Fat Tuesday Party Music

Fat Tuesday has become an increasingly popular celebration in the Chicago area! Below are ideas regarding the appropriate Mardis Gras music, food, and dress.

Fat Tuesday Music

Having Fat Tuesday music for your party is absolutely essential if you want an authentic feel. Mardi Gras songs encompass Cajun, Creole, zydeco, as well as a mixture of jazz, blues, country, bluegrass,  rock and roll and even funk! New Orleans music is a melting pot of all these genres and truly features variety. There are so many artists to pull from. Beau Jacque, Fats Domino, Hank Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chewier, Terrence Simien, and the Meters are a few groups that will offer that New Orleans flavor to create the festive celebration you desire.

Traditional New Orleans Food For Mardi Gras

If you are from the Chicagoland area, you may not be familiar with traditional New Orleans cuisine. Examples include: gumbo, jambalaya, andouille, shrimp creole, muffuletta, po-boy, red beans and rice, oysters rocker feller, bread, pudding, bananas foster, beignets, and creole pralines. If you have any family members or friends from the New Orleans area, you’d definitely want to contact them regarding the most authentic recipes. If not, Googling recipes is the next best way to learn how to concoct some tasty New Orleans style treats. Lastly, if you are having a party with children, make sure to have cheeseburgers, pizza, cookies, and other general and traditional American food, as the New Orleans style foods may be a bit rich and a to advanced of for the palette of kids.

You may have an extremely simple yet elegant appearance to your zydeco theme party if you concentrate on just these colors Purple, Green, Yellow and you must have some beads. It’s no secret that there is something for everybody during these festivities.

Mardis Gras Decor & Dress

Three colors are most appropriate for Mardis Gras… gold, purple, and green. The colors symbolize different things in the New Orleans culture. In general, purple symbolizes justice, gold symbolizes power, and green symbolizes faith. Both adults and children will love wearing masks and beads with these colors, as these are the most festive and fun items you can provide that everyone will enjoy.