Before Mardi Gras arrives this year, it is never too early to start preparing for a lively celebration with your friends and family. This event takes place in many cities across the country. Regardless of where you live, there are so many senior Mardi Gras activities you can explore. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve rounded up a list of activities to make the planning process easier for you.
Mardi Gras should be fun for everyone, so why not try to include as many group activities as possible during this celebration? Kick off the event with a festive centerpiece crafting competition. Gather everyone in groups and begin this activity by painting a few bottles silver or gold for eye-catching touch, before playing them on different heights to create a dazzling display. Next, drizzle the bottles with colors that signify Mardi Gras and create a felt fleur-de-lis ornament as an embellishment for each bottle. Don’t forget to attach colorful or sparkling party masks on each bottle, accenting each mask with crowns in contrasting shades, and round off the entire display by placing beautiful beads around the masks. This makes for a fun ice-breaker activity to get the party started!
Once everyone has warmed up and made themselves comfortable, it’s time to prepare the food. After all, it isn’t a celebration until you’ve had the goodies. This is especially great for older individuals who aren’t into arts and crafts but would still want to get in on the fun. If you would rather get your hands dirty with flour and eggs, baking cupcakes can never go wrong. According to everyone’s dietary preferences, bake as many cupcakes as needed from scratch or use ready-to-mix ones. Vanilla-flavored cupcakes are always loved by the majority. For the fun part, you would then need to grab edible glitter, fun toppers, sprinkles, and piped frosting in Mardi Gras colors and themes! Sharing food with your neighbors, friends, and other loved ones is a great way to get into the spirit and create lasting memories.
There are a couple of wildly popular games among the older populations and newer ones that are sure to catch on with them – bingo, Heads Up, Scrabble, chess, and even Monopoly! Assess what type of table games everyone enjoys or is interested to try, and then plan for a fun game night to end off the day. To keep the Mardi Gras spirit alive, use themed doubloons as party favors!
Why Choose SummerHouse Grayson Valley?
At SummerHouse Grayson Valley, our warm and welcoming retirement community elicits feelings of closeness and familiarity. With the various activities and events regularly planned for residents, there will never be a dull day in your loved ones’ lives. What’s different about us is the home-like atmosphere we’ve fostered, and that’s something you can only find here.