Assign one guest to be the first 'Mardi Gras King/Queen"
The King or Queen will give the players an instruction. As in classic Simon Says, the King will start some instructions with the phrase, 'The King/Queen says"
When an instruction starts with 'The King/Queen says", players follow that direction. When an instruction does not start with 'The King/Queen says", players do not follow that direction.
If any of the players follow an instruction that does not start with 'The King/Queen says", that player is 'out". The last player to remain in the game becomes the new Mardi Gras King or Queen and the game starts over.
If you'd like, you can award small prizes or beads to the winner of each round.