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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party Favors Under $10 for Guests

Updated on January 20, 2014

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is just round the corner- the masks, beads and the parades all are just waiting to happen and almost thousands of people across the world are waiting for the celebrations to begin.

Mardi Gras at New Orleans is one such festival for which people wait with deep breath. After all it is yet another name of fun, dance and music. Apart from all the celebrations which happen at the streets itself, lots of people also celebrate it at home by hosting a Mardi Gras party.

It is of course up to you to decide the way you wish it to be, but basically people prefer to have the decorations almost similar to Mardi Gras. They even wear the Mardi Gras costumes to make it more lively and appealing.

Apart from the party decorations and arrangement one thing which might bother you is with regard to the party favors. What type of party favor should you give to your guests at a Mardi Gras Party. Well, if you are struggling with the right kind of favors, then this post will be helpful to you.

Mardi Gras Stickers Get At Zazzle

Fat tuesday stickers is also a popular party favor
Fat tuesday stickers is also a popular party favor | Source

Hosting a Mardi Gras Party

Well you don’t have to be at New Orleans to celebrate Madri Gras party. You can be anywhere in the world with the spirit of the festival infused in you.

So you can host the party in your home, backyard or at a family park which ever suits you and this above all depends upon the number of guests you are inviting to the party.

Once your guests have came to be with you at your party, it is your turn now to not just celebrate the party in full fervor but also give them a token of love when they return back.

These party favors are a way of letting your guests know how happy you have been to receive them at the party and how much thankful you are to them. After all they made your day full of joy and happiness.

So here are some of the most amazing party favors which you can gift to your guests which they will take back to their homes as a brief reminder of your hospitality.

Doubloons or Toss Coins: Toss coins also known as doubloons have been a part of Mardi Gras tradition for more than 100 years or so. Krewes are known to throw them into the crowd during the parades and carnivals. Thus, these will be an amazing party favor for your guests. Keep them in your favor bag along with putting in some candy as well.

Mini Masks: It is often said that Mardi Gras and Masks go hand in hand. There can be no Mardi Gras without Masks. So, gifting them to your guests is a brilliant idea. There are different and unique kinds of masks available which can range from low cost to being expensive.

Some are made from beads while others are made from feathers. Ceramic masks and Jestermasks too are quite popular. However, since you would love to keep your party favor within your budget so you should settle with mini masks which can be called as an alternative of Masks which are worn at the Carnival.

Purple Jester Ladies Porcelain Ornament Mardi Gras Necklace New Orleans

Disco Ball Beads as Mardi Gras Party Favor

Beads: Beads too are one of the most favorite items of Fat Tuesday just like the masks. You can see the people wearing amazing kinds of beads in their necks and dancing during the Carnival parades.

There are mini beads while there is large type of beads too. These necklaces can be considered as an amazing party favor and your guests would love to receive them.

Look in Style with Glitter Hat

Mardi Gras Hats: When there is fun and revelry in the party then how can hats remain behind. People love to wear these hats which look cute, amazing and magical. You can even gift them tiaras.

There are in fact lots of bizarre hats which are available and you can definitely give unique hats to each of the guests present at the party. Some of the most common types of hat which are mostly worn during Fat Tuesday are the Jester hats, cowboy hats, Viking etc.

Mardi Gras Music: As there is so much of dance and music all around during the party so gifting your guests a mix of the best Mardi Gras songs is an excellent idea. Just get a CD of Mardi Gras songs and give as a party favor.

'Mardi Gras Party Music' album has some of the foot tapping numbers like Tipitina, Mardi Gras Zydeco, Hey Pocky Way, For Me and My Gal.

Your guests are definitely going to love it

Candy Jar at Zazzle

Beautiful Candy Jar with a mask pic available at zazzle
Beautiful Candy Jar with a mask pic available at zazzle | Source

Candy Jars: Go ahead and gift your guests some of the most delicious candy jars and give them a reason to remember you for years to come. These candy jars are in fact one of the sweetest way to fill your guests favor bags and to say thanks to them.

You can fill these jars with things like bubblegums, jelly bellies and of course candies. Just write a personalized message of thanks on these jars before giving it to your guests. You can even tie it with a ribbon to give it a more beautiful look.

Unfortunately i couldn't find any candy jar for Fat Tuesday party at Amazon, so i took this one up from zazzle, though it is a bit costly and comes for $17

Which is your favorite Mardi Gras Party Favor

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    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      That's interesting Janet and i wasnt aware of the term being used in Germany, thanks for sharing this one. Yeah for kids is one of the most awaited festival party as there is so much fun and games.

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      Janet Giessl 

      5 years ago from Georgia country

      I'm not a great Mardi Gras fan but my children love it. Here in Germany we call it "Karneval" or "Fasching". Those parties aren't as big and festive as the ones in New Orleans. Your ideas for party favors are amazing.

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @Tolovaj- Yeah these masks are so pretty to look at, i love the ones which have a stick too

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      5 years ago

      I like mini masks and hats. Wouldn't mind to get few doubloons either... Let's party!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      So lovely WiccanSage, i have never been to any of the parties so perhaps you would be having a better and good idea about these. Even i love the decorations , each look so amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      5 years ago

      Awesome ideas. I love Mardi Gras parties and parades, they're so festive and the decorations are so pretty. I stayed at Disney's Port Orleans recently and they have a Mardi Gras theme and I really loved it. I'm looking forward to it this year.


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