Friday, April 27, 2012

Fat Tuesdays! - Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is without doubt the biggest and most colorful party in the world and provides you and your guests an excellent opportunity to impress everyone around you. The most important elements to any Mardi Gras are Mardi Gras decorations and, of course, Mardi Gras beads and masks. Mardi Gras history has seen tens of thousands of revelers transcend on the French quarter wearing the most colorful and elaborate costumes and you should try your best to recreate this party atmosphere when you are Mardi Gras party planning.

The celebration of Mardi Gras included private masked balls, and random street masking, in the cities of Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans. By the 1820s, maskers on foot, and in decorated carriages, began to appear on Fat Tuesday, and in 1837, the first documented procession took place in New Orleans, but it bore no resemblance to today's carnival.

Mardi Gras party ideas are not difficult to think up; everyone knows about the basic principle of the festival itself. The procession is packed with people wearing outlandish costumes and you should try to emulate this when you have your party. Mardi Gras party games could revolve around the costumes, let the kids create their own and have a competition for the best costume. Mardi Gras decorations of masks hanging from the ceiling and beads draped around the house will work perfectly to set the scene and as Mardi Gras party favors you can hand out masks and beads to all of your guests.


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