Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is a big moment to have a party, whether you’re in New Orleans or at home. You’re sure to have a good time with these fantastic Mardi Gras party decorating ideas, as well as a stunning Mardi Gras tablescape for serving some delicious Mardi Gras food and drinks.
Mardi Gras Party Ideas
No matter what time of year it is, such a lavish, show-stopping event makes for a fantastic party theme. Mardi Gras themed parties are sure to impress your guests, whether you’re throwing a private dinner party or a business event.
We’ve compiled step plan for throwing an unforgettable Mardi Gras bash. We can’t wait to assist you in planning the party of your dreams, from choosing a fantastic caterer (think king cakes, jambalaya, and po’boys) to booking top-notch entertainment.
Purple, yellow, and gold are timeless Mardi Gras colors. To really bring your celebration to life, add decorations like lights and beads. Keep scrolling for more decoration ideas.
With beads, beads, and more beads, make your own Mardi Gras hanging decoration! All you’ll need is a lot of plastic bead necklaces, a hot glue gun, and some creativity. It’s all up to you to drape, hang, and dangle them in cool color patterns and original designs.
To make this elegant chandelier design, we clipped strands and attached them in color-block rows around the edge of a huge bowl. Make your glam pièce de résistance with a slew of large beads, pendants, and doubloons.
You can never have too many Mardi Gras beads, believe us when we say so. They can be hung around to offer an eye-catching touch of Mardi Gras glitz to your party decor, as well as in centerpieces and other DIY projects.
Bead necklaces in big cocktail glasses serve as more than just decorations for the krewe; they also serve as grab-and-go party Mardi Gras accessories! Add a masquerade mask in vivid green, purple, and gold and a spray centerpiece for glamour fit for the Queen of Carnival. The ideal addition to any French Quarter celebration!
Champagne gets a festive makeover! A glam table centerpiece for Mardi Gras is a clear ice bucket adorned with green, purple, and gold bead necklaces and a feathered mask. For this Louisiana design, we love green champagne flutes with a harlequin table runner. Allow the good times to begin… and the drinks to flow!
Use a Mardi Gras scene setter to transform your party location into the French Quarter. Simply tape or stick one of these lightweight vinyl posters to the focal wall of your party room. Place a table nearby with Mardi Gras beads, hats, and accessories to serve as a photo booth for your guests.
Party Costumes and Outfit
If you’re wondering what to wear to a Mardi Gras party, sometimes all you need is one eye-catching accessory. A gigantic bead necklace is a simple way to refresh the classic beads-on-beads look.
Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of room to stock up on future “throws” like more beaded necklaces, cash, and possibly coconuts that will undoubtedly come your way.
Masks have been a part of Mardi Gras tradition since the 1800s, and they provide a feeling of secrecy and mystery to the celebration. A masquerade mask may assist you in letting go of your inhibitions if you are shy. They go with nearly any outfit, which is an added benefit.
For Mardi Gras, a mask is required in both form and function, so make this signature item a show-stopper. Choose a mask that amps up the Mardi Gras celebrations, whether it’s with billowing feathers or dazzling glitter.
Wear a Mardi Gras costume to your party or parade if you’re feeling inspired by the kings and queens of Mardi Gras.
Begin with a crown of your choice, such as this bejeweled gold type. Layer on must-have beads and match your headpiece with a faux fur-trimmed royal robe – make sure you have plenty to throw to your royal subjects! Make it rain beads, then rule the party with a cup in your hand!
Make sure your Mardi Gras outfit looks just as beautiful up close to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Go large with fake eyelashes and a strong eye shadow look in purple, gold, and green to draw attention to your makeup.
Party Food Ideas
Food is an important part of any party, regardless of the theme. Try adding them to the menu to spice up your party or merely to add an unique twist.
Jambalaya is a spicy, hearty, and substantial dinner made with shrimp, sausage, rice, and seasoning that can be made in a cast-iron skillet and is sure to fire up your gathering.
Gumbo is a spicy stew containing meats, fish, and vegetables served with rice.
Crawfish, shrimp, mussels, and scallops are popular Mardi Gras ingredients.
Side dishes including fried okra, rice, hush puppies, potato wedges, macaroni and cheese, grits, collard greens, and cornbread are delicious.
E-Invites are the most convenient way to send invitations to an event with both in-person and virtual options. This way, guests can select the option that best suits them, and you can link to your virtual party and request virtual guests’ addresses so that you can deliver their party packages to them.
We have a number of free templates with a variety of customization possibilities available. This is a great opportunity to be creative.
If you’re wondering on how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.
To have a wonderful Mardi Gras party, you don’t have to live in New Orleans or France. You can celebrate Fat Tuesday the proper way, too, with some careful planning and a group of friends.