Is it possible to make the holiday known for alcohol fueled bead bargaining by half-naked people family friendly? The answer is ‘yes’. Mardi Gras has become synonymous with New Orleans so here are 5 suggestions that focus on the food and culture and not Bourbon Street so much.
I think we can all agree that fried dough is fabulous. Start the morning of Fat Tuesday off with beignets. You can find the recipe for the gorgeous ones below here. Or you can order a mix from the famous Cafe Du Monde here.
image: Baker Bettie
You can’t celebrate Mardi Gras without a mask. Let the kids pick their own at your local party store or they can make one. Find supplies and directions here.
No Mardi Gras meal would be complete without a King cake. Whoever finds the baby boy hidden in the cake gets a year of good luck.