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Last year we ventured down to New Orleans with 8 of our friends and fell in love with the city!  If you are not heading to New Orleans this weekend for the Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, don’t worry you can celebrate at home.  Just remember when trying to recreate Mardi Gras in your home, there are some adjustments that have to be made.

For instance, you will not be able to recreate that beignets from Cafe Du Monde, but you can try: Beignet Recipe

You will also have to forgo the Louisiana swamp tour and alligator handling.


Cafe Du Monde

You will have to forgo the swamp tour and alligator handling

Nikki and I in the LA swamp







As far as everything else goes, you can get pretty close to recreating.  Check out the tips below:

Most importantly-its a party so Laissez les bons temps roule  aka let the good times roll.

Most importantly-its a party so “Laissez les bons temps roule” aka let the good times roll and DON’T FORGET THE BEADS!