Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

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Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Now is the time to plan a sneak attack on friends and celebrate in style. A question that I hear often  refers to “how to entertain?” It really boils down to planning, quality mix of good friends, cocktails and food. Trust me your friends care less if your house passes a white glove test. Don’t turn into a  hoarder or stop cleaning. Just forget about being perfect. Perfection is a goal but how many of your friends are perfect?

Faux Float for a parade Throw a party Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler
Yard Decorations for a Party in Hot-Lanta


Pick a night for celebration and make a guest list. Consider guest quantity and decide if your able to comfortably manage the number of people.  Is this in your budget? Adjust list and select a menu. My appetizer category offers many options. Design your evening around heavy appetizers, cocktails and Desserts.

Festive floral arrangement Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
Colors of the season

Pick a floral arrangement that matches your mood, decorations or theme. Use as centerpiece for your appetizers. Flowers soften the table and add beauty to your feast.

Here are a few choices to throw a party Laissez Les bon temps rouler.
Shrimp Dip with Ruffles
My favorite childhood food memory

Hauntingly Delicious Shrimp Dip





A delicious shrimp drip with a bit of heat. Serve with Ruffles and enjoy! You may make this 1-2 days before serving  and flavors will marry together well.


Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer


Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer
A tasty treat

Appetizer may be made ahead. Pop in the oven as needed before serving. Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer is a  great for a Brunch. Serve along orange juice or a mimosa!

Crawfish Boil Cajun Style


Crawfish pies On The Bayo
Crawfish pies On The Bayo

Serve this recipe for any event. Your guests will love it. Easy recipe, make filling ahead and pop in oven prior to serving.  Pies will disappear quickly.



Learn to Make Shrimp, Sausage and Okra Gumbo

Gumbo is a great way to say “I love you” to your guests. Making it from scratch is the best way to yield a gumbo filled with amazing full flavor. For a party, pile up coffee cups  for your guests to self-serve Gumbo. Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Seafood Gumbo Laissez les bon temps rouler
Serve with a scoop of potato salad.


In our area, King Cakes are available in many flavors. Enough choices to make your mouth water while your deciding between the Praline, Bavarian Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon and then some. Cannata’s King Cakes offers sixty flavors. Yes, sixty flavors should offer something for everyone.

Brownie Bites Throw a party Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler
Serve for a baby shower too.

Of course this  menu works well for  easy entertaining whether you serve before an event, super bowl party or shower.  Everything may be made ahead of time, cooked  or reheated as necessary. Treat your friends and family. Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

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