Mardi Gras parties can be a lot of fun no matter what time of year, but they are especially popular in the first few months of the year, especially during the month of February. You can easily plan a Mardi Gras party at your home with a little advanced planning. Choose authentic New Orleans style cuisine and get ready to decorate to your heart’s content. You can also find a variety of fun and exciting Mardi Gras party favors and centerpiece ideas to try.
To fully capture the theme of Mardi Gras, be sure to choose a color scheme of gold, purple, and green, the three colors of Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Party Favors
The most important Mardi Gras party favors to have at your Fat Tuesday party or Carnival party are Mardi Gras beads. You can find beads in countless colors, shapes, and sizes. You can even find the more expensive Mardi Gras beads that the krewes throw from their floats in New Orleans during Carnival. Depending on the number of guests you are inviting, you can purchase Mardi Gras beads in bulk or you can look for some of the specialized beads and give each guest a gift of one special set of beads.
If you would like to give out other party favors at your Mardi Gras part, consider the other items that the krewe members throw at Mardi Gras. Small stuffed animals, plastic cups from each krewe, doubloons, and decorated coconuts are a few great options for Mardi Gras party favors you can give out at your party. If you are looking for specific Fat Tuesday party favors, consider giving each guest his or her own Mardi Gras mask. You can find lots of fun and unique ways to dress up your Mardi Gras party. Check out the selection of Mardi Gras party supplies from PartyMart for starters!
Mardi Gras Centerpieces
Mardi Gras centerpieces can be created or purchased in many shapes and sizes. Consider making your own Fat Tuesday centerpieces for your Mardi Gras party. Use your creativity to help you come up with the perfect centerpiece idea for your festivities. Here are a few suggestions for Mardi Gras themed table decorations:
• Colorful Beads in Bowls and Vases – Order your Mardi Gras beads in bulk and use them to decorate your tables. You can strew the beads across the tables randomly or place lots of colorful beads in a glass or crystal vase or decorative bowl.
• Mardi Gras Masks on Sticks – Instead of flowers, place pretty decorated Mardi Gras masks supported by sticks or thin dowels inside vases on your tables. These centerpieces can be just as pretty as flowers, showing off feathers and sequins in the festive Mardi Gras colors.
• Mardi Gras King Cake – Rather than making an elaborate centerpiece for your Fat Tuesday party, consider making king cakes for each table so your guests can all enjoy and participate in this great tradition. The guest who gets the plastic baby is supposed to buy the next king cake. You could also award that guest with a prize!
Mardi Gras Ceiling and Wall Decorations
To complete your decorating scheme, don’t forget to look for festive Mardi Gras decorations to hang from your ceiling and walls. You can find tons of pretty Mardi Gras decorations in yellow, purple, and green, from regular party streamers to Mardi Gras door panels, street sign decorations, banners, and so much more. Make sure you create a special decoration for Bourbon Street!
If you want to add a little extra pizzazz to your party decorations, consider festive Mardi Gras lights, Mardi Gras masks, and feather boas. Pretty much anything you do in yellow, green, and purple should look great as well!
What other ideas do you have for decorating your home or apartment for a Mardi Gras party or Fat Tuesday celebration? Please share in our comments below.