Inspiration of the Day
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013
In honor of Mardi Gras starting today, I have a fabulous Mardi Gras dessert table to inspire you today. I am in L.O.V.E with the mask theme here and the feathers are such a nice touch. The multi-colored green purple and yellow Gumball holder, the mask cookie pops and the tiny desserts, it is fabulous! I wish I could take home one of those favor boxes right now.
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Happy Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday!!!
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Happy Mardi Gras Lovelies!! If you didn’t see our posts to lovely up your Mardi Gras Party then you must check it out. One of my many favorite parts about Mardi Gras is the Parade. It is such a fabulous gathering of different people, fantastic floats, tons of beads and sheer joy. Enjoy your Day everyone! I will be off to Portland’s own Mardi Gras Parade tonight!
A Few of my Favorite Mardi Gras Things
Photo Source: Boom Legal
If you haven’t seen these before, they are parade ladders. You sit your child at the top and they catch all of the parades from the kid’s parade. They are adorable and so many of them are custom made like these ones.
Photo Source: Mommy Musings
I also adore how on every fence post there are beads. It instantly turns a fence into a festive decor piece. Everyone puts their extra beads on ever fence they see so everyone and everything can be celebrating Mardi Gras together. Some even have beads placed on them for people to take. It symbolized such a sense of community.
Photo Source: Off the Beat Earth
I also love how the well practiced Mardi Gras Goers show off their sprit and love of Mardi Gras with pins on their outfit. Every pin is meaningful. Some are to show support of a krewes which are many and many throw their own parade, while others are pure decoration from previous times ago when they went to Mardi Gras.
Photo Source: Awnol
Photo Source: Ruby Lane
Photo Source: Gifts at Pages
Mardi Gras Tablescapes and Decor
I love creative and unique centerpieces and table settings and Mari Gras Tables NEVER disappoint. With Masks, Crowns, Feathers, Ornaments, Jesters and Fleur De Lis to work with not to mention the 3 lovely gold, purple and green signature colors they are always beautifully over the top and in your face. Here some lovely looks!
Photo Source: Catch My Party
Photo Source: Lady Nann’s Table
Photo Source: Marsha’s Creekside Creations
Photo Source: Our Southern Table
Photo Source: Amazing Party Themes
Simply fabulous decor too!
Free Printable!!! Paisley Petal Events
DIY Coasters from Rust and Sunshine
Mardi Gras Desserts-posted Jan. 31, 2013
Who doesn’t love a little indulgence here and there? Especially during a grand event like Mardi Gras. There are some fabulous desserts out there especially made for Mardi Gras. They are big, wild and chalk full of gold, purple and green. Who wouldn’t want to bite into these lovelies below?
These are my all time favorite ones though. Check out these lovely toppers from Couture Cakes by Angela!
For all you DIYers out there, here is a lovely multicolored Mardi Gras Cupcake you can make at home
Isn’t it just fab? Tutorial and recipe by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
Cookies also make a big way onto the dessert scene. From masks to Fleur De Lis, these bakers have thought of it all.
Cookies made by Life’s a batch
Photo by Sweetopia
There are so many amazing Cake balls and Cake Pops too.
Made by Kim Pops
Made by Cream and Sugar Cafe
The Crowning Jewel to your dessert bar? Macaroons!
Made by Le Dolce Vita
These ones are top notch lovely! Guess what? You can make them! Here is the tutorial and recipe by Sprinkle Bakes
Mardi Gras Wreaths-posted Jan. 31, 2013
When I went to Mardi Gras a couple of years ago, there were huge wreaths adorning the doors. The Bigger the Better… Honestly! Think Christmas wreath but brighter, more wild and on everyone’s door. What better way to show people you are celebrating than hanging a huge wreath on your door?! I wanted you all to get a chance to join in the fun so I found this tutorial for an Mardi Gras ornament wreath on Deep Fried Kudzu.
Looks like this fabulousness
Now if making wreaths is not your thing and you simple like looking at all of the creative designs, I gotcha covered too 😉
Here are my Favorites. There are so many different kinds, I love it.
Photo Source and Tutorial by Sew In Love
Photo by Post Teenage Living
Big and Bold Wreath
Photo Source: Pinterest
You can buy this at Doornaments
Huge Mesh Wreath
Made by Atomic Renovation on Etsy
Big Ornament Wreath
Made by Southern Wreath Design on Etsy
Mardi Gras Time and Delicious King Cake
Mardi Gras is just around the corner, February 12th to be exact and being that Fat Tuesday is knocking at the door, I wanted to share with you one of the longest traditions of Mardi Gras…besides beads and parades of course…it’s King Cake!
If you have never heard about this, a little history from Wikipedia says The “king cake” takes its name from the biblical three kings. The Eve of Epiphany (the night of January 5th) is popularly known as Twelfth Night (the Twelve Days of Christmas are counted from Christmas Eve until this night). The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Twelfth Night and Epiphany Day), up until Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday;” the day before the start of Lent.
Inside every cake is a tiny baby (generally plastic now, but sometimes this baby might be made of porcelain or even gold). The tradition of having King Cake Parties has evolved through time, and the person who receives the slice of cake with the baby is asked to continue the festivities by hosting the next King Cake party-Mardi Gras New Orleans
What is great about King Cake is there are so many different recipes and ways to decorate them. Below you will find my favorites along with recipes so you can part in the tradition too…don’t forget about the baby!
Photo and Recipe Found at tablespoon
Photo and Recipe Found at BunkyCooks
Love these Mini Ones! Photo and Recipe found at Plain Chicken
Photo and Recipe found at Babble
Photo and Recipe found at Cooking with Leo