While Mardi Gras celebrations have been going on for weeks, Mardi Gras is officially here and we’ve come up with some suggestions to help make your party a hit! Pancake Tuesday or Mardi Gras in French celebrates the day before the start of Lent. The day gets the name because you are supposed to use up your fatty ingredients before the beginning of Lent. The whole point of Mardi Gras is to indulge, so go ahead! Between some decoration inspiration, fun facts, and show-stopper recipes, we’ve come up with some suggestions to make your party a success.
- About one billion pairs of bead necklaces are sold in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season
- The largest pancake in the world was cooked up in Rochdale in 1994, weighing in at 6,614 lbs
- It’s illegal to ride a Mardi Gras float without wearing a mask
- In France, it is traditional while flipping a pancake to hold a coin in one hand and to make a wish
Add a festive flare to your party with some of these DIY decorations!
Mardi Gras Wreath
These DIY drink coasters are a great way to recycle old parade beads you’ve collected. You only need beads, felt, thread and fabric glue to make these fun coasters.
Check out more Mardi Gras party decorations here.
Food always makes or breaks a party. We want your party to be a success, so if you’re making pancakes or sticking to a traditional Mardi Gras, here are some great recipes!
Jambalaya is a popular Cajun dish made with rice, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. This Jambalaya recipe is packed with flavour and as a bonus for your guests, it can be ready in under an hour!
King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras dessert. They are very popular at many Mardi Gras celebrations, and hundreds of thousands of cakes are consumed every year. These cakes are oval shaped and topped with sugar in in the Mardi Gras Colours of purple, green, and gold.
If you’re looking for more great dishes for your Mardi Gras party, check out this great list compiled by Huffington Post.
You can’t go wrong with a classic fluffy pancake. These are simple, and a perfect go-to for anyone wanting to
If you want to elevate the typical pancake, you can try out Matcha, Red Velvet, or Vegan pancakes. You can find those recipes here.
Whether you’re hosting a traditional Mardi Gras party or cooking up some pancakes, your party will surely be a hit! So make some food, have fun and eat lots!