Whether you’re planning the ultimate Mardi Gras getaway to New Orleans or celebrating from home, be sure to personalize your Mardi Gras party. Deck out your krewe and make this a Fat Tuesday to remember!
A Feast Fit for a King
New Orleans Style:
Hitting the streets of New Orleans to celebrate? Take advantage of Fat Tuesday with a classic Mardi Gras staple, the King Cake. While The Eater New Orleans gives a few options for the best spot to indulge, we recommend the Dong Phuong Bake Shop – a James Beard award winner that is sure to hit the sweet spot!
Staying at home doesn’t mean rushing to the nearest baker for your King Cake – go authentic and try this recipe we love from Taste of Home.
Whether you choose to bring your Carnival spread into your hotel room on the Bourbon Street strip or bust out the green and purple sprinkles at home, serve up a slice on these cute custom cocktail napkins for easy cleanup or go all out on personalized Mardi Gras plates. We love the combination of a green napkin and purple plate for the ultimate New Orleans flare – gold writing of course!
Bourbon and Beads… Yes Please!
Bourbon Bar Crawl:
Bourbon street will be bustling all weekend long, but be sure to stop at the intersection of Royal and St. Peter for a drink at Pat O’Brien’s Bar. This French Quarter favorite had been around since Prohibition and is the origin of the Hurricane, a classic NOLA cocktail. Personalize a Mardi Gras party using these personalized stadium cups for Mardi Gras, but be sure to go for the larger 22 oz. version to keep your krewe’s cups full all day. Refill with Hurricanes at each stop and bring them home after – these stadium cups make a great souvenir!
Backyard Bottoms Up:
Bring the French Quarter to your Mardi party with the homemade version of Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes. Show off your mixology skills by serving up this classic cocktail in customized cups. These smaller stadium cups are fun and cute, but make cleanup effortlessly easy as your guests can take them home. This cocktail creation from Recipe Girl uses passionfruit juice, rum and fresh lime for a Hurricane that just might be the perfect storm.
The best way to keep the party rolling is a bar crawl down your own street. Grab some customized Styrofoam cups with your favorite Mardi Gras saying on them and give your guests drinks on-the-go. We love these cups and the idea of using Styrofoam for a personalized touch that can be discarded upon arrival to your favorite spot. Your street might not be Bourbon, but don’t let that stop the fun – a parade of partiers is sure to add some spirit to your group and you might even get a few beads!
Make your Mardi Gras a party to remember by sending your guests home with some of our favorite favors. We love these personalized Mardi Gras koozies that are sure to keep beer cold and serve up reminders of all the fun you had! Go for individual monograms or stay on-theme in the classic purple and gold with your favorite NOLA saying. Even better, they come in a tall and short size, so you can mix and match. Add to your party favors by purchasing these custom solo-style cups for centerpieces that can be filled with colorful beads and taken home at the end of the night!
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