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Spring Entertaining: Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is always a great excuse for a party, but this year it was especially so. For the next in our Spring Entertaining series, we hosted what would be the last big get-together in our home (we’re moving!) and it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the space and our time there with some of our closest friends.

Our Cinco de Mayo-themed bash featured a gorgeous taco bar courtesy of Valleybrink Road, incredible specialty cocktails by Pharmacie, delicious desserts from Sweet Laurel Bakery, and stunning tablescapes and hanging arrangements from Moon Canyon Design. It was such an amazing evening – and the perfect way to close this chapter and begin an exciting new one. XXJKE


Appetizers and Dinner – Valleybrink Road
Theme-perfect small bites, and a festive and delicious taco bar with all the fresh fixings.

crudités and fava bean dip
chips + guacamole salsa
blistered peppers
kale caesar salad
mint rice
drunken pinto beans
chicken tinga tacos
grilled shrimp tacos
sweet corn with lime, cilantro, and queso fresco

Specialty Cocktails – Pharmacie
Two tequila-infused celebratory sips, including the chili-spiked Margarita Sambol and the citrus-filled Golden State.

Dessert – Sweet Laurel Bakery
A double dose of irresistible in the form of an almost too beautiful to eat Jam Cake and a decadent Chocolate Caramel Cake.


Florals – Moon Canyon Design
Tablescapes and hanging arrangements inspired by the festive colors of the holiday. The romantic garden style centerpieces and hanging displays were comprised of spirea, garden roses, fritillaria, tulips, hellebores, ranunculus, and anthurium. To further the color story, Kristen added an assortment of papayas, limes, blood oranges, star fruit, kiwis, grapefruits, loquats and tangerines to the festive tablescape.

Linens – Rachel Craven flax linen tablecloth, Linen Way hemstitched napkins

Seating – Peacock Chairs & Stools from Elan Rentals

Plates – simply chic Palm leaf dinner plates         

Glassware – CB2 Marta Tumblers

Serving Dishes – A mixture of wood platters from ABC Carpet & HomeVictoria Morris pottery, Bitters Co. Terracotta Bowl, and a Sol & Luna round leather tray

Photos: Brittany Wood