Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Party Mardi! Mardi Gras Party Inspiration!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Next week is Fat Tuesday!
Confession: I have never been to New Orleans. I find that pretty depressing!
Maybe one day my girls and I can make it down there for our annual Mommies Gone Wild Road Trip!
Last night, my husband and I ate at his favorite New Orleans-inspired restaurant, Owen Brennan's here in Memphis. This is one of his very favorites, I even held his surprise 30th birthday there a few years ago. So, the Mardi Gras decor got me thinking about a Mardi Gras inspiration board!
See, you benefit from my dinner!

So, here's a few Mardi Gras ideas!
Image Credits:
Mardi Gras Wreath: Deep Fried Kudzu
Sweet 16 Mardi Gras Cake: Cakes By Maylene
Mardi Gras Feather Centerpiece: Amazing Celebrations
Tissue Balls: Nola Imports
Invitation: Etsy Seller Made by Meredith
Sugar Cookies: Etsy Seller Two Southern Girls
Bunting: Etsy Seller BlueMoonStudios
Hurricane Glasses: Party America

Decor Ideas:
Masks wrapped around serving pieces
Feathered Centerpieces
Chandeliers made from mardi gras beads (see here)
Vases filled with Mardi Gras beads
Masks hanging from the ceiling
Green, purple, and yellow candy station
Green, purple, and yellow linens

Menu Ideas:
Traditional Pat O'Brien's Hurricanes
Black Eyed Pea Salsa
Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce
Shrimp Remoulade Cocktail
Gumbo Shooters
Red Beans and rice
Mini Muffalettas
King Cake
Bananas Foster

Favor Ideas:
Coffee with Chickory
Beignet Mix
Mask Shaped Favor Tins filled with Chocolate Doubloons


  1. Oh can I tag along on your Mommies Gone Wild Road Trip??? LOL Sounds like a good time : )

    Never thrown a Mardi Gras party, but this inspiration board makes me want to!!!! Fun stuff you found!


  2. I totally agree! These photo finds are great Mardi Gras party inspiration. Hhhhmmm...a wacky bridal shower perhaps?

  3. I wish you had the links for all those recipes. I suppose I could just "pinterest" them ;)

  4. @milesmommy--Look them up on That's my favorite recipe site!