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Making the Most of Your Mardi Gras Party

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Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, falls on February 28th in 2017. The best weekend to catch all the action in New Orleans is February 24th to 28th, when you’ll catch all the best parades like Zulu, Bacchus, Rex and Endymion. Whether you want to take part in the festivities in the Big Easy or in your hometown, you can make it the ultimate Mardi Gras experience with Flutter FETTI!


Make it Yours

At Flutter FETTI, we’re focused on making events extra special with confetti and streamer options customized for your needs. In fact, we have several pages of Mardi Gras products for you to browse. Our tissue Flutter FETTI is designed to stay in the air longer, to really give that WOW factor to your event. Plus, Flutter FETTI tissue is biodegradable and made from recycled paper, so it’s easy on the environment. Staying inside for evening? Try our 18″ Airless Confetti Launchers with Metallic Streamers for a colorful and display of your party spirit. Our Confettiologists are standing by to help you make your next event amazing!


Set the Mood

It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the flair that’s made New Orleans famous. But who has time to run around to different stores looking for just the right things? Fortunately, Flutter FETTI has all your Mardi Gras needs in one stop, making it a breeze to set the mood for your celebration. We’re here to make your party bigger, better and more colorful than ever before!

Get your guests the Mardi Gras essentials, like beads, masks, and New Orleans paraphernalia, and you can set yourself apart with a little something extra. Ask each guest to dress around a theme – the flashier, the better! Hold a contest for the best costume and hand out our 14-inch Swisher Mardi Gras Confetti Tubes to celebrate the winner. These were specifically created for this holiday and each stick contains purple, yellow and green tissue Flutter FETTI, and has purple, green and gold pom-poms and a noisemaker at the other end.

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You’ll also need some excellent Creole or Cajun food to keep your guests satisfied. Serve traditional dishes like jambalaya and red beans and rice and include some signature cocktails. Finally, don’t forget to play the hottest New Orleans brass, swing or zydeco music to get that French Quarter atmosphere going no matter where your party takes you. Create a playlist that’s several hours long in advance so you’re ready to party all night long and let the dancing and revelries begin!


Keep the Party Going

With Flutter FETTI confetti sticks, you’ll have your guests partying all night like they do in New Orleans. Keep up the enthusiasm with regular confetti blasts and noisemakers from our special Mardi Gras line of confetti products. Partygoers are sure to love your innovative style, and talk about your creative Mardi Gras party for years to come. By pairing several of our products to use at various times throughout the night, you can be rest assured your guests won’t be leaving early. Who would want to miss the next confetti explosion?


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Planning a BIG Event

If you’ve been tasked with the job of pulling off your local Mardi Gras parade or indoor gala, give our Confettiologists a call at (877) 321-1999 for help. We’ll collaborate with you on figuring out which of our products will best suit your venue. Indoors or out, our products will impress even the most die-hard Mardi Gras enthusiasts. Create a small committee of people who will oversee each aspect of the event so the plan goes off without a hitch. Our products are ideals for over the top floats! If you’re hoping to steal the show, Gerb blowers are available to rent and are a must-have in parades across the country!


Stand Out from the Crowd

If you’re headed to the Big Easy for the 2017 festivities, make a statement by purchasing our Flutter FETTI confetti sticks in bulk. You’re sure to be the life of the party when you and your friends are your own walking confetti factory, and you can even design your outfit around them! Get the most throws this year and be the life of the party, we’re here to help you make a splash.


Make it a Mardi Gras to Remember

Snapping pics for social media all Mardi Gras weekend? Share your pics! Since we’ll be busy behind the scenes making sure our Flutter FETTI team makes Mardi Gras magical, we want to see YOUR Mardi Gras moments. Submit a photo here and receive a discount on a future purchase! Be sure to like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram well ahead of the big day because we’ll have tips and articles ready to provide exciting ideas that you’ll want to incorporate into your party.


“Flutter FETTI is so much fun! We ordered the 14″ sticks for Mardi Gras every year (we walk in a parade on Mardi Gras morning). They are so festive and people in the crowd just LOVE to be showered with confetti!”  Kim S.

“I am very very pleased with our confetti sticks. We order over 500 and received as promised. Our Mardi Gras Royalty will be using them very shortly for our Krewe of Gemini XXVI Grand Bal & Tableau!” Bernadette B.

“Ordered 8 launchers with just streamers, no confetti. Order came in VERY fast and when used, a storm of streamers came out from the double-sided launchers. So easy to use and the visual effect was top notch. Next Mardi Gras….we’ll do it again.” Rob D.

7 Must Have Menu Items for Mardi Gras

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Hosting a Mardi Gras party? One must have is the perfect menu to WOW your friends and family. Whether you’re in the Big Easy or throwing a Mardi Gras party in your hometown, our Confettiologists know what it takes to create the ULTIMATE party atmosphere! This Mardi Gras menu is sure to delight taste buds and keep your party hopping!


  1. Po’ Boys

poboyA po’ boy is a traditional sandwich from NOLA with options including soft shell crab, catfish, crawfish, Louisiana hot sausage, fried chicken breast, and roast beef served on classic (and deliciously crusty) French bread. One of the key ingredients when making po’ boys is the remoulade, a Cajun version of classic French sauce. Po’ boys are known as “street food”, so they’re easy to enjoy while standing in the parade crowd or at your Mardi party!








  1. Gumbo

gumboGumbo is a thick Louisiana stew made of stock, meat or shellfish, celery, bell peppers, and onions, and is usually thickened with okra.

Mardi Gras Menu Tip: Don’t get your gumbos confused! Creole gumbo uses tomatoes while Cajun does not.







  1. Jambalaya

This Louisiana favorite is oh-so-easy to make at home! All you’ll need is rice, mixed vegetables, various meats and some proper seasoning. Sausage, chicken, shrimp, carrots, bell peppers, celery and onions are top picks for jambalaya in the Big Easy. If you really want to simplify your party planning, throw it all into a crockpot on the morning of the big day.


  1. King Cake

communities digital newsKing cake is a must have for any Mardi Gras party. In Louisiana, King cake is a ring of twisted cinnamon dough topped with icing or sugar, and is colored green, purple and gold. King cakes may also be filled with other goodies like rich cream cheese, praline, cinnamon, or strawberry. Traditionally, a little plastic baby is baked into the cake, and whoever gets that piece wins a prize.







  1. Hurricane

There’s a tasty storm brewing! This drinks combines light and

dark rum, passionfruit and lime juices over ice, and is a Mardi Gras favorite. Serve in a hurricane glass with some maraschino cherries as a garnish and toast to the spirit of Mardi Gras!

  1. Creolo Cocktail

Another rum drink, the Creolo mixes mint, agave, spiced rum, and club soda for a refreshing Mardi Gras treat. This drink can be prepared and served just like a mojito, so get your bartender on and crank out this imaginative cocktail for your party.

  1. Sazerac

The Sazerac originated in New Orleans in 1838 and is the Big Easy’s answer to the Manhattan. A Sazerac uses cognac or rye whiskey, paired with absinthe, a sugar cube and bitters. Get ready for a wild night when you mix up this concoction!

Don’t Forget the Mardi Gras Decorations

FlutterFETTI_Mardi_Gras_Sale_b6 (2)A great Mardi Gras party is all about atmosphere and the wild party never stops with our Mardi Gras Confetti and Streamer Products! Parades, parties, and balls will be the BEST yet when you use Flutter FETTI!

Ready to super-size your Mardi Gras festivities? Keep the excitement going strong with confetti and streamer effects from The Flutter FETTI Fun Factory! We’re here to create the ULTIMATE Mardi Gras experience, so get ready to shower people with FUN and FETTI!

Attending a Mardi Gras Ball? Our confetti sticks are the perfect party favors for your table. Let the confetti and streamers fly when a member of your court walks by…

Hitting one of the many parades? We know just how to get the crowds excited and cheering! Add to the spirit of Mardi Gras with the flick of a wrist and confetti in the air. Beads will definitely be tossed your way and the crowd will love the party atmosphere.

Check out our wide variety of Mardi Gras Confetti and Streamer Products that will make your party stand out from all the rest! Did you know that our Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks,  Swisher FETTI Sticks, and our Hand Flick Launchers are all available in purple, green, and yellow?

Now is the time to get a little crazy and have FUN! Our easy-to-use (and super easy to clean up) products will take your Mardi Gras to the next level!

Mardi Gras2 (3)What WE want to know is, what’s your favorite Mardi Gras moment? Share with the Flutter FETTI
Community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Please send us pictures of your BEST Mardi Gras memories and you’ll get all the latest Flutter FETTI news and events.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 5 Creative Ways to Say It!

collage-weddingYour significant other popped the big question and you said YES! Congratulations! Now that you have the shiny engagement ring on your finger, it’s your turn to ask some questions. Your best friends have been with you through thick and thin, by your side every step of the way, and now it’s time to make them your official bridesmaids! But don’t just send a dull text or make the usual phone call. Make them feel special by planning an outstanding proposal your best gals will never forget. Not sure how to ask your top girlfriends to be your bridesmaid? No worries! Our Confettiologists have put together some top-quality ideas to get you started!  Continue reading

Charley Belcher of Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay Visits Flutter FETTI


FOX 13’s Charley Belcher of “Charley’s Word” Good Day Tampa Bay recently visited the Flutter FETTI headquarters! Watch the video to see Charley and Flutter FETTI in action and check out our candid behind the scenes shots of Charley and the Flutter FETTI Confettiologists!


Contact our confettiologists toll-free at (877) 321-1999 for personalized service on just the right products to use.

Do you work in the Event Planning industry? To receive our Wholesale price guide, please call 877-321-1999.

Be sure to follow our blog for inspiration on every celebration. Like or follow us for even more sales, discounts, and giveaways on Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterCheck our Instagram for ideas, and Watch us on You Tube.

How to Plan a Dance Recital Like a Pro – 7 Brilliant Tips

dance-recitalPlanning a dance recital can be hard work and stressful but Flutter FETTI knows how to create a program that is authentic and entertaining; one that will not disappoint! As a dance school owner or teacher, you’re constantly focused on skills, techniques, and logistics of scheduling and making your students shine. Let our team of Confettiologists help you execute an amazing dance recital with these 7 quick and easy tips! Continue reading

Choosing Your Wedding Colors


When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing a color scheme is one of the first of many decisions

you’ll make. The colors you select can determine everything about your wedding; from the atmosphere, to the flowers and dresses, even down to the details of design for your invitations. For those who have been planning their big day since they were little girls, this may be an easy choice. For others, this can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you’re struggling with this decision, you’re certainly not alone! The Flutter FETTI Team works with thousands of brides each year to color coordinate our confetti and streamer products to their themes.

Let’s talk color!




Location, Location, Location

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One of the first things to consider is your location and season. Will you be having your wedding indoors or outdoors? The ambience of your location will greatly reflect on your wedding. Consider the scenery that will surround you on your big day to find a palette that feels timelessly organic.

Primary or Secondary?

Another reference point when choosing your color scheme is to determine just how the colors will be used. Do you plan on your wedding colors being front and center in the attire and primary décor? Or would you prefer a muted blend of background colors? Determining the way in which you plan to utilize the colors will greatly decrease your stress in the planning process.

Now is a great time to check out a Color Wheel (you can find them online). The Color Wheel is simplified into twelve colors. A color scheme is made up by creating various complementary combinations of these colors. Once you’ve chosen the base colors, you can experiment with different tints and tones.

However, above all else, choose what you love! Rather than overthink things, simply pick one or two colors you are absolutely enamored with and incorporate them into your wedding whenever you feel it flows.

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Here are a few tips to consider in relation to venue, season, and colors:

If your venue is a farm setting in the Spring use the rustic imagery as your muse! Spring blossoms with a plethora of colors, giving you a fantastic range of hues to choose. If there’s a barn use it as a backdrop for pictures. You can incorporate yellows, teals, greens, pinks, and a ton of other combinations for center pieces. Insider Tip: Our battery operated wireless Tabletop Confetti Launchers take your centerpieces to the next level!  Using a three-color combination is a safe way to go no matter the season.

Beach weddings naturally have a light and airy feel about them, so the colors for the wedding should reflect this. Using a neutral color, like white, as a base really allows any other colors to POP! For example: covering the guest setting in a white cloth, then tying a turquoise, hot pink, or other colored sash around the back of the chair helps to make a bold yet, sophisticated statement.

Planning an elegant church wedding?  Generally, the church serves as a backdrop, so it’s important to choose a color palette that feels harmonious with your place of worship. Take note of fabrics and other decor that may need to be coordinated with. A popular combination is white, purple and pale green flowers used as ornamental décor lining the Bride’s walkway.



Remember, choosing a color scheme doesn’t have to be rigid or limiting. Have fun with it! For more tips and wedding ideas please visit our blog where you’ll find a wide variety to help you brainstorm.  Have you picked your event colors? Contact our team of Confettiologists and we’ll recommend the best confetti and streamer options to perfectly complement your theme!

Bonus: Flutter FETTI’s Ultimate Wedding Guide has everything you need to create the most magical and memorable day. Download for free today for a special coupon code!

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James M. – TRUE A+ We used these for our “wedding exit” and they worked perfectly! Everyone had a lot of fun with them and the pictures turned out awesome!                                       

Five-Star-Image114″ Flutter FETTI® Confetti Sticks 

Shirley J. – Wedding Finale We used the confetti wands for the last dance at the wedding reception. They were a HUGE hit!!!!


14″ Flutter FETTI® Confetti Sticks

Mother B. – Awesome! The confetti sticks worked beautifully at our daughter’s wedding! There is lots of confetti in each stick. The service this company provides is excellent.

Ring in the New Year with Flutter FETTI!



There’s still time to order your New Year’s Eve confetti and streamer products from our current inventory! Please call one of our Confettiologists at 1 (877) 321-1999 to place your order.

Note: As of 12/20, we are no longer accepting custom orders.

Our Latest New Year’s Eve Inventory Update is Below:

Be sure to follow our blog for inspiration on every celebration. Like or follow us for even more sales, discounts, and giveaways on Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterCheck our Instagram for ideas, and Watch us on You Tube.

7 Must-Use Techniques to Put the Grand in Your Grand Opening

Opening a new business, whether part of a franchise or a unique endeavor, is exciting for both the owner and future customers alike. Welcome your first customers with a grand opening celebration that knocks their socks off!


Grand Openings can generate fantastic publicity (and future sales) for your business, provided you use some ingenuity and creativity.  The Flutter FETTI Team has put together seven must-use techniques to put the “GRAND” in your Grand Opening: Continue reading

Wedding Budget Checklist – Plan Like a Pro



From start to finish, you’ll find exactly what you need so that planning for the big day as easy as saying “I Do”!

Check out our printable Wedding Budget Guide below for a comprehensive list of potential expenses. Keep your budget in line and avoid unexpected surprises by tracking every incidental (don’t forget to include sales tax).  No matter the budget, your wedding day will be sensationally stress free with this important pre-wedding planning!

Bonus: Flutter FETTI’s Ultimate Wedding Guide has everything you need to create the most magical and memorable day. Download for free today for a special coupon code!





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The Flutter FETTI Team is here to help make your wedding spectacular! Visit our Wedding Confetti page for elegant and festive options. Flutter FETTI’s wedding confetti and streamers make magic and memories. Contact one of our confettiologists toll-free at (877) 321-1999 for customized suggestions today!

Searching for additional tips on making your wedding truly wonderful?  Visit the Flutter FETTI blog for information on wedding flowerssongs, and unique wedding guest books and reception venues.