BEad AWARE- The Toxic Tale of Mardi Gras Beads

By Kate Stevens City workers just pulled 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads from storm drains. These same beads can be contaminated with dangerously high levels of lead– and let's be honest, beads that almost e...

Top 10 tips for ‘festing’ with kids

by Jenni Evans, March 30,2018   In and around New Orleans, we love to celebrate, and spring and summer are when we really get going. For some families, the decision is obvious…GO! Pack up the necessities, p...

Top 10 Mardi Gras Safety Tips

Making sure you Mardi Gras is safe and fabulous!  1. This is the one time of year that fanny packs are in! Don't forget to bring something that can hold your child's precious souvenirs. 2. Establish a well-kn...

Top 10 safety tips for kids at Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras safety- with kids in tow- can become an important part of your planning. We've got 10 great tips to make it work! Here are our 'essentials' to make it through parading with kids! ( and they're great...
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Celebrating Festival Season With Your Child

  How to get the most out of festival season with your little ones.   For NOLA families, festivals are like Mardi Gras—a way of life. We start the little ones early and go often. Having a game plan b...