Mardi Gras Parade Floats for 2012
Posted by paradefloats on January 17, 2012
Mardi Gras 2012 is just around the corner and so are the dazzling parades, which have been the main event of the carnival season for centuries. Mardi Gras 2012 is February 21. It takes place annually on the Tuesday before Lent, a Christian time of fasting and penance. The colors of Mardi Gras: green, purple and gold, are symbolic for justice, faith and power respectively. Spirit beads in these colors are plentiful, during the grand celebration, where amazing floats delight large crowds, lining city streets to awe at invigorating parades, and be energized by lively and welcoming surroundings.
Mardi Gras parade floats are a steadfast tradition of the season; they are often created with dynamic designs, using a wide assortment of elaborate Mardi Gras party supplies.
Mardi Gras floats are not simply reserved for parades, however. They can be tailor made in many sizes. Children’s wagons and even shoe boxes can be transformed into miniature floats that can be used in neighborhood block parties, local park celebrations, or as Mardi Gras decorations for private parties.
Crafters should begin by covering the base of their Mardi Gras float with background materials. Decorating fabric, burlap, gossamer fabric and corrugated paper transform parade float bases into works of art. Scene setters come in handy when time for creating parade floats is limited.
Once the background is in place, custom Mardi Gras banners, mascots and a various assortment of party balloons should be added to the Mardi Gras parade float. Mardi Gras props including masks, jazz musicians and large, custom 2012 standees transform ordinary parade floats into traditional Mardi Gras masterpieces. Add some metallic curtains or a bit of fringe as a finishing touch, toss a few strands of colorful Mardi Gras spirit beads about, and Mardi Gras 2012 will be one that is happily remembered, every time Mardi Gras is celebrated.