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DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

DIY Mardi Gras Party DecorDIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

It’s party time. Mardi Gras comes this time every year, though it is later then usual this year. From King Cakes to beads to all things glitter, DIY Mardi Gras party decor doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to create.

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

Glitter It Up

I love that I can put a little decou page and lot’s of glitter on anything to make it festive.

History of Mardi Gras

Did you know that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile Alabama, and continues across the coast line all the way to Galveston, TX, where they have a 2 week long Mardi Gras celebration.

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

The Beginning of Mardi Gras

Mobile Alabama was where it all started. I was lucky to visit Mobile this past year and learn a lot about the history of the original Mardi Gras.

For More Information – Mardi Gras in Mobile

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

New Orleans Mardi Gras

The most well known Mardi Gras is in New Orleans, that is where the largest Mardi Gras party happens.

I love New Orleans anytime of the year, but during Mardi Gras it is something else. The parties, parades and costumes are planned all year long for this amazing spectacular party.

For More Information – Mardi Gras in New Orleans

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

Mardi Gras Galveston

Galveston Mardi Gras lasts for over 2 weeks, and a lot of it is kid friendly. Be sure to check out

Check out their website for more information – Mardi Gras Galveston

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

DIY Glittered Table Decor

Glittered Wine Bottle Centerpiece

  • Glitter Wine Bottle Centerpiece
  • Emptied Wine Bottles
  • DecoArt Decou Page
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Glitter – Green, Purple, and Gold
  • Curly Ribbon – Green, Purple, and Gold
  • Mardi Gras Beads – Green, Purple, and Gold
  • Paper Plates

Directions

  1. Soak the wine bottles in hot water to remove the labels from them, they should peel off, if not use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
  2. Brush decou page onto small sections of the wine bottle.
  3. Pour the glitter onto the decou page painted part of the bottle over a paper plate.
  4. Reuse the glitter that falls onto the paper plate.
  5. Cover the wine bottle completely with the decou page and glitter.
  6. Let the wine bottles dry overnight, or at least for 2 – 4 hours.
  7. Tie the curly ribbon around the top of the wine bottle and curl it with the scissors.
  8. Lay the beads on the middle of the table and place the bottle in the middle of the beads.

Sparkle Wall Hanging

  • Card Stock – Green, Purple, and Gold
  • Craft Glue or Hot Glue
  • Deco Art Acrylic Paint – Green, Purple and Gold
  • Sponge Brushes
  • 1 Inch Thick Ribbon
  1. Cut circles about 2 – 3 inches wide out of the card stock.
  2. Using the sponge brush, paint the outer part of the circle with a different color of acrylic paint.
  3. Glitter the inside of the circle with another color.
  4. Glue the circles to the 1 inch thick ribbon.
  5. Let dry overnight or for at least 2 – 4 hours.

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

Mardi Gras Masks

  • Foam Masks
  • Glitter Glue
  • Different Color Sequins
  • Craft Glue
  • Feathers

Make this mask your own, decorate it with all the items above.

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

Whiskey Cocktails For Mardi Gras

Sparkle Whiskey Cocktail

  • 2 oz Rebecca Creek Whiskey
  • 1 oz Apple Juice
  • 1/4 oz Berry Liquor
  • 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • Sparkling Wine

Add all ingredients and top off the cocktail with sparkling wine.

NOLA Mule

  • 2 oz Rebecca Creek Whiskey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • Dash of Bitters
  • Lime Slice

Poor all ingredients into a copper cup and add a lime slice to finish it off.

DIY Mardi Gras Party Decor

Fun And Easy Mardi Gras Kings Cake

  • 2 Packages of Crescent Rolls – 8 count
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins – Optional
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Small Plastic Baby

Directions

  1. Lay the Crescent rolls out in a circle with the pointy ends inward on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Be sure to overlap the sides of the crescent rolls.
  3. Mix the next 4 ingredients together with a mixer.
  4. Spread the creamy ingredients around the inside of the circle, leaving 3 inches of the pointy part uncovered.
  5. Place the baby somewhere inside the circle.
  6. Overlap the long ends of the crescent rolls on top of each other.
  7. Then overlap the pointy ends of the crescent rolls, until you have a wreath look.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool

Icing

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 – 4 Tablespoons of Milk
  • Sugar Sprinkles – Purple, Green, and Gold
  1. Mix until Smooth
  2. Pour over the cooled King Cake.
  3. Sprinkle the Sugar on top of the icing in a thick striped format.

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