Mardi Gras Theme Party Supplies

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Mardi Gras Party Ideas


A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
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A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
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A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
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Set up poles, bottles and other objects for your guests to try and throw Mardi Gras necklaces around. Award more points for harder to hit targets.

After Christmas sales are a great time to get beaded garland (in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of gold, green and purple!)

Have blank masquerade masks available for your guests to decorate. Award prizes for Best Overall and Most Original. For more outgoing guests, inform your guests ahead of time (in your invitations) that there will be a mask design competitions so that they can be working on them BEFORE the party and show up with them.

Play a few rounds of Mardi Gras bingo. This also a great game to play throughout the evening, giving out squares as the party progresses. You can either create your own Mardi Gras themed bingo boards or download them from the Internet HERE.

Hang up different New Orleans street signs about your party area - especially Bourbon Street!

Holding a juggling contest among your guests! It's amazing how many closet jugglers there are out there. For the less skilled, time each participant to see how long they can keep the three balls in the air.

Ask around to anyone you know (or a friend of someone you know) who plays a horned instrument. It would be great if they could play a piece at your party. However, even if they are unable to (or don’t want to) ask if you can borrow their horn(s). They look great as table centerpieces!

Balloons are great decorations for a Mardis Gras party. For a great effect, consider stringing helium balloons together on a thin thread in strands of 6-8 balloons a piece. Weight them down to create a ‘column’ of balloons. These look great for your guests to walk past as they enter your party space - sort of creating a hallway or gauntlet of balloons!

Take a look in your holiday box of decorations (asking around to friends and family also works.) At Christmas time they sell all green Christmas Tree lights and at Halloween time they sell purple ones. These are great to use throughout your party space (as those are two of the three main colors for a traditional Mardis Gras party - yellow being the third.)

Play a few rounds of Mardi Gras bingo. This also a great game to play throughout the evening, giving out squares as the party progresses. You can either create your own Mardi Gras themed bingo boards or download them from the Internet

Visit your local party supply store (or check out different sites online) and purchase inexpensive party masks (think masquerade ball.) You have the option to decorate the masks in a traditional Mardis Gras style (if you have the time and energy) however leaving them alone will also work. On the inside of the masks, write all of the party information details with a black Sharpie - they make for great Mardis Gras party invitations!

Ahead of time make ice cubes using different colors of drink mix - yellow, green and purple. You can use lemonade, Kool-aid or any drink mix that you’d like just so that you have the three different colors. Once you have the ice cubes made, set them in a bowl to be used by your guests. It’s advisable to separate the colors/flavors of ice cubes in three separate bowls as they will melt slightly…the mixture of the colors at the bottom of the bowl could be a bit visually unappetizing. For refreshments serve lemon-lime soda or gingle ale. Each guest can then take one of the ice cubes to flavor their drink! It’s a lot of fun to do and the Mardis Gras colors will be all over the room!

When selecting your food choices, consider traditional New Orleans style food. A Cajun jambalaya can be a great choice because it’s easy to make and party favorite. There are lots of simple recipes online that can be easily followed. For a more adventurous crowd, consider using alligator meat in the jambalaya (found at specialty food stores.) You don’t need a lot (because there are so many different ingredients in jambalaya) and it could be a real adventurous dish taking people to real South!

Remember that it considered good luck to receive the piece of cake with the baby inside if you are considering serving Mardis Gras cake!

Purchase cheap plastic gold coins to be used in every activity and game (finding the coins, earning the coins through winning different games - including earning coins for simply participating in certain activities.) At the end of the evening, allow each guest to ‘buy’ raffle tickets with the coins that they’ve earned throughout the night. Now you can raffle off different prizes (or a single prize) as the grand finale to your party. Consider giving each guest one free coin as they enter you party so that they will feel like they’ve already ‘started’ collecting

 


A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
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A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
DOWNLOAD IT NOW!


A Complete DOWNLOADABLE Mardi Gras Themed Bingo Set!
DOWNLOAD IT NOW!