Last Minute Mardi Gras Party Tips

Traditionally, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in French) was the day when families would try to get rid of all of their fattening food--eggs, butter, milk--in order to keep the house free of temptation for Lent. The result? Often, a whole lot of pancakes.

If you don't have anything planned for Mardi Gras but want to get friends together for one last crazy night of indulgent food and drink before everyone buckles down for Lent, try going back to the old school tradition of making pancakes! This is a great last-minute way to celebrate since pancakes are super easy to make.

Also you need to do is get some additional ingredients to mix into the pancakes, like blueberries and chocolate chips. Also have some toppings on hand like strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream.

To incorporate more of the current day Mardi Gras traditions into your party, give your guests some Mardi Gras beads to wear and play your favorite jazz tunes in the background. Throw in a few beignets for dessert and you'll be all set!

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