It’s time to plan a Mardi Gras Party. This year Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 24th. Start off with festive invitations from Paper Style.
Ask your guests to come in masks or crazy hats to get in the spirit. Another idea is to have a costume contest. Crown whoever has the best costumes as the Mardi Gras King and Queen.
The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold so use these colors to fill your room with decorations. Plum Party has some great sale items right now for Mardi Gras.
Be sure to incorporate the traditional Mardi Gras beads into your decorations and use them as party gifts.
There is nothing like a great Mardi Gras menu to get everyone’s taste buds going. Epicurious has some great recipe ideas like Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole and Crab cakes. For dessert, you should serve the traditional King Cake. Make sure to put a plastic baby into the cake and whoever finds it has to host the party next year.
The Hurricane is the traditional drink served in New Orleans. Try this recipe from Cocktail Times.
- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz dark rum
- 2 oz passion fruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 tbsp grenadine
- Garnish: orange slice and cherry
Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
Be sure to set the mood with some great Jazz music that can be found on Amazon.
Get in the Mardi Gras spirit and have a great time!!