In the spirit of Mardi Gras next Tuesday I thought I would share a Mardi Gras party we created. This event was a private High School fundraiser and was held at the actual school.
As guests enter for check in, they were greeted with a New Orleans city scene.
The city scene included one of Emeri'ls famous restaurants.
Lots of ferns, wrought iron and brightly colored buildings.
Guests turned the corner and strolled down our Bourbon Street hallway. Several students lined the hallway. Anne Marie Dezelan with Annie-O's events came up with the entire concept for this event and chose several students to help set the scene for Bourbon Street. Including using the schools Gospel Choir to sing "When the Saint's Come Marching In".
At the end of the hallway was Emeril (also a student) doing his live cooking show.
Then guests went into the silent auction area "The French Quarter" for some shopping.
Then down to the main gym for the "Big Parade"
Here is a picture of the ceiling truss and lighting by Evans Audio Visual. We created these giant Mardi Gras masks to hang from the truss along with giant Mardi Gras Beads.
Not a great pic, but you can see the giant beads in this shot
The amazing colorful backdrop really brought the spirit of New Orleans to the room
We created two centerpieces for the main party room. The one above is full of Mardi Gras beads, masks, boas and coins.
The second is a gold Kings Crown atop a stripey pillow with beads, jewels and coins.
Another view of the backdrop while sitting at the table.
Happy Mardi Gras Y'all!!