"Bring New Orleans to your home town by having your very own Mardi Gras party. Mardi Gras was traditionally the celebration and parting before lent as recognized by Catholics and has evolved into one big party for everyone. The tradition is older then America itself but there is no reason Bourbon Street should have all of the fun. Invite friends over a night of letting loose forgetting the rules and having an all out good time.
Decorate in a Mardi Gras theme by using the colors purple, green and gold. The backyard is a perfect spot to set up for your party. There is no need to worry about guests accidentally spilling their drinks and the tradition of Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans by fun lovers bar hopping and parting in the streets. Use white lights and Chinese paper lanterns to decorate the backyard. At Mardi-Gras-Fun.com you can find all of the decorations and party supplies for your Mardi Gras party. Purchase CDs of a brass band to play during the event.
Mardi Gras is about three things; parting, beer and beads. Make sure you stock up on plenty of alcoholic beverages in sustain your guests. Consider renting a bar along with a bartender. You'll need at least one sober person to let others know when they've reached their limit.
Be sure to purchase plenty of beads. As an alternative to just handing out the beads, you might want to think about playing games for the beads. Sometimes the games that are the most fun are games that are made up on the spot. So don't worry if you can't think of games to play or if you are afraid you wouldn't have enough games. Ask other party goers for suggestions to games they like to play. The most important thing is to make sure that all your guests are having a fun and safe time. Protect your guests by not allowing them to drive home drunk."