Fat Tuesday Is Coming: Here's How to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home! by Holly Budde

6 years ago

Fat Tuesday Is Coming: Here's How to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home!

Mardi Gras is the traditional parade before the season of Lent. The end of Mardi Gras is commonly known as "Fat Tuesday" because the next day begins Lent: 40 days of sacrifices before Easter – and it’s common to give up something for Lent. Once I gave up beer; once I gave up candy. And the hardest? My Diet Coke addiction! But Fat Tuesday is always a party. Want some quick ideas to participate? Here are a few:

  • Make gumbo, shrimp, crab cakes, desserts, dips and snacks
  • Decorate a table with purple, gold and green beads and Mardi Gras masks!
  • In the south, no Fat Tuesday is complete without a king cake (recipe coming!). Hide the baby in the cake and whoever gets that piece brings next year’s cake.

It can be a fun day for the whole family!

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Donna John
Tomorrow night is the parade in Galveston, Holly Budde . I've always wanted to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It hasn't happened yet, but it will. :-) Can't wait to see your king cake recipe!
Holly Budde
Me too Donna. its a bucket list item e. We should organize a 30seconds meet up in NOLA for mardi gras. 😂❤️
Elisa Schmitz
I haven't been to Mardi Gras since I was in college! Great ideas for celebrating at home, Holly Budde . Donna John , you will love it when you go!
Mike Prochaska
I was just thinking about a fun way to do this with the the kids. Was thinking make party masks and dance music and eat shrimp
With Mac and cheese kids
Holly Budde
thats exactly what I did w kids when they were younger. we celebrate everything!! Shrimp and Mac n Cheese is a Great idea!! this year the girls are cooking. they are making shrimp po boys and green bean "fries". i am only allowed to help ! yay me😂
Mike Prochaska
Yeah my kids don’t eat anything lol most likely I be eating the shrimp and them the Mac and cheese
Holly Budde
ha ha!! Nothing wrong with That! good news is rhe next day is valentines day and they will eat your chocolate.

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