‘Tis the Night Before Mardi Gras

‘Tis the night before Mardi Gras
And all through the town,
People are camped out
On the sidewalk and neutral ground.

The ladders are decked out
In purple, green and gold.
It’s exciting for everyone,
Both young and old.

The sandwiches are made,
The ice chest is ready.
The loot bags look awesome,
Boy, will they get heavy!

We’ll catch Zulu and Rex
And Elks of Orleans.
Or Argus and Jefferson,
If we do Metairie.

The joy on kids’ faces
What a sight it will be.
When truck floats roll by,
And pelt us with beads!

Now let doubloons, costumes
And marching bands fill your dreams.
For “Throw me something, Mister!”
Tomorrow we will scream.

We would love for you to print this Mardi Gras poem and share it with your children this evening. Remember, everywhere else tomorrow is just Tuesday. 

Happy Mardi Gras from our family to yours!

Myndee is a 35ish year old New Orleans area native. She's an author, speaker and self-love advocate. As an introverted extrovert, Myndee loves being part of the generation where most of her friends live in her computer. She and her husband, Luis, live just outside the city with their three kids.


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