It is Mardi Gras season, a great excuse to celebrate and set a nice table for some great food. Mardi Gras celebration is an entire season of carnival activities for some cities. Mobile Alabama claims the very first celebration. New Orleans has a street fair and parades. Costume celebrations are held in Austria and Switzerland, and other areas around the world. Mardi Gras was on my mind as I prepared to host a board meeting for one of my clubs. We had a lot of heavy decisions to make, so to make the meeting a bit lighter in tone, I decided to make it a cookie party. The dining room table was protected with a pad and tablecloth, then topped with a quilted table topper in my Amazing Value Play pattern.
The centerpiece is a yellow ceramic basket, with greenery and purple flowers inside. Mardi Gras beads were draped over and around the basket, with some Mardi Gras coins scattered about. The glittery purple and gold apples work well with the theme.
The purple note pads and funky napkins were found at the dollar store, along with some additional beads for the table. Everyone will get a beaded necklace to take home.
The fun ceramic dessert plates are a thrift store find, couldn’t be a better match for the table.
I made my Vanilla Sugar Cookies for the meeting. Rolling out the dough, I used a fluted round cutter to suggest coins.
They bake up quickly.
Frosting them lightly with icing, they were sprinkled with purple, green and gold sugar crystal decorations instead of Christmas colors.
Turned out pretty tasty looking, huh?
I made some chocolate chip cookies too, but these are the stars for the day.
The name Mardi Gras is actually French for Fat Tuesday, and that will be next Tuesday, February 28th. Then you can set a lovely table with a Mardi Gras Theme like this one from last year.
Using a crown, some evening bags, coins and beads, this is a fun table for a Tuesday meal.
In the mood for a bit of quilting? Make my Mardi Gras Mini Quilt.
I used small seed beads to suggest a bead necklace on the top of the green, gold and purple block like the ones participants throw to the crowds during the parades. See that construction with this link – Mardi Gras Mini Quilt.
Want a cookie?
Do you have any plans for Mardi Gras?