an alternative, mail out inexpensive
masks with a
hand written or computer generated tag attached
with all the details of the party as your
invitation. Request that each guest customize
their mask to match their party attire, and wear
the mask to the party. Suggest that they can
embellish them with feathers, tulle,
rhinestones, paint, sequins, etc. Award prizes
for different categories "biggest", "most
creative", "best match with attire", etc.
Gras Masks can be attached to a Mardi Gras
theme invitation with curling ribbon.
Mardi Gras Party Ideas
It's the greatest
party of the year! Mardi Gras signifies the last time to really
let loose and enjoy ourselves before the lean Lent season
begins. A Mardi Gras theme is perfect for any celebration that
calls for extravagance, elegance and opulence! Bar/Bat Mitzvahs,
milestone birthdays, weddings, proms, and black tie fund-raising
events all lend themselves perfectly to choosing this theme.
Have a Bourbon Street Party, Mardi Gras Mania Party ,"Peacock
Masquerade Ball" or
If you've got a family or group of friends who love costumes,
you're in luck! A fancy dress theme party provides an
opportunity to pull out all the stops! Mardi Gras is the perfect
occasion for a colorful costume party, so tell your guests to
get creative if they dare. You can even have a miniature parade,
with contests for the most original and elaborate costumes.
Don't forget to
crown a King and Queen for your Parade.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether that
theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as specific as
a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
What do the colors of Mardi Gras (purple, green and gold)
represents Justice, Green represents
Faith and Gold represents
Accent your event with purple, green and gold.
Mardi Gras Slogans:
After selecting a theme for your party, choose a
slogan to use in your invitations, and to use in
tying in decorations, favors and etc. to your
theme. Here are a few ideas:
"Mardi Gras Mania"
- "Mardi Gras
- "Fat Tuesday
- "Mardi Gras
- "Have Beads
- Will Party!"
For the most
dramatic effect, ask guests to dress in
Black-tie Formal Wear or
Mardi Gras Costumes and have a "Midwinter
Masquerade" Ball or a
If you choose black-tie formal and you suspect
that some people will be reluctant, make the
party "Black-tie Optional". That way, most
people will come dressed up, and those who are
reluctant won't avoid the party.
attending a Mardi Gras party should definitely
Mardi Gras Mask and
Mardi Gras Beads!
Be sure to have them on hand to pass out to your
guests when they arrive. Masks and beads are an easy and
affordable way to dress up your guests and get
them in the spirit. If you
have some reluctant guests, have a few simple
style masks available so that all may
participate in the fun. Again, masks are a great
way to add some decorating flair to the whole
party scene and not just the partygoers
The enchantment of kings and queens can be yours
this Mardi Gras! So honor the royal tradition of
Mardi Gras and
crown your own party king and
Just right for
that particular jester in your life. Accent your
Mardi Gras theme with a purple, green and gold
Mardi Gras Jester Hat.
Mardi Gras Decorating
with large Mardi Gras decorations and
work your way down to the small items
like Mardi Gras toss coins.
a majestic animal that has been revered
throughout the ages. They have are a
symbol of beauty, prosperity, royalty,
love, compassion, soul and peace — find
inspiration for any Mardi Gras event
inside the iridescent feathers of a
peacock! Host a
Masquerade Ball", from indigo and
green to turquoise and plum, the
shimmering shades of plumage offer a
variety of jewel-tone color combos that
perfectly match Mardi Gras colors. The
vibrant hues and feathery patterns
create a classy, contemporary look for a
Mardi Gras Event.
always room for a jester or two at your
Mardi Gras theme party. Make sure to
capture their antics on film with the
jester stand-in, or the paste your face
Use a clear
cylinder vase. Place Mardi Gras beads
inside the vase (purple, gold & green) in
parfait fashion. Add masks on a stick,
large gold, green & purple Ostrich plume
feathers and gold ting ting (available at craft
and floral supply stores). Set on a round mirror
with green, gold & purple beads.
green, gold feathers into a Styrofoam base, add
gold ting ting or onion grass (available at
craft and floral supply stores) between the
feathers. Place assorted colored
masks on a stick
into the center along with a small gold
Mardi Gras Sequin Hat upside down, place
Styrofoam down in hat and
cover with shred. Add
masks on a stick
and gold & green ting ting (available at craft
and floral supply stores). Lay
Mardi Gras beads
around the base of the hat.
Place a square
green satin pillow in the center of the table.
Purple Kings Crown
on top of the pillow and drape with
Mardi Gras beads.
Bring color to
the table via cloth napkins. Give each person
two napkins slipped into one napkin ring (Mardi Gras beads
make excellent napkin rings). Use two different
colors, two coordinating patterns or one
patterned and one solid-colored napkin. A
colorful setting can be achieved with little
effort this way.
alternative is to order personalized
napkins to match
your color theme, and have them imprinted with a
special message and design. You can delight
guests with a message that lets them know how
much you care. You can choose from a wide range
of napkins, ink
colors, and designs to match your theme. The
napkins will serve several purposes: great
decorating in disguise, and a delightful memento
for the guests. Carlson
offers Personalized Napkins, in their
section and designs to fit all occasions, we
like the Masquerade Party (BMK) and Mask (MSK)
designs for Mardi Gras.
Being surrounded by flickering candles is a sure
"fire" way to boost the mood. A room in any
condition will look great illuminated by the
glow of candles. Candles are a great way to pull
together a sophisticated color theme. They add
mood lighting.....Use candles, candles, and more
candles in shades of purple, green and gold to
match your theme.
Guests will be
thrilled to be taking home Mardi Gras favors as
keepsakes. Fat Tuesday favors are also great for
your office's Mardi Gras theme party -- they
will keep your staff laughing and smiling for
days on end! Mardi Gras party favors don't have
to be used at Mardi Gras themed parties only --
they make great classroom rewards, too!