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Mardi Gras Party Ideas

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These Mardi Gras party ideas will bring all of the excitement of this huge celebration right into your living room!

Learn how to set the stage for an awesome event: bright colors of purple, gold, and green; Cajun food aromas filling the air; the sounds of Zydeco and Jazz music resonating in the background, and much more! So put on your party hat, and read on to find out how to throw an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration!

Mardi Gras Party Invitations

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These invites from are perfect for a Mardi Gras celebration! You can get them custom printed for a great price, and they even have an online RSVP manager to help you keep track of who's coming to your party. Love that!

Making your own invitations could be fun if you're the creative type. Use purple, green, and gold cardstock to come up with some unique invitations of your own.

For a unique and creative twist, use masks as invitations. has some awesome pre-made masquerade invites, or you can purchase Mardi Gras masks, and make your own. I love this idea because the guests can then wear the masks to the party!

Mardi Gras Party Decoration Ideas

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Don't forget to add festive decorations to your Mardi Gras party ideas list!

A Mardi Gras party theme is full of fun and energy, so you’ll want a party atmosphere to match.

Here are a few ideas to help you liven up your party area:

  • Fill your room with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. According to Mardi Gras history, purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.
  • Break Out the Beads! Handing out the famous Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces are one of the most popular mardi gras party ideas! Make sure you have lots of them to give away to your guests and to use for decoration. Mardi Gras Coins are another popular trinket that you shouldn’t be without.
  • Turn Your Home Quarters into the French Quarter! From New Orleans street lights to grand French Quarter balconies, you can bring The Big Easy right into your living room with props from

  • Crank Up the Music! Your Mardi Gras celebration wouldn’t be complete without Mardi Gras music! has a great selection of Jazz and Zydeco music that would be perfect to liven up your party.

Mardi Gras Activities

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A Mardi Gras Party theme is so much fun that the entertainment is almost “built in!”

If you want to plan a couple of activities to keep the party hopping, lots of dancing and a costume contest are great ideas to keep your guests happy and entertained.

There are some really great costume ideas further down the page. Scroll down to take a peek, or click here to jump down to take a look.

Mardi Gras Food

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There’s nothing like a great Mardi Gras party recipe to tantalize everyone’s taste buds!

Here are some delicious suggestions that will fill your party with irresistible Cajun aromas:

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

The Best of the Bayou Pizza

Shrimp Jambalaya

Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

Quick and Easy Mardi Gras King Cake

Hurricane Cocktails

Mardi Gras Vacation Packages

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Has all of this Mardi Gras talk inspired you to take part in the real deal? There are some awesome New Orleans vacation packages and deals that will put you right in the heart of the celebration!

The famous Mardi Gras Parades are going on almost daily from January 19th through February 12, 2013. This parade schedule tells you all of the parade times and locations, which can help you determine when and where you should stay to get in on the action. You may also find some more Mardi Gras party ideas on that site.

You can also take a peek at this Mardi Gras Web Cam to see what's happening in The Big Easy right now!

Mardi Gras Party Supplies

As the Mardi Gras party theme becomes more and more popular, the variety of party supplies gets better and better! has a phenomenal selection of costumes, decorations, trinkets, and other Mardi Gras party ideas that are definitely worth checking out. Take a look:

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