HOW TO ENJOY NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS WITH KIDS (YES YOU CAN!)
“Don’t take the kids to Mardi Gras in New Orleans” they said. “Are you sure you want to go to Mardi Gras with kids?”
We heard this way too often when talking about our trip to New Orleans with our kids for the Mardi Gras Festival.
Yes, it’s well known for its debauchery and boob flashing on Bourbon Street. But Mardi Gras New Orleans is much more than Bourbon Street and it wasn’t in our plans to ever take the girls there.
The best way to have an amazing Mardi Gras experience is to come prepared. And we've got the perfect tips to help you enjoy your trip!
Pick out your Mardi Gras Costume! Dressing up in costume will make it a more fun and memorable experience. The traditional Mardi Gras colors are purple, gold and green.
Talk to your kids about Mardi Gras also called Fat Tuesday, which refers to events of the Carnival celebrations beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.
The Zulu Lundi Gras Festival is free and open to the public and held on the Monday before Mardi Gras day, which is known as Lundi Gras, or Fat Monday. It’s a fun day of food, music and arts and crafts in Woldenberg Park along the New Orleans riverfront.
The Krewe of Orpheus was founded in 1993 and takes its name from the musically-inclined son of Zeus and Calliope. Celebrity guests tend to appear on the floats each year, so keep your eyes carefully tuned in.
The girls were amazed with how beautiful it was and took to bead catching immediately. There’s no experience like it.
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