55 Mardi Gras Instagram Captions and Quotes for All Your Fat Tuesday Pics

Corinne Sullivan, Christen A. Johnson

Like Oktoberfest in Munich and St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of those things you’ve gotta experience at least once, if only to say you did it and lived to tell the tale. For more than 130 years, the two-weeklong party that is Mardi Gras has been a NOLA tradition, and it’s still going as strong as ever. Whether you’re lucky enough to make a trip to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras or you’re celebrating at home, a good Mardi Gras caption is a must, and if you’re totally stumped, then don’t even worry—we gotchu.

NOLA isn’t just known for its party scene (although, ofc, that’s a big part of the appeal). If you’re down in the Big Easy leading up to Fat Tuesday, then you’ll also wanna see all the sights (Frenchmen Street! French Quarter! City Park!) and eat all the food (Gumbo! Jambalaya! Beignets!) before hitting the bars on Bourbon Street. And if you don’t want to make your caption “Let the good times roll” for every single NOLA pic you post (because yawn), then we’ve got some Mardi Gras sayings, quotes, and puns to give ya some ~caption inspiration~. Ahead, all of the best Mardi Gras captions for getting tons of Likes on your Mardi party snaps.

For all your snaps celebrating NOLA life…

  • Hola, NOLA.
  • Beignet, done that.
  • I gumbo, you gumbo, he-she-me gumbo.
  • “If you love New Orleans, she’ll love you back.” —Drew Brees
  • You’re not gonna get a bite of muffaletta.
  • I wanna be loved bayou.
  • Po’ boys > Boys
  • New Orleans, old dreams. Good times, easy themes.
  • Red beans, rice, and everything nice.
  • “There is no other place on Earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don’t even try to compare it to anywhere else.” —Anthony Bourdain
  • Catch me in the French Quarter.
  • Let them eat king cake.
  • “There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.” —Bob Dylan
  • “Dreams do come true in New Orleans.” —Princess and the Frog
  • Don’t mind me, just getting dirty with rice.

For showing off your new beads…

  • On Tuesdays, we wear beads.
  • I like big beads and I cannot lie.
  • Just bead it.
  • Beads and bling—it’s a Mardi Gras thing.
  • Beads or bust!
  • I’m kind of a bead deal.
  • From bead to shining bead.
  • More beads, pls.
  • What happens on Bourbon, stays on Bourbon.
  • Beads are a girl’s best friend.
  • Beads, bling, and Bourbon Street.
  • Will do bad deeds for plastic beads.
  • Beads or it didn’t happen.

For your Mardi Gras ’fit reveal…

  • ’Fit for a King.
  • Lookin’ snazzy, feelin’ jazzy.
  • Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
  • Less bitter, more glitter.
  • And all that jazz.
  • When I walk in the room, I can still make the whole place shimmer.
  • Ready to make bad decisions.
  • We don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street.
  • Feed me crawfish and call me pretty.
  • And I know that I ain’t f*ckin’ with your voodoo.
  • “Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.” —Paris Hilton
  • Laissez les bons temps rouler.

For all your chaotic parade pics…

  • Life of the Mardi.
  • “An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” —Mark Twain
  • Mardi Gras state of mind.
  • A little party never killed nobody.
  • My Mardi krewe.
  • Gettin’ sleazy in the Big Easy.
  • Everywhere else, it’s just Tuesday.
  • Keep calm and Mardi on.
  • Rock you like a Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane.
  • “New Orleans is like the bad-kid island in Pinocchio.” —Jonah Hill
  • Pour me something, mister.
  • Ready to Mardi my Gras off.
  • What happens on the float, stays on the float.
  • The only Tuesday that matters is Fat Tuesday.
  • Open mind, open heart, open container.

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