A Christian celebration that is also referred to as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras lines up Carnival-like celebrations for everybody to enjoy. This usually begins after the feast of the Epiphany and ends the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Parades and parties are held to celebrate the occasion. If in case you want to experience the fun, here is a list of Mardi Gras activities for seniors.
Decorating The Table
Centerpieces are usually the highlight of any celebration, and when we speak of Mardi Gras, you will definitely want to join in the fun by decorating the table with these pieces. One interesting project that you can do is bottle decoration. You can get a bottle at a time to decorate. Remove the labels before you apply silver acrylic paint on them. Get bottles of different heights for a more attractive display.
Once done, you can drizzle the bottles with a particular Mardi Gras color. You can decorate it with whatever design; fleur-de-lis being a good example, to begin with. You can finish off the project by attaching a party mask to the dowel. Put crowns in different colors over the mask, then use beads to make the ends fancier and more colorful.
What’s a Mardi Gras event without colorful necklaces to finish off an outfit. You can bring out your artistic touches to these necklaces by stringing beads together. You can also make bracelets to complement the overall look. Purple, gold, and green are popular color choices for beads to use in this project.
Colorful Nail Arts
If you are in a retirement community, you can celebrate the occasion by doing some nail art with other residents. You can paint each other’s nails using the same colors popular for bead projects. You can also embellish the nails with other designs that are significant to the occasion. If at home, have some fun time with your children and grandchildren, through this activity.
More Party Mask Projects
Party masks can also be made as wreaths, aside from using them to decorate bottles. The wreath can be created by putting the ends of masks together. You can make the design look fancier by decorating each mask with glitter and beads. Once done, you can hang the artwork in your dining hall or even your door.
If you enjoy the kitchen very much, and it has been a while since you last baked cupcakes for the rest of the gang, then now is the time to bring out baking equipment and recipes. A popular recipe is the French vanilla cupcake. It does not matter if you use a cake mix, or make everything from scratch. As long as you enjoy what you are doing, nothing will go wrong. Decorate the cupcakes in different festive colors.
There are plenty of things to do in celebration of Mardi Gras. For those who are in retirement communities, there are other events lined up for them. They can even celebrate the occasion in the dining hall, with other residents.