Repurpose a traditional striped or diamond-patterned Mexican blanket as a tablecloth or table runner for a Cinco de Mayo or fiesta theme party.  It’s a simple and inexpensive way to add color to your table.  For an al fresco party, lay several Mexican blankets on the ground to form a casual seating area. Set out small side tables, stools or trays around the blankets to provide a resting place for drinks.  For an indoor party, cover your couch, chairs or floor with Mexican blankets to add a festive (and spill-proof) look to your living space.