Laissez les bon temps roulez! Or in other words........let the good times roll!
With cajun blood running through my veins, of course I always get excited once the season for Mardi Gras rolls around. From the King Cakes, parades, and colorful costumes, it is always a fun time no matter where you celebrate it! Being from New Orleans, my parents always made sure to add a little touch of Mardi Gras decor around the house to celebrate, even if we didn't live there anymore. So of course I have taken those traditions into my own home and always make sure to add some purple, green, and gold touches.
So how can you host your own Mardi Gras soiree? Well I am so glad you asked because I have tons of party tricks up my sleeve to help you host the perfect Mardi Gras Party!
1. The Decor
Lots of purples, golds, and greens need to be in the mix...... and a few sparkles wouldn't hurt either! I am obsessed with the gorgeous Mardi Gras decor from Pier 1. This decor is such good quality and will last you year after year. Toss in a few masquerade masks, some beads, and a festive centerpiece for your table to make your guests feel like they have stepped into the French Quarter. Make sure to give your guests some beads to wear also as they arrive!
2. The Food
Whip up some gumbo or a hearty cajun meal. Don't forget to finish it off with a king cake or some festive cookies! Of course my favorite King Cakes are from Randazzos (which you can have ordered and delivered to your....um yes please!), but usually you can find one at your local grocery store as well this time of year or even try whipping one up yourself with this recipe.
3. The Music
This is probably my favorite part of Mardi Gras, the music!! Make a Mardi Gras playlist to keep your theme going and make sure to include songs like Second Line, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and Mardi Gras Mambo. This will be sure to have your guests on their feet dancing!
How do you like to celebrate Mardi Gras in your home?!