Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mardi Gras Essential: Masks

Sure, Mardi Gras is not truly Mardi Gras without beads. That’s a given. But there are other accessories are absolute necessities for a Mardi Gras party. Among them are masks.

Why masks? They form an integral part of the Mardi Gras tradition, having been worn at the special event for hundreds of years. Originally, they allowed attendees to escape the social constraints imposed on the people. Class level and wealth wasn’t immediately exposed, and people could rejoice in the festivities without worrying about their identity being revealed and, thus, their reputation being tarnished. As an added bonus, masks added an element of mystery to Mardi Gras.

Not much has changed. People still wear masks at Mardi Gras for the mystery and anonymity they provide. Plus, masks are designed so beautifully, who wouldn’t want to wear one?

AT Mardi Gras Supplies, we carry a wide range of masks in various styles and designs, with prices that are unbeatable. You can do a full mask that covers the entire face, or a demure one that only shields the eyes. We even carry blank masks that you can decorate yourself, which could be a fun activity at a Mardi Gras party. Check out the great masks we have in stock here.