New Orleans Mardi Gras – Not Just for Adults!

New Orleans and Mardi Gras brings to mind images of drunken debauchery, nudity and an excess of wickedness. It doesn’t necessarily make you think “kid friendly.” But wait! Our Military TravelingMom shares her guide to family friendly Mardi Gras.

Kids enjoy the bathroom humor at the Krewe of Tucks parade. Photo credit: Renee Virata / Military TravelingMom

New Orleans Mardi Gras – Not Just for Adults

When orders came that we were moving to New Orleans my first thought was – Mardi Gras! But then reality set in and I remembered that I had kids. How could I subject them to the Mardi Gras I’ve seen portrayed on television? Our first year in New Orleans we stuck to the suburbs and the more “family friendly” parades were. But the next year, I realized that ALL the parades are family friendly if you know the right tricks.


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