Mardi Gras (February 13), French for “Fat Tuesday,” is a time for revelry, music, and indulgence. Embrace the festive spirit of Mardi Gras with family and friends with these simple celebration ideas:
Decorate Masks: Host a mask-making craft project. Create masks from paper plates or cardboard. Use feathers, sequins, glitter, markers, and other craft supplies to decorate.
Enjoy Mardi Gras Music: Create a playlist of lively Mardi Gras music, including jazz and traditional New Orleans tunes. Music can bring a sense of joy and nostalgia to seniors.
Festive Food/Drinks: Eating good food is one of the biggest Mardi Gras indulgences. Whether you’re taste-testing a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, enjoying a blend of seafood, Cajun jambalaya, or sipping Bloody Mary or mint julep mocktails, everyone is sure to try something delicious or new.
Mardi Gras Parade: If space allows, arrange a mini-Mardi Gras parade. Decorate hallways, doors, wheelchairs or walkers with purple, green, and gold balloons, streamers, and beads. Go the extra mile and dress up in your best attire!
Storytelling Session: Share stories and traditions associated with Mardi Gras. Reminisce about your experiences and memories.
No matter how you choose to celebrate or indulge this Mardi Gras, you are sure to have a good time surrounded by family and friends.