Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday: Mardi Gras

This post first ran last year, 2/16/10.
I thought in the spirit of Mardi Gras, I would republish.

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! You can click here for some really good recipes to get you in the spirit!

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by my friend, Susan of A Southern Daydreamer.











We celebrated Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, tonight at Patton Creek in Hoover. We stopped by the Cajun Steamer first, where they gave us all jester hats and out first of many beads. Then we scouted out a good spot on the parade route and parked it waiting for the parade to begin.
It didn't take long......























The red guy is a "Lobster" on behalf of Cajun Steamer, who was throwing beads to the crowd.


















(Hands up) "Throw me sum beads, Mista!"

















The kids walked away loaded down with beads. I was not only carrying my camera, but an armful of candy, moon pies, business coupons and 2 t-shirts-all caught prizes that were thrown to the crowd.























Can you guess what prize J. Smooth liked best? All he wanted was chocolate.

Thankyou for taking the time to stop by Takes from Bloggeritaville!
I hope you will join us tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday, whether you link up or party hop, you're invited!

HAPPY MARDI GRAS, Y'all!

Love:Love:Laugh
Leigh

19 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love New Orleans! I'd love to ho to Mardi Gras someday. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!
Looks like your kids caught so many beads :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

♥ Pat

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Looks like great fun. Love all the beads. Think the kids had a ball.
Wishing you a wonderful night.
Hugs, Pat

LV said...

Since I have never been to Mardi Gras, I really enjoyed by rip with you and family.

Bama Belle said...

Aww man, I hate we couldn't make it! Looks like it was fun!! Next time for sure!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like they had a great time! Thanks for sharing with us.

Allie and Pattie said...

How fun!! We weren't able to throw our usual Mardi Gras party this year and it's been such a bummer! I think it's awesome that your town did a parade!
xoxo Pattie

Jane said...

and a good time was had by all...
Looks like you all truly enjoyed the festivities.

Jane (artfully graced)

Robyn said...

my husband and daughter went there last night. I stayed home and ate King Cake!

Love Bears All Things said...

This looks like a fun night. I love the jester hats.
Mama Bear

Heather said...

Happy Mardi Gras! My friend from Unexpected Grace (the blog) and I had a Fat Tuesday party last night and it was so fun! We decided to go to the AL Bloggers Meeting on Friday together, will we see you there! Hope so, would love to meet you!
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Janie's World said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

♥ Kathy said...

Looks like so much fun! Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Leigh! This looks like so much fun! We don't really get to celebrate Mardis Gras here but it looks like so much fun! I know our kids would love it! And all that food would be scrumptious to dive into! Yum! Great pictures.
Blessings,
Debbie

Rachel said...

I had no idea that they had a parade at Patton Creek! How awesome!!

Anonymous said...

shoot...wish I had been in town..that would have been fun! Great pictures!

dogsmom said...

There is something about the thrill of the bead chase - without having to life one's shirt.

Jane said...

FUN!
We had our Mardi Gras in Dunedin tonight...could not get CLOSE at all...no place to park...finally left. Oh well...we'll watch vicariously....
Hugs,
Jane

Donnie said...

I love a parade. Great photos.