion.

It was simple to make, just gently peel the label off a couple of actual beer bottles and tape the label over the existing label. The labels can be easily removed once the dinner is over.

The straw hat and festive tea towel were both found at a thrift store and add a festive feel to the sideboard for only $1.50.

DIY Table Runner Inspiraton

I really wanted a fun table runner for the Cinco De Mayo Supper Club but couldn’t find my vision anywhere. So I decided to make this one using a drop cloth, real lemons & crafts paint. It was an easy project that you can see how to make here.

Such a fun and festive tablescape!

The Table Setting Idea

With a Mexican theme, I automatically think Mexican Pottery. However, I don’t have any real Mexican pottery so I opted to use a combination of pieces that I already owned. I pulled out anything that was colorful or that had a lot of texture.

I began with my favorite woven place mats and then added some color with these fun green thrift store place mats. Next, a festive plate from Bico Ceramics and a simple vintage Ironstone plate topped with a fun lemon bowl were added. The combination still gives that festive Mexican feel without spending any money.

The napkins are a great thrift store find as well as the fun glassware. These items were purchased for less than $8.00.

I’m sharing a side dish that is served right from a cast iron skillet so using a few cast iron accessories seemed appropriate.

I look forward to sharing my Cilantro & Lime Black Bean Recipe with you on Saturday. For other great side dishes click here.

Additional Ideas

One of my favorite areas to decorate on the screened porch is the DIY light fixture. The glass jars were added after I found them at GoodWill. They have held a multitude of different items over the years, but simple greenery stems were added to complete the table for Cinco De Mayo.

I love using the screened porch for my dinner parties and brunches. You might enjoy seeing How To Plan Girlfriend Time and How to Set a Brunch Table. Both were planned with the porch setting in mind.

If this is your first time joining our Supper Club blog series, you may enjoy a look back at Spring Dinner Tables, St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape, and our first Supper Club Table, How to set a Brunch Table. We have so much fun seeing how differently everyone sets their tables using the same theme.

the Cinco De Mayo Tour Continues

Next up is Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms. She is sharing her fun 5 creative tablescape ideas. Click each highlighted name to continue on the tour.

Jen – Midwest Life & Style Fiesta Style /. Michele – Vintage Home Design Neutral Style

Anne & Ann Marie – Simply 2 MomsOutdoor Party / Stacy Ling Bricks N BloomsFestive Celebration

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Julie Briones

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Such a pretty fiesta tablescape, Rachel, and I love the farmhouse twist! Pinned, and I'm happy to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Julie, I appreciate this so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 26th of April 2021

This is such a cute table setting Rachel! So festive! I am loving the table runner. Great job!

Monday 26th of April 2021

Kim, Thanks so much


Thursday 22nd of April 2021

These are all such great ideas! I love the runner and all the fun touches! Such a beautiful setting! Love the green, yellow and white!

Monday 26th of April 2021

Kristin, Thanks so much.

Marlene Stephenson

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

What a cute setting, love that hat and colorful scarf. Thanks and have a great day.

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Marlene, I really appreciate your kind words. Those were both thrifted and only cost $1.50 total.


Thursday 22nd of April 2021

I love how your Cinco de Mayo table came together, Rachel. You always have the best thrift store finds, and that DIY runner is such a great idea!

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Jen, I'm so glad you like it.