Mardi Gras Celebrations

Mardi Gras green, purple, and gold beads laid out in the shape of a mask

These ideas for Mardi Gras celebrations are sure to put your party on the map. Lent is just around the corner, but until that time, some serious party preparations are in order!

Need some inspiration on what to serve and how to decorate? We've got Mardi Gras food from appetizers to desserts, and crafts from beads to centerpieces. And of course there's downloadable Mardi Gras party invitations to make sure there are plenty of folks on hand to partake of your grand carnival celebration.

There's lots to know about the grand traditions associated with this fabulous celebration. We even have a whole page on the meaning of Mardi Gras beads!



Let the good times roll!

Break out the food and turn up the music. Click on the links below to be sure your Mardi Gras celebration is absolutely slammin'!

Mardi Gras Party Invitation
Spread the word on your carnival shindig with a Mardi Gras party invitation that's super easy. Download, print, and fling it joyously out into the world.

Traditions of Mardi Gras
Indulge in the many exhilarating aspects of Mardi Gras, from parades to food to balls.

Mardi Gras Food
Serve up your Mardi Gras food with all the festive, jazzy spirit of the Carnival season.

Meaning of Mardi Gras Beads
Be the one in the know when it comes to glittery, ubiquitous, always fun Mardi Gras beads.



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Try these spooky drinks
for a boo-tiful party!

black martini
witch's brew

Crunchy party snacks,
yummy party fare!

chestnuts & pals
pumpkin seeds