While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans.
Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot of supplies. Think green, gold, and purple!
- Use lots of green, gold, and purple balloons.
- Brightly colored posterboards can be used as “happy and sad” theatre faces as well as some eye masks.
- Beads, beads, beads!
- Christmas lights can add an accent to the rich colors.
- Create your own noisemakers with any type of container and a few beans or rice inside.
Invitations– The invitations can include the Mardi Gras masks and lots of green, yellow, and purple beads with “Celebrate” or “Party” on the face cover.
Food/Drink– Consider a blend of seafood, Cajun, and jambalaya. Easy recipes can be found online or in many cookbooks. Festive drink options can include Hurricanes, Bloody Marys, and Mint Juleps.