Have you ever had a Mardi Gras party at your home? I’m planning one this year, so here are my favorite ideas that I’ve found to try. Click on any image to link to shopping, DIY instructions or recipe.
You can’t get too gaudy on Mardi Gras, so set the mood with sparkly gold, purple and green. A gorgeous Mardi Gras wreath for your door would be a great start. Then you only need a few more sparkly touches. Themed plates & napkins are easy to find on Amazon or Oriental Trading. Glam it up with these easy DIY projects.
These DIY glitter balloons are sure to add to any party!
Make even plasticware look fancy by wrapping them with Mardi Gras beads!
Centerpieces are a must for any fancy party, even if you aren’t having a sit-down meal. This feather vase makes a cute centerpiece when tall pieces are appropriate.
And for larger tables like the food tables or buffets, this creative use of Mardi Gras beads makes a simple and fun statement.
If you want to go with a little more bling, then these martini/wine glass mask centerpieces can be used at various heights to fit any occasion. Mix and match for added fun!
Fancy decor for YOU
Even if I don’t dress up, I will surely pull out the glittery eyeshadow for the occasion. Here are some cute examples I found.
You’ll be ready to party the night away while turning heads with this glitter mask
I also love this beautiful Mardi Gras eyeshadow.
And of course, you need beads. All the beads.
I usually stick to one themed cocktail and one themed mocktail for each party, and then provide other drinks for the guests to prepare themselves. Make a big batch of both, clearly label any with alcohol for adults only, and put them at two separate stations. Here are a couple of recipe suggestions:
Mardi Gras cocktail
Mardi Gras Punch mocktail
Nothing sets the stage like music, right?! Go to your favorite music app, (I love Spotify) and search for Mardi Gras party. Done! Easy and cheap or free!
The food is the best part, and Mardi Gras has tons to choose from. You can go from elaborate to easy, whatever you like. Here are some delicious looking recipes that I want to try. There may be more food than guests. Lol.
Louisiana Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Mayo
French Quarter Cheese Ball
Cheesy Hot Jumbalya Dip
Dave’s Mardi Gras Shooters
Pecan Praline King Cake Monkey Bread
And, this amazing Kings Cake Dip to finish out the menu!
So, there you have it… five steps to your fabulous Mardi Gras party. If you think of anything I’ve missed or have a great recipe you’d like to share, please do so in the comments! I can’t wait to hear from you!