Miles got to pick the table setting a few weeks ago because his birthday is next. Poor guy only has two months when he has the next birthday. We have some interesting pieces that we found around the house and on sale at Target, Kohl’s and Cost Plus World Market. Zoe and I had a really great mommy daughter day doing the shopping for this table, and Miles had a great time putting it together on the table.
The first thing we found at our house was the glass skull. The Glass skull was a Vodka glass. Andrew got it as a Christmas present. He said that vodka was AWFUL so stay away from Vodka’s in skull heads, but it is fun to have this skull that we can use as a center piece for certain holidays like Mardi Gras and Halloween.
What do you need to make the skull green or purple or black for Mardi Gras?
You need beads of course. After Christmas my husband found beads 1/2 price and using beads in glass jars adds a lot of color and pizazz to your center piece. Also seen in this photo is a green table cloth I bought at Macy’s. Then you’ll see a whole bunch of beads, we purchased those at Target 1.00 a strand after Christmas. And the shells, coasters and fish are from Cost Plus World Market on sale after Valentine’s Day.
I tried to make Miles do all the beads himself; but he was frustrated and his sister was more than happy to help. I still gave him credit for doing as much as he did and look how proud he is of his DIY project!
This is our first year to do anything Mardi Gras themed. I’m working on a fun hat too, but it’s coming along really slowly. Do you do anything for Mardi Gras?