Mardi Gras Birthday Party Ideas for Kids || Mardi Gras Party Decorations || Mardi Gras First Birthday Party Food || Food Label Printables

Mardi Gras Birthday Party Ideas for Kids || Mardi Gras Party Decorations || Mardi Gras First Birthday Party Food || Food Label Printables

A couple of weekends ago, we had a fun Mardi Gras-themed first birthday party for our best boy!


Emmie was actually the brains behind Jackson's party theme. About a month before his birthday, we had a king cake at home and gave Jackson a little bite...he loved it! Emmie, without skipping a beat, said "he's a Mardi Gras baby and should have a Mardi Gras party." It was just kind of set from there. After all, he was born on Fat Tuesday last year!

newborn in a bassinet, with beads beside him.

We decided to just do a small family party for him this year. After all, it's not like a one-year-old has a full social file. ? We knew that the first birthday party was really just for us, but we still wanted to celebrate him!

sparkle mask decoration on food table.

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I tried to incorporate a few Cajun favorites that a one-year-old might actually like. Here was our menu for the party!

  • King Cake (not homemade...I'm not that brave! They were from Nonna Randazzo's.)
  • Muffaletta Pinwheels (recipe here)
  • Cajun Shrimp Cups (used a Cajun Shrimp Dip recipe and baked them in phyllo shells)
  • Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (recipe on my make ahead freezer meals post)
  • Swamp Juice (Mix ¼ gallon of lime sherbet, 1 bottle of ginger ale, and 2 liters of green Hawaiian Punch...yummy!)
king cake on a food table at a mardi gras birthday party.
clear and green drinks in a glass dispenser.
cajun shrimp cups with printable label.
food table at mardi gras birthday party, with plates, napkins, food, and labels.

And of course I had to include the label printables for y'all...

mardi gras birthday party food labels printable.

mardi gras birthday party food labels printable.

Click the images above to download your copy (without the watermark)!

(If you're a fan of holiday printables, you might want to check out my Play-Doh Valentines or my printable All About Dad questionnaire!)

baby in I\'m just here for the cake shirt.

I couldn't pass this shirt up once I spotted it for perfect for his birthday! (Available here.)

little girl with small had and beads.

And of course Emmie was a big part of planning the party. She even picked this hat out for herself.

baby with birthday hat in high chair.

He wasn't too sure about this whole birthday thing...

baby with birthday hat and cake on a plate.

...until the cake came out. This was actually the first birthday candle that Noah had on his cake 31 years ago!

baby with birthday hat eating cake.

mom holding baby eating cake.

He loved trying all of the new foods. He is a big fan of anything carby, so the Jambalaya was right up his alley.

little girl with beads and hat.

little girl and baby opening birthday present in a bag.

And of course, he got a few too many presents too!

mom and baby opening birthday present.

family with daughter and baby son.

Such a fun day celebrating our little man!

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