Colorful fruit, candy beads, faux jewels, and watermelon carvings can add life and drama to Mardi Gras Buffet Displays. Take a look at what a couple of my customers created for their Mardi Gras events. Their photos may give you some great ideas.
Mardi Gras is the last day before Lent. Therefore the last day of eating rich, sweet and fatty foods before giving up such foods for Lent. Mardi Gras literally translates from French to English as “Fat Tuesday”. Lavish fanciful parades, lots of great food and the throwing of colorful beads go on at many Mardi Gras celebrations around the world. Look below to see some fun Mardi Gras themed fruit displays.
Mardi Gras Buffet Display by Deborah Cheeseman
Deborah Cheeseman is a customer/student of our lessons who is also a professional caterer. Deborah incorporated chocolate masks, chocolate strawberries, and fruit and vegetable carvings into her beautiful Mardi Gras fruit table.
The bouquet above features fruit and vegetable flowers taught in our Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners and in our Amazing Carving with Jimmy Zhang video lessons.
You’ll find my free video instructions showing how to make decorated chocolate strawberries by clicking here.
If you want to learn how to carve patterns, letters and words onto watermelons like this one, check out our Carving Letters and Words video lessons by clicking here.
Mardi Gras Carved Melon
Kentrina Jones created this fun Mardi Gras fruit display featuring a watermelon carved like a mask.
Carnival Fruit Buffet Table by Kentrina Jones
Kentrina Jones made this beautiful fruit display to celebrate a 40th birthday with a Trinidad Carnival theme.
Celebrated the Monday and Tuesday before lent, Carnival is essentially the same celebration as Mardi Gras but with a different name. The origin of the name “Carnival” is believed to be “carne vale”, which means “farewell to meat”, signifying the approaching fast of lent. Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival features Calypso music competitions where musicians use drums, claves, and the steelpan. The street parades are filled with exuberant revelers in elaborate head dresses and masks.
Even though Kentrina Jone’s fruit table did not involve fruit and vegetable carving, I’m showing it here because it’s colorful, creative and fun.
I hope that Deborah and Kentrina’s Mardi Gras buffet displays gave you some ideas for your next party.