6 Mardi Gras 2017 Must Have Items To Make It The Biggest And Best Carnival!

Mardi Gras 2017

New Orleans, the city of supernatural beings, magic and of course – Mardi Gras! This year, you better gear up and be ready by the 28th of February for that is when the Mardi Gras Carnival shall take place! Take a look at these six Mardi Gras 2017 Must Have items that you need, to make sure that this Mardi Gras will be the biggest and the best Mardi Gras Carnival anyone has ever seen!

Mardi Gras Must Have Items

1. Sparkle

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There is no Mardi Gras without that extra sparkle! So, don’t be afraid to wear that glitter eyeshadow, with the glitter lipstick. And, maybe you can even finish it off with a little glitter pouch which will help you scatter glitter everywhere. Kind of like a little pixie fairy!

You can also add sequins to your costume for that extra shine!

2. Tulle

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Tulle/ Net is a Mardi Gras 2017 Must Have in your outfit! Whether you choose to make a skirt out of tulle or a little bow-tie, or perhaps a tulle headwear, make sure that these little things are a part of your outfit! The latest trend is tulle masks/veils!

3. Beads

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It is a tradition for the people to distribute beads at the parade! People on the floats generally throw beads and other collectibles into the crowd at this event. But, just in case you miss your chance at getting one of those pretty strings or it breaks, makes sure you have a stand-by ready! Beads is a Mardi Gras 2017 Must Have for sure!

4. Purple, Green, and Gold

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Although Mardi Gras is essentially colorful and very pretty to look at, the main color theme for the day is purple, gold and green! So, whether it is a string of beads, your socks or just a bracelet, make sure that you have something purple, gold and green on you! This is a definite Mardi Gras 2017 Must Have!

5. Feathers

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Feathers is a Mardi Gras Must Have at all costs! Take one look at the Mardi Gras 2017 Carnival and you will find unlimited amounts of feathers on the people! Whether it is integrated into your face mask, or just thrown across your shoulders, feathers do add that much needed ‘something extra’ to the whole day!

6. Masks

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The whole idea of living in a masked world has always appealed to people. And, Mardi Gras 2017 is no exception to this theory. The idea of being able to be yourself without wondering who might see you is an offer than most of us cannot resist. 

Precautions To Be Taken

While Mardi Gras 2017 is all fun and games, there are a few things to keep in mind at all times!

1. Beware of Lead Beads

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Quite often the beads thrown into the crowd contain lead in them. Make sure that you do not stash the beads away or allow your child to play with them. This is to ensure that the child does not consume any part of the bead. Lead poisoning most often does not show symptoms till it is too late.

2. Keep Your Wallet Safe

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Keep you cash stored away safely at all times. Keeping your money out for a long time can attract professional pickpocketers! Stash your wallet safely away and keep your purse close to you at all times.

3. Protect Your Child

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Make sure you keep your child far from the parade, but close to you. If your child is old enough, teach them to stay far from the parade barricades at all times. Also, ensure that they do not pick up any beads of the ground. But, make sure that you carry anti-bacterial wipes with you anyway, just to be on the safe side!

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

To take a look at the Mardi Gras 2017 parade schedule, click here.