Northshore Parade Schedule

Northshore Parade Schedule

Our 2018 parade guide is sponsored by Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts. Make 2018 the year YOU learn to PLAY, DANCE, or SING! Music & Dance Lessons for All Ages are starting now in Covington, Harahan, & Mandeville - Call (985) 231-0875 or visit laapa.com. January 6th St. John's Fools of ...
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How to Take Kids to Mardi Gras

How to Take Kids to Mardi Gras

Carnival season is in full swing. We're in that tiny lull between the first weekend of parades and when things really kick into high gear. At 4 years old, my twins are Mardi Gras pros, having been to parades since they were just shy of 4 months old, and we've ...
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Five Types of Moms You See at Mardi Gras

Five Types of Moms You See at Mardi Gras

We're in the home stretch! From now tip Mardi Gras day there are non-stop parades somewhere. As the big day approaches your friends' true colors will show, and we've noticed some patterns. Here we present five types of moms you see at Mardi Gras. Do you see your friends? Or ...
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It's a Twelfth Night Party

It’s a Twelfth Night Party

For some people it's Christmas, but here at Northshore Parent we think Carnival is the most-wonderful time of the year. To celebrate we put together a fun photo shoot featuring a ton of our favorite local products and boutiques. You don't need much to celebrate Twelfth Night--some king cake and ...
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Parade Packing List {Free Download}

Parade Packing List {Free Download}

A million years ago, before I had children, I attended a party on Thoth Sunday, that also happened to fall on Valentine's Day. I made cupcakes for the party and, due to a late start and large crowds, and the party moving in between Thoth and Bacchus, I hauled a cupcake ...
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Eight Great Things to Do While Waiting for Parades {Free Printables}

Eight Great Things to Do While Waiting for Parades {Free Printables}

Parades are upon us! My personal favorite, Push Mow, is this Saturday, and there are pretty much non-stop parades in the city from this weekend until Mardi Gras day. We've given you lots of tips on how to take your kids to the parades, but now we've got some ideas ...
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When it Rains on Your Parade {Indoor Activities}

When it Rains on Your Parade {Indoor Activities}

Mardi Gras 2014 has come and gone. Most of us spent the day indoors thanks to unwanted cold and rain that followed a most beautiful, ideal weather weekend. I must admit, the weather had me upset. I imagine that when I have a child, the little guy will be coming ...
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The Best King Cake on the Northshore

The Best King Cake on the Northshore

So in years past, the writers of Northshore Parents and their friends have gotten together and sampled king cakes from across the Northshore. Then they've voted and we announced the Northshore's best king cake. This year, however, we're flipping the script and letting YOU tell us who makes the best ...
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Traditional King Cake Recipe {Like McKenzie's}

Traditional King Cake Recipe {Like McKenzie’s}

When everyone else is singing that it’s the most wonderful time of the year at Christmas, I’m counting down the days until 12th Night when my most wonderful time of the year begins. Mardi Gras is my Christmas. I love everything about Carnival time, but I especially look forward to ...
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What Your Favorite King Cake Says About You

What Your Favorite King Cake Says About You

Dong Phuong Your selfie game is on point. You have a twitter account AND you know how to use it. You are the first of your friends to try a new restaurant when it opens. You may be in a Mardi Gras Krewe but not one of the old lines ...
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