Party New Orleans-Style
New Orleans does Mardi Gras bigger, but Las Vegas is ready to do it better. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday is the last day to indulge before Lent, the period of time prior to Easter where people traditionally give up certain foods or bad habits. At the M Resort, we're gearing up to host one of the loudest, largest Mardi Gras parties in the city. From a giant float and beautiful dancers, to a stilt walker and lavish costumes, we're bringing the spirit of the Big Easy to you.
Our inaugural Naughty Gras Party will be held this Saturday in the brand-new M Pavilion. In typical Fat Tuesday style, prepare to be greeted with beads, festive masks and good luck coins to help channel your New Orleans spirit. We'll have a table games pit available with blackjack and craps games to try your Mardi Gras luck. Entertainment for the night will feature live DJ mixes from your favorite CBS stations including; 98.5 KLUC, MIX 94.1, X107.5 and KXNT as well as a headline performance by local favorites Zowie Bowie.
What would a Mardi Gras celebration be without authentic New Orleans food? Specially prepared bites will be available during the event. Food starts at $3 and you'll receive free beads with each purchase!
- King Cake - sweetened yeast bread baked into the shape of a ring and frosted with gold, green and purple icing (signature Mardi Gras colors).
- Muffuletta Sandwiches - popular New Orleans sandwich made on a loaf style bun with marinated olive salad, salami, capicola, and provolone cheese.
- Fried Shrimp - a Cajun specialty that needs no explanation.
- Beignets - the New Orleans twist on the classic French fritter, these fried doughnuts are square in shape, deep fried and topped off with powdered sugar.
A Big Easy party wouldn't be complete without libations! We'll be offering a delicious signature cocktail for the event, The Kinky Hurricane made with Kinky Blood Orange Liquor, New Amsterdam Vodka and white cranberry juice. We will also be featuring the all-new Budweiser Platinum beer and Bud Light draft. Alcoholic drinks start at only $5 and come with beads.
Be sure to wear your best Mardi Gras-inspired attire because we'll be awarding prizes all night long. Those who are festively dressed will receive a raffle ticket upon entry and prizes will be drawn every half-hour from 8:30 pm until midnight! You may win a Mardi Gras gift bag stuffed with great prizes!
We hope to see you this Saturday for the big Naughty Gras Bash! Tickets are available for $10 prior to the event at the iMagine Rewards Center and for $15 at the door. A few of our lucky Twitter followers can also win tickets. Follow @MResort for your chance to score entry for free!