The city is alive with the promising sound of Mardi Gras magic making its way back to us this season. As we excitedly prepare to gather round the bead trees to hoist our go-cups high, you’ll want to have a few celebratory essentials on hand when those good times begin to roll. 

Wh Alexapulitzer

Take your drink to go in style with a sleeve of 16-ounce pearlized cups with hand-illustrated partying gators. Alexa Pulitzer, 

Wh Artandeyes

Bring a little whimsical glamour to the festivities in a pair of jeweled Francis Klein Paris frames. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 504-891-4494, 

Wh Ellabartlow

Let your lobes in on the festivities with a pair of Mardi Gras Mambo earrings, 24 karat gold-plated with Swarovski Crystals. Ella Bartlow, 

Wh Bene

 Carry your party essentials in an AP x BENE King Gator metallic purse, made from fine Italian hide with hand-dipped gold hardware. BENE, 

Wh Perlis

Level up for Lundi Gras in a tossed crawfish Mardi Gras print performance polo with three-color signature crawfish embroidery logo. Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661; 600 Decatur St., 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville; 504-523-6681, 

Wh Thebigbookofkingcake

The quintessential coffee table book, The Big Book of King Cake from local writer Matt Haines and photographer Randy P. Schmidt features more than 75 mostly New Orleans-area bakers and 150 unique King Cakes. The Big Book of King Cake, multiple local retailers, 

Wh Theparishline

Spills happen. Turn to a stack of “pour me something mister” cocktail napkins to save the day. The Parish Line, multiple local retailers, 

Wh Homemalone

When it’s time to put a cork in it, do so with a handmade ceramic fleur de lis bottle stopper. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; 

Wh Joseballi

Outfit your wrist in a Carnival-themed bracelet with a fleur de lis designed within each float, mask, King Cake baby, scepter and tiara charm. Jose Balli, 3138 Magazine St., 504-371-5533; 800 Metairie Road, 504-832-8990; 

Wh Nolatawk

Lively up your kitchen with a King Cake on repeat towel, printed on 100 percent organic cotton. Nola Tawk, 

Wh Hazelnut 1

Present your party guests with slices of King Cake served on a Lucite King’s float tray. Hazelnut, 5525 Magazine St., 504-891-2424,