How to Make a Mexican Table Centerpiece

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether you are throwing a Mexican fiesta party or simply having a Mexican themed dinner; your decorations should reflect the beauty of Mexico. Using vivid colours such as red, white and bright green that are associated with the country will brighten up the room or the venue. Music also plays a big part in this culture so set the mood with Mariachi songs. Create an authentic Mexican look with a creative table centrepiece that will delight your guests. Choose from the ideas presented here.

Select a backdrop for your centrepiece. A popular choice for this party includes white linen with a multicoloured serape table runner. A blue, red or green tablecloth with a brightly coloured bandanna in the centre of the table also works well.

Use items related to Mexico as your centrepiece. For example, place a couple plastic maracas in the middle of the table as a centrepiece. Or use a basket filled with green, red, orange or yellow peppers. A bowl with limes, red onions and tomatoes also can add colour to your tablescape. A small pi├▒ata can add festive flair to the table.

Make a statement with a group of cacti plants in the centre of the table. Select cacti that have unusual shapes and/or colourful blooms on top. Enhance the potted plants by wrapping the containers in bright tissue paper. Tie a ribbon or raffia bow around the container. Scatter red and green chilli peppers around the table.

Create a natural look by placing cacti plants in terra cotta pots. Tuck moss around the cacti. Wrap thick twine around the top of each of the pots and tie into a bow.

Create a bold floral centrepiece. Place large yellow flowers, such as daisies or chrysanthemums, or large red roses in terra cotta vases.

Place three or four brightly coloured margarita glasses in the centre of the table. Fill them with metallic green, red, and yellow beads.

Use a centrepiece that is functional as well as decorative. Place guacamole, salsa, and corn chips in the centre of a straw sombrero hat.

Use inexpensive tin containers for a striking centrepiece. Make three or four decorative containers by filling small, empty tin cans with water and freezing them. Use a hammer and a nail to make holes in the frozen can. Allow the water to melt and leave the can to dry. Place candles in the tin cans.

Things You'll Need

  • Table linen
  • Table runner
  • Bandanna
  • Maracas
  • Basket
  • Peppers
  • Bowl
  • Limes
  • Red onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Pinata
  • Cacti
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Raffia
  • Terra cotta pots
  • Moss
  • Twine
  • Flowers
  • Margarita glasses
  • Beads
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Corn chips
  • Sombrero hat
  • Tin containers
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Candles
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