New Orleans native or not, Mardi Gras is a widely celebrated holiday and with it just around the corner why not celebrate with a themed party? If your sorority or fraternity is thinking about throwing a Mardi Gras themed party here are some ideas to jumpstart your planning:
The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold so can guarantee to find these Mardi Gras colors at any party store. Start by buying these certain colored beads to wear around your neck during the party or to decorate your party space. You can simply hang beads from to ceilings or lay them on tables as centerpieces. Mardi Gras colored boas and balloons can also be used for both wearing and decorating as well.
Mardi Gras Masks
Masks play a big roll in the Mardi Gras celebration so tell the guests to wear masks during the party. They’re cheap to buy but even more fun to make a mask of your own. Bedazzle, color, or put feathers on your masks to get more into the Mardi Gras spirit and stand out from all the others. A Mardi Gras themed party would not be complete without one!
Putting together a costume for the party should be as simple as Louisiana grits! While some just like to throw some beads on for their costume others like to go over the top when it comes to a Mardi Gras themed party. If you’re looking for other ideas try dressing up as a character in the Mardi Gras Day parade. This can be done by wearing a jester costume or putting on a glamorous headdress. Anything more over the top the better!
Nominate a Mardi Gras King and Queen
During the party have people nominate a Mardi Gras King and Queen to spice up the festivities. This can be decided who dresses the best at the party or just by random! It’s a fun way to get guests more into the Mardi Gras spirit and have something to talk about for weeks to come!
Is your fraternity or sorority hosting a Mardi Gras party or event? Create a custom shirt design for all involved and remember your party forever!