Love the vibrant colors and festive celebration that is synonymous with Mardi Gras? Plan a Mardi Gras themed party to celebrate turning the big 5-0! This theme will provide a terrific background for your 50th birthday party and make planning it a blast!
- Color Scheme: If you know anything about Mardi Gras or have seen pictures from the actual celebration, you know that certain colors feature prominently in the festivities. Purple, green and yellow are the main colors associated with Mardi Gras. You can use these colors for the decorations, including flower arrangements, balloon displays, and even party supplies and tableware.
- Menu: For Mardi Gras party food, serve your favorite New Orleans dishes, such as jambalaya, crawfish etouffe, and gumbo for dinner. For dessert, serve delicious beignets (Creole doughnuts) and moonpies.
- Favors: What's more Mardi Gras than masks and beads? Hand out the masks to guests as they enter the party. It will instantly give your 50th birthday party that Mardi Gras feel. Save the beads to hand out during the event. You can even make a game out of handing them out.
- Game: Play a game with guests during the party in which the prize is Mardi Gras beads. You can create a Jeopardy-like game in which you have categories about the guest of honor such as "Family," "Work," "Activitites," "Childhood," etc. For every question answered correctly, a guest receives a necklace!