We did King 'cupcakes' instead of a king cake. They are actually Butter cupcakes with a rootbeer cream cheese filling and a root beer frosting. I used Wilton Spray color for a purple tint and sprinkled on some Edible Glitter Gold.
I took the cupcake tray around to everyone and had them pick a cupcake. One of them had a baby inside. Somehow I ended up with the baby! I should have paid more attention to which one I put the baby in.
We put treats at each table for people to munch on. I didn't find any Mardi Gras style treats, but I did find those green and purple "bowls" at the Dollar Tree. The Gerber daisies and green metallic shred game from Dollar Tree too!
Dollar Tree was really the only place I found reasonably priced Mardi Gras decor. The party store did but the prices were outrageous. I found these plates and napkins. Conveniently, they came in a pack of 12.
For the food, I served Jambalaya using Zatarain's recipe created by Chef John Besh. I also used Zatarain's recipe for red beans and rice dip.
We also had these yummy slushes that I shared here.
It's pretty hard to play Bunco and take pictures at the same time, so when we were done my husband took a group shot of everyone in their masks. It was such a fun night! I love all my Bunco ladies, they are so fun and hilarious to be around.