Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mardi Gras/Super Bowl Madness

I need to seriously calm down!
Along with our neighbors we have decided to have a 'few people over' for the Super Bowl and I now have this hair-brain idea we're making it a Mardi Gras party too!
I just can't help myself!
My Mother In-Law and I hit a store over the weekend where all of their Christmas decor was 70% off and I found items that can be used for a Mardi Gras table scape!
Now, I'm getting on Pinterest (follow me here)and going nuts!
We're doing everything at our house but my neighbor LeAne is helping with the decor too.
We're inviting people outside the hood as well and told the neighbors to do the same!
I still have a few things Mardi Gras but having moved so many times over the years I've thrown out all my beads and such.
So, I talked to my niece Hannah the other night and she's sending me some of hers to decorate with.
Here's a few inspiration photos I found on Pinterest.
Of course, I have ideas in my mind with items I already have at the house because I'm determined to spend little or no $$.
Our official theme?
Beer, Beads and The Super Bowl!
I love this for a center piece.
I think I have everything except for the flowers.

We might serve up some good ole' fashion Hurricanes!
I'm loving this wreath!

And, you know I've already ordered a King Cake from New Orleans.
I'm planning on making it the anchor for the table.
I just hope I'm able to be creative as I hope I can be!!!
My neighbor LeAne is pretty crafty so I'm hoping she can help.
Any other cool ideas for me that won't break the bank?!
Happy Mardi Gras 2012 and Super Bowl XLVI!


Unknown said...

Love the last photo especially! Sounds so fun! I miss Mardi Gras !!

Ashley said...

I Love that Mardi Gras wreath! It's awesome!

Claire Kiefer said...

I am so sad that I can't come to your party!!! Making it a Mardi Gras theme party is really the only way I would get interested in the Superbowl this year, I'm afraid. I couldn't care less about the Giants or the Patriots. At least Tom Brady's hot and Eli Manning is from New Orleans?

I should order a king cake! I've never done it b/c I assume it will be expensive and always figure I can make one . . . but then never do. Plus, I'd probably have to order the baby anyway. Where did you order yours from?

This whole post is making me terribly nostalgic!

Megan said...

love the pictures! I can't wait to go home for Mardi Gras!Hope you have fun at the party!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I wish I had friends here that threw parties like you did.

What a great theme. Love the slogan.

Tricia said...

That wreath is gorgeous! I can't wait to see photos of the party. Can I come? :)

Allyson and Dave said...

I can't wait to see how your party turns out! I am always fascinated with the way people get so into Mardi Gras.

Unknown said...

What fun ideas, can't wait to be pin buddies!

Jena Roach said...

Sounds like you guys are on a roll! :) Gotta love Mardi Gras!

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG. Look at all your great ideas!! I just want to be invited to one of your parties. MAN! Can't you move to Tulsa?

The Soladay Family said...

Can I come? I'm sure your party will be perfect as usual! =)

love jenny xoxo said...

wow that is going to be an amazing party! Can't wait to see pics! And I am now following you on pinterest (lovejennyxoxo), I'm so addicted to that site!!