Holidays, Mardi Gras Round-up

Spring holidays for 2016 are all piled up this year, with Fat Tuesday, February 9, so close to Valentine’s Day…  just a mere month away!




Mobile, Alabama is one of the first American cities to celebrate Mardi Gras, so it is serious business on the Alabama Gulf Coast.   You can read more about the history here

Mardi Gras decorations go up as the Christmas decorations come down





Homes are decorated inside


mardi gras wreath 2


and out with the traditional colors of Mardi Gras:  PURPLE which stands for justice, GREEN, which stands for faith, and GOLD, which stands for power.




Lavish tables are set




Bourbon Street comes to mind


Bourbon St lamp


Crowns and masks are a must



Mardi gras centerpiece


mardi gras vignette


Abundance is the recurring theme…


mardi gras tableware


King Cakes fill the bakeries,


mardi gras cake thepaintedapron

Below are 2 easy ones that I like to make

Crescent Roll King Cake


king cake


Citrus King Cake


California Dreamin King Cake 2


It’s time for one last celebration before the Lenten season begins…



Be sure to check out my Mardi Gras Pinterest boards here and here for more Mardi Gras fun and recipes

Don’t these king cake pancakes from Girl verses Dough look festive?



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Laissez les bons temps rouler!


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17 Responses to “Holidays, Mardi Gras Round-up”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, What fun to be in the heart of Carnival festivities on the Gulf coast! Thanks for your parade of Mardi Gras inspiration. I love your bountiful centerpiece of beads, jesters, crown and mask! I’m looking forward to breaking out my fun glasses from you in celebration 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Such a great time! I love the street light decorations-have fun:@)

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I just love your Mardi Gras Round Up, some really great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  4. Those King Cake Pancakes look so fun!

  5. Oh my goodness…those pancakes look soooo yummy!!! Our first parade is tomorrow here on the gulf coast.


  6. Karen says:

    Love your Mardi Gras ideas…festive and fun. It will be here before we know it.

  7. I agree with the above comment. Great post, Jenna.

  8. Linda says:

    Oh goodness Jenna, the Mardi Gras declaration are wonderful. The cake is making me drool. One day i need to try one. The centerpiece is striking and perfect for this festive holiday. Cheers!

  9. JESS44903 says:

    Everything looks SO festive!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Everything looks great! The king cake is always a hit. Jennifer

  11. Jenna, I love your Mardi Gras round-up, so festive and fun! The pancakes look amazing!

  12. Julie says:

    Wow how festive and fun everything looks Jenna!
    Thanks for sharing these ideas at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

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