11 Fat Tuesday-Inspired Catering Ideas

Whether you're hosting your wedding in NOLA or have a creole-inspired menu, these ideas are a must-try!
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Fat Tuesday is all about the fried foods, Creole-inspired cooking and frozen drinks. It may be the culmination of Mardi Gras, but the festive menu easily translates to a wedding with savory pancake and shrimp appetizers, fried dough desserts like beignets and donuts, and classic Southern foodie favors like Moon Pies and grits. Steal the New Orleans-inspired catering ideas below for your wedding in any town!

Beignets Favors

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Lavish Southern Wedding in Austin, TX

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Cory Ryan Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A New Years Eve Wedding at the W Hotel

Caviar and Scallion Pancakes

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Samuel Lippke Studios / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Romantic, Secret Garden Styled Shoot

Frozen Hurricane Drink Station

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Jodi Miller Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: An Interfaith Wedding in Harrisburg, VA

Donut Dessert Table

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Ben Sasso / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Rustic Barn Wedding in Alachua, FL

Praline Favor Boxes

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Diana M. Lott Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Courtyard Wedding in Houston, TX

French Bread Table Numbers

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Versluis Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Modern Wedding in Edgerton, KS

Southern Biscuit Appetizers

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Liz Banfield Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Low-Country Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina

Banana Bread Pudding Shooters

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Amelia Lyon Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Classic Vintage Wedding in Pasadena, CA

Moon Pie Late Night Snacks

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Lauren D. Rogers Photography / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Casual Waterfront Wedding in Dublin, VA

To-Go Grits

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding: Landon Jacob Productions / TheKnot.com

From the album: A Garden Wedding in Beaufort, SC

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