Atlanta Falcons fans may love to hate on the beloved Saints, but we all know the Mardi Gras colors. If you're planning a NOLA theme party, you can go with the traditional colors of Mardi Gras in green, gold, and purple - which works for both casual and upscale parties. Or if you're a sports fan, you can choose the colors of the Saints in black and gold, which also work great for more formal parties and events. For house parties and intimate events, Party City has a great supply of Mardi Gras theme decor. Just remember, no party is complete without tons of beads. You can use them for decor or pass them out to guests!
New Orleans is known for cuisine, so if you're hosting an event, you'll want to make sure you hit a home run with this one. As an expert on Louisiana foods and dishes, we can be quite particular if ain't right. For casual & afternoon gatherings, Shrimp Po'boys, Seafood Gumbo, or Crawfish Boils are bound to be a hit - while Crawfish Étouffée, Blackened Tilapia and Lobster Bisque create an elegant spread for more formal occasions. And for desserts, or even brunch ideas, you can't go without Beignets or a good-ole King Cake. Be sure to check out NOLA.com for some authentic recipes!
One thing New Orleans is known for is celebrating life - the full spectrum. From graduations, weddings, birthday parties, and even funerals, every day is a day worth celebrating. Follow in the spirit of NOLA by adding plenty of entertainment and activities to keep your guests entertained. You can have guests make your their own masks with feathers, sequins, and glitter. Or ask your guests to dress up in costume, and host a costume contest. For live entertainment, nothing says Mardi Gras like a 2nd Line Parade. Add a live brass act to 2nd Line Atlanta, and you got yourself a bonafide New Orleans style parade.
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