Entertainment Magazine: New Orleans: Mardi Gras

Have your own unique Mardi Gras Masquerade Party

By Chris Molar
themeparty.com/mardi-gras

Outside of beads and a parade, you will likely associate Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) with elaborate masquerade balls.

Mardi Gras's roots are actually more deeply seeded in masquerade, and the lavish parade in New Orleans only began in the mid-19th century.

Mardi Gras originated as a reaction to Lent, which sees its observers often fasting from sun up to sun down or giving up something equally important to them for a period between Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday.

Mardi Gras Decorations

If you are feeling ambitious, recreate the feeling of the French quarter in your party room or house. Read about some great Mardi Gras decoration ideas and tips.

Mardi Gras Food Ideas

There are some tasty possibilities for your menu, although if you are hosting the party, you may want to do it potluck style, given that you will be doing enough work decorating. Read more about Mardi Gras food and dining ideas.

Mardi Gras Party for Kids

Mardi Gras can be full of all sorts of things that kids love to do, including dressing up, eating cake, doing crafts and playing games.

Celebrating the Mardi Gras holiday in the classroom is unique opportunity for kids to have fun and learn in the process about a culturally important holiday.

Continue reading about Mardi Gras party ideas for children.

If you find yourself wanting to throw a big Mardi Gras masquerade be sure to give a nod of thanks to those partiers before you who set the bar so high. They saw fit to celebrate having a good time, and so this article will help you celebrate your good times! Check out more party ideas from themeparty.com/mardi-gras.



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