Ten Low-Cost Mardi Gras Party Favors

Posted on 02/08/2010

Closely following the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day is Mardi Gras. Always falling on the day before Ash Wednesday, this year Mardi Gras is February 16. Don’t let this chance to throw a party slip by. With these ten low-cost Mardi Gras party favors, you’ll be ready to bring New Orleans to your home! Plus, check out the UltimateCoupons' Mardi Gras Sale page for more deals!

Mardi Gras Beads - No Mardi Gras party would be complete without lots and lots of beads. They’re just $1.50 per dozen at Windy City Novelties. They come in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.

Feather Masks - Add an air of mystery to your Mardi Gras bash with enough feathered masks for your entire guest list. Snatch a dozen assorted masks from OrientalTrading.com for just $14.99.

Light-Up Feather Boa - Everyone will know you are the king (or queen) of the Mardi Gras party when you throw on the light-up yellow, purple and green feather boa from MardiGrasSpot.com. It’s six feet long and sprinkled with LED lights. At just $5.95, it’s a great accessory for the party host.

Gold Coins - Anyone who’s ever visited the real Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans knows gold coins are everywhere. Now you can make sure all of your guests get their own gold coins without spending much money. Pick up a pack of 144 gold coins for $3.99 at Shindigz.com.

Chocolate Mardi Gras Masks - Give your guests a tasty Mardi Gras treat to take home. Pick up a candy mold and make your own chocolate Mardi Gras masks. These make a creative and tasty party favor. The molds are only $1.99 at CandyMoldCentral.com.

Mardi Gras King Cake - The King Cake is a great Mardi Gras tradition. The custom is that a small plastic baby is hidden inside a ring-shaped cake and whoever gets the slice with the baby inside receives good luck, but they also accept the responsibility of bringing the King Cake to next year’s bash. Use Sandra Lee’s easy recipe for making your own King Cake to keep this old tradition alive at your party.

Mini Mardi Gras Mugs - Make a toast to friends at your Mardi Gras event, and with these mini mugs everyone can participate. They’re only $.79 each at PartyCheap.com and come in green, gold, or purple.

Glow Bracelets - The glow bracelets from ThemePartiesNMore.com are very versatile party favors. Not only can your guests wrap them around their wrists, but you can also connect several to create necklaces. Or you can use them as napkin rings. A set of 50 will set you back $9.62.

Arm Bands - Let your guests show off their Mardi Gras spirit with a colorful armband. A set of five sells for less than ten bucks at Target.

Foam Can Insulator - Turn every soda and beer can into a festive drink with the Foam Mardi Gras Can Insulator. They’re only $.55 each and will make a useful favor that your guests can take home or pull out for their next Mardi Gras bash.

By Alison Storm

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