Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is here, and not everyone can make it down to the Big Easy. Don’t worry! You can bring the party to your house anywhere in the world with by decorating a yellow Christmas tree. Hit the party stores for some purple, gold, and green decorations. Let’s do this!

Yellow Treetopia Christmas tree decorated for Mardi Gras by Jennifer Perkins

Know What Color Palette to Use

The main thing is to get the color right. Traditionally, the colors are gold, purple, and green. But, I threw in some rainbow action and disco balls into my tree to spice things up.

Just so you know, here’s what each color signifies. Purple symbolizes justice, gold is for wealth, and green is faith. As long as you have these colors involved, you can’t go wrong!

Decorate with DIY

I, of course, also decided to make some DIY Mardi Gras Ornaments for my tree. When you think of this holiday, you probably think of inexpensive plastic beaded necklaces. I used those necklaces to cover some plain Christmas ornaments, and the results were spectacular!

Treetopia Winter White Tree with Mardi Gras decorations

This is not my first time at the Mardi Gras Tree rodeo. In 2015, I decorated a small white Christmas tree. Check out my post to learn more about it. I also made a DIY glittered Mardi Gras mask tree topper and King Cake clay ornaments for decorations. Check out my posts to learn how to make them:

Don't forget a festive tree topper when decorating a tree for Mardi Gras - Jennifer Perkins

Don’t worry too much about getting your tree to look perfect. The whole point is to have fun just like the event itself. Throw in some pompoms and tiny hats, add a crown, and some light-up disco balls. You do you, and let your Mardi Gras creation reflect that!

If you have any more Fat Tuesday tree decorating ideas up your sleeve, make sure to let me know by leaving a comment below.

By Jennifer Perkins

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