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Cinco de Mayo Inspiration: Spanish Hacienda Sweets Table

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cinco de mayo sweets table cake and dulces

Want to put an elegant twist on your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Check out this incredibly beautiful Hacienda Sweets Table by A Stunning Affair! They really did a great job putting this gorgeous spread together, which happens to be filled with lots of lovely treats with Spanish flair – like mini Churro Cupcakes and Tres Leches Cups. This is great inspiration for transforming your Cinco de Mayo party into a chic and glamourous fiesta!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • A fabulous Papel Picado inspired cake, with an ombre touch!
  • Festive desserts like Mini Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes & Spanish Tile Cookies
  • Exquisite calligraphy on all of the treat labels
  • Beautiful & simple florals for a nice pop of color

cinco de mayo sweets table cake pops

cinco de mayo sweets table mini churro cupcakes

Read on for more beautiful shots and full details on how the table came together…

cinco de mayo sweets table and closeup on blue ombre cake

cinco de mayo sweets table spanish style sugar cookies and macaroons

cinco de mayo sweets table jarritos and mexican hot chocolate cupcakes

cinco de mayo sweets table and traditional mexican wedding cookies

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lina

We really wanted an authentic look and feel for our Spanish Hacienda table. So we brought in some special pieces to make this happen! Our main highlight for our tablescape would have to be the beautiful cake! I can’t get over how detailed each layer is and the flowers add a pop of color to the table. All of the mini desserts created by A Sweet Design had a Spanish flair; here is a list of the items that were created for this table:

  • Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • Tres Leches Cups
  • Spanish Tile Sugar Cookies
  • Mini Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Mini Churro Cupcakes

All of the desserts and main cake sat on cake stands that can be purchased at various places and can now be rented directly from A Sweet Design for your custom sweet’s table.
For our backdrop, we incorporated the bright colors of the table by hanging Papel Picado, “a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs”. I was able to find Papel Picado at my local Party Store, Party City, you can also order it from places online and have it custom made for your event.

The beverages on our table are latin sodas, Jarritos, which you can find at your local supermarket for .99 cents a bottle. To tie in the colors, I added in some blue and white paper straws that I purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu. We also added in some white candles on the right and left sides of the tables. These are great for an evening event! All of the desserts sat on textured, burlap linen that we rented from Designer Specialty Linens.

It’s very important to label your sweets so your guests know what they are about to taste. With the help from our calligrapher, Calligraphy Katrina, she was able to create mini labels for each item, as well as menu of all of the items and we placed it in a vintage frame.

Shopping for latin candy for this table was lots of fun and when we found candy that matched our color scheme, we had to snag them. We placed them in mini mason jars and tied off each jar with a strip of twine. The mini mason jars were from Overstock.com. The flowers and plants were placed in colored glass vases and really completed the look of the table.

We had such a fun time designing this table. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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  1. betty May 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    As a Mexican-American, it is so refreshing to see something like this gorgeous table that isn’t stereotypical and repetitive. Thank you for not adding margaritas, chili peppers and maracas. The Jarritos were an awesome touch! Well done!

  2. Aneta May 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I love hues in this collection ! And those cupcakes must be a delightful treat :)

  3. candace May 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Umm…how can I get the recipe for those cupcakes??! They sound unbelievable!!

  4. Delle Nessia February 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    The ideas here are a great help to me, specially that we are going to have a fiesta food festival this month of February. Thanks

  5. Delle Nessia February 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    The ideas here are a great help to me, specially that we are going to have a fiesta food festival this month of February. Thanks

  6. Tristan Ventle Ahlstedt March 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

    what kind of flowers are those?

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