Cinco de Mayo Party Decorating Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Roundup

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and today I wanted to share a roundup of amazing tablescapes & party decorating ideas perfect for the holiday.

First, a quick reminder that all my shops are CLOSING for a week for a brief vacation to get all my new spring and summer party decor ready to add to the shops!  So, if you are planning a party coming up in the near future. . . hurry by to browse as I’m only taking ready to ship orders until the end of this week and all custom orders are scheduled out three to four weeks.

These bright designs I’m featuring today are also perfect for a fiesta party, a cumpleaños or a quinceañera too. 


I love the stripes of colorful ribbon laid over this table. So easy to make this table design by just laying a solid color tablecloth down and cutting stripes of wide colorful ribbon and laying over the tablecloth.   And don’t forget the PAPEL PICADO BANNER, seen in this photo above, which is a lacey cut banner often found exclusive to Mexican parties and fiestas. The designs often feature intricate cut flowers, cactus, suns, or starburst and medallion motifs.


 This is a simple table design so easy to create with a single sombrero and a few RAINBOW colors of crepe paper.


This is a super easy table backdrop as well.  Use either oversized flowers in bright colors or tissue pom poms attached to your wall or flat surface behind your table.  I love the floral tablecloth too as a nice diversion from the usual rainbow or solid bright colors at most fiesta parties.

Paper pinwheels

Add some PINWHEELS in any size for a pop of color and whimsy too!  Create some height by adding them to the back of your table or put them all in one vase for a table centerpiece display.


Add some inexpensive live cactus to the table too!  Such an easy way to add height and a traditional plant.  If you can find some flowering, even better!  This is an easy way to display and wrap up your plastic utensils too.  Use inexpensive different mixed colors of napkins and add some bright fancy paper STRAWS!

hanging fans

Of course you can never go wrong with bright and colorful live flowers.  Pair them with a background of colorful FANS and bright lanterns for a layered effect.

This is actually a birdbath, but if the top small dish is left off, it would be perfect for displaying a tiered cake at a Cinco de Mayo party.  Or fill up the top saucer with candy or place your punch bowl on top.  So many ideas and easy to make this pedestal too.

If you are buying now to receive by May 5th- be sure to select PRIORITY from my shops shipping options to receive in time!

Come visit our shops too by clicking any of the links below for so many perfect colorful and bright party decorations, banners, and favors for your next party!






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Pink & Gold Party Decorations


Today I am sharing a roundup of stunning and shimmering gold and pink parties.  Gold in metallic foil and glitter is still very ‘IN’ and looks perfect when paired with all shades of pink. These painted wood letters for a first birthday are a perfect example of a unique centerpiece for the birthday table.  Yet the O-N-E does not detract from the main focus, the princess birthday cake.

This unicorn party is fun, whimsical, yet sophisticated with the flowers and pearl filler in the glass globe vases. That cake looks too beautiful to eat!

Next up is a birthday party for a two year old featuring a gold glitter cut number cake topper and heart cake toppers. Simple yet classic.

Giant paper flowers as a party table background speaks volumes at this party.  Paired with small flowers on the gold painted and glitter coated wood letters – makes for a perfect table centerpiece.  These flowers are a super easy diy project too!

This party features a stunning hanging sign behind the party table with the birthday girl’s name.   The name banner across the front of the table ties it all together.  I love tables that are flanked by balloons too.  This is the easiest way to build height and create a visual statement when decorating your party table.

Rather than a single central main centerpiece- this party table has doubled each serving plate, cake and cupcake stands.  This is another great decorating visual trick – creating a mirror effect across a long table with the placement of two identical serving trays and duplicating each food set up.

I hope you are inspired by these stunning pink and gold parties today!

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Basement Remodel- Before and After


Happy Friday!  Today, I am going off track from my usual party inspiration and sharing our basement remodel with you.  It is a very big transformation and I am excited to share photos of the our before and after home remodeling project.  It took 6 long weeks and I had to live in dust (at least in our basement) for most of that period but we are finally finished and I can’t wait to show you the final results!  First, shame on me for not taking more before photos.  This is the one and only photo below from our realtor that I had of the basement before the sanding and painting was started-

Oh boy!  Check out that 1970’s wood paneling and those stick-on linoleum tiles.  Oddly, our house was built in 1994 and one of the previous owners finished the basement sometime in the 1990’s.  I guess this is what you might call, “bachelor man style”!? Not really sure?  At least the basement was already finished and has a ton of space, so we had good bones to start with on this remodeling project.

And now for some of the in process sanding photos before the painting process began –

All that paneling is solid wood and it was everywhere! Which was great- it had nice trim work on it and we knew it would look stunning painted.   It all had to be sanded down though for the paint and it was quite a process.  Dust, dust and more dust everywhere!  It took us about three full days to clean up, even after the painting and the new floors went in- it kept settling everywhere and I felt like it was endless.

More before photos –

The built in bar – soon to be painted too!

Now for the big reveal. . . here is the basement all finished, painted and with our new flooring.

We went with a golden beige on the walls to keep things bright and of course a white on all the wood panels.  The flooring is a speckled carpet in the den and Pergo in the bar area.

The bar after it has all been painted.  I picked a nice deep grey so it would really pop against the white walls and dark floors.   It looks a little blue in this photo but it is actually a true grey.

The walls look a little sunny yellow in my photos- but they are actually a golden beige.  I took these photos on a very sunny day, so everything looks brighter.

We hung this pool table light fixture too.  We found it at an antique shop and I thought the stained glass seemed more appropriate over our pool table- plus it provides much better lighting.  We could have gone with something more updated and contemporary – but I actually love the vintage look of this fixture! We also updated the window treatments and purchased all new wood blinds in white.

We have plenty of room for extra seating when we entertain.

This custom built-in was actually to house an old 1990’s big tube TV- but we just kept it and transitioned it into a fireplace.  We already had this free standing electric fireplace, so it worked out to fit perfectly inside the opening.

Oh so many pillows – we call this the “pillow pit”!

We even had enough room to fit our air hockey table.  I love the built-in bookcases too. 

We did not do much with this full bathroom.  We just painted the door white and added a new mirror over the sink.  We felt it was fine for a downstairs extra bath, even if the tile is starting to look a little dated. We will live with it!

I had to show the shower.  Until we bought this house, I think I had only seen one other of these corner style showers.  We won’t use it much, but an extra shower is still a nice feature to have in any bathroom.

The extra bar and opening are a nice feature- I love that this makes the two big rooms open to each other and they feel even more spacious. Behind the french doors at the end of the bar – this leads into my husband’s office.  He has a big office all to himself. We updated his flooring but he has all cherry wood paneling and we actually thought it looked nice and kept it.

So that is the full before and after of our basement remodel.

We love the new basement and spend every evening downstairs now.  I think is was one of the features of the house that we knew we could transform and upgrade on a budget and add home equity to our house.  We are so happy it came out so nice.

Thanks for letting me share our home remodeling project with you today.  Come back next week for more party ideas for your next celebration!