Well Valentine’s Day has come and gone and the stores are already getting their shelves ready for Easter. Whether you decided to make it a romantic couple weekend or a family fun weekend, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Now onto Mardi Gras, February 24th! Talk about a party atmosphere in New Orleans! Wow that is one city I would love to visit during Mardi Gras. I’ve been there before and have done the whole Bourbon Street thing, but would love to see the parades and parties and the craziness associated with Fat Tuesday!
If you can’t make it to the biggest party in the world in New Orleans, then by all means bring the madness of Mardi Gras to you! Throw a Mardi Gras theme party right in your own back yard. Decorate in the Mardi Gras colors so well known throughout the country of purple, green and gold. Balloons, tablecloths, beads, hats, masks and noisemakers all in these colors will make your partygoers feel as if they’re in the French Quarter. Don’t forget the music! It can’t be a Mardi Gras party without the music! It’s not one type of music but various sounds played together that make it unique to Carnival in New Orleans. Rhythm and blues, jazz and brass/funk get people up and dancing. Whip up some great Cajun cuisines like Jambalaya, Gumbo or Crawfish Boil.
However, the ultimate Mardi Gras party, rest assured, is in the costumes! The King’s Jesters can be found running around everywhere. Masks and costumes made of sequins, metallic and lots and lots of feathers. Around the necks of your partygoers will be feathered boas and multicolored beads. Dressing up in the Mardi Gras theme is so much fun!