Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and I want to show some ideas for making it fun. So sit back and enjoy some festive tablescapes, quilting projects and good food. The photo below has to be one of my all time favorite tablescapes, with some of my collection of evening purses, coins spilling out with glittery necklaces, purple chargers and my Depression Glass Cameo Ballerina grill plates in green. See the whole post at Mardi Gras Tablescape.
Mardi Gras food tends to be more Cajun than anything, but I cannot eat celery so it isn’t my favorite. Still, a seafood meal would seem to fit the bill. Serve some Fish Tacos, this post shows two ways to make them. Shrimp tacos would be good too, and right on point for Mardi Gras.
Or do my quick Weeknight Fish Dinner, with fresh spinach and fresh tomato it is a whole meal in one skillet, and cooks in under half an hour.
Make a quilted project in Mardi Gras colors with my Quick Squares Table Topper.
Anyone want a cookie? See my Mardi Gras Cookie Party.
In the mood for a bit more quilting? Make my Mardi Gras Mini Quilt.
I used small seed beads to suggest a bead necklace like the ones participants throw to the crowds during the parades on the top of the green, gold and purple block.
See my more formal Mardi Gras Tablescape with a green tablecloth base topped with gold chargers. I got those salad plates at the thrift store, used them for about 2 years, then donated them back. I used some purple paper napkins found at the thrift store for placemats and gold tone flatware.
Try my Shrimp Flower Appetizer as a starter. It is pretty in presentation, and is a yummy start to a holiday meal.
Do you plan something fun for Mardi Gras?