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Mardi Gras Party

Inform everyone ahead of time that there will be a Mardi Gras party by hanging a personalized banner. There are dozens to chose from but these are a few of my favorites.
Mardi Gras Mambo Mask Banner, Mardi Gras Mambo Banner
Gator Dancing Custom Banner, Mardi Gras Dancing Gator BannerSet the mood by transforming your room with festive decorations. These are a few of my favorites, CLICK HERE TO FIND YOURS.
Mardi Gras masks can also be taped to the walls or placed throughout the party area for extra decoration. When it comes to Mardi Gras more is better, it's all about excess and indulgence so it's almost impossible to go overboard with the decorations.


Incorporate beads, masks, and coins into games or activities throughout the night. Beads can be awarded for winning games, answering trivia questions or just being at the right spot at the right time. The winner of the evening can be the guest who has amassed the most Mardi Gras items by the end of the night!

Mardi Gras Bucket O Beads, Mardi Gras Container of Beads

Have members of Resident Council vote on what they would like served for Mardi Gras. Below are some choices for a New Orleans style fare.

Steamed crawfish
crawfish etoufee
andouille sausages
dirty rice
Po’ Boy sandwiches
Red beans and rice
Shrimp beignets
Cajun hashbrowns
Sweet potato casserole
Bread pudding
Spicy shrimp cocktail
Grilled catfish
cajun crab dip
Mississippi Mud Pie
King Cake
History of the King Cake

Use Mardi Gras Tablecloths and Tableware.
Sprinkle metallic confetti in purple, green and gold down the table. Lay some Mardi Gras bead necklaces in the same coordinating colors over the top of the confetti, then scatter some gold doubloon coins randomly down the table runner.

Mardi Gras Metallic Table Skirts

Take some fun pictures using this Mardi Gras Photo Op

Mardi Gras Photo Op, Personalized Mardi Gras Photo Op, Mardi Gras Photo Setting

Be sure to complete the festive mood with some good music.
Check at your local library for more good music.

Dixieland Dancing - Set up a dance floor and play New Orleans style or Dixie Land jazz for guests to dance to.

Mardi Gras Party Music, Mardi Gras Music, Mardi Gras CD

A few days before the party offer some inexpensive masks to be decorated using curling ribbon, glitter, feathers, paint... Ask participants to be creative in decorating the mask...and then have them wear them to the party! Let them know you'll be offering some great prizes for the most creative, most outrageous masks at the party!

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