I may be a Midwestern girl...but quite honestly...I can make a pretty darn good bowl of gumbo. So not surprisingly, I just love to throw a Mardi Gras bash...with all the trimmings...and lots of them! But trust me...just keep piling it on for one fabulous and festive table.
A few years ago, I found this perfect gold, purple and green harlequin checked fabric and made a few simple tablecloths. Let the layering begin.
I started with some bright gold placemats and then just used my plain white plates and soup bowls, dolled up with some shiny, feathery masks and a few gold doubloons.
Shhh...Just this once I used some purple and yellow paper napkins. But I wrapped up my fun Aero flatware (Crate & Barrel) with a few strands of colorful Mardi Gras Beads.
No Mardi Gras party would be complete without a few great cocktails. I'll be serving Hurricanes, just like in New Orleans.
These ceramic chili peppers normally hang alongside the kitchen sink, but today they are my centerpiece! Why not??
I couldn't resist these Mardi Gras beads on steroids. For this party, more is definitely more!
Just a few colorful votives make my table twinkle. For the finishing touch on this festive table, I've used...
cute little Tabasco sauce bottles as placecards! Excuse me...but I could really use on of those Hurricanes right about now. Please check back next week for the Blue Challenge. I promise, it will not dissappoint!