7 Must Have Menu Items for Mardi Gras
Posted by Genesis Samson on 02/07/17
Hosting a Mardi Gras party? One must have is the perfect menu to WOW your friends and family. Whether you’re in the Big Easy or throwing a Mardi Gras party in your hometown, our Confettiologists know what it takes to create the ULTIMATE party atmosphere! This Mardi Gras menu is sure to delight taste buds and keep your party hopping!
- Po’ Boys
A po’ boy is a traditional sandwich from NOLA with options including soft shell crab, catfish, crawfish, Louisiana hot sausage, fried chicken breast, and roast beef served on classic (and deliciously crusty) French bread. One of the key ingredients when making po’ boys is the remoulade, a Cajun version of classic French sauce. Po’ boys are known as “street food”, so they’re easy to enjoy while standing in the parade crowd or at your Mardi party!
Gumbo is a thick Louisiana stew made of stock, meat or shellfish, celery, bell peppers, and onions, and is usually thickened with okra.
Mardi Gras Menu Tip: Don’t get your gumbos confused! Creole gumbo uses tomatoes while Cajun does not.
This Louisiana favorite is oh-so-easy to make at home! All you’ll need is rice, mixed vegetables, various meats and some proper seasoning. Sausage, chicken, shrimp, carrots, bell peppers, celery and onions are top picks for jambalaya in the Big Easy. If you really want to simplify your party planning, throw it all into a crockpot on the morning of the big day.
- King Cake
King cake is a must have for any Mardi Gras party. In Louisiana, King cake is a ring of twisted cinnamon dough topped with icing or sugar, and is colored green, purple and gold. King cakes may also be filled with other goodies like rich cream cheese, praline, cinnamon, or strawberry. Traditionally, a little plastic baby is baked into the cake, and whoever gets that piece wins a prize.
There’s a tasty storm brewing! This drinks combines light and
dark rum, passionfruit and lime juices over ice, and is a Mardi Gras favorite. Serve in a hurricane glass with some maraschino cherries as a garnish and toast to the spirit of Mardi Gras!
- Creolo Cocktail
Another rum drink, the Creolo mixes mint, agave, spiced rum, and club soda for a refreshing Mardi Gras treat. This drink can be prepared and served just like a mojito, so get your bartender on and crank out this imaginative cocktail for your party.
The Sazerac originated in New Orleans in 1838 and is the Big Easy’s answer to the Manhattan. A Sazerac uses cognac or rye whiskey, paired with absinthe, a sugar cube and bitters. Get ready for a wild night when you mix up this concoction!
Don’t Forget the Mardi Gras Decorations
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Attending a Mardi Gras Ball? Our confetti sticks are the perfect party favors for your table. Let the confetti and streamers fly when a member of your court walks by…
Hitting one of the many parades? We know just how to get the crowds excited and cheering! Add to the spirit of Mardi Gras with the flick of a wrist and confetti in the air. Beads will definitely be tossed your way and the crowd will love the party atmosphere.
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