Family DIY

Mardi Gras Fun at Home

Fat Tuesday is almost here (February 21, 2023)! Want to celebrate Mardi Gras with the kids at home, but don’t want to spend a bunch of money or mess up the house? Check out these ideas for how to throw a DIY Mardi Gras party for the kids, complete with food, games, and crafts.

Start the day with a beignet

Kids and adults alike can appreciate a good breakfast, and this recipe for beignets is sure to delight! Taking inspiration from Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog, why not make this Mardi Gras delicacy while watching the movie? You’ll have a great time so get the kids in the kitchen. Beignets are easy to make and absolutely delicious – perfect for any age!

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Make a DIY Mask

This Mardi Gras, why not express your creative side with some fun crafting? A great way to celebrate is by making a festive Mardi Gras mask. The process is simple and enjoyable! So get out all your crafting supplies and let the kids put their imagination to use.

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Bake a King Cake

Who wants to be “king” or “queen” for the day? Making a traditional King cake is one sure-fire way to determine that. In this time-honored tradition, the person who discovers a baby in their slice of cake is said to have good fortune and even may be asked to host the next King Cake party or bring the next King cake. So pull out your mixing bowl and start baking with this simplified version for kids!

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Practice Your French

As Mardi Gras approaches, why not get the whole family to join in on the fun and brush up on their French? There are great lessons and activities that can help your kids learn the basics of this language. By the end of  your Mardi Gras celebration everyone should have mastered, “Laissez le bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)

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Make a custom Mardi Gras Necklace

Want a fun way to learn to teach the meanings bead the colors of Mardi Gras beads? Twizzlers can be used to make a creative necklace that resembles Mardi Gras beads. It’s important to remember the significance of each traditional color in Mardi Gras – green (faith), gold (power), and purple (justice). By using this crafty project, you can learn more about the deeper meaning behind these hues.

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