Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It's Carnival Time {Happy 12th Night}

Let the Carnival season begin.

Today marks the 12th day of Christmas and also the start of the Mardi Gras season. Tonight's first Uptown parade of the season, Phunny Phorty Phellows, travels along the St. Charles streetcar route.

Phellows and revelers will board at the RTA streetcar barn, located on Willow Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Twelfth Night. The Phunny ride will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp The streetcar, which, traditionally, is still bedecked in it’s yuletide dressings, will leave the station for a route that will take the partying Phellows to the Lee Circle on Uptown to Napoleon turnaround and then back to the barn. You can’t miss the streetcar, it’s the one with the really noisy party inside and a big sign hanging from it reading: “It’s Carnival Time!”

All this revelry is in keeping with the motto printed on a Phunny Phorty Phellows 1896 bulletin:

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!

This year the season is so short with Mardi Gras  on Tuesday, February 9.

Lots of parades, parties, and celebrations. It is a fun yet hectic time on Perrier. The decorating will begin today as the colors purple, green, and gold will dominate over the next month.

Over the next month, I'll be sharing the sites and sounds of the Mardi Gras season experienced through my eyes.

Enjoy some photos from last year's Mardi Gras.

Come on in and see what I did this year.....

Laissez les bon temps rouler, y'all!


  1. Oh Ron you clearly know how to have a fabulous time. I would love it if you would share this awesome post at our What's it Wednesday Linky Party. Hope you can join us!


  2. I can't wait to see your home all decorated.....I always love seeing all the colors!

  3. I love all your Mardi Gras posts! Reminds me of fun times in New Orleans!


  4. Let The Party begin

    I want a piece of that cake

  5. Looking forward to seeing what you do this year. It all looks like fun. Beautiful decoration and the cake looks yummy. I hope you love your new design. I guess no one has noticed it yet....It looks clean and neat! xo

  6. That kings cake looks good. I haven't had any of that in years! When I use to work in an office, one of my co-workers, who was from LA, would bring in a kings cake every year. It was always fun to see who found the crown. Hope you have a great time during Mardi Gras!

  7. Good evening, Ron! I am so looking forward to seeing your Mardi Gras decorations for 2016! Have a good evening! xoxo

  8. I remember your posts of past Carnival seasons! It must be such fun! Enjoy!

  9. Woo hoo! You sure know how to party in NOLA! I'll be following your posts to see what you're up to!

  10. How gorgeous and fun! Quite the celebration.....thanks for sharing Ron!

  11. Love, love you new blog design. Did you get a new camera too! Pictures are fabulous.

  12. Love all of your Mardi Gras decor! Can't wait to see more. I have never been to NOLA but it is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit. That king cake looks delicious. Happy decorating!


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