And here it is...our Mardi Gras supper for two! I used the traditional Mardi Gras colors...gold for power, purple for justice and green for faith.
I am using gold chargers that I found on sale at TJ Maxx...my favorite store... and gold flatware from Target...using the term gold very loosely!! lol
My centerpiece is a hurricane filled with layers of Mardi Gras beads surrounding a candle. I added some gold ribbon to help make it a little more elegant.
I used two napkins, one purple and one green, to help carry out our color scheme. There is also a mask at each place. This one is my favorite!
I tied the napkins with more of the gold ribbon and added little mask picks that I found at Kroger.
In addition to the center candle, I scattered several tea lights around the table along with my Mardi Gras "doubloons"...more about them later.
I found this wonderful harlequin necklace at Party City. Hmmmm....once it is through being a centerpiece, I think it will be my official Mardi Gras necklace...so much more elegant than beads!! You must look elegant while you are whoopin' and hollerin'.
I'm using my Irish crystal goblets beside my Goodwill wine glasses again. I think it helps my bargain finds look so much nicer!
Here's a close-up of my harlequin necklace. Isn't it just so cute?? There are three of these on it! And...lol...you are seeing my secret! Those aren't Mardi Gras doubloons at all! Good luck finding those around here! They are foil-covered chocolate coins! Hey...they are gold and shiny and that works for me! Anyway...we can eat these later!
You can't have Mardi Gras without a king's cake! This one came from Kroger as well. I have added the traditional little baby. In French homes, there would be a king's cake on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the Wise Men's visit to the baby Jesus. There, whoever finds the baby is king or queen for a day. Here, you buy the next king's cake... hmmmm...not so much fun! The gold fabric is actually a drapery panel I found on the clearance aisle at Ross.
Well...now you have had a look at my Mardi Gras supper! Now that my king's cake is through being a centerpiece, let's dig into it! Did you get the baby??
Isabella has decided to join in the festivities and would like to thank you for dropping by! She says to be sure to visit Susan to see more tablescapes! And from our staff here at Confessions of a Plate Addict, as they say in New Orleans...
Laissez les bons temps rouler!! Let the good times roll! Happy Mardi Gras!!