Mardi Gras is an absolutely massive celebration that has religious roots, but is celebrated in the US secularly. Although Mardi Gras is normally only done in states like Louisiana, Mississippi, and neighboring states, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate it too!
Mardi Gras is all about color, fun, and being with people you love, so throw a Mardi Gras party no one will forget with these tips.
In places like New Orleans, there are huge parade floats on display with the
krewes abroad often throwing bead necklaces into the crowd. This is in reference to the 19th century when glass necklaces where thrown off of floats.
So get you and all your friends some purple, green, and gold necklaces to sport during your party.
A king cake is an essential part of the Mardi Gras tradition. This yeasted cake is not only delicious, it’s covered in icing or sprinkles that have the colors of Mardi Gras – gold or yellow, green, and purple. An extra ingredient in king cake is a small plastic baby trinket, which goes back the Christian roots of the holiday, but now symbolizes a year of luck to whoever finds it.