Mardi Gras Masquerade Birthday Party

What makes a perfect Mardi Gras masquerade birthday party? Food, fun, friends and the right Mardi Gras masquerade party supplies are the key ingredients. The good news is you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to have a great event. Just do what’s right for your guests and your budget. Let help you plan a memorable Mardi Gras masquerade birthday party that everyone will be talking about, long after the party’s over.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Birthday Party Invitations
To get your Mardi Gras birthday party started right you need revelers! And your invitation sets the tone for your birthday before it ever starts – elegant, casual, silly – whatever you want, let your invitation reflect it. Choose from our variety of personalized Mardi Gras theme invitations.

Birthdays beg for a truly unique invitation! We can design a caricature invitation of the guest of honor. Not only is this genuinely special, the art can be used for an invitation, sign in board, welcome cutout, photo opportunity or even thank you notes.


If you’re the creative type, then make your own invitation. Use layers of purple and green paper and write out the invitation information with gold gel pen. Now you have an invitation with traditional Mardi Gras colors. If you choose this option why not send Mardi Gras beads with each invite? This will allow your guests to come dressed and ready to party.


Don't forget fun wording for your Mardi Gras birthday invitations -
  • Please join the revelry at Johnny's 40th Mardi Gras celebration!
  • The Krewe of Strawders invites y'all to join us for a Mardi Gras Ball in honor of Kathleen's 21st Birthday!
  • Join us for Sally's Fat Tuesday Birthday Party... it's the next best thing to being on Bourbon Street!
  • Mardi Gras Madness... Sal is turning 50! Join us for Beads, King Cake, Cajun Food and Dixieland Jazz!

Whichever way you go, throw some Mardi Gras confetti in the envelope and everyone will be ready to party!

Mardi Gras Birthday Decorations and Party Supplies
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is an opulent celebration of crazy costumes and wild make-up, masked balls and colorful parades. Bring the feeling of a Mardi Gras parade to your birthday with bright Mardi Gras decorations and party supplies. Some of our favorite choices include:

  • Beads - the perfect Mardi Gras decoration, pile them all over the room!
  • Mardi Gras Masks - Great for wall decorations, add a few to any flower arrangements, and they will also decorate your guests nicely.
  • Music note confetti and gold cins - mix these together and scatter them on tables for a fun Mardi Gras themed confetti.
We also like decorating the outside of the birthday location to get the guests excited. Why not hang one of our personalized Mardi Gras banners? These are great and will surely have you guests talking before they enter! Then you can greet your guests with a life size cutout of the guest of honor as a male jester or a female jester. Add a speech bubble for extra fun!
Place a basket of Mardi Gras wearables near the cutout so that your guests can dress up and get ready to party!

Mardi Gras Table Decorations and Menu

Get you tables ready for carnival too! Start off with some great decorations for your buffet, bar and tables:
  • Mardi Gras colored table skirt - perfect for adding color to the buffet table
  • Mardi Gras Balloons - groups of latex balloons are great centerpieces for large rooms
Feather masks stuck into florist foam are another great option for table centerpieces. Hide the foam with flowers or even feather boas!
Now all you are missing is some Mardi Gras paper goods, or if this is a milestone birthday think about using birthday paper goods.
Since this is a Mardi Gras birthday party you have to make sure you have drinks. We think you should serve drinks in this light up hurricane glass. Your guests will love the extra light to the party.

A Mardi Gras masquerade birthday party says Cajun food and king cake, and that’s certainly a great choice. But this is a birthday party so pizza, chili, easy to eat appetizers, desserts and birthday cake are all good choices as well – the food at your party can be as simple or elaborate as you want. My friends are getting older and are eating a little smarter so I try to get one “healthy” and one vegetarian option.

Mardi Gras Birthday Games and Activities
There are so many exciting activities you can plan, so pick and choose depending on your budget. Why not have a costume parade and contest? Whoever has the most elaborate and creative costume is the winner! If you plan on having a costume parade make sure it's clear on your invitation, this way everyone can dress up and compete.

Another fun activity that you can arrange is "Hidden Treasure." Divide everyone into two teams, and have a treasure hunt for gold Doubloons. You can hide a bunch of stuff with or without giving the teams clues as to the whereabouts of the "treasure." The team that finds the most "treasure" wins a prize!

Fortune Tellers, Tattoo artists, strolling magicians and/or musicians. It's all up to you. Just about anything goes on Bourbon Street!

Check out our Mardi Gras Games Page for more ideas.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Party Favors

Send your guests home with a sweet treat from your party. A scrumptious milk or dark chocolate candy bar with one of our personalized Mardi Gras birthday wrappers or our Mardi Gras mint tins is a delicious souvenir for a wonderful party. Other fun favors that you can hand out during the party include:
  • Mardi Gras Glow Sticks
  • Mardi Gras Shot Glass Beads
At the end of the party your guests will already be anticipating your next shindig. And with the help of, all of your parties will be a great success! Have a great time at your Mardi Gras birthday party!