Let the good times roll before those Lent resolutions get too real. Assemble your krewe with Mardi Gras invitations that bring a bit of Big Easy panache to your fête. You’ll find invitations that feature souvenirs straight from the second line—feathered masks, fleurs-de-lis, and strings of beads in every color of the king cake. (Those who prefer a bit of extra shimmer with their purple and green can pick out an invitation stamped in illustrated metallic gold and silver foil.) If your favorite New Orleans destination is the Chef’s Table at Commander’s Palace, you’ll find a design with fresh caught gumbo seafood rendered in watercolor—colors chosen with no reservations. For a jazz brunch at home, send an invitation featuring hand-painted Dixieland brass band instruments and stir up something hot on your own stove. Don’t forget to make groceries.
No matter how you’re choosing to celebrate the last day before your season of restraint, our online design tool lets you craft an invitation that starts your Fat Tuesday festivities with a few visual fireworks. Put a little carnival spirit on your fonts, envelope liner, and digital backdrop and send it off to your favorite party people. You’ll find any past co-revelers in the online address book, but you can also import names from your personal email account.
Once the invitation’s delivered, you can keep track of all the saints and sinners with online RSVP tracking. It’ll be easy for your guests to mark their attendance and easy for you to count how many Sazeracs you’ll be pouring. For those who forget to make their intentions known, send a quick RSVP reminder with our messaging tool. When all your guests are done parading, post a few photos of everyone in their finery in an online gallery.
You’re supposed to settle in for 40 days of sobriety after Mardi Gras, but if you need a break from all that asceticism, don’t worry—you’re in fine company. Browse our invitations for the last days of winter entertaining and the first taste of spring fever.