19 Ways to Get into the Spirit of Mardi Gras {food, party, printables}


Mardi Gras is February 17th and to make it really easy for you to celebrate here are things to make for Mardi Gras which include masks, cupcake toppers, subway art, wreath, kings cake cupcakes, mini kings cakes, centerpiece and coasters.

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Mardi Gras

1.  Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler ~  This Mardi Gras party is festive and fun with the traditional color scheme of green, purple and gold. 

2.  Mardi Gras Masquerade Mask ~ Turn a plain plastic mask from drab to fab with crepe paper rosettes. 

3.  Mardi Gras Dinner Celebration ~ Easy and simple tips to throw your own Mardi Gras dinner celebration for your family.

4.  Mardi Gras Party {Brazilian Style} ~ Here is a pretty dessert table that incorporates the traditional Mardi Gras color palette with the addition of peacock feathers.  The combination is simply fab!   

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Mardi Gras Treats

5.  Mardi Gras Cake Pops ~ Just 3 cake mixes and gel food dye are used to make these festive treat on a stick.  Decorate with sprinkles for added flair.

6.  Mardi Gras King Cake Cupcakes ~ Adorable miniature king cakes as cupcakes!  Easier than the real thing to serve at a party – but you can still hide a baby in one. {giggle}

7.  Mardi Gras Gingerbread Mask Cookies {How-To} ~ Gingerbread cookies are no longer just for Christmas people!  Check out these oh-so-fabulous Mardi Gras Glitter cookies.  Set them out on your fancy trays at your Mardi Gras party for some fantastic edible decor.

8.  Mardi Gras Beignets ~ Learn how to make this delicious Louisiana confection in a few simple steps.  Shake to coat in powdered sugar.  They’re amazing served with jam, butter or even honey.

9.  Mardi Gras Cake ~ Inspired by Mardi Gras beads this cake is sure to impress your guests and tempt their taste buds.  Learn the technique to make this amazing pattern.  

10.  Mini King Cakes ~ Who can resist warm, soft and sweet bread?!  These mini king cakes are a delicious and easy alternative to the traditional King’s Cake.  It’s easy to put together and bakes well using refrigerated cinnamon rolls and colored sugar sprinkles.

11.  Mardi Gras Smoothie ~ A healthier treat loaded with blackberries, spinach, whey protein and coconut milk.  Bet you can’t guess what the layered flavors are!  

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Mardi Gras Printables 

12.  Mardi Gras Party Masks {free printable} ~ These festive purple and gold party masks are perfect for your next Mardi Gras party! All you have to do is print them, cut them out and attach a string to them. Don’t be afraid to have your own parade when they are finished. {wink} 

13.  Mardi Gras Party Circles {Free Printables} ~ With these festive printables you can make cupcake toppers, favor tags, invitations, thank you cards, napkin rings, party hats, place cards and more! Download the file, print, and punch them out with a circle or decorative punch.  A perfect addition to your party!

14.  Mardi Gras Printable Party Tags ~ You can use these festive Mardi Gras printables as cupcake toppers or attach them to treat bags and pass out as treats for the classroom or for Mardi Gras party favors.

15.  Mardi Gras Pennant Banner ~ Use this festive printable banner to decorate your home for your Mardi Gras celebration.  Simply download, print, cut and string together.

16.  Mardi Gras Subway Art ~ Decorate your home with this festive Mardi Gras Subway Art.  All things indicative of Mardi Gras are written on the art.  Simply download, print and frame.

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Mardi Gras Decorations

17.  Mardi Gras Bead Wreath ~ This wreath would be a fabulous hostess gift if you are headed to a Mardi Gras party, or it would also be great if you have a friend or neighbor who is a big LSU fan. Maybe if that’s what you are doing.

18.  DIY Mardi Gras Centerpiece ~ Making a Mardi Gras Craft that is pretty and decorative is easier than you may think. Not a lot of items are needed and it comes together rather quickly. Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with this fun and festive centerpiece!

19.  Mardi Gras Coasters ~ Mardi Gras beads aren’t just for throwing or wearing you can turn them into festive coasters for party drinks.  Simply glue them onto felt in a coiled pattern.



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