Mardi Gras is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. You can have a party, go to someone else’s party, check out the bar scene, or actually head off to the real deal in New Orleans. Hosting your own Mardi Gras party can be a lot of fun and it doesn’t have to take a lot of planning. Consider these Mardi Gras party ideas for a fun and exciting Carnival celebration at home.
Before you get started planning your party, think about who you’d like to invite and what special accommodations you might need to make for your guests. In most cases, your Mardi Gras party will probably be adults only, so you can plan for fun music, decorations, drinks, food, and festivities. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Mardi Gras Party Planning Tips
Here are some ideas to help you plan your Mardi Gras festivities:
• Gather a few supplies and prepare to make fun Mardi Gras cocktails for all your guests to enjoy. Try hurricanes as the main drink, but include a few others for everyone to enjoy. You can also provide beer, sodas, and iced tea or lemonade.
• Come up with some fun Mardi Gras food ideas to serve your guests. You can make Jambalaya, shrimp po’boys, chicken gumbo, and more.
• Don’t forget the traditional Mardi Gras dessert – King Cake! You can find lots of King Cake recipes online to help you whip up this classic treat.
• Create a playlist of music to set the mood for your party.
• Decorate your home or party space with fun Mardi Gras beads, masks, and feather boas in the traditional Mardi Gras colors. Consider these other Mardi Gras decorating tips for centerpieces, party favors, and more.
Once you’ve finished planning and preparing for your Carnival celebration, take some time to decide what to wear for your Mardi Gras festivities. Also, be sure to get lots of Mardi Gras beads for yourself and your guests.
If you still feel as though you need some inspiration for your Mardi Gras party, consider these other tips and suggestions for a Fat Tuesday party or Mardi Gras party at your home. Please share any Mardi Gras party ideas or tips of your own in our comments below.