Friday, May 2, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Backyard Celebration!

Backyard Dinner Party and Table Decor; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's NestIt's nearly time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This year, due to the perfectly warm weather, I've decided to have a small celebration in our backyard. These bold colors are festive and fun, giving a glimpse of the bright summer to come.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

This fabulous blue and orange tablecloth (from my dear aunt, Linda) really sets the stage for the rest of the adornments on the table.

Colorful Bouquet; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

Remember those crepe-paper flowers I was going crazy about in my last post, Cinco de Mayo Mantle Decor? Here, they rear their colorful heads again. This bouquet is a combination of real dyed flowers and my treasured crepe-paper flowers, making for a bountiful arrangement.

Colorful Ideas for a Backyard Party; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest
A few yellow and blue maracas tucked into the bouquet can't hurt either.

Colorful Place Setting for a Backyard Party; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

Wrapping the stem of a flower around each napkin gives a special touch to each place setting.

Colorful Table Decor for a Backyard Party; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

The bowl beneath the flowers is brimming with limes, lemons, oranges, and colorful silk ribbons.

Margarita glasses with umbrellas; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

One umbrella per pink glass? Please...

Doves and fans; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

Backstage: Blooming jasmine flowers hold paper doves (I cut out of light blue cardstock) and bright blue paper fans.

Backyard Dinner Party; Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Nora's Nest

The stage has been set...now it's time for the food! My amazingly talented friend, Sylvia Stutz, has created the most wonderful Mexican dishes that will shine at a Cinco de Mayo celebration like this one. Click on one of her delicious dishes below to find the recipe on her blog, Reel Flavor.

Cumin-Seared Scallop Tacos with Crispy Bacon & Orange-Habanero Salsa
Cumin-Seared Scallop Tacos with Crispy Bacon & Orange-Habanero Salsa

Mexican Corn on the Cob
Mexican Corn on the Cob

Thank you for visiting Nora's Nest, and a special thanks to Sylvia Stutz from Reel Flavor for great food ideas! Hope everyone has a very happy Cinco de Mayo :)


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