My World Tuesday: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

In the dead of winter, on a grey and quiet snow day when human contact seemed like an unrealizable dream, my daughter and I hatched a little plan to have a Mardi Gras party somewhere around the actual date (March 8) and the end of her basketball season. Out went the invitations she designed at good old Vistaprint, in came the goodies and junk from Oriental Trading, and--happily and finally--in came the girls on Saturday.



Mardi Gras

For six hours they giggled, decorated masks, put on a whole range of parades, danced the limbo, told stories, made bracelets, painted their nails, and (bless their hearts) ate the food I prepared for them.



Mardi Gras

I woke up Sunday morning to the quiet that comes with snow. Because snow had come again. It's just as well; Adella needed to sleep in and maybe dream about fun with her friends.

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Comments

  1. What a fun idea!

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  2. How fun! And perfect for lifting the gray gloom -- your snow and my rain!! Delightful post and look at your world, Sandy! Enjoy your day, stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  3. Oh what fun! I love the photos you've shared too. I agree about the snow, it always calms me down too.

    Hugs, G

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  4. I LOVE that first party ornament. And what a great idea - you're giving me lovely ideas for next year...

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  5. Oh I always wanted to go to a mardi gras. It sounds like so much fun and doing the masks are even funner.lol
    Well some one is going to enjoy some great times and I hope we hear more about this.:)

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  6. Fun idea, fun execution. Snow during Mardi Gras, who'd have thunk it?

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  7. That sounds like you had a lot of fun!

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  8. What fun for her-and the others-and for you too : )

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  9. What a great preparation time with the kids. Mardi gras is so much fun!! Love the masks!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Whooo hooo this sounds like it was so much fun. Now the girls will be prepared for Mardi Gras with their masks.

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful party AND topped off with a new layer of snow-- probably the same stuff we got a few days ago.

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  12. What a great way to have fun in February!

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  13. A spot of fun helps the day along.

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  14. sounds like a fun party-any occasion to celebrate...

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  15. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Life as it can / should be. How very wonderful of you. Please have you all a good new month ahead.


    daily athens

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  16. Mardi Gras and snow - interesting combination. Great shot of the mask! And a nice change for the girls.

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  17. Your Mardi Gras party sounds like a great idea and a huge success. I'm glad everyone had fun. I assume that not even the snow put a damper on the happy memories.

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  18. What a great idea for a winter blues-buster. I love the photos.

    One summer, our street party was a Mardi Gras theme.. in fact that's where my profile pic was taken... not the beads. ;)

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  19. Beautiful shots of the preparations. Looks like a real fun.

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  20. Love your photos today - sorry abut the snow, but let me assure you it is the last one.;) Spring is out there somewhere, even if it is taking a slight detour.;)
    xoxo

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  21. Anonymous6:08 AM

    What a wonderful splash of colour and fun to cheer you all up during winter... Lovely shots. Dreamy!

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  22. just when you have those spare time... that you get to be happy even on the simplest things.

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  23. Oh what fun! I would love to part of a Mardi Gras party, but we moved our trip to NOLA up to avoid it because the motel costs tripled - ouch!

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