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Birthdays

The Ultimate List For Teen Birthday Parties In New Orleans

Planning and throwing birthday parties for New Orleans Kids are not always easy, especially when your child is older…and pickier. Where to go? What to do? And how to not look like the lame mom […]

70+ Cute Winnie the Pooh Party Ideas

Winne the Pooh has been a favorite of mine since I was little. Like most kids, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and all of our friends from the 100 Acre Wood are […]

Mardi Gras

2023 MARDI GRAS EVENTS IN PENSACOLA

Mardi Gras is of our family's favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing […]

2023 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras Day is February 21, 2023, this year. The fun starts before the big day with smaller neighborhood parades starting on Twelfth Night, January 6th, with most parades rolling in the two weeks before Mardi […]

2023 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get for Mardi Gras 2023 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2023 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade will […]

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It's Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying […]

WHY YOU NEED TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT DISNEY WORLD

Have you ever thought about escaping the madness of Mardi Gras week in New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana, or along the Gulf Coast? The kids are out of school. It's the perfect time for a family vacation. Where should you go? What should […]

TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

As the rest of the world recovers from the holidays and settles in for the rest of winter here in New Orleans we gear up for Mardi Gras. I am headed into my 3rd year as a sober […]

Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little […]

MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it's more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That's why this Mardi Gras bead […]

NEW ORLEANS KREWE OF HOUSE FLOATS: A NEW MARDI GRAS TRADITION

In response to the Pandemic, this new Mardi Gras tradition emerged to help us celebrate Carnival in 2021. I got the chance to chat with Megan Boudreaux, the founder of Krewe of House Floats, in […]

6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves celebrating them more than her own birthday.” She loves the excitement and being out in the community amongst peers. We always get there early […]

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where […]

“Semi-Homemade” DIY KING CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING

Sometimes during Carnival Season, ( Twelfth Night (January 6th) – Mardi Gras Day (February 21st) you just want a king cake. Sometimes you want a king cake when your favorite New Orleans bakeries are closed, or you […]

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Halloween

Fun and Mostly FREE Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Trunk or treats are a great safe way to have Halloween fun in Pensacola without having to worry about venturing through neighborhoods with not enough lights or sidewalks. Not only do they offer a safe […]

Fun , Cheap & Free New Orleans Trunk or Treats in 2022

It's almost time for Halloween in New Orleans and time for trunk or treating. Mark your calendars with these great locations hosting Trunk or Treats in New Orleans. These events can be safer thank typical trick or treating […]

AWESOME NEW ORLEANS HALLOWEEN EVENTS KIDS WILL LOVE IN 2022

It's almost Halloween. The fun is just starting and ramps up this weekend, and every weekend leading up to the big day is FULL of Halloween fun. Now's the time to make your plans and get […]

5 FUN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING MRS. HEATHER’S PUMPKIN PATCH

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to visit Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, located on the Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana. The Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana, is about one hour outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mrs. Heatther's Pumpkin Patch […]

PUMPKIN PATCHES IN NEW ORLEANS

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans. Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish: St. Martin's Episcopal […]

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Pensacola

It's that time of year again when we hope the weather starts to get cooler and pumpkins show up EVERYWHERE! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to visit local […]

Scary and Haunted Halloween In Pensacola

It's the time of year when everything goes bump in the night when ghostly friends come out to play, and everyone wants to be scared. To help you have a spooky good time this Halloween, […]

Adorable Disney Halloween Finds On Etsy

Spooky season is here, and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at Walt Disney World. This means Halloween is just around the corner. It's time for Mickey Pumpkins, Villains, and Hitchhiking […]

125+ DIY Disney Halloween Treats Perfect For Your Next Halloween Party

It's Spooky Season! It's time for Mickey Pumpkins and all things spooky and villain. It also means Halloween Parties – at school, at the dance, at home – everywhere practically. This means you're going to need to […]

Easy Halloween Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Cupcakes

When I think of Disney and Halloween, I think of one thing – MICKEY PUMPKINS! The Magic Kingdom is covered in Mickey Pumpkins this time of year and they are my favorite thing! When I got […]

Christmas

Fun Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve 2022 In Pensacola With Kids

It's time to ring in the New Year and celebrate 2023! Having kids means celebrating New Year's a little differently with a family-friendly celebration. To help you have a great New Year's Celebration, we have […]

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022 IN NEW ORLEANS WITH KIDS

It's almost time to ring in the New Year! Can you believe 2023 is almost here already? Crazy, right… Whether you are looking to go out, party at home, or both, we've got you covered. […]

FUN THINGS TO DO ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Christmas Day is the perfect day to discover and enjoy the true beauty of New Orleans during the holiday season. Whether it's your hometown or you're just visiting, take advantage of the light crowds, laid-back atmosphere, […]

Where to Find Santa Claus in New Orleans 2022

The Holiday season is here which means Santa is in town visiting from the North Pole! He'll be all around town, in malls, and everywhere spreading Christmas cheer and joy to children of all ages. […]

SINGLE PARENTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Being a parent in general for the holidays is difficult and stressful.  We have so much pressure on us. We have to find the perfect gifts, host parties, find the most perfect outfits, and much more.   I used […]

ALL THE REASONS YOU WILL LOVE NOLA CHRISTMAS FEST IN 2022

This New Orleans Christmas tradition is back again in 2022! NOLA Christmas Fest is an indoor Christmas carnival held inside the New Orleans Convention Center from December 21-30, 2022. Full of fun for all ages, NOLA Christmas […]

5 Tips for Hosting a Fun Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

You are in the Christmas spirit, and you want to host a party. Christmas cookie exchange parties are so much fun and great parties to include the children.  Here are a few ideas of things to think about when […]

40+ Perfect Experience Gifts for New Orleans Kids

Do your kids have way too much stuff? I know, mine do. The last thing I want is MORE TOYS that they play with for five minutes and then never touch again. Personally, I'm leaning […]

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