If you are looking to throw a party, or maybe just tailgate at some Mardi Gras parades, then you're going to need some delish food to get you fortified to catch some beads, sha! And considering that food in Louisiana is generally just awesome anyway, the people at Southern Living want to help you get ready to throw the classic Mardi Gras Party!

 

You've got to start out with cocktails (duh), so the Sazerac, one of New Orleans' most famous drinks, is a perfect choice.Then, moving on to a menu full of carnival treats, check out some of our favorites below.