cinco de mayo in a box is my fave (guest post from twin stripe)

May 3, 2012

I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from Katie and Alison, the talented duo behind Twin Stripe Magazine.

Cinco de Mayo in a box
• Mexican candy
• Valencia hot sauce
• jalapeño
• tequila
• sea salt
• limes
• tissue paper flowers
• ceramic skull from Mexico
• Jarritos fruit flavored soda

Many of the items came from the local tienda. They usually have great produce, hot sauce, Mexican candy and the Jarritos fruit flavored soda. Airplane bottles of tequila can be perfect for single servings of margaritas, and no good margarita is complete without salt. To complete a Cinco de Mayo tablescape, use tissue paper to create paper flowers or a piñata inspired table runner. Also, this is a great time to pull out souvenirs. The ceramic skull is from a recent trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Olé!

See more awesome from Katie and Allison (including more fiesta ideas!) in the latest issue of Twin Stripe Magazine


  • On May 3, 2012 , Marie said:

    Congrats again on your new little one!

    I love this cinco de mayo in a box! Cute idea! 🙂

  • On May 3, 2012 , Leeanna said:

    Congrats on the newest addition to the family! 🙂

  • On May 3, 2012 , Lena said:

    This is so perfect–hope someone made you a New Baby Taco Box for this weekend!

  • On May 3, 2012 , KT said:

    That is Salsa Valentina , not “Valencia” hot sauce, and you mixed up your holidays with the skull, hehehe. I like the table runner idea!

  • On May 3, 2012 , Sarah said:

    Love!!!!!!! I love any fun ideas in a box

    – Sarah

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    This is so much fun! I love it!

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