Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to travel all the way to Bourbon Street to have fun for Mardi Gras. Bring the party to you!
Gather up some friends and enjoy the big, beautiful celebration of life that is Fat Tuesday. Get creative with these four easy ways to throw a little Mardi Gras celebration in your own home.
1. Go Big With Color
Incorporate classic Fat Tuesday royal colors into your decor. Rich greens, deep purples and touches of gold are an energizing and elegant way to follow Mardi Gras tradition.
Style Tip: Put together dazzling purple floral arrangements for a chic tablescape.
Don’t forget your carnival gear! Allow your guests to decorate their own masks they can wear at the party. Spark their crafty side with materials like flower petals, glitter, rhinestones, sequins, and feathers.
2. Add Some Shine
Mix in some shiny gold pieces on your table to break up too much dark color. Our gold baroque frame adds grandeur to your table setting plus it’s something classic that can be used for future parties.
Create an amazing focal point on or above your table. Make a chandelier made of gold beads or find other unique ways to incorporate beads into your decor.
3. Make Easy Festive Food
Two absolute must-haves for an authentic Mardi Gras party are king cake and red beans and rice.
Source: Eclectic Recipes | Pillsbury
Hostess Tip: Use quick and easy recipes to cut down your time in the kitchen so you have more time to spend with guests.
Bake simple mini king cakes in 25 minutes that your guests are sure to love! You can cut down cook time for your red beans and rice by using canned red beans instead of dried beans.
4. Give Fleur de Lis Favors
Leave your guests with a souvenir they’ll want to keep! Fleur de lis favors are the perfect gifts to give. Fleur de lis translates from French to mean “flower of the lily,” a symbol of Louisiana’s early settlers. The state takes pride in their French heritage, and their state symbol is prominent in New Orleans.
For the ideal gift, create your own DIY “throws,” items krewe members on floats throw to parade-goers. Throws wouldn’t be complete without colorful beads, but you can also bundle up fun favors your guests can use anytime like a fleur de lis bottle opener or bottle stopper.
How are you getting festive this year for Mardi Gras?
Happy Mardi Gras!