5 Ways to Throw a Pinterest-Perfect Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras is upon us; meaning plenty of celebration and an obnoxious amount of food before Lent is a must. Throw the perfect Fat Tuesday party on March 4 with some of our favorite party picks below — including creative cakes, cocktails and savory treats. (No beads necessary.)

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Mardi Gras Munchies

To add a sweet treat to your menu, try pretzels topped with purple, green and yellow chocolate for a pop of color.

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King Cake Cupcakes

King Cakes are famous during Mardi Gras for having different filling and a small, hidden plastic baby hidden in the dough. (Whoever finds the baby is crowned king of the party.) Dig in!

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King Cake Jello Shots

To really get the party going, this boozy approach with King Cake Jelly Shots is all you need. With vodka and colorful layers, you'll have fun making and eating these treats.

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Homemade Hurricanes

If a classic drink is more your speed, a Hurricane is synonymous with New Orleans and celebration.

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Muffuletta Bites

Since Muffuletta sandwiches are a favorite fare of New Orleans, make this giant sandwich bite-sized and fill it with olives, salami and all the other fixings the Big Easy loves.

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