Bringing Mardi Gras to DC

Having lived in New Orleans (NOLA) during my formative college years and then later in life when the Mister lived there for Katrina recovery, I tried to enjoy all the culture that the city offered. My last visit was in January of 2017 and although I don’t frequent the city as often as I would like, I try to bring Mardi Gras to DC at an annual celebration. We had a small hiatus last year so we came out swinging for this year’s festivities. Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday is on February 13th this year so we’ll be in the Mardi Gras spirit until Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14th.

mardi gras raffle
In the past, we’ve had a door raffle. These were the prizes from 2016.
mardi gras aurnia 2018
Even Aurnia gets into the Mardi Gras mambo spirit! You can tell she’s really happy about it LOL
Mardi Gras table
We serve a selection of New Orleans style cuisine. Red beans & rice, jambalaya, king cake, & pralines.
Zapps
New Orleans kettle chips FTW along with a screening of The Big Easy.
pralines
Aunt Sally’s makes an assortment of flavors and the traditional creamy ones are my favorite. They also make them in mini sizes!
Sucre
One of the guests gifted me macarons from Sucré, a pastry shop in NOLA.
mardi gras macaron
Mardi Gras macaron. If you noticed, there’s a trio of colors that run throughout Mardi Gras: purple, green & gold. Each color has a meaning. Purple represents Justice, Green represents Faith, & Gold represents Power.

 

 

 

Mardi Gras mask photo booth
A photo booth to document the debauchery & a mask to greet you in the backyard.

We were fortunate to have terrific weather so we built a fire in the fire pit and had the bar outside. Thanks to all of our friends who came to celebrate – Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

— MXM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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