How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party. Get your costumes and your beads ready — we’re
having a Mardi Gras party! You will need Invitations Costumes Decorations
Music Food Drinks King Cake Recordings of “The Mardi Gras Mambo” and
“Carnival Time” (optional) Sazeracs (optional) Sangria (optional) and
ramos gin fizzes (optional). Step 1. Send festive invitations to your guests, three
to four weeks in advance. Tell your guests that costumes, masks, and
traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold are a must. Make sure your costume stands out, since you
are the King or Queen of the party. Step 2. Decorate your house New Orleans style. Different colored beads, colorful masks, decorative
doubloons, and balloons make great decorations. Step 3. Keep your guests moving by playing upbeat
New Orleans jazz throughout the night. Don’t forget to play “The Mardi Gras Mambo”
and “Carnival Time.” Step 4. Jazz up the evening by serving your guests
gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish boil, and dirty rice. Step 5. Toast your guests with classic Hurricane cocktails
served in bright, festive hurricane glasses. Sazerac, Sangria, and Ramos Gin Fizz are also
classic Mardi Gras cocktails. Step 6. Serve the famous King Cake for dessert. The person who gets the slice of cake with
the baby inside hosts next year’s party. Have fun! Did you know The first official Mardi Gras
parade was held in New Orleans on February 24, 1857.

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