Celebrating Mardi Gras with the Kids in New Orleans-MainPhoto


My family and I tend to celebrate with my in-laws because they are two blocks away from the parade route, always have an amazing array of food, clean bathrooms (this is very important), fun company, and the kids have a great time. Most importantly, I can stay with the baby indoors while the others go catch beads and watch the floats. We take Mardi Gras very seriously around here. There are a lot of fun preparations during the weeks before, and many involve the kids. Here are some of the things we do to prepare for a family friendly Mardi Gras: