20 Must Have Items to Celebrate Mardi Gras

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Whoa Nelly, Mardi Gras this year is before Valentine’s Day, I’ve got to get my King Cake on! It’s February 9th, and for those of you that don’t know, I grew up in New Orleans.  I lived there most of my kinder through 8th grade, and we went as a family to Mardi Gras parades, and I have the best memories! I STILL have not taken my kids yet, but I really want to, it’s on my bucket list before my son graduates from high school. It’s tough though, because he won’t have school off in Texas like they do in Louisiana, and I might get in trouble with him for pulling him out (he’s so studious). I’ve been chatting with my dad and brothers, and we are crossing our fingers to go next year. It’s later (in March) so hopefully it won’t be so cold.  A lot of people tend to associate Mardi Gras celebrations with drunkin’ partying, but it was always a family atmosphere that I knew. Crazy happens everywhere, you gotta know about the right pockets to avoid it. It IS known as the party day before Ash Wednesday, but hey, so is New Year’s Eve, before the resolutions, right?  See below for a picture of me as a child, linking to a post I wrote about my Mardi Gras memories.


20 Must Haves to Celebrate Mardi Gras this year! Capturing-joy.com

Whether you live near or far, it’s fun to celebrate the festive holiday, and I found some great stuff on Amazon if you want to play along, 20 Must Have Items to Celebrate Mardi Gras! They are affiliate links, just so you know, which if you end up purchasing anything on Amazon through the clicks, it helps fund the time I spend on this here bloggy blog.  So THANK YOU in advance. If not, just enjoy the fun pictures!

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mardi gras king cake

King Cake I love this fun tradition, and wondering who will have “the baby” embedded in their slice of cake!

Mardi Gras Party Plates

Mardi Gras Party Plates such fun plates with the traditional mask

Mardi Gras Balloons

Balloons with Masks


Mardi Gras Flag

mardi gras paper lanterns

Purple, Yellow, Green Lanterns (I’m slightly obsessed with paper lanterns)

Purple, yellow and green table cloth

Mardi Gras Table Cloth

mardi gras beads

 LONG Beads were my coveted favorite as a kid!

mardi gras feather wreath

Mardi Gras Feather Wreath

mardi gras masks

Mardi Gras Masks

princess and the frog movie

Princess and A Frog Movie

Nike Mardi Gras Socks

Mardi Gras Party Socks  (more variety HERE)

New Orleans Street Signs

New Orleans Street Signs

Mardi Gras Feather Boa

New Orleans Street Signs

mardi gras cups

Mardi Gras Cups

Purple, yellow, and green fabric bunting

Mardi Gras Fabric Bunting

Mardi Gras glow in the dark tatoos

Mardi Gras tatoos

Mardi Gras Decor

Mardi Gras decorations

Mardi Gras Tie

Mardi Gras Tie

Mardi Gras Fetti

Mask Confetti

Mardi Gras lights

Mardi Gras Light set

So what do you think? Anything jump out at you? Do you think it’s fun to celebrate Mardi Gras, even if you don’t live in Louisiana?

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20 Must Haves to Celebrate Mardi Gras this year! Capturing-joy.com

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