Mardi Gras is my all-time, hands-down favorite time of the year!
My parents tell me that I took to the Mardi Gras beat very quickly at my first parade when I was four-years-old, and I look forward to the holiday each and every year. I’m so lucky my family is from New Orleans and that I grew up celebrating Mardi Gras, because I can’t imagine a year without it. Over the years, I have learned tips to comfortably making it through parades and balls, and my Mardi Gras style has evolved to include lots of color, sequins and costumes! Whether you are celebrating in New Orleans, Baton Rouge or anywhere else, here are a few Mardi Gras essentials to keep in mind when planning what to pack.