The popularity of Mardi Gras continues to spread across the United States. Parties with a Mardi Gras theme are unique and fun because of the unique culture of Mardi Gras itself.
Here are a few suggestions to help make your Mardi Gras Party a big success --
The king cake is central to any Mardi Gras party. It is a delicious cake decorated in the traditional purple, green and gold colors of Mardi Gras. A small plastic baby is hidden inside of the king cake. The tradition is that the person that receives the baby in their slice of cake has to give the next king cake party! But you can make it anything you wish. You could give the guest a prize or make them do something funny instead.
Masks are an integral part of Mardi Gras and offering your party guests a mask to wear adds to the fun. There are 2 basic types of masks available. Some masks are held in place by a rubber band that goes around the back of the head, and others are attached to a stick that is used to hold the mask up to the face, but allows it to be easily moved away.
Plates and Napkins
King cake always taste better if eaten on a Mardi Gras plate! So consider adding Mardi Gras themed plates and napkins to your party shopping list.
The most popular items thrown from floats during Mardi Gras are the beads. The traditional colors for these beads are purple, green and gold. Beads are not very expensive add another festive touch to your party. Our most popular bead is the 33” 7.5 mm, and can be ordered by the gross (144).
Another popular item thrown from floats are plastic Mardi Gras cups. These are also great for a party, and can be provided to your guests by “throwing” them, or simply stacked on a table. The cups are very inexpensive and have various Mardi Gras images printed on them. They come 20-25 to a pack and hold approximately 10-12 ounces.
Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix
Once your guests have their authentic Mardi Gras cup in hand, they will need them to be filled with something good to drink! The world famous Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane is the perfect drink for your Mardi Gras party, and our Hurricane Mix makes it easy to make the perfect Hurricane. (Always have a designated driver.)
Hanging a Mardi Gras flag on the front of your house is a sure way to identify which house is having the Mardi Gras party. We also have Cajun foods and pralines for those who want to go all out with the New Orleans Mardi Gras theme.