Mardi Gras Party Table Decor

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Mardi Gras Party Decor

Take a few party store basics and transform them into something memorable for your guests.

If you visit a party store, you can find plenty of pre-made Mardi Gras decor and prop options for celebrations. These items are good basics, but with a little creativity, time, and a few Fiskars tools, you can turn them into something really festive, fun and memorable for your party guests. Combine all these elements with some lovely papers, candles, and create a very special Mardi Gras inspired table top!  

Mardi Gras is something I don’t personally celebrate, and prior to project, I didn’t know too much about this season.  It was interesting learning about some of the traditions and symbolism of the celebration, and I enjoyed translating what I learned into this project.

Harlequin Place Mat

Begin by using your favorite paper trimmer to cut twenty-one 3” squares from glittered papers in jewel tones. Be very precise when trimming - just being off by a hair can throw things off later.


Peel the backing off of a 12 x 12 adhesive-backed paper and place it sticky side-up in the center of your cutting mat. Line it up with the grid marks.


Turn your squares so they are “diamonds” and create a harlequin pattern on the paper. Use the grid marks to help guide you.


Create a cross shape with your squares. Some corners of the glittered squares will go slightly beyond your 12 x 12 adhesive square. Embellish the mat with a couple of fleur de lis glittered stickers.


Mardi Gras Party Hats

Start with a basic gold, green, or purple cone party hat. Attach a strand of beads around the base of the hat using a hot glue gun.

Punch a couple of glittered circles and cardstock butterflies to trim the hat. Attach them with hot glue, or adhesive foam dots. Lastly, glue a couple of feathers to the point of the hat.


Mardi Gras Party Mask

Start with a basic mask, and remove the elastic band. Attach a bamboo skewer to the side of the mask using a hot glue gun. Trim your mask with beads, feathers, glittered leaves, a fleur de lis embellishment, and a few punched shapes in Mardi Gras colors.


Napkin Rings

Roll your cutlery in a napkin, and wind a strand of Mardi Gras beads around it. Add a glittered circle and butterfly and adhere with a dab of hot glue.


Dress your table, with rich linens, add a few metallic votive cups, and set your place settings with all the fabulous party details you just created!


Supply List

Glittered cardstock in jewel tones

12 x 12 adhesive-backed papers

Fleur de Lis stickers

Cone party hats in gold, purple, and green

Mardi Gras beads


Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Party masks

Bamboo Skewers

Glittered leaves


Adhesive foam dots