Cinco de Mayo
A few weeks ago, I was asked by my mother to sponsor a table for the Allaire Women’s Club Spring Tea Party. Since it happened to fall over one of my favorite holidays, I decided to decorate the table in festive Cinco de Mayo décor. Since Mexico is known for their deserts and beautiful beaches, I used a burlap tablecloth and brown chairs to incorporate those earthy tones. I then offset those tones with the rich, bold colors of the table runner and china. The punched tin lantern acted as beautiful centerpiece, which was accented with sunflowers and gerbera daisies. (Note: originally I wanted to use dahlia’s since they are Mexico’s national flower, however they are currently out of season, so the gerbera daisies acted as a good substitute since they are similar in look and color.) For the favors, each guest was able to take home either a beautiful cactus or aloe plant which was tagged with a simple “Gracias” thanking each guest for attending. I always have a blast doing events like this, as it gives me a chance to work with unique themes and decor while helping a good cause. In this case, all of the proceeds from this event went to educational scholarships for Wall High School.