This was our Mardi Gras setup along the parade route. These spaces were available for rent and people were setting up tents, grills and fire pits days before. Good thing because it was COLD. We arrived at our site at 3:15 and didn't leave until 10 p.m. that night.
Our host made the most fantastic red beans and rice I have ever tasted. He filled us up with this concoction of pork tenderloin, andouille, deer, polish and other kinds of sausages. Grace tried deer sausage and declared, "I like deer."
More of the munchies inside the tent. There was also a playground and duck pond behind the tent. The kids had a blast.
We were at the end of the parade route so the parade didn't arrive til it was dark. There were lots of great floats, a TON of beads and cups representative of each float. Watch out that you didn't get knocked about by flying cups or the people fighting to get one!
Rose stood in the back of a truck with other kids, grabbing beads as they flew overhead. Grace decided to fish for beads below... She scavenged them as they landed at the feet of all the grownups. I'm still surprised she didn't get stepped on. She hit the mother lode of beads on the ground.
Anybody want some beads?
The next day, Gentleman Jack and I hosted a SuperBowl party at his place. I made these special "Who Dat?" brownies for the party. And can you believe it? We won the SuperBowl.
I'm still soaking that one in....
photo from here