Let the good times roll at this family-friendly Mardi Gras Dinner Party!
If you can’t take a trip to the French Quarter for Mardi Gras bring the fun to you with a fun family-friendly Mardi Gras Dinner Party. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with classic cajun dishes, a candy dessert board, and festive decorations.
Mardi Gras Party Decorations
To really get in the spirit decorate with classic Mardi Gras colors purple, green, and gold. Vibrant and colorful decorations are the key to a successful Mardi Gras celebration.
Not only are these vibrant colors the perfect compliment to each other, but they also have a rich history and important meaning. According to the Mardi Gras King that declared the colors in 1872, purple symbolizes justice, green stands for faith, and gold represents power.
I layered the table with a regal purple table runner and simply used beaded necklaces to give it a little pizazz.
Each table setting was layered with gold chargers, green dinner plates and purple dessert plates. Layering the plates helps the table feel more regal, like a dinner fit for a king!
What to Serve for Mardi Gras Dinner
New Orleans is a city known for iconic dishes, especially during Mardi Gras. With so many tasty classics it’s going to be hard to choose what to serve for your Mardi Gras dinner.
From classic recipes like shrimp étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and Beignets your mouth is sure to delight in whatever you decide to serve.
But, whatever you do make sure you don’t forget the traditional King Cake. This quintessential Mardi Gras dessert is the perfect way to celebrate Fat Tuesday. And, tradition says that whoever receives the slice of cake with the symbolic baby will have luck and prosperity all year.
How to Make a Mardi Gras Candy Dessert Board
In addition to the spicy gumbo and King Cake, make dinner extra fun with a themed candy charcuterie board.
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now and perfect when entertaining a crowd. To make a candy dessert board you will need a variety of candy in the traditional purple, green and gold Mardi Gras colors.
To create the ideal board you will need a few small containers for the candy. Fill the container with gumballs, or other small round chocolate candy.
Then, start filling in the rest of the boards with groups of candy in similar colors. Make sure you create a colorful pattern mixing the purple, gold and green.
To finish off this tasty board add Mardi Gras themed cookies and gold chocolate coins for luck.
After Dinner Mardi Gras Activity
Masks are a huge part of any Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. So adding masks to your Mardi Gras celebration at home makes perfect sense.
Decorate your own masks with a fun family-friendly craft after dinner. Keep the party going by breaking out the craft supplies and letting everyone decorate their own mask. Parade around the house with your masks and beads, and give out awards for the most creative.
Bring the fun and traditions of Fat Tuesday to your home this year with a festive Mardi Gras Dinner party!