Beads and Bling! Plan a Mardi Gras Ladies Dinner Party

Don’t you just love a holiday that’s bursting with revelry? So that planning an occasion with this theme is a breeze? Well, coming right up is Mardi Gras! Such a perfect motif for some over-the-top fun to celebrate an evening with your lady friends. It could be for a birthday birthday, a bridal shower bridal shower, or just a cozy (and a little bit crazy!) dinner party for the gal gang.

There are Mardi Gras decorations, accessories, and recipes just a click away online or in your favorite stores. All ready to go for your evening of fun. So, get those party ideas going with our featured picks below—glittery masks, beads, and feathers, plus must-have menu items. As they say, “Beads and bling! It’s a Mardi Gras thing!” (*this post contains affiliate links)

Easy Essentials for a Mardi Gras Dinner Party

We wanted to make this a hassle-free happening for you. So we chose ideas and product picks that are a snap to source—with a few to DIY, if you have time!

Setting the Scene
Mardi gras invitations

Be sure guests save the date (and you save time) by sending fill-in type Mardi Gras Party Invitations Invitations (1) like these we found on Amazon. The design definitely says, “It’s time to Mardi!”

Image via Oh-My Creative!

For your dinner table setting dinner table setting (2), check out the doable decor ideas by Susan of Oh My! Creative. You can recreate her fab feathered centerpieces using ready-made Mardi Gras masks. Or you can DIY them following our tutorial tutorial.

What to Serve

We did mention menu must-haves, right? Well, you can get tips for the entire traditional Mardi Gras party menu Mardi Gras party menu (3) plus recipes, too, thanks to Camellia Brand. Everything from red beans and rice, jambalaya, fried chicken, po-boys, and of course King Cake! If you’re not in New Orleans, you can order most of these online for delivery or keep an eye out for Mardi Gras specials you can pick up from a restaurant or grocery store near you.

For party add-ons you can make, we found this King Cake martini King Cake martini (4) via The Speckled Palate.

An intriguing concoction of flavored liqueurs, white crème de cocoa, and club soda that’s said to taste just like King Cake! Plus these festive Mardi Gras Jell-O shots Mardi Gras jello shots (5) we found on Tablespoon, spiked with flavored vodka and Irish creme liqueur and layered in the holiday’s colors.

Party Attire and Favors

Ask guests to come wearing the basic colors of yellow, green, and purple. Then, you can all accessorize at the dinner with a Mardi Gras Party supplies set Mardi Gras Party supplies set (6) containing beaded necklaces, LED masks, and fun temporary tattoos!
Lastly, as keepsakes of this girlfriends’ gathering, give pretty Mardi Gras Fleur de Lis ballpoint pens (7) as dinner party favors. Both the party supplies and pens are available on Amazon.

Let the Fat Tuesday festivities begin!