Mardi Gras is Tuesday, y’all! How did that sneak up on us? It’s time get festive and throw a fabulous Mardi Gras party. Even if it’s just a game-night with friends and neighbors or a family dinner with some festive touches, these 9 Mardi Gras party ideas and recipes are sure to add a little pizzazz to your party!
MARDI GRAS PARTY IDEAS
Set up a Masked Mardi Gras tablescape! I styled this Mardi Gras tablescape for Homes.com (click here to see all the photos). I share lots of tips and tricks including wrapping napkins with Mardi Gras beads, a simple and festive “napkin ring”!
MINI KING CAKE DONUT HOLES
This is one of my favorite party favor ideas! At my Masked Mardi Gras Party, I served up mini King Cake donuts to guests in little gold favor boxes! They are the perfect sweet treat to finish the evening! Get the instructions here.
Free Mardi Gras Printables! We shared these on our site several years ago, we love them so they’re back here in our round-up of favorite Mardi Gras party ideas too! Download the cupcake toppers here! P.S. They don’t have to be used as cupcake toppers. Print on stickers for labels or attach to toothpicks to go into a King Cake!
MINI KING CAKES
Now y’all know I love anything mini so these mini King Cakes created by Angie of Eclectic Recipes for Pillsbury (recipe here) are just right my alley! How cute are these for a Mardi Gras party? These would even be fabulous for a Mardi Gras brunch or festive dessert treat. Yum, yum!
DIY BEAD COASTERS
If you want to get your “DIY” on, then use up extra Mardi Gras beads to make these super awesome beaded coasters! How cute? I love these not only for Mardi Gras but year-round for adding a pop of color to your coffee table or work desk. Get the DIY here on Rust & Sunshine!
KING CAKE CUPCAKES
What is cuter than mini King Cakes? King Cake cupcakes, that’s what! I love these because who doesn’t love a cupcake? Combine cupcakes with the signature Mardi Gras colors and you’re on your way to a fabulous New Orleans style party! Grab the recipe from Love and Flour here!
MARDI GRAS TABLESCAPE
The dyed tablecloth and gold chairs instantly caught my eye in this Mardi Gras tablescape by Magnolia Creative Company! The festive beads and masks on the chairs are the perfect greeting for guests to get in the party mood!
It’s not Mardi Gras without a cocktail. I absolutely love the classic Hurricane cocktail, it’s the traditional favorite for Mardi Gras celebrations! I always use my brother’s recipe for a classic Hurricane whenever I make them! Set up a cocktail bar with all the ingredients of Hurricanes to let guests make their own. Don’t forget to make nonalcoholic versions for the kids.
MASK SUGAR COOKIES
If you’re looking for a fun Mardi Gras idea for the kids (or even a girl’s night in), then have a baking + Mardi Gras bonanza and make masked sugar cookies in greens, golds, purples, etc! Add edible luster dust and glitter for lots of sparkle. Get the full tutorial for these beauties from Sweetopia!