My Mardi Gras party last night was a smash hit! Everything seemed to move along nicely. We had the Mardi Gras music playing. I gave everyone some beads as they walked in. The Mardi Gras Madness punch seemed to be a big hit. It tasted really good. I didn't make it beforehand to pre-test the recipe but it tasted good. I forgot to make the ice ring to the morning of the party day. So it didn't freeze completely. We just kept putting ice cubes into it to keep it chilled. But I didn't want it to get like watered down. The punch was a little weak. Everyone loved all of the decorations. I had some fun facts about Mardi Gras that was passed around for everyone to read. We had some appetizers out and my mom-in-law brought some over as well.
Then after awhile everyone ate. Everyone said they liked the food. Which made me feel good.
After dinner I went over to the side to start cutting the King cake. I kid you not, I sliced into that round King cake 12 times and not once did my knife hit the King. As I was placing each piece onto the plates, I was looking for the King sticking out from somewhere...but no King was showing. I looked back over to the table to see the other cake to make sure I cut the right cake first. Yep I did. I cut the right cake. So I just told everyone to choose a piece of cake on the counter, even if they didn't want to have one because I wanted one of my guests to get the King. Well no one was saying that they had found the King! I thought what in the heck. There were three pieces of cake left and none of these pieces looked any different than the other. So I choose one and started to look for the King. I was in a panic and was wondering what in the heck was going on. And there was the King! In my piece of cake!!! Can you believe it? I'm the one who gets the King! I wanted one of my guests to. Not because of the tradition of who ever gets the King throws the next Mardi Gras party but I just wanted one of my guests to receive it. I still will probably host another Mardi Gras party next year. And then someone shouted out, "See it was meant for you to carry on with the Mardi Gras party." I truly did not know where that King was in that cake. And I was really surprised that I got it. Then after that the party continued and we all had a great time.
I just want to thank all of my guests for attending my first Mardi Gras party and showing there enthusiasm about it to. It makes you feel good because there is so much preparation for a party and you just hope that everyone has a good time. I think the party went good. I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. And Mom, thank you for all of the goodies you brought over for the party! Thank you! I hope that everyone had a fun weekend. I had a party and now I'm off to church. It's the Lord's Day!
I'm signing off...from Peek-A-Boo Street!