When you think of a Mardi Gras Party, you immediately think of beads, plastic masks and of course New Orleans style food and drinks. We decided to do a twist on a traditional theme and came up with an elegant adult Mardi Gras party for our closest friends. See how we put together this stunning tablescape.
When guests arrived they were given a set of beads and a beautifully hand painted wine glass for cocktail hour. For the table, a woven floral down the center is a great way to accent without blocking your guests from having conversations. We loved how the bright yellow roses and sunflowers popped on the purple tablecloth. We then layered Pier 1 Imports gold and white plates on top of our gold chargers. The finishing touch was adding a purple napkin and these incredible laser cut metal Venetian Mardi Gras masks. Lastly, our golden royal grandeur Oneida flatware and gold chiavari chairs was a perfect addition to our elegant table settings.
We love adding height to a table. To create a plume of feathers we filled tall vases with white sand and placed 10 – 17” ostrich feathers in each vase. An easy and pretty centerpiece. Surprisingly, these held up even when the wind picked up.
One of our favorite things about this party was the location. If you really want to take your party to the next level, find a location that compliments the theme you are going for. This stunning backyard right on the shore of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio was the perfect spot to host our elegant Mardi Gras party. Listening to the sounds of the waves and watching the sunset gave the party such a magical feel. To keep a New Orleans vibe we strung lights above the table and draped each pole with white fabric. To complete our New Orleans look we added a light post with famous New Orleans street signs.
Finally, add a little New Orleans Jazz music, sit back and enjoy your company!
Karen and Danielle
Credits & Resources:
- Design and Styling: Design Dine & Wine
- Photography: Lake Arts Studio
- Florals: Ashley Floral
- Dinnerware and Gold Wine Glasses: Pier 1 Imports
- Flatware: Oneida
- Linen Rental: Premier Table Linens
- Gold Chiavari Chairs: ABC rental center
- String outdoor lights: Lowe’s
- Mardi Gras Masks:
- Mardi Gras Signs: Amazon.com
- Hand Painted Wine Glasses: LK Custom Creations on Etsy
- Tall Vase Centerpieces: Home Goods