Posted on: 11 October 2017
You might not have the time or budget to visit the Big Easy for Mardi Gras, but that doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun. Instead of going out to a Mardi Gras-themed bar in your city, consider hosting your own themed gathering for this annual event. Drinks, appetizers, and some laughs will make for a fun time with your friends, but Mardi Gras decorations will truly set this event apart. The obvious thing that you'll need is beads, which you can buy at your local party supply store. There are several other decoration items that you'll want to get in advance of the gathering, though, including these.
While Mardi Gras masks don't technically decorate your house, they allow your guests to decorate themselves — and a big appeal to attending a Mardi Gras gathering is getting to dress up. Buy a selection of masks so that you know everyone who attends your party will have access to one. Mardi Gras masks come in a wide range of style, including those geared toward women and those geared toward men. Happy and sad clowns, masks with peacock feathers, and other styles are commonly available, and you'll often find masks in such colors as gold, purple, and green — colors that are popular during Mardi Gras.
Feathers are a common decoration that people wear on their bodies during Mardi Gras, and while you can provide feather boas for people to drape over themselves upon entering your home, this decoration is also ideal for adorning your residence itself. Feather boas that suit your party's color theme — again, you may lean toward gold, purple, and green — can instantly send a message that this is a Mardi Gras gathering. Hang them off ceiling fans, from the tops of door frames, and wind them around your staircase banisters.
While your guests will definitely want to wear multiple strands of beads around their necks, you can also provide everyone with special necklaces that hold shot glasses or even larger drink cups. Although you should always endeavor to provide a safe environment in which people don't overindulge, it can be fun to carry a cup around on your necklace and fill it up when it's time to toast the evening. Sometimes, you can find these products with LED lights built in, which creates a funky vibe for your Mardi Gras party and helps to make it a gathering that people will remember for years.Share