Mardi Gras Candy Buffet

Have you been to Mardi Gras?  I’ve never been … heck, I’ve never been to New Orleans or Louisiana!  Someday, hopefully soon, I’m going to visit New Orleans!  However, the hubby and I are going to our first Mardi Gras party … right here in California.  There will be great food, good friends, lots of laughter … even a Hurricane or two!  It’s guaranteed to be fun 😉

So keeping in my first’s mode … put together my first candy buffet!  Since I don’t own any of those pretty apothecary jars … used what I had …

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Barware was my solution … it all started with a Hurricane (signature cocktail of New Orleans) glass!  I borrowed the beads and masks from my friend that is throwing the Mardi Gras party.

Let me give you a closer and fun peek  …

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  1. I know that wines are supposed to be served in certain glasses … don’t think that the same rules apply to gumballs!
  2. Yes, I’ll pour you a tall glass of chocolate balls (wrapped in pretty colored foil)!
  3. There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned break-a-part especially when it’s Key Lime flavored (Louisiana and Florida are almost neighbors)!P1030671 ed
  4. OK … we have all heard of shots of alcohol, Jello shots, even shots of frosting … I ask why not Sixlets shots?  Small shot glass make excellent small servings!  The bottle is some random one that I saved, probably from salad dressing.
  5. Beads, beads, beads … it’s all about the beads!P1030669 ed
  6. Masks are everywhere … not sure why … maybe people want to stay anonymous?
  7. Milk Chocolate Wine/Champagne bottle … it’s always a good year for chocolate!
  8. Hurricane glasses filled with more Sixlets … never enough chocolate!

I hope you enjoyed my first Candy Buffet!

Thank you to SweetWorks for the candy!

♦  I share my stuff at these fun parties!  ♦

Have you been to Mardi Gras?  

A few weeks ago Tavette (from S. Florida) suggested this … it would be fun to see where everyone is from!  When you leave a comment, give a shout out to the state/area you live in … I’m Brenda and live on the outskirts of Los Angeles 🙂


16 thoughts on “Mardi Gras Candy Buffet

  1. This is Anna from Tulsa,Oklahoma and I love you Mardi Gras Candy Buffet set up. I like your Milk Chocolate Wine/Champagne bottle.Also the different Glasses. Every thing is so cool. Thank you for sharing with us.


  2. This is Dee and I currently reside in Texas but I was raised in Mobile, Alabama which is where Mardi Gras was celebrated long before New Orleans and continues to be. It is a great celebration without the hype of New Orleans. Parades and parties are an everyday thing in Mobile,


  3. Have never been to Mardi Gras. I’m really not much of a party person but just might change my mind after seeing your beautiful candy buffet. :} My favorite: M&M shots or better yet; Any chocolate shots are fine. Have a shot for me :}
    Enjoy your party and have a wonderful and fun weekend


  4. hey! how smart are you to use barware! cuz apothecary jars hold so much candy which ups the price on candy buffets! this is a must for me next time i have a buffet. your buffet looks so inviting! so what time should i come over? think i’ll wear a mask so no one knows how many times i’ve been to the buffet… 🙂


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