We love to feature fun, unique parties on the blog. So, when we heard about a Mardi Gras party being held at a fitness facility, we were obviously intrigued. This year, Synergy Women’s Fitness - a full-service health club, hosted a Mardi Gras themed bash for their 20th Anniversary Party, and we have all of the details!

This Maryland health club completely transformed their facility to create an elaborate and festive carnivale event. Over 150 people attended Synergy’s 20th Anniversary Party. Decorations included masks, tragedy/comedy danglers, and colored gel lights. Synergy's large exercise studio became a dance floor with special lighting to add more energy to the room.  Over 150 guests attended the Mardi Gras themed anniversary celebration. Most guests came in exciting Mardi Gras garb - including masks, sparkling clothing, and feathers. The venue also made sure there were plenty of beads to go around. Synergy owner Charmaine dressed as the Queen of Carnival, and her husband, Rod donned a crown as the King and Queen.

Charmaine turned to GigMasters for her Mardi Gras entertainment needs. She booked DJ Max of Maximum Volume Production Group (Hyattsville, Maryland) for this very important occasion. DJ Max played a lot of Mardi  Gras in the beginning of the party and expanded the music selection as the event really got going. “The DJ was key to the festivities,” said Charmaine. “My clients like to dance and party-many of them do Zumba which I teach. Songs from Zumba class such as Te Toca Ahora by Bimbo G (salsa) and Sweat (feat. Machel Montano) definitely got the crowd moving. We partied to everything from old school “Flashlight” to “Moves Like Jagger” and of course,  at one point there was a Soul Train Line.”

Synergy guests were able to enjoy refreshments with real Mardi Gras flavor thanks to Charmaine’s husband who works with McCormick – the company that owns Zatarain’s (a New Orleans style food product). The catered event included Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Cajun Boiled Shrimp with Remoulade sauce, Red Beans & Rice dip, chopped salad, and of course a King's Cake. Partygoers also had plenty to drink with wine, beer, and hurricane cocktails.

There was also a face painter on site and plenty of Mardi Gras giveaways. The celebration was such a hit DJ Max stayed an additional hour. “We were ready to Party Gras!” said Charmaine.

What do you think of this unique party? Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras this year? Let us know in the comments below.