Monday, February 6, 2012

Mardi Gras Themed Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Sunday is a whole lot more fun when your team is playing.
This year, of course, none of my favorites were(Panthers/Saints).
 Despite that fact, we had a Super Bowl Party!
Giving we weren't into either of the teams I decided we would make it a Mardi Gras themed Super Bowl Bash!
Beer, Beads and Super Bowl!

Of course, I did a tablescape!
As I mentioned last week, my co-worker brought me a whole boat load of beads and several feather masks.
From there I took the ribbon I bought for 70% off and used linens I already had and went to town!

I made a sign for the table too using Paperless Post that my blogger b/f/f, I Do Declare, introduced me to during the holidays.
The food was amazing as to be expected.
Along, with our neighbors LeAne and Keith, we made some food and then had some of our guests bring items too.
Our friends Katie and Josh made homemade Cajun turkey meatballs.
These were delish!
We had drinks!
Since it was a work night we didn't do hurricanes after all.
Just wine and beer.
I used one of my decorative wine bottles in the bar area.
Back to the food.
LeAne made fried macaroni and cheese!

Another friend brought chicken buffalo dip.

Baked potato dip with waffle fries!
Brad smoked wings..
And, LeAne's husband Keith made ribs!
There was a ton of yummy food!

No party is complete without a few favors for the guests.
I made Fleur de lis cookies and LeAne made football shaped cake pops.
We'll both be posting about these tomorrow.
More, LeAne, who's a bakerella, with a tutorial on how to make these cute pops!

I had tons of Abita Purple Haze on hand for the party.
If you've never tried one, you should run to your nearest store and get some right away!
Aside from the Abita beer from Louisiana, I also had a King Cake shipped in from Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans.
A majority of our guests had never had one before.
Delicious as well!
I brought the half left over to work.
A good time for sure!
Everyone stayed way past the halftime show!
Thanks to my new b/f/f neighbor LeAne for all of her help!
We had a lot of fun baking and decorating together and are looking forward to our next event!
I'm sure it won't be as much fun as the Mardi Gras theme but we can try!
Brad and LeAne's husband Keith had a blast as well, smoking up the meat all weekend.
At times, maybe even a little too much fun!

Thanks to everyone who came!
And, CONGRATS to the New York Giants on their big win!
It was quite a game!
Down to the very end!
Happy Monday! and Happy Mardi Gras!
The season officially kicked off this weekend!
Perfect timing for our party!


Leigh Powell Hines said...

Fabulous party, Dee. Love your party favors. Awesome ideas. Really nice.

Again, I'm jealous that I wasn't there.

eas said...

Great party! Everything was beautiful. We are having a Mardi Gras party and I want to make those cookies as favors! Can't wait to see your post tomorrow to see how difficult they are.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Oh my...what great decor and sweets. I would love to sample one of those turkey meatballs right now! xx

Unknown said...

What a great party! Love the mardi gras theme, the food looks amazing. I'm interested in Cajun meatballs, my husband would love that!

Nikki said...

Darn it! I'm dying for some fried mac and cheese, those look amazing!

So much fun, great decor. I didn't watch the game (didn't now who was playing until now ;), but if someone had thrown a themed party I would've been there!

Ashley said...

MY MOUTH IS WATERING!! Seriously. That food! Andrew got up Sunday and made a NZ dish for the superbowl party we were going to, but he ended up being too sick and I took it to the party. Poor guy never got any! I LOVE your glass square plates on the table. And, is the paperless post the the stand holding your sign?

Mrs. Potts said...

Aww! Looks like you guys had a great time! I've been sick since Thursday. :( Got the recipe for Cajun Turkey Meatballs?

Megan said...

Everything looks awesome!! I will have to steal some of your ideas for next year!

I Do Declare said...

You food looks SO delish!!! You did such a great job on the cookies, too!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks amazing! You outdid yourself! What is a bakerella? I've never heard of that. I'm guessing that means she likes to bake! haha

April of Smidge Of This said...

What a great party! And those smoked wings that Brad put together - I'd love the recipe!

The Rand's said...

Looks like a great party!

Ashley said...

That sounds like an awesome party! I want to come!

The Jones Family said...

What a fabulous party, Dee! Looks like it was a fun night!

Anonymous said...

I am drooling right now looking at all that food! Everything looks so good (especially the waffel fries and baked potato dip - YUM!). And all the decorations are beautiful and look so fun! So glad you all had such a good time!


Impulsive Addict said...

You sure know how to throw a nice shindig!! I'm so jealous. We ate grilled pork chops and veggies and not a single beer was consumed. So anti-superbowlish for us!

That food looks amazing!!! Those cookies are adorable and those pops? I WANT ONE!!!

Tricia said...

I love what you did. Everything looks amazing! So fun!

Farica said...

Girl, I am soooo jealous!!! I just gained five pounds looking at your pictures!! What an AWESOME PARTY!!!! Did I spy Cupcake wine??? LOVE IT ALL!!!! You totally outdid yourself. I think it was incredibly fabulous!!! TREMENDOUS!!!

Hopsy said...

To say you went all out is an understatement Dee! It is PERFECT!
Your tablescape is wonderful,m the food now has my mouth watering and your sweets look like Bakerella came over for an afternoon!!! You have found a new hobby indeed! Now, can I get an invite next year? :)

The Lenzers said...

i'm so coming to a party at your house! And BTW your tata's look huge in that purple dress, jealous

starnes family said...

I love Purple Haze. Love Abita!

Fried macaroni and cheese. Nothing finer.

erica said...

Oh my gosh what a fabulous idea for the Super Bowl party! Looks like such a fabulous time. I love the decorations! xo