Published on March 3, 2022 | Last Updated on March 3, 2022
I cannot believe it is already time to celebrate Mardi Gras! In Houston, Mardi Gras is a big deal. Maybe not quite as big as in Louisiana, but the city definitely likes to celebrate. We might not be going to a big parade or even a crawfish boil this year, but we still like to celebrate at home with the girls! I set up a kid’s Mardi Gras activity with mask decorating, Mardi Gras themed sweets, and Mardi Gras décor like these adorable pendant flags you can download for your own festivities!
The girls love a good craft! The more creativity the better, so I set out a bunch of mask decorating supplies for the girls to choose from. I ordered rhinestone stickers from Amazon that they both loved! I like that they are stickers so no glue is needed, AKA less mess. I also laid out a variety of feathers to choose from from our local craft store. The mask pack I ordered is also from Amazon. The girls loved the butterfly shaped one!
I stopped at my favorite cookie shop, The Bearded Baker, and grabbed two of their famous mini King Cakes. They were the perfect size for a kid’s Mardi Gras activity! Additionally, I picked up an order of Mardi Gras cookies. Can you believe how cute the king cake cookie is? They always do a great job with their cookies, and they taste the best out of any decorated cookie I’ve ever tried.
I paired up with Olivia Brady Art to design these one-of-a-kind pendant flags for you guys! They’re formatted for a standard 8.5×11 piece of paper so they’re easy to print at home. I print them on cardstock so they’re stiff enough for the pendant flag then I use hot glue to attach them to a dowel. These pendants can be added into a glass for your tablescape, inside a vase for an arrangement, or are great to hold for photos! I have 5 different designs you can download below for free.
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And of course, I created a Mardi Gras themed balloon garland to give the kid’s Mardi Gras activity extra pizazz. We love a good balloon garland here at Cake and Confetti. I switched up the traditional colors and added pastels as well as the bright colors to match the theme. I plan to write an updated balloon garland blog post soon and will link that here.
Hoe do you and your family celebrate Mardi Gras? Comment below so we can all get ideas!