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The Mardi Gras party theme on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website has everything you need to plan the perfect Mardi Gras themed party! Full of fun, easy and inexpensive ideas for Mardi Gras games, activities, invitations, decorations, party food, favors and icebreaker Mardi Gras games. Celebrate with this fun theme for girls, boys, kids, tweens and teen birthday parties.
Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids – Over 200 theme party ideas, party games, activities, scavenger hunts with free lists, Sleepover and Slumber party ideas and everything you need to plan the perfect party.
A Few Mardi Gras Facts
Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday and refers to the events or Carnival type celebrations which begin on or just after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French and is translated “Fat Tuesday”. Fat Tuesday refers to participants eating rich and fattening foods before they participate in the ritual fasting of Lent.
Mardi Gras Traditions Some traditions for Mardi Gras are: wearing costumes and masks, dancing, elaborate parades, etc. All signs point to the 1st Mardi Gras celebration in the US happening on 3/3/1699. French explorers landed in Louisiana and called the area Point du Mardi Gras. The area they landed near was the current New Orleans, Louisiana. As time progressed other French settlements began to also mark the holiday with masquerade balls, street parties and large feasts. The Spanish banned the celebrations after they took over New Orleans. The bans were lifted when Louisiana became a state in the year 1812. In a Mardi Gras celebration in 1827 students paraded in costumes and danced in the streets mimicking the type of Mardi Gras parties they had witnessed in Paris. 10 years later the city of New Orleans recorded it’s first official Mardi Gras parade.
Some customs from the Mardi Gras parades entail throwing strings of beads and trinkets, decorating floats for the parade, wearing masquerade masks and eating yummy King Cake. The King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition that was brought to New Orleans in 1870 from France. The King Cake is oval and a cross between French pastry and coffee cake. The King Cake is decorated in green, purple and gold. A small plastic baby is baked into the cake and whoever finds the baby is expected to host the next party and bring a King Cake to share.
The Superhero Birthday Party theme has arrived at Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids!
Fun ideas for a Superhero Birthday Party for boys and girls, kids, tweens and teens ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 ,7 ,8 , 910, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 years old. Fun ideas for Superhero party games, superhero birthday activities, party invitations, decorations, party food, favors and more! Get the the Superhero party started with these fun ideas – always free, inexpensive, do-it-yourself home party ideas.
While your at Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids check out our fun scavenger hunts with FREE lists, sleepover and slumber party ideas and over 200 birthday party themes!
Kids party games for all ages
Fun ideas for a Construction themed birthday party!
Fun ideas for Construction birthday party games, activities, party food, favors, invitations and decorations. All of the fun Construction themed party ideas are on one page so it’s easy to choose which ones will make the perfect party for your child.
Let’s get the party started with this fun theme!
Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids also has great party games for girls and boys, sleepover ideas, scavenger hunts and more! Fun ideas for ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds!
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Kids party games for boys and girls of all ages!
Fairy themed birthday party ideas for kids, tweens and teens!
Fun ideas including:
Party Food Ideas
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Party games, activities, sleepover ideas for boys and girls, over 200 theme party ideas and birthday party themes!
Ideas for boys and girls, kids, tweens and teens ages 1, 2, 3,4 ,5 ,6 ,7 ,8 , 910, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, years old!
Fun ideas for a holiday or birthday party with a Snowglobe theme!
Snowglobe themed party games, activities and fun ideas for boys and girls, kids, tweens and teens. Everyone loves snowglobes and with these fun party ideas your guests are sure to love them too!
Get the holiday or birthday party started at Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids!
More fun ideas:
Winter and Christmas Time Party Games
See our huge list of fun games for winter and Christmas parties.
Some of the games include:
North Pole Scurry
and 18 more party games, icebreakers and activities.
Twelve Days of Christmas Party ideas and games has just been added to the website!
This is a fun party theme for birthday or holiday parties, boys, girls, kids, tweens, teens and adults!
We’ve listed 12 fun party games all with a twelve days of Christmas theme! The games are fun, easy and very inexpensive – most use items you already have around the house.
There is also a 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt with instructions, directions and a free list to print out. Get everyone in the holiday spirit with these great party ideas!
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We’ve added a fun Scavenger Hunt to the website – Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt!
Break up into teams and search neighborhood holiday light displays for fun items. Take a picture to prove you found it and cross it off your list!
We’ve also included a list of 50 items to find FREE!
Fun for kids, tweens, teens and adult holiday parties!
Make your next holiday / Christmas party extra special with this fun game!
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More Scavenger Hunt Ideas for kids parties
Minute to Win It games are great for birthday and holiday parties and now they have a Christmas / Holiday theme! 30 of our favorite Minute to Win It style games for kids, tweens, teens and adults ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 years old and up!
These Christmas Minute to Win It style games are easy to set up and use household items so the cost is very cheap, but they pack a lot of fun!
For more fun at your holiday party try our Holiday Light Scavenger Hunt – 50 fun items to find in neighborhood holiday light displays. FREE scavenger hunt list to print out.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a wonderful holiday book and we’ve made it into a fun birthday party theme for kids, tweens and teens. How the Grinch Stole Christmas party theme includes Grinch themed party games, activities and fun ideas for ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 ,7 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 years old.
Along with all the Grinch themed party games on the Grinch party page there are also these fun holiday themed games to add:
Christmas theme Minute to Win It Games – 30 Fun Christmas theme Minute to Win It Style games
Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt List – 50 fun items to find in neighborhood holiday light displays!
Happy Holidays from Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids
New for the holiday season we’ve added several fun holiday themed birthday party ideas including Frosty the Snowman. This fun party theme is great for kids, tweens and teens ages 1, 2,3 ,4 ,5 ,6 ,7 ,8 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 years old. Boys and girls both love a Frosty the Snowman party.
You’ll find fun ideas, party games, activities and more all with a Frosty the Snowman theme. All our great party ideas for Frosty are on one page which makes it easy to pick and choose which games and activities will fit your child’s age and preferences.