Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Time!


We had a lovely, laid back Valentine’s day at the beach,




But February on the coast means

Everything is covered in purple gold and green!




Mardi Gras Madness, as the locals know





Means bring out the decorations, put on a show!





Crazy, tacky and over the top





It’s fabulous fun and goes on non stop!





The local favorite way to celebrate





Is to get dressed up and eat King Cake!





Music, masks, beads and moon pies





Be ready to catch something when the parade goes by!





Purple means Justice and Gold means Power





Green stands for faith, and there will be bead showers!





The masks make for mystery





Mardi Gras has a fascinating history!

Read about it here

Here are a few favorite Mardi Gras recipes:

Praline Party Mix


Crescent Roll King Cake


California Dreamin’ Citrus King Cake

Muffaletta Pie

Slow Cooker Jambalaya


Mardi Gras ends with a final celebration on Fat Tuesday, which is March 5 this year, the grand finale of “carnivale” before the lean Lenten season of the Christian calendar begins… So have a little Mardi Gras fun now!



Gold Leaf stemware tutorial here




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

43 Responses to “Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Time!”
  1. Anonymous says:

    OMG, are they Barbie sized masks??? Ha, gotta find one for myself! Happy Mardi Gras season Jenna-have fun:@)

    • ha ha, I guess some of them are sort of Barbie size! I got a lot of this stuff at Walmart the last few years, I don’t know if they would carry it where you live but it’s worth a shot…

  2. It’s fun to see this because Mardi Gras isn’t that big a deal up here in the north. We do have pazckis on Shrove Tuesday. though I haven’t had one in years but that’s about it! The table is very pretty and fun!

  3. Nancy Sharp says:

    This brings back fun memories. My aunt lived in New Orleans. Every year when my girls were little she would send all the beads and coins she caught from the floats to them. They loved them.
    I always love your recipes too.

  4. I love your tablescapes!

  5. So adorable and cheerful! Set for a fun celebration.

  6. Rita C. says:

    How fun! That tablescape looks really pretty with your chairs of the patio furniture!

  7. lulu says:

    In the process of cleaning out, I found a big bag of Mardi Gras beads. They are in the sack of things to be gotten rid of, but you’ve inspired me to maybe something on the table with them.

  8. Oh my! Before visiting your blog, I was just commenting over on The French Hutch blog that the Valentine’s tablescape has inspired me to start thinking of a Mardi Gras tablescape. Then I popped over here and…BAM! I love what you’ve done. Quite festive.

  9. It is Carnival season!! Great that Mardi Gras is later this year so we can celebrate longer.

  10. Jodi says:

    New Orleans is one of my favorite places to EAT!!! 🙂 Mardi Gras is so fun!

  11. Pretty and fun. Lots of great food ideas.

  12. What fun and such a festive table, Jenna. We just got home from SanDestin and the weather was low clouds and everything just appeared gray. We were there for a wedding, so it was a short trip. It was pouring rain as we drove through Birmingham all the way home and it is still raining. Hope you have better weather this week!

    • Oh that’s too bad, it was actually beautiful in Orange Beach, like a weekend stolen from summer…I came back today, it’s supposed to rain on the coast for the next 6 days, so I’d rather be up here!

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh WOW Jenna! You’ve really not missed a beat getting everything ready for Mardi Gras. Your table is adorable filled with the masks, and all the purple, gold and green. I love Mardi Gras at the beach, decorations are everywhere and then the fun parades in Mobile. I have a few MG decorations so I won’t do much but I have beads 🙂
    Hope you have a week of pretty weather there………..

  14. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like fun!! Enjoy!! 💜💛💚

  15. Mary says:

    Laissez les bons temps rouler Jenna! Love your table and Mardi Gras round-up! I bet it’s a blast being in heart of Mardi Gras country 🙂

  16. Kay Shannon says:

    How bright and fun! We’re buried in snow here in Iowa. Enjoy the beautiful color and I hope to get to try King Cake sometime. I found my way here via Celebrate Your Story. Pinned.

  17. Nancy says:

    How did I miss this post? We just got back from NOLA and I feel your excitement for Mardi Gras!
    Your tablescape is amazing! And the recipes are fabulous!

    You are amazing!

  18. Such a fun table I love all the colors. Mardi Gras has to be a really fun event, its kind spread and they do things here in Vegas to celebrate as well! Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wonderful Wednesday! Have a great week!

  19. Simona says:

    Such a lovely table decoration for carnival. I can see a lot of fun and joy. And the view is gorgeous. Have a nice day, Simona

  20. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh I love the pretty and festive table you set and the recipes. How fun and thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Time is flying past so fast that I can’t believe it. Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.
    Hugs, Julie

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