Mardi Gras is a wonderful, fun-filled, lively holiday that creates a colorful break in the long days of winter. Unfortunately, not everyone can make their way to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras – so this year, throw a party to celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras in your own home! Host a Mardi Gras party for friends or family or as a benefit for Katrina relief efforts.
No matter what type of Mardi Gras party you decide to hold, the first step is setting a budget and a guest list. Send invitations out 3-4 weeks before the party and expect about a quarter to come back as regrets.
A slogan is a must for your invitation! You definitely want to spread the word and generate excitement for your event! How about one of the following:
“Let the Good Times Roll – (Your Event Name)”
“New Orleans at (Your Event Name)”
“Mardi Gras Mambo”
“Fat Tuesday Festivities”
“Mardi Gras Madness”
“Have Beads – Will Party!”
“Mardi Gras Magic”
“Bourbon Street Bash”
Along with a clever slogan, you will want to send an enticing invitation to let your guests know that this will be an event they won’t want to miss! Here are a couple of ideas:
There is a terrific paper Mardi Gras mask that could be used as an invitation. Simply attach a card or note to each one and either hand-deliver or find an appropriate envelope to send them in.
A Mardi Gras Confetti Invitation features a sea of purple, green, and gold confetti around your personalized invitation. This fun invitation will generate excitement for your bash!
For a sparkling invitation with a unique shape, try a Shimmering Mardi Gras Invitation, featuring bright colors and an innovative circular shape with a hinge revealing your party information.
A Masquerade Invitation is another mask style invitation that will get guests in the mood to party. It is an elegant choice, featuring a soft feather plume.
For a unique invitation, use curling ribbon to tie invitations to Katrina Relief bracelets and hand deliver them to your guests. $1 will be donated for each bracelet you buy.
Check out our decorating tips too!