Any Day Can Be Fat Tuesday | Mardi Gras Theme for Your Event

Sometimes, the theme for your event needs to tie into a corporate theme, a brand initiative, or an organization’s mission.  But not always.  Other times, you are free to pick any theme you want.

Designing A Corporate Theme For Your Event

One of the keys to planning and executing a successful event is selecting the right theme.  You want a theme which entertains your attendees.  A theme which lets them have fun.  A theme that engages all their senses and gets them involved.

Mardi Gras or Carnival, as it’s known in Brazil, checks all the boxes. And it is a theme which works well indoors or outdoors, during the day or in the evening.

There are so many ways you can bring your Mardi Gras event to life.  Let’s start with music.  You want Samba music or Brazilian jazz.  You can book a full band on a main stage or, if your event is indoors and spread across multiple rooms or outdoors with multiple distinct areas, smaller acoustic groups playing throughout your event.

If your space is large, you can stage your own Mardi Gras parade.  You can hire dancers and models, dress them in authentic costumes, and have them parade through your event.  Or, if you really want to engage your audience, give attendees a chance to select their own costumes from the ones you provide and let them join the parade.  If you’re hosting an outdoor event and some budget flexibility, you can even hire floats and krewes.

Hands-on entertainment gets your guests involved.  You can set up craft stations where attendees can create their own masks.  They can wear them throughout the day or night and take them home as a lasting reminder of your event.  Mask-making works particularly well for attendees of all ages.

Any Day Can Be Fat Tuesday | Corporate Theme

Dancers take your Mardi Gras-themed event to another level.  The Samba is an eye-catching dance.  You can hire a dance company just to perform, or you can also involve your guests by giving them Samba lessons.

Altus Entertainment | Corporate Theme for Your Event

Flair bartenders are a great way to add excitement to a Mardi Gras themed event.  Whether they are making Caipirinhas, Mojitos, Daiquiris, Hurricanes, or other drinks, flair bartenders entertain and refresh your guests and fit in perfectly with your theme.

Corporate Theme

You don’t have to limit your entertainment to a stage or a bar.  You can extend the Mardi Gras theme with smaller entertainment stations scattered throughout your event.  Tarot Card readers, acrobats, and face painters fit right in.  Photo booths and caricature artists provide engaging experiences and leave your guests with souvenirs that will trigger memories long after your event is over.

At the end of the day, that’s what selecting an event theme and bringing it to life are all about.  You want to create an experience for your guests which lingers long after the event itself.  You want them thinking back to a moment when an ordinary day became a Fat Tuesday they’ll never forget.