Mardi Gras Party Invitation

Time to party like there's no tomorrow!

In order to send a Mardi Gras party invitation, you kind of need to know the answer to "when is Mardi Gras?" Mardi Gras is literally French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, and is called this because it's the last day of eating before the fasting of Lent commences. So now you know the date of your party!

Mardi Gras origins are steeped in tradition and endless fun. Our first Mardi Gras party invitation illustrates the joy of Mardi Gras. Tossing beads is an exhilarating tradition for young and old alike. Gussie up the invitation by adding a little note. It's a perfect place to talk about the traditions of Mardi Gras or the meaning of Mardi Gras beads. Definitely mention the basics, like the significance of the colors: purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.

Pump up the fun by making your Mardi Gras invite interactive. What do I mean by that, you ask? Well, for starters, you can plan on having a "create your own mask" contest as part of your Mardi Gras crafts, and then include something your guests can use. Any of the below would work and fit nicely in an envelope:

  • Feathers
  • Jewels
  • Strands of sequins
  • Satin ribbons

Or how about including a Mardi Gras dessert recipe, like the traditional King Cake? See our traditions of Mardi Gras to learn more about the King Cake. Then ask your guests to bring one of their favorite Mardi Gras desserts as a contribution to the good eatin' that will be going on. The added bonus here is that it's so much simpler to plan your menu now that you know desserts are covered.

So, as you iron out the details of your greatest bash ever, our printable Mardi Gras cards will get you and your fellow revelers together easily and in style. Pick one (or two or three...this is not the time to hold back), download, then print your Mardi Gras card on pretty paper. Lookin' good!

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Text Inside:

join us for mardi gras./
just have a good time and the beads are yours...honest
Text Inside:

the french quarter awaits!/
join us for mardi gras.
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who dat?/
come celebrate mardi gras with us.
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Everyone will be in the party spirit on Fat Tuesday, but you do have to let them know where the party will be! Start your Mardi Gras celebrations off right with one of these great Mardi Gras party invitations. Time to let the good times roll!



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