Guess what friends, here's the crafting finale that I've been planning— now it's time to set the table for our Mexican-style fiesta! And Purim is three weeks away, so there's still time to make something this fun and festive happen at your house! It all starts with the right tablecloth, in this case a Mexican blanket, and some bright crepe paper flowers. The links to the projects are in this paragraph, and they're all simple enough for the kids (say above eight) to lend a hand. Bring out all the colorful dishes that you own, paint some whimsical styrofoam fruit, and make some napkin rings from plastic bottles and a recycled bleach bottle vase to match. And really, that's enough, just look how great this table looks! Oh, and if you don't have any colorful glasses, or would like to add some more to your table, so you can make some, following my tutorial for painted wine glasses.
If you can't find a Mexican blanket, so any colorful (and preferabley woven) table cloth can certainly work, just don't forget to pile on the layers— stacks of colorful dishes and single crepe paper flowers here and there as well as some extra fruit to make the table look it's best! Oh, and you can use those individual fruits as place markers if you like....simply attach a little flag (with your guest's name) with a piece of twine or yarn.
To complete the look in your home, hang some Mexican sombreros (now available for Purim at costume stores) some crepe paper streamers, and some papel picado (Mexican tissue paper banners) if you can find them, or make some yourself! And of course a Pinata would be the perfect finale' for your fiesta! (I've got some in the works that I hope to finish in time to show you!) And coming soon, tons of great recipes, so that your party will look great and taste great too!