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Mardi Gras Centerpieces

Add to your festive Fat Tuesday celebration with a creative Mardi Gras centerpiece. Incorporate the colors and traditions of the holiday into stunning Mardi Gras centerpieces that will impress your guests. Choose bright, colorful items that will reflect light and or teach your guests a little bit about Mardi Gras history.

Here are some great ideas for Mardi Gras centerpieces that will help bring the New Orleans atmosphere right into your own home:

  • King’s Crown: This festive Mardi Gras centerpiece is perfect for any table of your Mardi Gas party. Decorate it with beads, treats, and other Mardi Gras mementos.
  • Glitter Mardi Gras Stars: If you are feeling creative, this is a fun (and easy) Mardi Gras centerpiece to make on your own. Pick up some paper or plastic stars and glue them to slender wooden dowel sticks. Paint the stars and sticks green, purple, and gold and then decorate them with glitter and jewels. Once they have dried, cut the dowels different lengths to create a staggered look in your Mardi Gras centerpiece. Stick the dowels into a foam circle or shape and then place it into a decorated vase or container.
  • Edible Centerpiece: Mardi Gras is full of delicious Cajun and Creole cuisines, so why not incorporate this theme into your centerpiece as well? Some great ideas are a cupcake tower, cookie bouquets, or 3-tiered king cake.
  • Candles: Pick up some Mardi Gras pillar candles to light up the tables at your party. Decorate them with sequence and beads and place them on a gold tray. Unscented candles work best if they are going to be next to the food. You can also drape Mardi Gras beads over a few strategically placed candleabras.
  • Mardi Gras Toss Coins: Mardi Gras coins are a great way to bring the fun of a Mardi Gras parade to your party! Use them around your table centerpieces as confetti, or fill up a glass bowl or vase and use them as a decorative piece. Traditional toss coins are purple, green, and cold in color.
  • Hats and Masks: Purchase a black table cloth or table runner. Place a variety of different colored hats and masks in the center of the table as a centerpiece. Smaller pieces work best if you want to fit a variety of different hats and masks. Another option is to stack the larger hats on the bottom and then showcase the smaller masks on top.
  • Treasure Chest: Another great Mardi Gras centerpiece idea is to fill a small treasure chest with colorful bead necklaces, old doubloons, and other Mardi Gras souvenirs. At the end of the party, you could also tell each guest to fill up a goody bag with these Mardi Gras treasures to take home!
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