So you can’t come to New Orleans but still want to have your own Mardi Gras Party. Your first stop should be your local party supply store to pick out your room decorations. The Mardi Gras colors of Purple, green and gold should dominate, along with lots of feathers, sparkles, streamers or bold decorations will do. Next you’ll want to pick out some Mardi Gras recipes like gumbo, jambalaya or king cake. If you’ve never made these recipes before you may want to try a trial run before the big event. It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras with beads, masks and costumes. If your guests are cooperative try to get everyone in a theme. Lastly make sure you have some Mardi Gras music on hand. Nothing completes the atmosphere like some Jazz, Zydeco, or Cajun and Creole music.