Mardi Gras Party Ideas - King Creole, We Gonna Have Fun on the Bayou
When traveling to Louisiana is not in the cards, then bring Bourbon Street to you by using these mardi gras party ideas to help you get started.
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras even if you cannot get to New Orleans yourself? Gather all of your friends and have a rockin' Mardi Gras stay-action. Kick the day off with a Mimosa, then work your way up to the revelry, Cajun style.
As the hostess, it will be up to you to make sure that the mardi gras theme party flows evenly and that no one takes the anything-goes atmosphere too far. While it is a safe bet that you will be serving alcohol, you need to make sure that you are playing it safe as well and never let a drunken guest drive home.
That being said, the other warning to keep in mind is this: do not allow the entire party to pass you by. Have as many things done ahead so that you can actually enjoy yourself and if anyone asks if you would like or need help, say yes.
If you are feeling particularly adventurous, order in a little bit of alligator meat to toss onto the grill; if not then stick to traditional fare such as Gumbo and Jambalaya to get the party started. Traditional Muffeletta sandwiches are another option. Remember though, if you are serving traditional fare, you must also provide less spicy options for those who cannot or will not brave the heat.
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When selecting your mardi gras party supplies - beads, beads, beads and more beads should be the start of your décor. The color choices are purple, gold and green and should be hung, draped or tossed as far as the eye can see. If you would like, you can throw in a few gators and other swamp critters to complete the look. Make sure that you include jazz posters as well.
Other mardi gras party supplies could include tablecloths, balloons, tableware, centerpieces, masks, hurricane glasses all in regal colors (purples, greens, yellows and golds) and accented with feathers and glitter. Boas and crowns can also be used as party of your mardi gras themed party supplies.
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