Couldn't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? You're not alone. Who throws a giant street party on a Tuesday, anyways? That's what long weekends are for. But don't be too disappointed at missing out on the fun.
Like the Fourth of July, you can celebrate Mardi Gras wherever you happen to be. And to make things even easier, we've assembled some of the more crucial tools you'll need to maximize the last day before you have to give up something for Lent—if you're Catholic. For the rest of us, it's just a much-needed excuse to make Tuesdays less lame.
For some reason gaudy plastic jewelry has become a staple of Mardi Gras celebrations. And to take full advantage of that one day when fashion goes out the window, consider this over-sized set of beads that doubles as a handy flask for your libation of choice. $14
Mardi Gras is also notoriously known as a time when people will expose themselves for plastic trinkets. And with the Nudifier iOS app you can join in the fun without actually exposing yourself. It creates photos that only look like you're naked, so you can convince your Instagram followers you were really living it up in New Orleans. Free