Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ahhh…Labor Day!

Follow Mardi Gras Supplies's board Labor Day on Pinterest.

Find Deco Mesh Ribbon Here

Labor Day:  a day to celebrate all of the hard workers across the US for their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Held on September 1st and marked by parades and fireworks in some cities, Labor Day, has come to be a symbolic end of summer.  A way to go out with a bang! 
And by marking the end of summer, it also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.  But before we begin tailgating, let’s celebrate this Labor Day by propping our feet up and enjoying the last warm evenings of the season.  We deserve it!  We’ve worked hard this year!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Let's Get Ready to Party! Football Style!

Mardi Gras Supplies

With autumn on the horizon, it’s time to get into the football spirit.

At we have everything you need to throw the best Sunday night football party on the block.

Decorate yourselves and your buffet table with some of our football beads to match your favorite team’s colors.  We even have beads with pompoms and megaphones.

You can also use our Deco Mesh Ribbon and Wreath Frames to create one-of-a-kind wreaths in your team’s colors! 

Black and Gold Mesh  Ribbon Wreath with Mask and Fleur-De-Lis
 This video will help you with making the wreath if it's your first time.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Masquerade Masks: Styles Explained

Masquerade masksVenetian masks and masquerades go back many hundreds of years. If you’re just learning about or indulging in the unique beauty of masquerade masks and want to start your own collection, there are a few different types of masks that you should know about, and at, we want to help you understand the differences.
Mask Types:
  • Masquerade mask on a stick: Formerly used in casual occasions where partygoers did not need to hide their identities, these masquerade masks are typically used now as decorations or souveniers. When these were in wide use, partygoers could easily remove them, although consuming food and drink or dancing with these masks were often difficult tasks.
  • Head mask: The head masks resemble helmets and cover the wearer’s entire head. Many say that these were difficult to open and inflexible; wearers had problems eating and drinking.
  • Full-face mask: Commonly called the Bauta, these masks covered the wearer’s entire face and were designed to be worn by men. These are often designed with a square chin, no mouth and are black, white or metallic. Another type of full-face mask is the Arlecchino, although this jester-like character’s mask may also be in the mask on a stick style.
  • Half-face mask: Many consider the Volto to be a full-face mask, but in many depictions, it’s designed to cover just the eyes and nose, to hide the identity of the wearer. Other popular half-face masks include the Pantalone, which is distinctive with its beak-like nose and slanted eyes, the Zanni, which features bulging eyebrows, an extremely long nose and a low forehead.  Another well-known half-faced mask is the Scaramuccia or Scaramouche, a black velvet mask with an extremely thin, long and pointed nose.

If this blog post has piqued your interest and you’re in the market for a Venetian mask or two, at eMardiGrasBeads, we can help you out. Browse our mask selection today and see if something catches your eye!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bring Mardi Gras into Your Home Year-Round

Mardi Gras 2015 may not be until February 17, but if you’ve got the room and the inspiration, it’s never too early to start gathering supplies. In fact, you can throw your own Mardi Gras party or bring a bit of the Big Easy’s big party to your home anytime you need a pick-me-up. Various Mardi Gras party supplies are available in bulk quantities from craft stores and online retailers, and depending on what you pick up, they store easily and don’t take up a lot of room.

Using Mardi Gras Beads and Décor in the Home

The brightly colored Mardi Gras beads bulk  are a great way to liven up the décor in your home – drape them over a neutral-colored lampshade or string them along the walls. You can even create an art display using party supplies – like venetian masks, beads and even magnets.
If you have friends or family who enjoy the annual event, why not use Mardi Gras party supplies to create a brightly colored reminder for them?  Memory jars are easy to create and items like metallic beads and jester-faced pins and dolls are easy to slip inside. You might even find a masquerade mask that you can fit into a care package.

Preparing for an Off-Season Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras is the last big party before Lent, and it’s a big party with beads, masks, parades and lots of loud music. You can bring that energy into your home any time of the year by throwing your own party.  It only takes a few steps and items. You’ll need to purchase a variety of Mardi Gras party supplies – like Venetian masks with or without feathers, candles, plastic cake babies and other small trinkets.  Gather up your favorite jazz or Zydeco CDs or MP3s and cook up traditional Cajun food.  If you set it up properly, all you need is your guests and you’re ready to party!