Let the good times roll...it's time to Madi Gras! Now let's set a magical scene.
Laissez les bons temps rouler: a Cajun French saying for “let the good times roll.”
It's become a mantra of Mardi Gras throughout the years.
Lundi Gras: yet another French term that means “Fat Monday.” It's the day before Mardi Gras, which is Fat Tuesday.
To celebrate any of the days - Fat Monday, Fat Tuesday, you name it, dress the table in rich jewel tones of purple and green.
One of our favorite fast and easy diys: unroll wrapping paper down the table, tasting bar, cocktail bar and more for a pop of instant color and pattern. We're launching our new Paper Party runners at Chicago Flower Show in a few weeks - wait til you see!
Favors placed at each setting make a magical focal point and guest take home gift.
Here, we took matchboxes from the grocery, wrapped them in old calligraphied letters, and finished them with twine, a vintage key and colorful ostrich feathers. Fill with Mardi Gras colored candies and sweet treats.
Layer a collection of Mardi Gras decor down the center of the table: trays holding purple orchids and votives mix well with frames of old maps and feathered masks.
Cocktails are all about the garnish. Pre set your stemware on party trays at the bar with dried fruit slices tucked inside, making cocktail pouring for guests ready, set, elegant.
Before guests arrive, prefill mini bottles with Fat Tuesday Fizz. Mix 1/3 pomegranate juice, 1/3 lemonade and 1/3 vodka. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.
Rose Hip Sip: always the perfect party cocktail. Pour 1 part champagne and top with a splash of Koval Rose Hip Liqueur. Garnish with lemon rind.
Cheers to Mardi Gras madness - let the good times roll, indeed.
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