New Orleans is a unique city with a unique style. These ice sculpture designs are a reflection of that style, whether they be Mardi Gras-related or have something to do with Nola's obsession with fantastic seafood.
You have to work at it to not have a good time in the Big Easy and these designs are fun and a bit irreverent. If you don't see something you like here, don't worry. New Orleans is a city of 1000 stories and it's not difficult to come up with new designs that reflect the city's love for life!
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Easily the most popular ice sculpture design we are asked to make is the fleur-de-lis. Long associated with New Orleans largely due to its ties to the French and as an emblem of the Saints, the "flower of the lily" has become a sort of logo for the city. (The city's actual logo is a stylized fleur-de-lis.) Our fleur-de-lis ice sculpture designs include ice luges, small centerpieces, ice bars, and more.
No matter the time of the year, we are often asked to create Mardi Gras-style ice sculptures for special events. For tourists, Mardi Gras-type events and Mardi Gras beads are an integral part of the New Orleans experience. Our Mardi Gras-style sculpture designs include a variety of masks, jesters, and lots of purple, green, and gold colored designs.
We've had the opportunity to create lots of ice sculptures for Mardi Gras krewe events during the run up to Fat Tuesday. Our gallery has lots of Zulu krewe sculptures, largely because Zulu has a lot of events! A special ice sculpture that we get to do every year is the Crest of Rex, celebrating the coronation of the new King of Mardi Gras.
As the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans has a long history of great music. So we have lots of musically inspired ice sculpture designs. Louis Armstrong, New Orleans' favorite son, is one of our favorite subjects for ice sculpture!
The swamps and waters of Louisiana have a plethora of distinctive animals and fish. Gators, brown pelicans, redfish, and crawfish are just a few examples. And all of these animals and fish are great subjects for ice sculptures.
There are few cities that are as passionate about their football team as New Orleanians are for the Saints. And if you find a Saints fan, then there's a good chance you found a LSU fan as well (or maybe a Tulane fan). So it shouldn't be a surprise that we've done lots of Saints, LSU, and Tulane ice sculptures. And we're looking forward to our first New Orleans Pelicans ice sculpture, now that the transition away from the Hornets name is complete.