A Mardi Gras Table Setting
Bryan does his best to never miss the season, but you won’t find him hanging over a balcony. “The celebration is not really what you see on TV in the French Quarter, but along the miles of the parade route,” he says. “Underneath the majestic oaks of St. Charles Avenue, families and friends of all ages gather to experience the wonderful parades.”
All available from Hazelnut; hazelnutneworleans.com
For fun place cards that are sure to get the conversation started, Tom frames pictures of his guests in past Mardi Gras costumes. “Whether it is an old photo from childhood or a recent snap, guests always enjoy such a personal and unique place card,” Bryan says.
Console: Karla Katz Antiques, New Orleans; 504/897-0061
King Cake: Maurice French Pastries; mauricefrenchpastries.com
Decoupaged plates: Mardi Gras series by Laurel Wilder for Hazelnut; hazelnutneworleans.com; laurelwilder.com
Punch bowl available through Hazelnut; hazelnutneworleans.com