Friday, February 17, 2012
Another Mardi Gras tradition would be the King Cake. Now everyone has his or her favorite, you can have Paul’s Pastry, Randazzo’s , Gambino’s or make your own…..I personally love one from a local bakery called Big Easy. You haven’t had a true King Cake till you have had one filled with something amazing like cream cheese or even pralines.
We are lucky that we live only about 45 minutes from New Orleans, our parade is nothing in comparison to the full glitz of the parades in the Crescent City. I mean Will Farrell is Bacchus this year!!!
When it comes to parades, Mardi Gras parades offer amazing sights, jazzy music, and plenty of surprises. Many other parades have float riders who throw candy, but how many throw beaded necklaces, cups, and stuffed animals? You never know what you might catch at a Mardi Gras parade. It pays to come prepared with a large, empty bag!
• Arrive early. If you arrive too close to parade time, chances are good that you'll be unable to find a parking space, much less an open spot to stand.
• Pay attention to floats. They have riders who will throw things to the crowds. If you aren't watching, you could get smacked in the face with beads!
• Obey the barricades. They are there to keep you safe, not to spoil your fun.
Until next time
Hugs & Kisses,