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Teen Mardi Gras Birthday Party

This weekend was my daughter's birthday party sleepover.  She wanted a Mardi Gras inspired party but now officially a teenager, she was past playing games and did not want decorations.  I was still able to incorporate the theme into a craft, food and minimal decorations.

I made the banners with chalkboard cutouts and ribbon in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.  I wrote the Happy Birthday message with chalkboard markers. I placed her one year picture and a recent picture on the mantel.  The great thing about the chalkboard cutouts is you can erase and reuse again later.    

The only other decorations were subway art that I framed and strung beads on.  I found the subway art here: Mardi Gras Subway Art Freebie.

She wanted cupcakes in Mardi Gras colors. I found an easy recipe for Marti Gras Cupcakes at Four Sweetie PiesDivide the cake batter into 3 bowls and add purple, green and gold food coloring gel to each.  You only need 1/4 tsp of the gel to get a rich color.  

Fill the cupcake wrapper with a scoop of each color side by side.  

After they are baked, they look like this inside.

I used vanilla frosting and purple, green and gold sprinkles.  I found some cute free Mardi Gras party circle printable's here:  Free Printable Mardi Gras Party Circles and attached to a lollipop stick for the cupcake topper.

I always like to serve drinks out of mason jars but then I saw this idea here:  Mason Jar Drink Glasses.  I wrapped the top of the jar with purple, green and gold ribbon and added a party circle for a nametag.  I used a hole punch on the lid so I was able to slip a straw in. 

The girls decorated Mardi Gras masks for a craft, then ate dinner, watched a movie and played board games.

Favors for the party were a notebook with each girl's initial, matching pen, and beads.  

I loved how the party turned out.  Happy 13th birthday!

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  1. Jill - The cupcakes are F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!! The decorations, mason jars, gift bags and maks are so great. I particularly love the chalkboard cutouts. What a brilliant idea! I'm so impressed by your craft skills and your ability to find so many cool ideas online. You put together a great party. I hope Mikayla and her friends had a blast!

  2. The cupcakes look awesome.


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