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Our favorite tequila filled holiday is almost here, and I for one am so excited! In the spirit of the celebration, Laura Boyd and I put together a colorful porch spread fit for the occasion!! Whether you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo porch party, grilling in the backyard, hanging on a boat, or celebrating Derby as well – here are 3 easy tips to styling a festive spread with items you already have around the home!

TIP 1 | ALL THE CITRUS

From grapefruit and oranges, to lemons and limes – use ’em all! Citrus segments will add wonderful color to your spread. Arrange them in bowls as centerpieces or cut segments to be garnishes for cocktails, taco and dips.

TIP 2 | LENTILS as a BASE

Laura is a genius when it comes to food styling! Taking something so simple, like bulk bagged lentils, to create a colorful base layer for bite-size food to sit on. So fun, right?! I feel like you could also do this with rice for the occasion as well! Be sure to check out Laura’s site + Instagram for tons of great, tips, tricks + inspiration!

TIP 3 | SUCCULENTS, PLANTS + HERBS

Have some small potted plants, succulents or herbs around your home? Perfect! Collect these little bundles of greenery to add them to your spread! They’re a great way to add texture and an organic feel to your Cinco de Mayo porch party. Think desert succulents, basil or cilantro. If you’re at a loss in this department, but love the look, take a trip to your local nursery or even Trader Joe’s. They’ll have a great, affordable collection you can scoop up. And hey – keep around after the party!

photos by Julie Livingston Photography

I do want to note – I am aware Cinco de Mayo has turned into an Americanized celebration, rather than a traditional Mexican holiday. I certainly mean no offense to anyone of Mexican heritage with this feature, and only hope to inspire those who are entertaining this Sunday.

Love this look?
SHOP THE TABLE

Kim Seybert Embroidered Napkins c/o | Williams Sonoma Patterned Green Platter | Williams Sonoma Havana Plates + Bowls | similar Glass Pitcher | Crystal Rocks Glasses | Rim Salt | Le Creuset Green Plate

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