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One of my favorite aspects of being a New Orleans mom is giving my kids the gift of Mardi Gras. I married into a New Orleans family, and I lived a childhood void of what I now consider THE BEST...
This is our year. This is the year that my family, due to an unforeseen financial windfall and a late Mardi Gras, has decided to visit that place. THE place. The place with the magic. Yep … we are...
It's February and the carnival season in NOLA is ramping up! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans during February. This is in no way intended to...
I know, I know. If you're not from New Orleans, family and Mardi Gras are the last two words you would ever put together. But, I'm here to tell you, erase everything out of your mind about crazy tourists...

Riding Down the Avenue

The year was 1992, and I was 10 years old and about to ride in my first parade as a tomato. I rode with my grandma on Mardi Gras Day in one of the very loud truck parades that...
As I walk into work tomorrow clad in my purple, green, and gold 504 sweatshirt and my kids in their Mardi Gras striped polos, Randazzo’s kingcakes for their classes in hand, everyone will just stare blankly. “Happy Mardi Gras!!!”...
It is almost time for the annual migration of New Orleanians to Orlando. Yes, I am talking about the large number of locals who will head to Disney World for the Mardi Gras holiday. Whether the plan is to...
The sounds of drumlines cadence interspersed with the faint wail of a siren. The smell of diesel fuel combined with wafts of hot dogs and hamburgers on barbecue pits. The sights of twinkling lights from the floats as the...
Riding in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx is a highlight of my life. I took a risk seven years ago when I joined a Krewe that was yet to have it’s parade permit yet. And when we rolled, we...
Seriously, we live and play in the coolest city ever. Even with Alabama throwing shade this way, our version of Mardi Gras is top notch. Mardi Gras is about bleeding purple, green and gold. It is about majorette boots, sequin...
Happy Mardi Gras! Whether you plan to catch the parades or attend a carnival-themed family event, we have something for you! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events...
A little over three years ago, my husband and I, newly married, packed up all of our belongings and made the drive from Dallas to New Orleans. I can still vividly remember waving at my parents as we left...
Mardi Gras attire has come a long way since I was a kid, y'all. I distinctly remember my Granny's multi colored 'tinsel' style wig that she wore with her purple, green and gold shirt. I was dressed as Alvin...
Mardi Gras with kids can be a blast with a bit of planning and setting your expectations LOW. We have four kids ages 2 through 10, and every year we have more fun than the last. With a few simple steps, we are...

 

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