Carnival, celebration, and good times begin (and end) on Shrove Tuesday. Here in the United States, many migrate off to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but around the world the revelry associated with Mardi Gras originate in medieval Europe from the 17th century. And it is only fitting that the center of celebrations in the U.S. are in Louisianna. It was in 1699 when the French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville named a plot of land in what is now Louisianna the Pointe du Mardi Gras. This same explorer later established the place where the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in America’s history.
But enough about history. This is a holiday of parades, carrying on, and parties where the invites encourage guests to arrive with their faces disguised. The party store has a large selection of masks, half-masks, full masks, some with feathers, some with elegant designs. Masks and the many Mardi Gras party supplies are easily found throughout the store. The party store staff do an incredible job of rotating inventory so that any given holiday has its own section and comes front and center at the appropriate time of year.
From our selection of party supplies, you can throw a family-friendly Mardi Gras or something more adult themed. Stop in today. Remember, we’re open 7-days a week for your convenience.
- Pat Markham