King of the Krewe

Everything you need to throw a Mardi Gras party reminiscent of the French Quarter fête.

1 Mini Glitter Top Hats from Forum Novelties add a festive touch to your party, $8.99 each, Embellish FX, Orlando. embellishfx.com

2 The Threshold Hammered Gold Ice Bucket comes with a companion ice scoop, $29.99, Target, Orlando. target.com

3 Serve your favorite Big Easy cocktail from the Spades Gold Decanter, $19.95, Z Gallerie, Orlando. zgallerie.com 

4 The Olympia Double Old-Fashioned Barware has a chic gold rim and a flourish on each glass, $39.80 for set of 4, Z Gallerie, Orlando. zgallerie.com

5 Entertain in style with the Threshold 15” x 10” Hammered Gold Oval Serving Platter, $14.99, Target, Orlando. target.com

6 Give your guests a sweet treat—a Mardi Gras-Fashioned Cookie, $4.50-$6.50 each, Cookie Cousins, Orlando. cookiecousins.com

7 Set your table with Assorted Jubilee Napkins in Mardi Gras colors, $1.99 each, Bed Bath & Beyond, Orlando. bedbathandbeyond.com

8 Capture the rhythm of New Orleans with these Jazz Band and Bass Player Notecards with Envelopes, $17 for box of 8, R. Nichols, Orlando. r-nichols.com

9 Make sure each of your guests have their own Canel Mardi Gras Mask, $8.99, or Mask with Feathers, $34.99, Embellish FX, Orlando. embellishfx.com


Vieux Carre cocktail
Courtesy of the Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

3/4 ounces Bulleit Bourbon and Rye Whiskey
3/4 ounces Hardy VSOP Cognac
3/4 ounce Padrino Sweet Vermouth Rosso
1 tsp Bénédictine liqueur
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake well and pour over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and a black cherry. Enjoy!

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