So what if your child has an exceptionality, they deserve to be part of the enormous fun and culture of that once a year experience of Mardi Gras. Navigating a parade can be stressful for any family with kids, but with proper planning, the experience can be a little less stressful. Here are my 5 […]
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Let’s be real, Metairie parades have a bad reputation. The big show is in New Orleans. All the super krewes with coveted throws roll there. The city is party central from the Quarter to the Avenue. The tourists may book a hotel in Metairie to save a few bucks, but they aren’t camping out on Veterans all […]
We’ll be creating one-of-a kind headdresses (think floral, pom-pom, sculptural, glitter, mixed media eleganza!)
The workshop is $35 and includes all materials!
We will have a base and assortment of craft elements, but your are totally welcome to bring an incorporate any other items you would like!
1109 Royal Street ~ Classes on February 12th and 26th ~ 6 – 8pm
10% of proceeds will benefit Amor Y Solidaridad!
Reserve a spot here: https://glitter-box-n-o.myshopify.com/products/craft-night-headdresses
Think you’re ready for Carnival Season? Not without a sweet, custom *glittery* bum bag! Come to the Glitter Box to meet fellow crafters, get the creative juices flowing, and make the fanny pack of your dreams! Nothing parallels the convenience of a bum bag, and now’s your chance to get bedazzled and ready for all the dancing and adventure to come!
We will supply base bags and a wide variety of craft supplies to get wild on your personal fanny pack- glitter, fringe, puff paint, goggly eyes and more!
Feel free to bring your own materials if you’ve already got some ideas stewing!
$25 for a base fanny pack and all materials!
1109 Royal Street ~ Classes on February 5th and 19th ~ 6 – 8pm
10% of proceeds will benefit Amor Y Solidaridad!
Reserve a spot here: https://glitter-box-n-o.myshopify.com/products/bumbag-bedazzling-workshop-february-5th-and-19th?fbclid=IwAR0Rm6ZfCmZqcFOB9ualCTFTwoAtMe165HlFkyJiMbdNrktKsHMtyNcC80Y
I know, I know. If you’re not from New Orleans, family and Mardi Gras are the last two words you would ever put together. But, I’m here to tell you, erase everything out of your mind about crazy tourists because Mardi Gras is the MOST family friendly you can get. It is actually what made […]
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra dives into Mardi Gras. This concert features Saint-Saens’ classic Carnival of the Animals with a New Orleans twist.
Be sure to arrive 45 minutes prior to the concert to interact with musicians and their instruments.
Admission to LPO Family Concerts is FREE for children ages 15 and under.
Mardi Gras attire has come a long way since I was a kid, y’all. I distinctly remember my Granny’s multi colored ‘tinsel’ style wig that she wore with her purple, green and gold shirt. I was dressed as Alvin (as in the Chipmunks) and my cousin was Michael Jackson from the Thriller video. Can you […]
Co-parenting is a way of life. And here in New Orleans, so is Carnival. And just like we co-parent with our children’s best interest in mind, we approach Mardi Gras the same way. We also have an added element of both riding in night parades. I ride in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and Dad […]
Simply put … I Mardi Gras with a baby and toddler because I Mardi Gras-ed when I WAS a baby and a toddler. I have so many childhood Mardi Gras memories and each one is a treasure to me. Parading with kids can be a lot of work, but I’m so glad my parents did […]
I never in a million years thought I would find myself dancing in a tutu and fish net stockings in front of hundreds of people in Mardi Gras parades. I am pretty conservative and very self-conscious, but in 2011 when an old high school friend asked me to join her in a newly formed dance […]
I initially decided to join the Krewe of Cleopatra because one of my clients suggested that it would be a great way for me to network. This particular client owns a Mardi Gras supply store, so he should know a good time when he sees one. It sounded like fun, so I decided to give […]
I admit it. I’m not a fan of Mardi Gras. And I know there are many (at least several, maybe) of you out there that feel a hint of solidarity when you hear someone else say they do not like Mardi Gras. Props to those Mardi Gras Moms who are hardcore about seeing every parade Mardi […]
As I sat through four parades today, watching what seemed like the endless procession of scantily clad, fully grown women headed down St. Charles Avenue, I thought to myself, where are these women’s daughters? Where are the mortified girls asking these women if they plan to leave the house “looking like that,” and if they […]
I like naps. Like, a LOT. For me, for the kids, whoever. I totally squandered my nap time in kindergarten and I regret it to this day. I live for their weekend naps: I’m super productive … or I’m napping too. But you know what I love more than naps? Mardi Gras Parades. We make […]