Cinco de Mayo is always a great excuse to gather a few friends over. Whether you’ve been planning a fiesta for a while or are more a spur-of-the-moment kind of person, here are a few easy, last minute ideas to help you plan your party. Happy weekend!
- I love the idea of using pink and orange roses arranged in a terracotta pot for a festive, stylish centerpiece. (image via host_to_perfection)
- If you are hosting a sit-down event, use fresh limes as a place cards. They are inexpensive and readily available. A white craft pen (available at most craft stores) can be used to write the name of your guests.
- I’ve always liked the idea of using food containers as planters (see this post). This is an easy way to highlight the theme of your event.
- The guacamole at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants also includes the following ingredients: orange juice, finely shredded orange rind and pomegranate as garnish. It’s delicious and colorful.
It’s been a while since I’ve been in my studio painting, but I’ve picked up my paint brushes again and have been working away on some new paintings. The background image seen above is actually something I painted yesterday. I will venture to guess that you’ll be seeing more of my work here on the blog.