National Puppy Day

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Did you know today’s National Puppy Day? If you’re like us, you love an excuse to celebrate puppies. Lucky for you, we have just the right gift for the fur babies in your life! As you can see, two of our favorite pups love these Fiesta Dinnerware Dog Bowls.

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If you don’t have a puppy of your own, but have considered adopting, National Puppy Day is the perfect time to find a new furry friend at your local animal shelter. Make sure they get a proper welcome as a new member of your family with all the supplies a puppy needs: collar, leash, ID tag, toys, bed, and, of course, their very own Fiesta dishes.

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But, just because it’s National Puppy Day, that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about all the kitties out there. We love them too! We have bowls for our feline friends as well, so they won’t feel left out.

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And if you want to show your love for your pets, or if you’re looking for a great gift for your favorite pet lover, check out these sweet Fiesta Pet Lover Java Mugs.

The bowls for pets and mugs for the humans who love them come in a variety of fun Fiesta colors that will get your tail wagging.

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Have a happy National Puppy Day! Do you have some fun photos of your furry friends with their Fiesta dishes? We’d love for you to share them with us!


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Italian Easter Bread Recipe

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Italian Easter Bread Recipe
(Pane di Pasqua all ‘Uovo)

We all have our traditions, and of course holidays bring out those traditions more than ever. Holiday recipes are some of the most beloved traditions in every family. The tastes, the smells. Just thinking about it takes us back to grandma’s kitchen!

With Easter just around the corner, we’ve decided to share an Italian Easter Bread recipe that’s been a secret for generations. But we feel such a close bond with you, our Fiesta friends, that we feel compelled to share it with you. However, this recipe comes with a fair warning. It’s not for the faint of heart: be prepared to set aside about half a day to prepare it. Trust us when we tell you, it is so worth it!

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But really, the waiting and preparation is all part of the fun when you turn it into a family group effort. They’re the moments you’ll cherish forever. 

So tie on your Fiesta apron strings, bring out your Baking Bowl Set and get ready to make a family tradition. It’s Easter Bread time!

With the colorful eggs and sprinkles in this recipe, it really is quite Fiesta-y. We like to coordinate the sprinkles with the color of the eggs and our Easter tablescape. For a Fiesta enthusiast, it’s kind of a dream come true.

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After you dye your eggs, it’s time to activate the yeast and get to the bread baking. If you’ve never made bread using active dry yeast, don’t be afraid! It’s not nearly as daunting as it might seem. 

After some mixing, setting and rising, the next “challenging” moment, if you haven’t done it before, might be kneading the dough. If you don’t have an experienced aunt nearby who can show you the art of kneading dough, a simple look up on YouTube will have you well on your way. 

Easter Bread Recipe
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  1. 5 eggs
  2. 2 packages active dry yeast
  3. 1/2 cup warm water
  4. 1/2 cup warm water
  5. 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  6. 3/4 cup shortening
  7. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  8. 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  9. 1 cup sugar
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 2 eggs
  12. 1 egg white
  13. 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups sifted flour
  14. 1 egg yolk
  15. 1 tablespoon milk
  16. Tiny multicolored candies
  1. Lightly butter a Fiesta Pizza/Baking Tray.
  2. Dip 5 uncooked eggs in food dye to color (follow directions on package) and set aside.
  3. Soften 2 packages active dry yeast in ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F). Let stand 5-10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile pour 1/2 cup warm water into a large bowl and blend in 1 ½ cups sifted flour.
  5. Stir softened yeast and add to flour-water mixture, mixing well. Beat until very smooth. Cover bowl with waxed paper and towel and let stand in warm place (about 80 degrees F) for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  6. Cream together until shortening is softened: ¾ cup shortening, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel.
  7. Add gradually, creaming until fluffy after each addition, a mixture of: 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.
  8. Beat until thick and piled softly: 2 eggs and 1 egg white. Add beaten eggs in thirds to sugar mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add yeast mixture, mixing well.
  9. Measure: 4 ½ to 4 ¾ cups sifted flour. Add about one-half the flour to yeast mixture and beat until very smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface.
  10. Select a deep bowl just large enough to allow dough to double. Shape dough into a smooth ball and place into a greased bowl. Turn dough to bring greased surface to top. Cover bowl with waxed paper and towel and let dough rise until doubled (about 1 ½ to 2 hours).
  11. Punch down with fist. Divide dough into two equal balls. Let stand covered for 10 minutes.
  12. Roll each ball out into a long roll about 36 inches long and 1 to 1 ½ inches thick. Using the two long pieces of dough, form a loosely braided ring, leaving spaces for the five colored eggs. Place on the prepared Fiesta Pizza/Baking Tray. Place colored eggs into the spaces of braid. Cover loosely with towel. Set dough aside in a warm place until doubled.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  14. Brush bread with a mixture of: 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon milk.
  15. Sprinkle with tiny multicolored candies.
  16. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or more or until bread is golden brown. (Eggs will be hard-cooked.)
Adapted from Italian Cookery
Adapted from Italian Cookery
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive

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You’ll notice a lot of downtime during this process, which is perfect for family games or making Easter baskets. If you do end up making Easter Egg Bread a part your Easter family tradition this year, please share photos with us on Facebook and tell us about some of your Easter traditions too!

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Claret: NEW 2016 Fiesta Color


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It comes but once a year and for Fiesta Dinnerware enthusiasts worldwide, it’s like Christmas morning. Today we announce our new color of 2016!

The 2016 Color of the Year is – CLARET!

How does Claret fit in the Fiesta family of colors? Quite nicely, we must say. Check out the entire spectrum here: Ivory, Slate, Sage, Claret, Scarlet, Poppy, Tangerine, Sunflower, Lemongrass, Shamrock, Turquoise, Lapis, Cobalt, Paprika, and White.

Fiesta Dinnerware color spectrum for 2016 - featuring new color Claret. Learn more on the blog,

Claret is a high-fashion color that fills a void in the Fiesta spectrum. If you follow our new color introductions closely, you’ll remember we introduced Sage and Slate in 2015. Claret is a beautiful progression into this sophisticated color palette, but it also mixes well with the more vibrant hues, bringing depth and a complementing accent into the Fiesta palette.

Incidentally, without getting into specifics, Claret is actually quite a difficult color to make. As with anything that’s “high-fashion,” it may not be around for all that long, so we would recommend adding Claret to your Fiesta repertoire while it’s hot off the runway!

You can get your hands on Claret mid-June 2016 at better department stores, .coms, specialty stores, and

Are you already working on some creative color combinations in your mind? We know you so well! Be sure to share them with us on Facebook or the comment section below. We’ve been coming up with some ideas here at the factory too!


For those of you who are true Fiesta color connoisseurs and are wondering what Claret looks like in comparison to some of our similarly hued colors of the past, check out our comparison chart below.

Fiesta Dinnerware 2016 Color Comparison Chart

At any given time, we are only able to fire 15 colors on our kiln, so we usually have 15 colors on our color spectrum. Thus, we bid our friend Plum a happy retirement late last year. So, get your Plum pieces while you still can at

Stay tuned on our Fiesta Dinnerware Facebook page over the next few days where we’re coming to you live from the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. We’ll be sharing other new product introductions.

And join us on Pinterest tonight, Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 pm Central Standard Time (8:00 pm EST) for a live Fiesta Pinterest Party! We’ll be pinning all sorts of Fiesta photos featuring Claret, as well as other Fiesta favorites. We hope to see you there!




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Fiesta Dinnerware New Products: Foundry Collection, Holiday & Halloween

We sure have been busy at the Homer Laughlin factory! Not only did we release our new 2016 color – Claret – this week, but we’re also announcing several new items. Boy, are we excited to share them with you!

We’re casting a new light on traditional dinnerware with something completely different: the Fiesta Dinnerware Foundry Collection. Foundry has a matte textured charcoal glaze with the distinct look of a cast iron piece that has seen many meals and memories over time. It has the characteristic feel of seasoned cast iron, yet the ease of use of rust-free ceramic dinnerware.

Many people like the aesthetics of serving their meals on cast iron, but let’s be real…caring for cast iron can be high maintenance. The Foundry Collection offers the best of both worlds!

Fiesta Dinnerware Foundry Collection at the blog

The Fiesta Foundry Collection will be available in the following pieces beginning April 2016 at department stores, .coms and

  • Skillet/Baker
  • Pizza/Baking Tray 12″
  • Rectangular Baker 9×13”
  • Square Baker 9×9”
  • Individual Oval Baker
  • Loaf Pan
  • Bread Tray
  • Ramekin 8oz
  • Jumbo Bowl 18oz

In other exciting news, there’s going to be a lot more to celebrate around the holidays this year because we’re expanding our Christmas and Halloween patterns.

The Christmas Tree collection is in its tenth year of production (can you believe it?!) and continues to grow in popularity. We’re adding the following pieces:

The first set in a series of three of the Twelve Days of Christmas collection was introduced last year, including Days 1-4. This year, we’re introducing the next in the series, Days 5-8, in a Set of 4 Mugs and a Set of 4 Salad/Dessert Plates:

And Halloween’s getting much spookier with the addition of Ghosts and a Trio of Skeletons:

The Halloween collection will be available for purchase in July and Fiesta Christmas Tree and Twelve Days of Christmas will be available in early August at better department stores, .coms and

Keep checking and our Fiesta Facebook and Pinterest pages for more information. ‘Tis the season for Fiesta new product introductions!

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A Guide to Registering for Fiesta Dinnerware

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Getting married is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s lives. But it’s also a time full of a lot of decisions! From wedding planning to registering, it can set your mind spinning with all of the choices. 

Even if you think you’ve narrowed down one aspect of your planning — for instance the casual dinnerware on your wedding registry — to colorful Fiesta Dinnerware, you then need to decide which colors to pick, how many place settings you’ll need, and which accessory pieces to request. Where do you begin? 

We’ve created a handy guide to make the process a little simpler for you or the betrothed couples you know. All of the dishes, bakeware, serving pieces, and more for a lifetime of love, entertaining and Fiesta together!  

To register for Fiesta Dinnerware, visit here:

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Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog Gras is coming next Tuesday and to celebrate, we thought it only fitting to share a true southern classic recipe, Shrimp and Grits. We found a recipe posted by one of our favorite bloggers, David Leite, from the blog Leite’s Culinaria. One look at David’s many blog posts or Instagram page and you’ll see he’s an avid Fiesta collector, so we’re always happy to support one of our own! 

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog recipe David adapted from the true southern belle herself, Paula Deen, so you know it’s full of cheese, butter and bacon, y’all. And that just means it’s absolutely delicious! There’s a slight tang of lemon balanced out with some garlic, parsley and green onion. Trust us, this is how you want to celebrate your Fat Tuesday. It is the ultimate decadence. 

We filled our little Fiesta Ramekins with individual servings. And there’s plenty for seconds, or thirds, in the 90oz Large Covered Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog, run on over to Leite’s Culinaria and check out the recipe here. And if you make it yourself, let us know what you think! Also, be sure to share some recipes you like to make to celebrate Mardi Gras. We’d love to hear from you.

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A Sugary Halloween With Fiesta Dinnerware


Hi! I’m Julia Murphy and I’m crazy excited to be guest blogging here for Fiesta Dinnerware. My family has been using Fiesta Dinnerware for generations. My grandmother had a Fiesta teapot on her shelf for decades and I’ve been using Fiesta on a daily basis since 1997.

My husband and I currently live in Heidelberg, Germany. We love to travel, try new things, make new friends, and explore. I’m a self-taught home baker. A few YouTube videos on the magic of buttercream plus work on the science of baking has brought me to a place where I like the look of what I create and how it tastes. New projects and techniques are labeled ‘test kitchen’ on my blog, The Sugary Shrink, so I can remind myself that nothing has to be perfect. My goal is for the outside design to match the inside deliciousness.

I hope you like what I have prepared for you this month.

At the first hint of autumn, I get excited for my favorite holiday season.  It begins with Halloween and continues through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. This year is no different. We love to invite our friends over for fun and spooky-good times!  After an easy dinner of chili and cornbread, a costume contest, and maybe a talent show – we’ll attack the dessert table before settling in for an evening of classic board games.

The Dessert Table

This dessert table was inspired my all-time favorite – Candy Corn! I love the colors, the look and the flavor.



When I prepare a dessert table, I like to offer popular choices so everyone’s happy. It’s also important to appeal all the senses. The scent of the Granny Smith apples, hot cocoa, and fresh fruit kabobs is an additional draw because it mingles with the scent of cupcakes and buttercream.

Combining textures is another great technique to keep things visually interesting. The Fiesta Dinnerware paired with a wooden box next to a wire cake stand allows these different textures to play off one another.

Varying the height of displays helps break up any sense of visual monotony. I aim for visual balance, for example the box with the Slate Large Disc Pitcher on the left is at the same level as the Baking Tray of Jumbo Mugs on the right.  The Appetizer Plates are balanced with the candy corn candle holder while the Bread Trays and Omni Trays establish a solid base.



I’ve stacked the Shamrock Witch Appetizer plate with a Lemongrass Dessert plate to add color and fun. The black and white paper straws are in a Poppy tapered Mug.  This combination, with three different levels, keeps a nice visual balance.

The Desserts!



I am in love with this omni tray! An omni tray means it’s a party and this time was no exception. I combined two Poppy and two Slate omni trays and added a Poppy ramekin for the center and finished with a Slate 15” Round baking tray. The combination is a real showstopper.

The center is filled with a chocolate, peanut butter, and cream cheese dip to compliment the other dessert items of yogurt covered pretzels, graham crackers, Oreos and Clementine’s.

How about a few Monster Cupcakes?


Vanilla Cupcakes are perfect for a design like these. I tint the batter to match the cupcake liner. I tinted the FrankenCupcake green, the Purple Periscope is tinted purple and the Chocolate Orange Rose tinted orange to match their respective colored cupcake liners. Monster cupcakes might be the perfect party activity for guests of all ages.

If you make these cupcakes for your party guests this season, consider topping cupcakes with crushed pretzels or nuts, flaked coconut, swirls of caramel, and always remember to add eyes for the monster effect.

Orange Ombre Cake



This chocolate layer cake is three layers of delicious! The design is forgiving and approachable for the home baker. A Sunflower 12” cake plate is ideal for the 8” round cake and the colors pair very well. The frosting is vanilla buttercream in a light orange ombré finish. I cut out a construction paper Scary Boo Cat, to echo the Lemongrass Boo Cat, and taped a coffee stir stick on the back then gently set him down off-center.

When I first started decorating cakes, I tried to make each and every cake perfect. No lines, no smears, no flaws. But that’s not real life and that’s certainly not me. Now I embrace a more relaxed style when it comes to buttercream and cake and I hope you do too.

I don’t know if I can celebrate Halloween without a candied apple and I’m not willing to find out! These Granny Smith apples are a generous size and not for the faint of heart. The white bread tray is a wonderful showcase for these treats and is perfect for taking from refrigerator to the table.


These candy apples have natural sticks that I cleaned, blanched, and then twisted into the center of the cleaned, dried apple until firmly in place. After the apple was dipped in caramel sauce, I rolled it around several different kinds of coating. This is where the fun begins!

Though peanuts are a traditional choice, not all my guests can eat nuts – so I crushed a few pretzels instead.  It’s a terrific crunch and is a flavor buddy to caramel and apples; the candy corn screams party. Other options to be included next time could be cupcake sprinkles, mini-chocolate morsels, toasted coconut and toffee chips.


These three Bread Trays: White, Poppy, and Sunflower continue the theme of candy corn and Halloween.

The Poppy bread tray has two different kinds of treat, fresh fruit kabobs of dark grapes and kiwi chunks. The color of the fruit supports the Halloween theme and is a wonderful alternative to baked goods and is a beautiful contrast to the Poppy.

Sugary Shrink tip: After completing kabobs, go back and cut away the pointed end of the stick to reduce the risk that anyone is harmed with a kabob skewer.

On the other half of the Poppy bread tray is a chocolate mocha ball with coconut. I bought this at the store because it looked festive and offered a different flavor.  When it comes to dessert tables– it’s about the hosts’ comfort level and reduced anxiety. If baking at home is too much, consider attempting one item. If that’s still too much, buy all the things! It’s a party and what matters is time spent with family and friends.

Rice krisp Candy Corn Wedges


You didn’t know how badly you needed these in your life until this very moment. They are as fun and easy they look. For this dessert table, I used my 10” cake round, which required about one and a half times the standard marshmallow treat recipe. Add color just at the very end of the marshmallows melting, remove from heat, stir in cereal, and press into pan. Placing a round of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and liberally butter the sides made for a very easy release onto the cutting board.  I scored the entire round with my cake slicer and sliced the wedges apart with a heavy knife.

These Jumbo Mugs are the hit of the party!  They’re so much fun and it seems everyone has their favorite. Halloween is a perfect time for hot cocoa with marshmallows and this mug can handle anything you throw at it.


Five jumbo mugs fit very nicely on the White 15” round baking tray sitting on an upended Poppy Hostess Bowl.  This combination adds color, height, and provides a great base for these hot mugs. Watch as your guests match their mug to their appetizer or luncheon plate, adults and children alike.

Quite frankly, this Jumbo Mug is one of my favorite, go-to mugs.  I might turn right around and have cereal or oatmeal in one or later in the day, a bit of soup. It’s like a bowl with a handle.


Once the cake is sliced, the plates fill up.  There are very few rules when it comes to party guests serving themselves.  It’s about creating a welcoming atmosphere filled with love and acceptance and fun. Fiesta Dinnerware does that, it brings fun and says, “You’re family here.”

The best part of Fiesta and Halloween is the amusement and the memories. So many years of helping our kids get dressed up for Halloween, the occasional family costume (In 2005 we went as Yahtzee) or those drizzly nights my life partner dressed up as a mummy to hand out candy. Halloween has nostalgia and traditions.These are the same words I use when it comes to Fiesta Dinnerware. Fiesta is fun and each family has unique traditions that keep time anchored. This year as I add the Halloween Bats and Whoo Owl design to my party, I will also be adding a new tradition that extends the good memories of past years with the new memories of today.


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24 Fall Color Combinations

As the season changes to fall, our fashions and color choices likely change. At Fiesta Dinnerware, we think that changing up color combinations is just as important as changing up your wardrobe. After all, that’s why we offer so many color choices, so you can mix and match to come up with your own personal signature set for all seasons and occasions.


We have a total of 24 fall color combinations for you to be inspired by or use for any of the upcoming holidays.

The first combination is something traditional in color. We were inspired by the Pantone color of the year, Marsala. We created something that felt traditional but still had a pop of color. We paired plum, sunflower and poppy to create this look. We especially like the square dinner plate on the bottom which acts like a charger plate with the place setting. Plum flatware was also used to complete this look.


In this second fall color combo, we went a bit more modern. We think these colors would be great for someone who likes the idea of non-traditional colors for fall. The color combination looks clean, modern and fresh.

We continued the feeling of new and modern by tucking the napkin between the dinner plate and the luncheon plate across the top, then took sunflower flatware and tied a fork and knife together with thick gray string and laid it across the fringe Fiesta napkins, also in sunflower.


This next look is somewhere in-between the first two, modern meets traditional. We took burlap  and draped that down the center of the table, adding texture to the tablecloth linen to create warmth in conjunction with the earthy tones of paprika. The idea of incorporating wheat into this color combo came after we added the burlap and saw how it perfectly fit in with the color combination. A sprig of wheat looks great against the paprika flatware tied together. Don’t you think?

The color combination we used here is paprika, slate, tangerine and turquoise. The way that we paired it was to layer the lighter, brighter colors on top of the darkest shade, slate. The idea of a holiday brunch brought out the cream and sugar set along with a cup and saucer. The medium bistro bowl is perfect for just about anything.


We have even more fall color combinations ahead for you, all based on fall color trends as well as some of our favorites. We hope that these fall color combinations inspire you to create your own fall color combinations. If you do, we’d love to see them. Share your color combinations with us on Facebook and Pinterest and we will feature them on our color combination board.

Here are the other 21 fall color combinations we created using Colorama on the Fiesta website. Share your favorites with your friends!


Top: Scarlet, Ivory and Sage. Middle: Shamrock and Slate. Bottom: Slate and Sunflower


Top: Scarlet, Sage, Slate and Ivory. Middle: Sage, White and Cobalt. Bottom: Sage, Paprika and Turquoise.


Top: Shamrock and Slate. Middle: Shamrock and Cobalt. Bottom: Ivory, Plum and Sage.


Top: Black and White Middle: Sage and Tangerine. Bottom: Lapis and Slate.


Top: Slate, Sage and Sunflower. Middle: Slate, Plum and Lemongrass. Bottom: Cobalt and Sunflower


Top: Slate, Lapis and Cobalt. Middle: Slate, Sunflower and Poppy. Bottom: Lemongrass, Plum and Shamrock.


Top: Poppy, Plum and Ivory. Middle: Paprika, Slate and Turquoise. Bottom: Poppy, Tangerine and Slate.


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A Fiesta Inspired Baby Shower


When it comes to throwing a celebration, we always have tableware covered. With 15 colors to choose from, the festive Fiesta color spectrum instantly becomes an integral part of the party decorations. This week’s blog post is all about throwing an intimate baby shower — with Fiesta front and center, of course.

We stuck to a color palette that was bright, bold and crisp. Lemongrass was the perfect color to make that statement and White serves as a clean accent color. Throw in a splashes of pink, Sunflower and gold and we were ready to start planning!


Fiesta Entertaining Tip: Always choose a color palette before you start getting into the details of planning any get-together. This will help you stay organized and visualize the overall look.


More and more baby showers are concentrating less on color coded gender parties and opting to reflect more upon the mom’s style. The theme doesn’t necessarily have to reflect the gender, unless that is the wish of the mom-to-be! We love this baby shower that Style Me Pretty covered. The mother-to-be was expecting a boy, yet the shower didn’t reflect the baby’s gender. Rather, it reflected her personal style and showed that hosts can break the rules by pampering the mom-to-be with a baby shower that celebrates her becoming a mother in different ways.

In the case of our Fiesta shower, we went full steam on the gender reveal by incorporating a touch of pink into this baby girl themed shower. We included a pink and white banner from Jules and Kenna to showcase the excitement of the baby’s gender.


One of the more recent baby shower trends is renting unique furniture for parties and events. This event decor idea was made popular with weddings, but the trend is now seen at many baby showers as well. Rental furniture certainly adds to the ambiance and overall theme of the baby shower. This Victorian-styled couch is in a soft pink color that fit perfectly with the color palette of Lemongrass and White—It felt ultra feminine.

We also rented all the chairs and tables from the Touched by Time Vintage Rentals. If you choose to host a baby shower at a unique venue or the venue doesn’t have seating, this is a great option, especially if you’d have to rent chairs and tables anyhow. We vote for fun furniture. It really adds that special something and the mommy-to-be will be so touched that her shower was especially unique.


Fiesta Entertaining Tips: Try and have at least two face-to-face conversations during the planning process for the baby shower with the soon-to-be mom. You want to make sure that she likes the general direction that you’re going in. Email and texting are great, but nothing beats seeing a smile in person. At the very least, a phone call will do.


For the tablescape (our favorite part!) we decided to forgo any bright colored flowers because we didn’t want to take away from the vibrant colors of the Fiesta Dinnerware. Instead we used soft greenery and white flowers down the center of the table. We loved the idea of the centerpieces draping off the sides of the table. This is where we added some pops of color and got a little extra creative.

Instead of using a traditional table cloth, we opted to use butcher paper. Not only is this an affordable option compared to the plastic throw away tablecloths, but we could draw on it. We first saw this idea on Pinterest from The Kitchn. They used it for Thanksgiving, but we adapted it for this occasion to show how versatile butcher paper is. We love the idea of adding unique touches in unexpected ways for guests.

We used a white chalk marker from art and craft store, Michael’s, to draw around the place setting as if creating a rounded placemat. This frames the place setting and gives it an extra special touch. We drew simple flowers and leaves, but feel free to get as elaborate as you would like!


Fiesta Entertaining Tip: For celebrations large or small, assigning seating is always a wonderful way to keep the conversation and the laughter flowing. Seating a talkative person next to someone who may be shy is a great way to make sure that everyone feels included.


What baby shower would be complete without a party favor? It wouldn’t be! For this shoot we showcased a unique, yet simple, idea that added a special touch and didn’t take much time or money to make. gave us the idea for fabric-covered lolipops as baby shower favors.

Just purchase a yard or two of fabric, a bag of lollipops and some ribbon to tie off the fabric. Once you have the bag of lollipops and know the size (we opted for an assortment of sizes) then you will know how much fabric you will need for each favor.


Cutting the fabric into squares is the best shape to ensure that the favor will be completely covered with fabric. Make sure that the square of fabric is larger than the lollipop, you want the entire piece of candy to be covered with a little bit of the fabric bunched together at the bottom. This allows you to tie the fabric together over the lollipop and allow it to stay secured.



We hope this styled shoot inspires you to include Fiesta Dinnerware in the next baby shower you host or any special event that includes family, friends and laughter.

Join us on Pinterest and Facebook for more tips and tricks on different ways to utilize your Fiesta Dinnerware. We created a special Fiesta baby shower Pinterest board here. Remember to use #SummerFiesta to share your summertime celebrations with us.

Don’t have Fiesta Dinnerware yet? Visit our website and take a look around.


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#SummerFiesta Challenge…Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

Fiesta Tent Sale, before the crowds.

Fiesta Tent Sale, before the crowds.

The Fiesta Tent Sale is a popular prepared to wait in line!

The Fiesta Tent Sale is a popular event…be prepared to wait in line!

Don’t forget to bring a towel or (Fiesta Tent Sale insider tip) put a sock on your hand to wipe down dust from the factory.

Don’t forget to bring a towel or (Fiesta Tent Sale insider tip) put a sock on your hand to wipe down dust from the factory.

At Fiesta Dinnerware, we’re always up for a challenge. So we’re challenging ourselves and you, our faithful Fiesta fans, to a series of summer resolutions. We’re not talking about the standard types of resolutions like losing weight, these resolutions will be fun!

For the month of June, we challenge you to make a summer resolution to “be a tourist in your own backyard.” Be sure to follow along with #SummerFiesta to read all about our adventures this summer. And post your adventures too, using the same hashtag. We can’t wait to see where your #SummerFiesta takes you!

Since our first resolution involves being a tourist in our own backyard, it’s just in time for the next Fiesta Tent Sale. So if you happen to be in our backyard or coming into town for the tent sale, we’ve created a fun list of places to go and things to do, just like a true tourist.

A Tourist’s Guide to the Fiesta Tent Sale

The Fiesta Tent Sale will be held June 18-21 and is at the home of Fiesta – the Homer Laughlin China Company in Newell, West Virginia. For some, that means a quick jaunt across the Ohio River. For others, it might mean traveling through several states to get there.

Either way, the tent sale is a unique experience. Aside from grabbing some great bargains on your favorite dinnerware, you might as well make a vacation out of it and enjoy all there is to offer in the beautiful region surrounding the factory.

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite tourist destinations in a tried and true travel guide. There’s literally something for everyone!

When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale, why not take some time to see the local sites? Laurel Caverns is a must see for nature lovers.

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For Nature Lovers

  • Tomlinson Run State Park– New Manchester, WV
    Enjoy nature in a couple of different ways; either wilderness in its original state or more recreationally with boating, miniature golf, swimming, and a campground.
  • Beaver Creek State Park– East  Liverpool, Ohio
    Wildlife and history all rolled into one; explore Gaston’s Mill, pioneer village and abandoned canal locks while you’re here.
  • Hocking Hills State Park – Logan, Ohio
    Waterfalls, caves, ziplining, stunning views. Do we need to say more?
  • Blackwater Falls– Davis, WV
    A five story high waterfall that travels through an eight-mile long gorge. Gorgeous!
  • Beech Creek Botanical Gardens– Alliance, Ohio
    Butterfly house conveniently opens June 22…perfect timing.
  • Oglebay Resort – Wheeling, WV
    1,700-acre resort and lodge that has golf, dining, shopping, gardens, museums, and even a zoo on its grounds.
  • Laurel Caverns Park– Hopwood, PA
    Home to Pennsylvania’s largest cave, there are over three miles of passages to explore.
When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale in Newell, WV, why not take some time to see the local sites? Spread Eagle Tavern is a must see for history lovers and foodies.

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For Foodies

  • Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn– Hanoverton, Ohio
    Experience fine dining surrounded by Federal Period architecture; built in 1837!
  • Church Brew Works – Pittsburgh, PA
    This former church is now a local brewery and foodie spot.
  • Salt of the Earth– Pittsburgh, PA
    Modern American dining with communal tables, locally sourced.

For Antiquing & Shopping Enthusiasts

  • Pottery City Antique Mall– East Liverpool, Ohio
    Antiques galore! You might get lucky and find some vintage Fiesta.
  • Roger’s Sale/Flea Market– Rogers, Ohio
    Voted “The Best Flea Market in Ohio”, it’s the largest open air market, featuring more than 1,600 vendors.
  • Centre Market – Wheeling, WV
    Built in 1853, an eclectic mix of shops and dining.
  • Amish Country– Millersburg, Ohio
    Explore the unique culture of the Amish in central Ohio.
  • Tanger Outlets – Washington, PA
    An open-air outlet mall that’s any outlet shopper’s dream.
When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale in Newell, WV, why not take some time to see the local sites? The Museum of Ceramics is a must see for history lovers.

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For History Buffs

  • Homer Laughlin China Company Factory Tour– Newell, WV
    Be sure to check dates because tours are not available during the dates of the tent sale. If you’re in the area for an extended stay, we invite you to stop by for the behind-the-scenes inside scoop.
  • The Museum of Ceramics– East Liverpool, Ohio
    Thousands of examples of pottery created in and around East Liverpool.
  • The Hall Closet, Hall China Factory– East Liverpool, Ohio
    Founded in 1903, Hall China is the largest manufacturer of specialty dinnerware. It recently joined Homer Laughlin under the HLC Inc. umbrella. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are available between 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. You must have a reservation in advance. Call 330.385.2900 ext 2147 to RSVP or for more information.
  • Grave Creek Mound – Moundsville, Ohio
    Built more than 1,000 years ago by the prehistoric Adena Native Americans, it’s nearly 62 feet high and 240 feet wide. It’s one of the largest mortuary mounds anywhere in the world.
When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale in Newell, WV, why not take some time to see the local sites? Falling Water is a must see for history and architecture lovers.

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For Pop Culture Fans

  • Falling Water– Mill Run, PA
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous work melding nature and architecture.
  • Kentuck Knob – Chalk Hill, PA
    Very close to Falling Water, this is another Frank Lloyd Wright house located in the Laurel Highlands.
  • Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA
    An extensive collection of the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon, this is the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist. Did you know he was a Fiesta enthusiast?
  • The World’s Largest Teapot– Chester, WV
    How often do you get to see something like this? Count us in!
  • Hilltop Drive-In Theater– Chester, WV
    Drive-in theaters are as rare as Medium Green Fiesta. We’re lucky to have this retro gem in our area.
When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale in Newell, WV, why not take some time to see the local sites? Mountaineer is a must see for gaming lovers.

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For Those Who Love Gaming

When you visit the Fiesta Tent Sale in Newell, WV, why not take some time to see the local sites? The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is a must see for ghost hunters.

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For Ghost Hunters

  • Mothman – Point Pleasant, WV
    Made popular by the book and movie starring Richard Gere, you can now experience a Mothman Festival and museum to keep this ghost story alive.
  • Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Weston, WV
    Day and nighttime tours. Even stay here overnight…if you dare!

For more tourist attractions, please visit the following websites:,, Visit the Fiesta Dinnerware Pinterest board for more, too!

*If it’s your first time at the tent sale, be sure to check out this article from our friends at The Charleston Daily News, “6 Tips for a Fiesta Tent Sale First-Timer.” 


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