Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blog Crawl- Escape to Mardi Gras Madness

Hello Divas! Hope you have had a wonderful week and had a chance to check out the Blog Crawl hosted by Jillian at Cornflake Dreams! If not, you missed out on some of the fabulous vacation ideas posted by the bloggers of the crawl. To end out our week of Madness and the Blog Crawl we'd like to share photos from the madness that was Mardi Gras this year!
Plan on attending Mardi Gras Next year? Get your costume together---now! Yes, a lot of people were dressed in costume! There are a ton of parties and costume balls, so you won't be the only dressed up!


You can go as Cruella Deville!
Or as the Incredible Hulk!

Make sure you catch a day parade...

And then party the night away on Frenchmen St. (which is a less crowded/better version of Bourbon st.)

There are a few things you must absolutely do if you plan on attending mardi gras next year!
1) Do Not go on Bourbon St unless you don't mind HUUUUGE crowds. Yes I know you want to experience bourbon and get the world famous hand grenade--but it would be advised to do this maybe before 11pm (lol) to avoid being pushed and shoved by the crowd
2) Try the beignets at Cafe du Monde! Don't know what a beignet is? It is a donut covered with looots of powdered sugar goodness! It is a must!
3) Check out Frenchmen st. which is an alternative to Bourbon, with lounges & bars minus the massive/mad crowd!
4) Definitely catch the night parades!

Well--Mardi Gras this year was MAD packed and we had MAD fun! Wonder how next year will be! Don't forget to visit Jillian at Cornflake Dreams, and also don't forget tonight we are drawing a winner for our $25 giveaway for CSN stores! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

♥ Tiffanie ♥

18 comments:

Jackie D said...

So jealous!! I would LOVE to go to New Orleans. Love these pictures, especially the incredible hulk guy, haha

Meri said...

Fun! I want to go to Mardi Gras or Carnival somewhere cool some time. I think my first choice would be Rio!

Jet-Setting Divas said...

@Jackie-definitely check it out!
@ Meri- I would love to go to carnival in Rio! May have to look into that!

Kasondra said...

I've never actually been to Mardi Gras! I always wanted to go...and then I had kids!! :P

Caleb said...

Facts:

1. I really want to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

2. I like cool costumes

3. Your pics are of fun stuff that I'm jealous of

Put this all together? I hate you (in a "I love you but I'm just jealous" sort of way)

Hello from Iowa!

Caleb

TriGirl said...

Hi Tiffanie,

Thanks for stopping by my site earlier! Mardi Gras in New Orleans looks like sooo much fun!! That's some very helpful advice too--I would never know about alternatives, or the inside scoop!

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

such a fun post!! i really want to go back to NOLA! thanks for playing along girls :) xoxo jcd

lindsey said...

I want to go!! Take me with you :)

Claire Kiefer said...

I used to live in New Orleans and I miss the city AND Mardi Gras so much! The spirit of the city is incredible. :)

TexaGermaNadian said...

SO FUN! And I LOVE the new blog header. Too cute

Tiffany said...

They say Mardi Gras isn't what it used to be, but that looks like a heck of a good time to me!

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

Never been there-looks fun and wild.

Sandy a la Mode said...

hahaha i went to NOLA the week after mardi gras!! it wasn't nearly as crazy but i got a flavor of it!! bourbon street was fun!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds so fun and I adore the photos. Enjoy your day, my dear
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting an amazing GIVEAWAY later today! You can win 5 cool art posters!

Jen said...

Looks like SO much fun!

And I almost drooled just thinking about beignets!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Here from a blog hop and happy to meet you,
<3, New Follower

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CatFatale said...

Looks a lot of fun, Hopefully some day i'll experience this too. I gave you an award.

http://catfatale.blogspot.com/2011/04/tag-7-facts-blog-awards.html

Cat
xox

LaTasha said...

omg that Cruella de Ville costume is so awesome