MARDI GRAS PARTY IDEAS AND DECORATIONS

It's time to get jazzy and break out your beads because Mardi Gras is just around the corner! There's no better way to celebrate le festival than by throwing a spectacular Mardi Gras-themed party. We can't resist all the sparkly decorations, so we're narrowing down our favorites so you can throw the best Mardi Gras party on the block! 

First things first, what should you wear to a Mardi Gras party? The answer is simple: Put on your most fabulous party attire, layer some Mardi Gras beads, and accessorize with a fun themed crown

And don't forget the classic Mardi Gras masquerade mask! This DIY mask and crown kit has everything to make your own; and it doubles as a festive activity for your party guests. 

Now let's get into the decor. The best Mardi Gras party decoration is a bright and colorful balloon garland. We love to layer, so we also added this sensational gold mask balloon to really make our party corner pop! As far as Mardi Gras party supplies go, balloons are a must-have!

There's no such thing as too many Mardi Gras decorations, so adding a few extra sparkly garlands and banners is always a good idea. This colorful garland in particular would look fantastique hanging above a party table, or layered with the balloons!

Don't be afraid to get creative, because in the end you'll have the perfect Mardi Gras party backdrop for Instagram! 

If you're really wanting to elevate your party game, consider having a bouquet with flowers in classic Mardi Gras colors, gold, green and purple. We even added a masquerade mask to ensure it flowed nicely with the rest of our decor. 

We love using flowers in any kind of celebration, but we especially love it here because it makes the perfect centerpiece for a Mardi Gras party! 

The most important element in any Fat Tuesday celebration is the cake! We went with an aesthetically pleasing, and totally tasty purple layered Mardi Gras cake, but the options are endless. King Cakes are always a hit too!

To bring that extra wow-factor, we recommend placing it on a fun cake stand and decorating the base with colorful beads.

For other Mardi Gras treats, candy is the way to go. Oh, and don't forget the booze! Glamorous cocktails are a necessity for a Mardi party, so serve them up in sparkly fringe cups, and add a few fleur de lis drink stirrers. 

We adore purple, gold, and green together, so this Mardi Gras tableware is a dream! We recommend layering plates for a really stylish set-up. Try out a large green dinner sized plate underneath a smaller lilac plate, and embellish with gold cutlery

For more shimmer and shine, top your plate with a little gold glitter crown. They look absolutely adorable on any table, and they make the perfect Mardi Gras party favor! 

Don't forget to sprinkle all the confetti anywhere you can! Your Mardi Gras guests should be leaving a little sparkle wherever they go! 

Well, that just about sums up our tips and ideas for throwing a perfect Mardi Gras party! We hope you let the good times roll and have a ball this Fat Tuesday. Keep calm and Mardi on!