Post # 1
A little background… I’m throwing a baby shower for my friend’s first baby. She’s due at the end of April and having a girl! She is originally from Louisiana. She is VERY Louisianan(?). She is not the type of person to have a rubber duck or girly theme shower. She is not a very girly girl. Which is where my idea for a Mardi Gras theme comes in! I have a few ideas in mind for decor and games, but I would love some more ideas on how to DIY most of this since I’m very much on a budget.
This is what I was thinking so far:
~King Cake with the baby inside, whoever finds it gets a prize.
~Beads, beads, beads! Maybe play the game where certain words are off limits and people take the beads from each other instead of clothspins. I can’t remember what it’s called.
~Green, gold, purple streamers/stars/?
~Masks? I’m not sure how to incorporate them.
~Crayfish shaped cookies
~I was going to make her a Mardi Gras theme diaper cake with green, gold, and purple ribbon and baby items.
Any other ideas or suggestions on how to pull this off would be awesome! I’ve never thrown a baby shower before, lol.
Post # 3
When I just googled Mardi Gras the masks came up as well as feathers. You could have the masks on tables as a display and even some feahers in a tall vase. I know you could do like baby shower party bags for everyone and put a mask in everyone’s party bag along with other stuff like lip balm etc.
Post # 4
Love the secret word game. The shower I went to we couldn’t say BABY.
This sounds like a fabulous idea! They also throw chocolate coins from the floats, too so you could use those as decorations or little bags as favors.
You can use the masks as centerpieces or something like that? Maybe use big masks on the gift table? Or, you could have everyone decorate a mask or wear a mask? You know how some showers have a tea party theme and eveyrone wears a hat? Something like that?
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Post # 6
I love the chocolate coins, those would be cute on the tables instead of confetti. And I really like the ideas of feathers as centerpieces with masks.
Is there any food that is traditionally part of Mardi Gras? I can think of sweets, like the King Cake, Crayfish cookies, beignets… I think gumbo would be a little messy. I grew up north and we didn’t celebrate Mardi Gras, so it’s pretty much brand new to me! lol.
Post # 7
Yum beignets would be amazing to have!!!
I think just make sure there are lots of bright colors around (table cloths, streamers, etc).
One thing my friend did to make the tables more interesting was to lay 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper like overlaping diamonds on the table. It really added some cute details!
Post # 8
You could attach the masks with hot glue to dowels, and use those with feathers for a centerpiece.
Post # 9
Hostess with the Mostess featured a baby shower with a semi Mardi Gras theme and also has some other mardi gras related posts that should have some ideas. Check out this link for a few of her posts… http://www.hostessblog.com/search/mardi+gras