If you’re from a place with a bit of Catholic influence, you are probably familiar with the grand Carnival known as Mardi Gras, which takes place right before the austere season of Lent. Mardi Gras is one of the world’s most colorful and festive celebrations and features dancing, costume, and wine that flows like….well you get the idea.
Whether you are planning a trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans (the number one destination for all things Mardi Gras), or are just planning to have a little celebratory cookout, there are some great Mardi Gras hats and accessories to help you dress for the occasion. Check out our purple, green, and gold selection and party your heart out on the way to Fat Tuesday! You’ll be dressed to make Rex himself blush.
Here are Our Selected Mardi Gras Hats
The jester is a classic symbol of the festive carousing that goes on come Carnival time. Now you can play the jokester and look the part with these enigmatic Mardi Gras hats. Just make sure your pranks don’t get out of hand! These colorful, sprightly party hats are fun for the whole family.
Mardi Gras Masks
One of the keys to a good Mardi Gras experience is that loss of identity that can come from masking. When we put on a mask, we feel a sense of freedom and liberation from our inhibitions, and it is then that the real party gets started! Beautifully designed in a variety of shapes and colors, you can keep the revelers guessing at your next grand parade!
Mardi Gras is a time of year when the word “tacky” is considered a positive. In fact, the celebration itself is positively an exercise in garish excess. So, why not get with the season and order up a Mardi Gras hat that is every bit as over-the-top as the party itself?
Fleur de Lis Beanies
The Fleur de Lis has become the symbol for all things New Orleans. Thus, this ancient French emblem has a close connection to Mardi Gras culture in the US. Now, you can scoop up a Mardi Gras hat or beanie emblazoned with this emblematic icon. Be sure to cut loose and let the good times roll!
Mardi Gras Patches
It’s a lot of fun to be able to take a cool design or emblem, and then stitch it onto an item you already love. If you’ve got some Mardi Gras gear that you want to emblazon with even more Carnival flair, you’ve come to the right place. Check our Mardi Gras Fun Patches!
However, you decide to get festive for the Carnival season, realize that wardrobe is an important part of the flair of Mardi Gras, and pick out your Mardi Gras hat and accessories accordingly. If you plan to do a lot of carousing, make sure it is sensible carousing. The excess of Mardi Gras is a wild and fun experience, but the deeper meaning is that it is a time to blow off of steam before the austere season of Lent can begin. So enjoy, and go see the Mardi Gras!