212 - Fiesta!
We went all out when setting our table for a Mexican Fiesta. Any
themed event is the perfect excuse for pulling out all of the stops.
You can add some of these accessories to your own collection and
mix and match them with what you already have. In any case, youíre
going to transform a mere event into a happening!
We hung colourful sombreros and green, white and red crepe paper
streamers, the colours of the Mexican flag, of varying lengths from
Our table covering was a Mexican wool blanket; very colourful and
For dishes you can use your own or purchase terra cotta dishes with
a Mexican pattern. The nice thing about terra cotta is that it goes
with any colour, so additional service pieces are easy to match.
You can use your own cutlery or some cast iron pieces. Mexican blown
glassware and service pitchers are very simple and can be used over
and over. Napkins are vibrant cotton in an array of colours.
Candles always make a dinner intimate, however many people are being
seated. We used rustic candelabras at either end of our Mexican
table. We added several tin lanterns with tea lights down the centre.
One final accessory is place cards, but not in the traditional sense.
How about using a small cactus in a terra cotta pot with the guestís
name is written on the front of the pot? Itís innovative and makes
a nice host gift.