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Top 3 tips to hold a Mardi Gras masquerade party


Date Created: 02/08/2012


Top 3 tips to hold a Mardi Gras masquerade party. Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday" as its known in some parts of the country, takes place on February 21, 2012 and offers boundless potential for party planners. Along with vibrant colors and beads, the masquerade masks are one of the trademarks of the holiday. To give your guests an interesting party activity and a memento of your gathering, you should let them decorate their own masks before the bash. This will require a few advanced preparations on your part, but it will make for an unforgettable get-together. Use the following tips to your advantage to help your Mardi Gras party go off without a hitch.

1. Masquerade masks. Start by investing in several blank masquerade masks and provide a wide selection of markers, paint, water colors, glitter, feathers and anything else your friends will need to decorate them. The primary colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold, so make sure these hues aren't in short supply! Set up a decorating area in free space in your home and be sure to cover your table with white flat paper to spare your furnishings from potential damage.

2. Party decorations. With this fun and festive occasion, your venue shouldn't be short on fun and festive colors. Use balloons, party curtains, streamers and other Mardi Gras party supplies to put your guests in the mood to party. Play some engaging jazz music and other top hits to lend to your gathering's atmosphere and put out a selection of finger foods and beverages for your guests to munch on throughout the evening.

3. Hold a masquerade contest. After putting in a lot of hard work on their masks, your guests are going to want to show them off. What better way to do that than with a fashion show! Set up a small stage or a red carpet and let your friends take turns strutting their stuff. Hand out ballots so your guests can vote on the winner and keep a prize handy for the person with the most elaborate mask.

Mardi Gras is a wonderful holiday that can help you break from the monotony of winter weather. With its bold and jovial colors, costumes and engaging party activities, it may just become an annual tradition that will keep your friends coming back.


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