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Mardi Gras Theme ?

Jul 20, 2005
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:) Well it looks like I will have a pretty large fundraiser show to do on May 3rd that will involve a Mardi Gras theme. The host is doing the planning now and wants to have a martini bar, whiskey sour, etc.

So I think these folks will be tanked an hour before I come and do a show. So what recipe ideas do you folks have for this type theme?

Help:eek:

--Cyndi
 

reesefamily5

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Mar 27, 2005
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I would stick with appetizers. Especially if they are going to be drinking. Lots of people don't stop drinking to eat a "meal" but will more likely grab something to snack on like an appetizers.

You could look at it this way too. If they will be tanked they will be more likely to spend more money.;)
 
Jan 19, 2006
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Definitely do a King Cake! When my mom was a consultant in New Orleans, Mardi Gras PC parties were all the rage, and the King Cake was the center of attention.
 

pcbrandy

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Mar 8, 2005
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Spinach & Crab Appetizer Squares

This is one of my families favorites. I've never had a Mardi Gras Show yet.
Good luck on your show.
Brandy
 
Jul 20, 2005
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What's a King cake?

I think i will try doing appetizers too. i just have a feeling i will be standing up and talking to myself for the evening.
 
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RachelNguyen

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reesefamily5 said:
I would stick with appetizers. Especially if they are going to be drinking. Lots of people don't stop drinking to eat a "meal" but will more likely grab something to snack on like an appetizers.

You could look at it this way too. If they will be tanked they will be more likely to spend more money.;)


Actually, that can backfire! One of my favorite shows involved a big crowd of Pampered Chef virgins and a copious amount of sangria and other alcohol. I stayed sober... but the crowd was getting more and more tipsy. By the time it was order time, they had pretty much lost focus. It was one of my lower totals in sales, even though there were about 12 guests. I did, however, manage to book 3 parties! They had a ball!

Love+
Rachel
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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I would suggest trying to be there before the drinking begins. Do your demo and include the wine bottle opener. Let the host serve what she likes for beverages and do your door prize drawing and take orders before anyone starts getting too much beverage.

This kind of show definitely needs the follow up - make MAC calls the next day. Remind them of how much fun they had, the recipes and products used, ask them if they want to add to their orders or book their own shows.
 

Laura1293

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Jul 8, 2005
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Pc Brandy can I please have your recipes for Spinach & Crab Appetizer Squares? I am trying to find a yummy appetizer for my moms show at the end of the month. This sounds perfect!! Thanks Laura
 
Jan 19, 2006
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Beth, you can also do this as a wreath, which is how I learned it. Just make sure you cover as much filling as you can. It increases the potential for a mess if it leaks out too much, but it looks fancy and is still easy.
 

BethCooks4U

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misericorde said:
Beth, you can also do this as a wreath, which is how I learned it. Just make sure you cover as much filling as you can. It increases the potential for a mess if it leaks out too much, but it looks fancy and is still easy.
Great idea! Thanks!

Actually I have made a very similar recipe using the deep dish pie pan and 2 rolls of crescent rolls (top and bottom crust) but I never thought of doing it in a ring or wreath or using it as the base of a king cake.
 
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pcbrandy

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Spinach & Crab Appetizer Squares

Here you go Laura1293. I hope you and your mom like them.
Brandy
 

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