I’ve just been to see Pixar’s Coco with my daughter Valentina this weekend and I totally fell in love with the Mexican culture all over again, especially the vivid use of colour; so when I saw this new Frida Calo-inspired Boho party collection from Talking Tables, I got to planning myself a Cinco de Mayo party in my head. Or I may just call Boojum and start a #tacotuesday tradition with my closest amigos because I don’t think I can actually wait that long!
Taking inspiration from the country’s rich culture and history, Boho invokes the exuberant spirit of Mexico and pays homage to artist Frida Kahlo’s brazen spirit and iconic style, with trompe l’oeil embroidery, folk-style geometrics, naïve florals and lavishly costumed llamas – as well as Frida
herself - emblazoned across paper plates, cups and napkins. Referencing the country’s textiles tradition, pom pom lights, food picks, tassel chandeliers and bunting come in an Aztec-inspired palette of bold, punchy brights. Last but not least, a super cute piñata. Perhaps Mexico’s greatest party starter – alongside tequila – it doesn’t get much cooler than Talking Tables’ papier maché llama.
So sling on a sombrero, grab the guac, mix those margaritas and we’re ready to roll. ¡Viva la fiesta!