Coordinated by Angela Butorac
Did you know that the Mardi part of Mardi Gras means Tuesday in French so Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday but if you celebrate on the Saturday before, that is called a Samedi Gras, Samedi means Saturday in French!
One of my clients, Annette is very creative and really dives into the theme of the event she is throwing. In the past, I had collaborated with her on other events and was thrilled when she hired me to help her pull all the details together for a Samedi Gras Masquerade she hosted in her home....complete with a Paczki dessert bar for the guests!
Whether you are planning a Masquerade or Mardi Gras Soiree here are some details and ideas to inspire you...
Set your scene, you don't need to go heavy on the decorations, simple well placed decor pieces will work the best!
Directions to make your Hurricane ~
Mix all the ingredients in a tall pitcher or large pot and stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour into a punch bowl and add the ice cubes and orange segments and cherries. Serve in tall Hurricane glasses over ice with straws.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001
12 ounces light rum
12 ounces dark rum
10 ounces grenadine, or passion fruit syrup
10 ounces fresh orange juice
10 ounces sour mix, or fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons superfine sugar, or more to taste
1 large orange, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
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