Now that you’ve been schooled on Mardi Gras balls, it’s on to parades! You want to be prepared on the parade route, so use FWNOLA’s Mardi Gras checklist and you’re good to go.
Start with a sturdy bag. Think backpack, fanny pack, or cross-body bag, and make sure there are zippers so you don’t lose anything! Don’t leave home without these essentials in your bag:
- Dollar bills (for bathrooms!)
- Toilet paper (because you know they ran out)
- Hand sanitizer (for after the bathrooms!)
Mardi Gras in February means that it will may be COLD, so layer up! Fun, colorful tights are a MG ‘do’, and extra socks never killed anyone. Wear gloves to catch all those beads! No necklaces - You’re catching hundreds of them remember! Finally, top it off with a warm, chic hat!
Mardi Gras is not kind to fabulous footwear so wear your rain boots. This is the ONLY TIME we prefer flats, so you know we’re serious! Finally, pack a warm jacket - tie it around your waist if you have to. Yes….you read that correctly… at Mardi Gras, anything goes!
Mardi Gras is the one time rules don’t apply, so go crazy and wear whatever your heart desires! Peruse your favorite thrift stores because whatever you wear will likely get damaged. Be fun, be bold, be crazy! A little (or a lot of) glitter - DIY never hurt anyone!
Don’t forget to share your photos with FWNOLA!