The past few yeats we have celebrated Mardi Gras with a family friendly fete. We mad a big pot of gumbo and Hurricanes for the grown-ups our friends provided the rest, including a King Cake that was flown in from New Orleans for the occasion. We certainly fulfilled our goal of fattening everyone up for those observing lent.
Contrary to popular belief most of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a family friendly affair, and local kids enjoy viewing the parades from ladders and collecting mountains of trinkets thrown off the floats. Our kids have a great time playing with all the beads and dablons collected during our years in New Orleans. We hope to take them there to experience Mardi Gras when they are a little older.