Friday, February 1, 2008

It's Mardi Gras Time In The South

We are in the throws of Mardi Gras with parades and balls. It is always a very exciting time in the South, the schools close for this event so all the kids can enjoy all the festivities, homes and communities are decorated with purple, gold and green. Everyone has enjoyed their King Cakes, with the baby inside. As tradition has it, who ever gets the baby in their slice of King Cake, they are the one who buys the next cake. There are so many wonderful traditions associated with Mardi Gras, as this is the prelude to Advent.

Tomorrow we are attending another Mardi Gras ball and as always it's quite a site to behold. The full King and Queen procession of the court with lavish gowns and costumes. My favorite is the little boys who are the pages, they are in full costume with the long velvet capes and beaded outfits. If you have never been to Mardi Gras it is an event that should be on your things to do list.

The parades are so much fun as everyone yells, "throw me something Mister". The kids come home with tons of beads and other throws and I must say some of these are very elaborate with charms hanging from the necklace.

In honor of Mardi Gras I would like to send one of you, authentic Mardi Gras beads. Just put a comment on my blog and come Fat Tuesday, I will have a drawing. I will pick out some wonderful beads for you, so if you can't be here to join in on all the festivities at least enjoy the throws.


Grandma G said...

Hi Michele!

I have never been to Mardi Gras and it is definitely on my list of fun stuff to do!!
Thanks for a chance to win the beads...I can pretend I have been there until I actually make it! Choose me!!

Grandma G's

Lisa said...


Thanks for thinking about all of us Northeners who won't have a chance to experience Mardi Gras. Your a sweetheart.

Have a wonderful time at the ball.


Cathy said...


Give me those beads now. Forget the contest!!!! I need beads. lol

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Michele~ I have never been to Mardi Gras, but always wanted to go. St.Louis has a big parade every year, and I have not been to that . Oh how I love beads.. Hope you have a grand time tommarrow. Have fun!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I have never experienced such a fabulous event as this! Please explain more, if you have the time. It sounds like a series of wonderful events!

Tonye said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win Mardi Gras beads. I've never been to Mardi Gras or to New Orleans, but it is on my list of places to visit I retire. Have always wanted to eat a King Cake. I bet it's yummy!

Meadow Street said...

Tag! your it Michelle! Rules are on my blog! Have fun!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Michele!

I remember when I worked in New York and every year the office would receive a big Mardi Gras cake from Baton Rouge,LA. with the little baby inside. Luckily I never got the baby so I never had to buy a cake! LOL It was so yummy. And we all got those fun beads which we wore around the Have a fun day pink sis!
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