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3 New Nightclub Ideas Using Confetti

Nightclub confettiIt’s tough to impress a crowd of clubbers these days.  They’ve seen lasers and lightshows, bubbles and balloons, and plenty of on-stage theatrics.  That’s why Flutter FETTI is always coming up with new ways to stun your guests with confetti and streamers.  We’ve got 3 brilliant ideas that are certain to bolster your nightclub’s reputation and the perfect theme night idea to accompany each.

Neon Glow-in-the-Dark Confetti

Most likely everyone in your nightclub has seen confetti falling from the sky, but have they seen it glowing in the dark?  As long as you have black lights setup throughout the venue space, you can WOW all your dancing divas with swirling clouds of neon confetti.   Turn the fluorescent lights down, amp the music up, and unleash glow-in-the-dark confetti using Continuous Flow Confetti Blowers.

Theme party idea:  Combine a glow-in-the-dark confetti celebration with a “Neon Night” theme in which all your guests wear white or neon-colored clothing under the glimmer of black lights.

Shiny Metallic Streamers

Ladies love things that sparkle – rings, shoes, dresses – so why not give all your wonderful female guests something special to gawk over?  With multi-colored metallic FETTI soaring through your nightclub, you can dazzle the entire crowd, especially those who love a little bling!  Use the Continuous Flow Baby Gerb Launcher to send sparkling FETTI up to 50’ feet (or less) in the air or across your venue.

Theme party idea:  Launch metallic FETTI or streamers during a “Retro Night” or “Disco Night” theme party.  Vintage metal furniture and shiny clothes were all the rage in the ‘70s and ‘80s, so the sparkly confetti and streamers would definitely help bring the concept to life.

Die-Cut Confetti – Hearts & Stars

Think confetti only comes in circles, squares, rectangles?  Then you’re missing out on an entire range of cool die-cut confetti, from hearts and butterflies to rose petals and stars.  What makes die-cut confetti so great for nightclubs is that it’s least expected – just wait until you see the people dancing when they’re surrounded by a sea of bright colors, surprise shapes, and endless energy!

Theme party idea:  Die-cut confetti is perfect for seasonal parties.  During Valentine’s Day, drop die-cut confetti hearts from the ceiling to get sparks flying throughout the mingling crowd.  During the Fourth of July, fire off red, white and blue die-cut star confetti to merge patriotism with a party atmosphere.

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your nightclub event.

Graduate With Flying Colors Using School-Colored Confetti & Streamers

Graduation confettiMaroon and white, blue and yellow, red and black – these are just a few of the color combos that represent our school spirit.  What better time to show them off than at graduation?

As a new tradition, many schools are sending off their graduating class with confetti and streamers.  They customize the order to feature school colors and unleash it at just the right moment, creating a scene you have to see to believe:  endless rows of students jumping in the air throwing and catching the thousands of confetti pieces fluttering past their smiling faces!  If you’re ready to send off your graduating class in style, check out these three top ideas:

Hand-Flick Confetti Mania

When you’ve got hundreds or thousands of graduating students full of anticipation, it’s a good idea to get them all involved in the fun.  Order 1 or 2 hand-flick confetti sticks per person and hand them out to the students as they enter the ceremony location.  Before the ceremony comes to the close, inform the students how to use the hand-flick confetti sticks.  Then announce “Congratulations” through the microphone and watch the most spectacular cloud of school colors and confetti fly high into the sky!

The 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks and 18” Airless Launchers with tissue confetti are both extremely popular and allow for custom colors.  Plus, Flutter FETTI is biodegradable, flame retardant and easy to clean up so you can use it indoors or outdoors, making it ideal for any type of graduation location!

Big Bang of Streamers

When you want to make an impression on the students and their parents, big blasts from confetti cannons are guaranteed to please.  The X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher is particularly powerful.  You can hang it from a high structure or set it on a stage floor in order to achieve the exact effect you want.  Load it with stadium-sized metallic streamers or tissue streamers and when the time is right, launch your students into their new lives post-graduation!

For schools with smaller budgets or classes, the Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launcher is less expensive, more portable, and equally fun.  You can shoot speed load tubes of streamers up to 50’ in the air – a pretty amazing feat!  Plus, you can rent or purchase the confetti launcher giving you more flexibility to decide the ideal launcher for your new graduation tradition.

Ultimate Sequence of Confetti & Streamers

Do you want your students to remember this moment for the rest of their lives?  Is your school looking to send off its students with the most wild show possible?  Then a combination of confetti blowers and hand-flick sticks is the ultimate in theatrics.

Hook up at least two 3” or 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers along the edge of the student seating and prepare to stuff it with multiple pounds of school-colored confetti.  In addition, hand each student an 18” Airless Launcher with Metallic Streamers and make sure they wait to use it until the end.  Finally, when the moment comes, unleash both the Gerbs and the airless launchers simultaneously and watch streamers and confetti take over the air above.  The excitement will bring chills down your spine and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a graduation celebration that’s better than that!

Congratulations to the new graduating class!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your graduation celebration.

5 New Ways To Use Confetti At Your Wedding

Wedding confettiSo many brides and grooms have said “I Do” to confetti and streamers at their wedding.  Some use confetti for wedding surprises, others use it to make a grand entrance, and still others use confetti for outdoor wedding celebrations.  There are so many ideas out there and we’ve got 5 more that will inspire you and your spouse-to-be!

Personalized Confetti Sticks

Your wedding monogram symbolizes your dedication, your companionship, and your new “brand” as a couple.  Therefore it’s no surprise that you put it on so many things from the invitations to the cake to the reception hall walls.  Why not add it to your confetti sticks too?  Flutter FETTI offers FREE personalization on 9” confetti tubes and all you have to do is send in a 6 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ long image of your monogram along with your order.  It’s a great keepsake for your wedding guests and ensures all your wedding paraphernalia is in sync!

Flower Girl FETTI

The moment the flower girl walks down the aisle is one of the cutest parts of the wedding.  What’s not cute is her basket of wilted rose petals and the way they fall so fast to the ground.  Replace the old-school petals with new school biodegradable confetti petals!  Watch as the flower girl tosses die-cut rose petal confetti up into the air and see how beautiful it floats, flutters and flies.  Don’t worry about ordering extra because there are plenty of other ways to use confetti in your wedding!

Winter Wonderland

While the summer is the most common time of year to throw a wedding, winter weddings are growing in popularity for couples who want a less expensive option, a unique wedding date, or simply love all the fun stuff – log fires, ski chalets, and beautiful snowflakes – that come with the winter season.  Since you can’t predict the weather, make it snow at your wedding (indoors or outdoors) with the 6″ Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher.  Create a magical winter wonderland by launching pound after pound of all-white confetti and watching it float, flutter and fly down upon your guests.  It’s the most amazing scene and a brilliant way to enhance your winter wedding!

Confetti Drive By

Dragging tin cans from a car’s back bumper is a bizarre tradition that newlyweds have surprisingly cherished for decades.  Are you looking for a different way to get away without the unsightly knick-knacks and noise?  Hide a Continuous Flow “Baby” Gerb Confetti Launcher behind your car and blow all-white tissue confetti towards your guests as you flee the scene of your wedding.  It’s way more dramatic and yet way more peaceful too.  It also looks amazing in all your final photos.  That’s surely a more appropriate way to end the biggest day of your life!

Family Photo Fun

Family wedding photos, both immediate and extended, are traditionally tedious and stressful moments attempting to get the perfect smile, keep eyes open, and make sure everyone looks their best.  While those photos are necessary, they aren’t the fun and exciting ones your family truly deserves.  After the straight-laced family portraits are complete, hand everyone a 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Stick and take another set of photos as you all flick the sticks with your wrist.  The mesmerizing colors, huge smiles and wide-eyed looks that occur will produce wedding memories that actually last a lifetime!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your wedding.

Product Review – 6 Confetti Cannons from Flutter FETTI

When you want to signal the excitement of a start, victory, or finale, a giant blast of confetti and streamers always does the trick!  At Flutter FETTI we have 6 incredible confetti cannons – three remote-operated and three handheld versions – and each boasts its own unique and fun qualities so you can find one that’s perfect for your event.

X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Cannon (Wireless Control, Electric) –

If the name doesn’t excite you, then it’s versatile functionality certainly will!  The X-6 Double Barrel launcher features two 42” long slender barrels that can be used in sync or separately to shoot everything from speed load confetti tubes to metallic FETTI strips to tissue and metallic streamers.  Hang it from a ceiling grid or set it up on stage to create the amazing shot and statement your event needs.  It’s your classic stationary confetti cannon with twice the excitement!
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9 Barrel “POD” Confetti Cannon (Remote Control, Electric) –

Like an upside down octopus with an extra leg, this 9-barrel confetti cannon is a brilliant and safe alternative to fireworks.  It shoots confetti up to 40’ in the air and streamers up to 85’, including large stadium-size 2” x 40’ streamers so you can truly make an impact… and put on a show.  An on-board micro-processor allows you to pre-program the exact sequence you want, whether it’s all at once or one at a time.  For the biggest shows and events, this confetti cannon is worth every shot!
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Tabletop Confetti Cannon (Wireless Control, Battery-Operated) –

Surprise your guests with these nifty, concealed tabletop confetti cannons.  Tuck them inside bouquets of flowers or hide amongst the candelabras and shoot off to celebrate the most memorable moment of the night.  It’s great for weddings, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties, New Years Eve and other events in a venue full of tables and people.  A little shock and awe can lead to a lot of “oohs” and “aahs”!
Available for rental

MEGA Blaster Confetti Cannon (Handheld, CO2) –

This handheld confetti cannon is more compact than the others, but equally powerful and extremely adaptable.  Toss in poly bags of tissue confetti, die-cut confetti, tissue streamers or metallic streamers, then aim and fire exactly where you want it.  You can also stuff it with stress balls, stuffed animals, and other giveaways to send the crowd something special.  With such control and precision, this confetti cannon is ideal for sports games, concerts, parades, festivals and other events where the audience is spread out and eager for a shot of fun!
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Master Blaster Confetti Cannon (Handheld, CO2) –

Aim the 42”-long barrel of this confetti cannon at your target and let ‘er rip!  You can shoot stadium-sized streamers up to 100’ in the air and double-wrapped tissue or metallic confetti up to 40’ in the air for a wild eye-catching production.  Anyone lucky enough to witness the magnitude of this confetti cannon’s power will be absolutely thrilled!  When you want the excitement of stationary device, but the portability of a handheld, this is your go-to launcher.
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Quarter Turn Confetti Cannon (Handheld, CO2) –

Simple in design, powerful by nature, this Quarter Turn confetti cannon is quite the treat for event organizers.  As you prepare to shoot, the pressure builds and the items loaded inside soar up high for a spectacle like you’ve never seen!  Fire metallic confetti up to 40’ in the air and tissue confetti up to 30’ in the air.  It’s portability makes it useful at almost any event and it commands attention every time you use it.  It’s easy to see why this confetti cannon is such a winner!
Available for purchase or rental

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your celebration.

Easter Confetti – When Bigger Is Beautiful!

Easter confettiHave you heard about the confetti egg tradition on Easter?  It began in France, became popular in Mexico, and is spreading its way through the states.  The concept is simple: you crack a little egg filled with confetti over someone’s head as a sign of affection.

We love confetti games at Flutter FETTI, and while the egg tradition is a charming one, we also believe that Easter deserves a bigger confetti treatment!  In fact, there is no better way to signify the spirit of rebirth and renewal than with a huge burst of tissue confetti or streamers from one of our launchers, cannons or blowers!

Confetti Blowers in Mega-Church Easter Celebrations

You can literally feel the energy of the congregation when walls of color fly up and over their heads.  Hook up a 3” or 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher and watch pound after pound of bulk tissue confetti soar upwards of 100 feet!  It looks spectacular inside the nave of a mega-church and you’ll hear cheers of “Hallelujah!” ringing off the stained glass windows!  Use it at the end of your service to celebrate the big day and send everyone off with smiles on their faces.

If you have any events outdoors, such as an Easter egg hunt or an outdoor service, these confetti blowers are useful there too.  The tissue confetti from Flutter FETTI is easy to clean up, biodegradable, and flame retardant.

Confetti Launchers and Cannons For Easter’s Biggest Moments

Reinvigorate your congregation with a bang!  Confetti launchers and confetti cannons create huge clouds of color that make everyone in attendance go wide-eyed and get excited for more.  The X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher can shoot metallic streamers 100 feet into the air and be setup prior to your Easter event.  The Master Blaster is a similar device, but completely portable so you can use it whenever, wherever.

Not sure when to use your confetti launchers?  Do what other churches have done!  Shoot a multi-colored blast of confetti when your sermon comes to a climax.  Conclude your Easter play or drama with a celebratory blast of streamers.  There are so many big moments that you could do it multiple times a day!

Easter Confetti For Everyone

Of course, smaller churches with lower rooftops and smaller budgets don’t have to miss out on the action.  Many churches have skipped over confetti cannons and blowers in favor of airless launchers and hand-flick confetti sticks.  Pass out 6” Flutter Flickers or 18” Airless Launchers filled with tissue confetti to create the same powerful, colorful effect with the added fun of total participation!  Now everyone can join in the fun and feel the spirit of rebirth and renewal.

Happy Easter!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your Easter celebration.

Celebrate Outdoors with Biodegradable Confetti

Biodegradable confettiSpring is just around the corner and that means weddings, parades, festivals, backyard parties, sports games, and corporate team-building events are on the horizon.  When hosting an outdoor event such as these, there is always concern about the environmental impact of certain party features, like helium balloons and plastic utensils.  Fortunately, there is a way to rejoice without regret:  biodegradable confetti.

Why Biodegradable Confetti Rocks

Biodegradable confetti was invented so you can celebrate life’s biggest moments without worrying as much about the after-effect.  Unlike plastic balloons that can gravely affect the environment, biodegradable confetti is made of paper that naturally breaks down over time.  Now even the most environmentally conscious partier can unleash a cloud of confetti and know that Mother Nature will be okay.

When many people think biodegradable confetti, an image of recycled newspaper clippings often comes to mind.  Yet the biodegradable confetti from Flutter FETTI is way more attractive and dazzling, designed with vivid colors and an aerodynamic shape that puts the “WOW!” in everyone’s mouth.  It may still require a little cleanup, but it’s worth the effort because it always looks so darn good.

A Wide Selection of Biodegradable Confetti Options

These are a few of the fantastic biodegradable confetti options from Flutter FETTI:

14“ Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks with customized colorsOur top-selling confetti sticks are super versatile and come stuffed to the nines with biodegradable tissue confetti.  You can customize the confetti to be all white for your wedding, match the colors of your local sports team, or choose the birthday girl’s favorite colors – it’s completely up to you!  Not only is the confetti biodegradable, it’s also flame-retardant to protect you from other unanticipated issues!

14” Corkscrews Confetti Sticks When you’re looking for confetti that’s both biodegradable and unique, these Corkscrews are the key to your happiness!  Give one or two to each guest and watch a wall of little tornadoes slowly descend upon the ground.  Customize your colors for added excitement and know that this biodegradable confetti is flame-retardant too.

Bulk Tissue Confetti using Continuous Flow Confetti Blowers – When individual hand-flick sticks aren’t enough, consider flooding your outdoor space with giant clouds of bulk confetti.  All the tissue confetti is biodegradable and flame-retardant so you can unleash a fury of FETTI and worry about the cleanup later.  With continuous flow Gerbs on hand, you can launch 1 pound of confetti every second and create a magical scene that will be etched into everyone’s memory forever!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of biodegradable confetti products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your outdoor celebration.

5 Easy Last-Minute Wedding Ideas That Guests Love

You’ve got all the big stuff nailed down:  venue, dress, menu, transport, and invitations.  There’s a month left before the wedding and you can’t stop thinking about it.  You want perfection and you want to WOW your guests!

There are lots of ways to add pizzazz to your wedding that don’t break the bank and can be ordered in the final weeks.  Here are 5 last-minute wedding ideas you’re your guests will love:

1.  Wedding Streamers – Search for ‘wedding streamers’ and most of the time you’ll come across the static strips that cling to ceilings, walls or trees as additional décor.  Not good enough for your big day.  The wedding streamers you really want are the ones that fly through the air and soar above your heads with a simple flick of the wrist.  Whether you want pure all-white streamers, radiant metallic streamers, or a mix of colorful streamers with bubbles, Flutter FETTI has them all and can ship them to you fast!  See for yourself how beautiful this can be:

2.  Wedding Sparklers – When it comes to impressing your guests, sparklers are the shiny, fiery objects that wedding attendees love to play with.  The dazzling lights, crackling sounds, and magical scene that sparklers create speak to the excitement of your big wedding day.  There are different size sparklers that last different lengths of time, but whatever you do just make sure you get two for everyone.  Twice the light, twice the revelry, twice the fun!

3.  Wedding Confetti – If you think your guests have seen everything, just wait until they see this.  Flutter FETTI wedding confetti is the perfect last-minute wedding idea that amazes every single reception guest.  As you enter or exit your venue, or during your final dance, have your guests shower you in an elegant cloud of tissue confetti. Check it out:

4.  Photobooths – You hire a photographer to take pictures of you and your spouse, but what about the rest of your guests?  These days every person wants to capture the moment even if it’s not his or her special day.  A photobooth is a great way to give last-minute pleasure to all those Facebookers and Instagrammers in attendance.  Bring some extra props like moustaches, hats and empty picture frames so the photos are hysterical and ridiculous too.

5.  Sky Lanterns – Taking a cue from East Asia, sky lanterns are a great last-minute addition to any ceremony.  The concept is simple:  light a lantern, make a wish, and let it fly!  You can order one for every guest and couple so they can all join in the wishful thinking.  And if you’re worried about the environment, invest in eco-friendly wish lanterns.  They’re usually made with bamboo and rice paper so they biodegrade shortly after landfall.  Now all your wedding wishes will come true without any bad vibes.

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your big wedding day.

The Latest Trend at Fashion Shows: Confetti & Streamers

Fashion ShowEvery fashionista knows that the clothes are only one part of the fashion show performance.  You also need professional models that are confident on the catwalk, great lighting to show off all the colors and textures, and music that enhances the mood.

Since every show features this standard formula, how do you make your fashion show stand out from all the rest?  By incorporating the finest confetti and streamers!  Here’s how you do it:

Coordinate with the theme using die-cut confetti

New clothing styles can range from the banal to the bizarre, but most fashion shows tend to have a common theme.  Is your fashion show a patriotic “Stars & Stripes” theme?  Shoot red, white and blue die-cut tissue stars confetti into the air during the final moments of the show.  Or is lingerie your primary apparel?  Use red and white die-cut tissue hearts confetti to woo the crowd, make a statement and promote your clothing line at the same time!

Impress your audience with glow-in-the-dark confetti

The entire goal of a fashion show is to inspire potential buyers and increase your exposure.  Getting people to pay attention these days is harder and harder, which is why unique confetti can be your way to stand out from the crowd.  During the high point of the fashion show, dim the background lights and unleash a flurry of neon glow-in-the-dark confetti (pink, green, limon or white) upon the catwalk and crowd.  With so much excitement in the air and your clothing front-and-center, all eyes will be wide awake and you’re bound to make a good impression!  Contact Flutter FETTI for glow-in-the-dark confetti details.

Design a fantastic fashion show finale with confetti and streamers

If you’re going to put on a fashion show, you have to end it with a bang so people remember you.  Celebrate your great work and all the hard-working models with a blitz of confetti and streamer shots during the final segment.  Hand out 18” Airless Launchers filled with custom-colored confetti or 18” Airless Launchers filled with Metallic Streamers to all your models.  As they enter their final catwalk performance, have them flick the fun colors into the crowd all at once.  It’s like a show within a show and it is definitely a moment everyone will remember!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your fashion show.

The Real March Madness: Celebrating Sports Victories with Confetti!

Playing competitive college basketball is pretty great.  Playing college ball and winning a championship is really impressive.  Winning a college basketball championship and being congratulated a by rapid concession of confetti cannon shots and streamers?  The only way to describe this scenario is “WOW”!

That’s exactly how the University of Miami Hurricanes celebrated last year’s ACC victory.  After defeating the UNC Tar Heels, a traditional basketball powerhouse, the team rejoiced with an outrageous showing of Flutter FETTI confetti and streamers.  Check it out:

With plenty of tournaments underway and March Madness coming up in a matter of weeks, basketball celebrations will become the norm.  Teams will rise up, Cinderella stories will enthrall fans, and winners will be crowned.  To make your sports victory extra magical, highlight the moment with these confetti and streamer products:

  • Custom team-colored confetti – are your team colors blue and white?  What about black and yellow?  Many Flutter FETTI confetti products can be customized with your team colors to create a spirited celebration that really speaks to your fans, students and alumni!
  • 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher – the largest of all confetti blowers, this machine pumps out a pound of confetti every second!  Watch a volcano of multi-colored confetti spew out above the stadium crowd as everyone jumps for joy to cheer on their hometown heroes!
  • Mega Blaster Launcher with 2” Barrel – this portable cannon uses the power of CO2 to shoot confetti and streamers high into the air!  As your mascot performs the victory dance, pull the trigger and stun the students with a frenzy of crazy antics and colors.  What a wild celebration it is!

There are plenty of other popular sporting event confetti products, including the stationary X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Launcher and the famous airless 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks.  With so many ways to celebrate, this year’s basketball victory will be one for the record books!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your March Madness celebration.

Tardy for Mardi? 5 Last-Minute Mardi Gras Party Tips!

Mardi Gras maskYou’re still recovering from New Years Eve, Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day when the annual Mardi Gras celebration comes up quicker than expected.   As a Mardi Gras party host, this means the pressure is on and you need to get your act together fast.  It’s time to heed some advice from the experts.  Here are 5 excellent last-minute tips to help you throw an astounding Mardi Gras party!

1.  Don a mask – The host or hostess is usually expected to construct an elaborate Mardi Gras costume full of glitz and glamour, but when you’re in a rush a simple mask can do wonders.   It props up any costume, whether half-finished or non-existent.  You transform from an ordinary host or hostess to an international man of mystery or intoxicating Wonder Woman, respectively.  A mask automatically puts you in the category of costumed reveler and that’s exactly where you want to be.

2.  Order confetti & streamers – Forget going to the store to find last-minute decorations.  The good ones are sold out or they don’t have what you want anyway.  Go online and order something that takes your Mardi Gras party from ordinary to extraordinary.  Flutter FETTI has the world’s most incredible confetti sticks and streamers that are engaging, colorful, and impress your guests when you need it most.  Try 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks customized with green, purple and gold or 14” Mardi Gras Swishers that consist of a confetti launcher, noisemaker, and pompom stick!  For a great way to welcome your guests, toss 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers and amp up the mood from the moment they arrive.  The earlier you order the better and last-minute orders do not incur a fee!

3.  Make easy finger foods – Mardi Gras is associated with hearty, wholesome, and homey New Orleans cuisine.  Creations such as gumbo and jambalaya often come to mind.  But if you’re rushed for time, replace those tantalizing Southern classics with easy Southern ones.  Whip up or order Cajun fried chicken, shrimp po’boys, and fried green tomatoes.  These comfort foods still resonate with Mardi Gras and are easy to eat at any party.

4.  Create one big punch – While Southern cocktails like Mint Julep and the Hurricane are classic Mardi Gras drinks, acquiring all the ingredients can be an arduous journey.  When you’re running late, throw together a big spiked fruit punch bowl that can satisfy every palate and create a more communal atmosphere.  It’s as colorful as any other Mardi Gras cocktail and no one will think that you didn’t have time to think of something better!

5.  Host best costume contest – This last-minute tip is particularly useful if all you wear is a mask because you can exclude yourself as the host.  A ‘best costume contest’ stirs excitement amongst all your guests and involves little to no effort.  The only thing you need is a prize and that can be anything you want, even something you already have lying around the house!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your Mardi Gras celebration.