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The first big event that I ever threw was a Mardi Gras Party. It was such a success that I caught the “Party Throwing Fever!”

Here are some ideas that we used, along with a few others for you to select from!

Mardi Gras Invitations

Start your party off right with a fun and colorful invitation. Use the colors of purple, gold and green.

More ways to get creative with your party invitations...

  • Write the invitations on a Mask
  • Enclose some Mardi Gras beads with the invitations

  • Mardi Gras Decorations

    Mardi Gras Decorations need to be big, festive, and over the top!

  • Balloons and Streamers in Purple, Gold and Green…the more the better
  • Beads (Purple, Gold, Green) EVERYWHERE
  • Gold Plastic Coins/Doubloons – scatter on tables
  • Masks covered in glitter and feathers
  • Boas in Purple, Gold, Green
  • Colored lights around the room (leftover from Christmas)

  • Mardi Gras Food and Beverages

  • Mardi Gras King Cake
  • Coffee & Beignets
  • Hurricanes
  • If you are serving dinner, a Crawfish Boil or Gumbo would be great, or even Jambalaya

  • Mardi Gras Party Music

    Music is so important for any party, and a Mardi Gras theme party is no exception. Depending on your crowd, you could play...

  • Any Party Music
  • Dixieland Jazz
  • Zydeco

  • Mardi Gras Activities and Party Games

  • Hand out beads as guests arrive.
  • Encourage Guests to come dressed for Mardi Gras and award prizes for the best, craziest, etc. You could even crown a Mardi Gras Queen and King! Have a few extra beads on hand for guests who arrive and aren’t in costume.
  • If you don't do costumes, have everyone wear a mask to the party, or hand them out as people arrive.
  • Since beads are already part of this party, try the Off Limits Game.
  • Will you have kids at your party? Visit our Kid's Page for ideas on how they can have fun with this party theme too.  
  • Create a trivia game about Mardi Gras history or...
  • Purchase a set of Printable Mardi Gras games

  • Party Favors

  • Small bottles of Tabasco sauce
  • Pecan Pralines
  • Send all those beads home with your guests!

  • Visitor Ideas

    Of course, our visitors have the best Mardi Gras themed ideas! Enjoy these, or share your own ideas with us!:

  • Mardi Gras Redneck Party
  • Mardi Gras Baby Shower
  • Mardi Gras Dress Up Party

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