Wishing you could be in the beautiful, historic city of New Orleans during the biggest celebration of the year?
If you can’t be there for the parades and parties, the second best thing is to bring Fat Tuesday to your house! Here are some tips for creating your own awesome Mardi Gras—food, fabulous decorations, cocktails and more!
Just because you’re not partying it up in New Orleans, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Check out this inspiration board that has some of my favorite party décor and supplies you can use for your own Mardi Gras!
- Green lantern
- Purple lantern
- Bucket of beads
- Gold mask
- Purple tea light
- Green tea light
- Wine glasses
Of course, it’s never a party without food—remember you’re bringing New Orleans to your house, so follow some of these easy and delicious Mardi Gras recipes:
You can’t throw a Mardi Gras party without the traditional King Cake! Don’t forget to hide a coin (it’s really an edible surprise!); the lucky recipient is said to have good luck in the coming year and might have to host the next Mardi Gras party! Also try Lemon Mardi Gras Squares.
The Hurricane Cocktail is a signature New Orleans cocktail. It’s served at one of the most popular bars in New Orleans’ French Quarter called Pat O’Brien’s and is a must at any Mardi Gras party! You can also check out nybarfly’s Unique Cocktails for Mardi Gras for more great ideas.
Paperless Post is great for sending out invitations and they have a beautiful selection of Mardi Gras invitations this year! If you want to take even more stress off your party planning, make it a potluck and send each guest a recipe to bring to the party.
Throwing a Mardi Gras party has never been easier. Now go grab some beads and get the party started!