Plan by Party Consultant Michelle Hylton
Multiple vendors in party plan.
Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday".
Gras Carnival season begins on January 6th, the Twelfth Night, Epiphany or Kings
Day and ends on Fat Tuesday.
Gras falls on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of the 40-day
(not counting the 6 Sundays) season
of Lent (or 46 days before Easter).
year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday,
March 4, 2014
colors of Mardi Gras are:
theme can be used year round for:
or Bachelorette Parties
New Party Ticket Invitation
Give out the Hottest Ticket
in Town for Your Mardi Gras Party!
You Customize it!
Printed on Authentic Ticket
(Click on ticket
to enter store)
New Photo Ticket Invitation
Make Your Tables
You'll feel like your dining on Bourbon
Street when you decorate your tables with the
Mardi Gras Mambo table setting. Items
are sold separately so you can add your own touch.
For small gatherings these party packs
are perfect. Each kit has table service for eight people including
balloons and curling ribbon to make your Mardi Gras party a great
Toss colorful beads,
doubloons on your tables. Wrap utensils
napkins with wrap with beads.
If your looking to light up the night,
try some fun light
up glasses, straws or ice cubes.
Mardi Gras Paper Table Runner
to add flair and pizaaz to your buffet table.
Set the Party Scene
Transform any space into a New Orleans
party scene with our Mardi Gras decorations. Whether you're celebrating
Fat Tuesday, your high school prom, or a masquerade party for a charity,
try our props to fill a large space, or balloons for just a pop of
Set The Stage Mardi Gras Party
Create the magic of the French Quarter in
any party venue. Choose your Set the Stage Mardi Gras Party in one of
our three fabulous sizes - basic, deluxe, or ultimate - or purchase the
Sax Balloon Arch
The Sax Balloon Arch features two
cardboard saxophones accented with Marid Gras masks, beads and Bourbon
Street signs along with, 6 dozen latex balloons in gold, green and
purple. The Sax Balloon Arch includes our Jazz Trio Sound Chip which
makes the sound of a jazz band playing a tune. Each of the saxophone
balloon arches measures over 9 feet high x 8 feet wide and is perfect
for entrances, pictures and more. Helium (not included) required to
inflate the balloons to create the arch.Jazz Sax Player Standee and Jazz
Trumpet Player sold separately.
11" Mardi Gras Mask Around Balloons Pkg/100
Mask & Coins Personalized Banner 24"x72" Attach N Go Banner
Weather-resistant Vinyl Banners Printed
on durable 10 ounce white vinyl.
Includes metal grommets for
hanging 7 sizes available.
Large Event Decor
Mardi Gras Ball Oval Mask
Accent your Mardi Gras dance floor with
this Mardi Gras Oval Mask. Each free-standing cardboard Mardi Gras Oval
Mask is 7 feet high x 5 feet wide.
Mardi Gras Madness "float" Kit Set/3
Create your own New Orleans parade-like
setting with our exclusive custom "Float" standees! Each set includes a
Rebel Fish Biker standee (5 feet high x 9 feet wide), Jester standee (8
feet high x 9 feet wide) , and an Imperial Dragon standee (8 feet high x
9 feet wide). Standees come with purple, gold and green fringe. Free
standing. Easy assembly.
Mardi Gras Mask Photo Background Illustrations 48"x134"
Personalized Vinyl Photo Mural
Decorate your your French Quarter themed
event with our Mardi Gras Mask Photo Background Illustration. Simply
choose the material you would like your Background illustration printed
on and choose the size of your illustration from the sizes available in
your material. Illustrations are available in cardboard, heavy mural
paper, or vinyl. Vinyl illustrations come with grommets for easy
hanging, and printed board illustrations require easy assembly.
More Mardi Gras Event Kits
Mardi Gras Scrabble
On your invitation make
sure to tell your guest to wear a costume. About halfway through the
evening announce the winner.
Now voting can be done by the
hostess/host only, or have guest write in their choice, collect, tally and
announce a winner.
Select a Mardi Gras term or phrase like
"French Mardi Gras", "Fat Tuesday" or "French Quarters".
Give each guest a piece of paper and pen
and start a timer for 1 minute or whatever amount of time you think
Guest must try to make as many words as
they can from the term used.
The guest with the most correct words
win. Be prepared for ties, so have a few prizes handy.
Create a carnival game where
into shot glasses. Use plastic
shot glasses and mark them with colored sharpies or paint. Mark three cups
green, two cups purple and one gold, leave four clear. You may have to tape
cups down or fill with a little sand
(or dried rice) to keep from tipping.
Clear is worth 1 pts.
Green is worth 2 pt.
Purple is worth 3 pts.
Gold is worth 5 pts.
Give each player 6 doubloons
(representing January 6th the start of Carnival Season).
You can have two guests play against each
other. Give winners a prize or beads.
Mardi Gras Trivia
Crown a King & Queen of the Party
How many beads can you
get? That's the object of most Mardi Gras parade goers.
Create a game for your
guest in which they get beads. The person with the most beads at the end
of the evening wins a prize.
Two options are:
1. Start each guest off
with 6 bead necklaces. While talking to another party guest, you
try to get them to say the word "BEAD". If you succeed you get to
take one of their bead necklaces. You can choose another
Mardi Gras term as well or assign a word to each of the three colors of
2. Use this in
conjunction with trivia questions. Various times throughout the party
shout out a trivia question, whoever gets it right gets a bead necklace.
Create trivia cards and play
in teams or play rounds with couples until you have a winner.
You can start with simple trivia questions
1. What does Mardi Gras mean?
2. What are the colors of Carnival
3. What item is found in the Kings Cake?
4. What day starts the Carnival Celebration?
5. What is the name given to the private
clubs that organize Mardi Gras events?
Then start adding harder ones. Here is a link
to some Mardi Gras/Carnival History and terms.
History of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Trivia Questions
This can be a fun crowning ceremony in
which the host and hostess crowns the King & Queen of the party.
Determining who gets this honor can be
done in conjunction with the costume contest, winners of the Trivia
game, the guest who get the cake piece with the King's Baby in it.
You could also do a simple name drawing
for the ladies and fellows.
A Carnival Float
Pass the Baby
Using Metallic Masks , have kids create their own wild Mardi
Gras Mask. They can add glitter, feathers, sequins and more. I removed
the elastic, punched two small holes and attached and hot glued a thin
wooden dowel for a handle.
Start with metallic mask and glue dowel
in place. Let dry. Then set up a crafting table with glitter, feathers,
beads, cording, sequins and craft glue. Let your guest be creative.
to the left.
shoe boxes or ask guest to bring shoe boxes to decorate. Take the
lid off and turn the box upside down to decorate. The lid slips onto side
of the box to create the back of the float. Kids can paint, glue
material or colorful paper strips onto the boxes. Provide lots of craft
supplies like sequins, glitter, ribbons, stickers, etc for them to
decorate with. Let them dry while you play games and eat. Later have
a parade, let the kids hold their floats and parade around the room.
"Hot Potato", using a
small baby doll that resembles a Kings Cake baby.
(Do not use our King Cake Babies they are
not recommended for children due to their very small size. Use a larger
toy doll for this game.)
Play till there is one player left who is
crowned the KING or QUEEN!
Queen's Crown Purple
King's Crown Purple
Set up a station to
face paint on some fabulous
designs for the celebration.
Mardi Gras Coloring
here for some pictures to download and print in B&W for kids to
color. You can also print color versions for decorations.
Color Your Own Mardi Gras Masks
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