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Mardi Gras Invitations


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Mardi Gras Mask Fold-Over Die-Cut Invitation

The outside of this invitation has a colorful die-cut Mardi Gras mask with purple animal print set against an argyle background. The inside is made of a matching purple animal print border and a green center that combines a pale argyle background with intricate vine scroll overlay. It is an exciting and festive choice for your Fat Tuesday celebration!

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Gold Fleur De Lis Invitation

An elegant gold and black slim invitation on a white cardstock. This beautiful design has a gold colored Fleur De Lis on the top center of the card, and has a black and gold damask base at the bottom.

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Gold and Purple with Bow Tall Pocket Invitation

Elegant long invitation with sparkling gold pocket and satin purple ribbon creates a lasting memory. The heading of the insert is an argyle green, purple, and gold with a black and gold bordering above and below the white space for your personalized text.

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Big Easy Slim Invitation

A great invitation for your next Mardi Gras event! A slim invitation created for that elegant look. Great purple,green and gold scroll designs on the side.

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Mystery Mask Invitation

This beautiful card has a handpanted effect that depicts a traditional Mardi Gras mask. The green mask and gold handle overlay a purple and pink background. A gold ribbon is attached to the card to complete the effect.

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Strike up the band and get ready for a real party! Mardi Gras is the biggest season of pure celebration that is still enjoyed today. Other holidays focus on family or values in addition to a celebratory atmosphere, but Mardi Gras is dedicated to pure enjoyment. Also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras celebrations are as indulgent as the name suggests. If you are planning a Mardi Gras party, we have invitations with all of your favorite masquerade themes, and then some! Whether your order is a major corporate event, or a close and intimate celebration, at Impress In Print, we have options to suit your need. Let us also help you personalize your order with our professional typesetters and printing.




Mardi Gras invitations for a  colorful and fun celebration!



Mardi Gras Traditions


Mardi Gras, like every holiday, has picked up traditions over the years depending on where it is celebrated. In the US, you likely think of Carnaval, masquerades, and plastic beads. If you lived in the UK, chances are you would think of pancakes and frying pan races. Every setting will inspire different traditions to be carried on over the years. When planning a Mardi Gras party, it is a good idea to keep some of these traditions in mind as activities, decorations, and entertainment for your guests to enjoy.

The largest and most well know tradition of Mardi Gras is the revelry similar to Carnaval, involving acrobatics, acting skits, and glamorous costumes. Millions of people love to watch Mardi Gras shows performed by various krewes across the nation. Performers costumes have inspired Mardi Gras attire with sequins, feathers, jewels, crowns, beads, and extremely bright colors. Also popular are elaborate masquerade masks with all variety of shapes, some even representing a variety of animals.

Along the lines of Carnaval-type festivities is the crowning of a Mardi Gras king and queen. Sometimes, this tradition is accomplished by king cake, a bread-like pastry shaped into a large ring. A bean is baked into the cake at a random place, and the person who eats it is crowned for the night.

Food and music is a part of almost any celebration. Traditional Mardi Gras food includes very rich desserts and pastries, spicy Cajun dishes including crawfish, or Creole style cooking. The more the better, and plenty of alcohol accompanies it to keep the party going. Particularly in New Orleans style festivals, people play upbeat and lively jazz.


Mardi Gras Party Ideas


The best way to celebrate Mardi Gras is to incorporate as many traditional festivities and revelries into your party celebrations as possible. Small things, like offering all of your guests party beads or masks is a great start. Also, crowning a king or queen of Mardi Gras can be a fun activity. You can choose any variety of methods for crowning, including random draw, king cake, best dressed competition, etc. Alternatively, you can crown yourself as royalty for the evening and welcome your guests as gracious subjects. Play acting on Mardi Gras is part of the fun!

Serving a buffet style selection of rich and delicious foods is a great way to keep the atmosphere fun. There is no formality of a seated meal, and guests are free to indulge as they see fit. Be sure to have mixed drinks available as well! Garnish your drinks with themed stirrers or glass gems to mark your own glass.

Hiring a small group of revelers to provide entertainment is an excellent way to spread excitement at your party. This is particularly fun in a larger celebration that takes place at a venue, as opposed to a more intimate celebration in your own home. Dazzled guests makes for the best celebration, so be sure to take everything to the next level on this day. It is all about luxury and indulgence, after all!


Custom Mardi Gras designs great for business and personal celebrations or events!



Decoration Ideas


Decorations for Mardi Gras should all remind your guests of fun and luxury. Gems, beads, pearls, crowns, and the like can be used as decorative additions or arranged into a centerpiece. Feathers, streamers, and confetti make great additions as well. Sprinkle confetti on your tables and use feather boas as filler wherever possible. Be sure to include some large feathers in key places.

Mardi Gras is all about more. The reason it is called Fat Tuesday is because it is the last day to indulge before the period of fasting associated with Lent. Even if you do not practice this particular religious tradition, Mardi Gras is still an excellent day to let loose and enjoy everything. Rich fabrics, capes, masks, and sparkles are perfect for the occasion. The more the better!

Mardi Gras stationery papers with bright colors and festive Mardi Gras themes for your revelries and parties.
Invitations and papers perfect for an Easter brunch or Easter egg hunt. Complete with bunnies and dyed eggs!
Valentine's Day papers and invitations for a Valentine's day party or get-together.
Invitations for corporate or business events and office parties. Great for awards ceremonies and appreciation dinners.

Fiesta invitations with Latin and Mexican themes for your next Fiesta! Great for engagement parties!
Fiesta themed stationery paper with bright colors and lots of fun for your Latin or Mexican themed event!
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