Mardi Gras is a day that is associated with dietary indulgence since fasting is the order of the day starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday. Because of this, planning a Mardi Gras menu is a lot of fun. You get to plan to eat all your favorite foods without feeling guilty about eating them.
It is a good idea to start planning your menu at least a week in advance to give you a chance to go grocery shopping. This also gives you time to prepare the things you can cook in advance.