Mardi Gras Mom-bo Guide

baby foot with Mardi Gras beads
Photo credit: Mary Louis Brady

There is so much fun to be had during Mardi Gras season. Even though parades are canceled — we’re still celebrating with festive attire (and yards) and delicious food! Here are some recommendations from our mom krewe to your krewe.  

All About the King Cake, Baby

Give me all the king cake. All. Of. It. Below are some of our favorite king cake inspired foods.

Lost pizza co kind Cake pizza
Photo credit: Lost Pizza Co.

Mardi Gras Munchies

Jambalaya girl gumbo and jambalaya
Photo credit: Jambalaya Girl

We are crazy for Creole!  Local soul foods are a staple in our diet this Carnival season.  

  • Have you heard about the girl with the fork earrings? Our friend Jambalaya Girl makes it so easy (fool proof, actually) to make the yummiest jambalaya. You can find it at several local stores or online.
  • Learn how to make Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, Crawfish Cornbread and King Cake at Chef Danie Cooks’s cooking class in Biloxi on Tuesday, February 16 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Festive Ideas for Your Krewe

Maris gras Picnic decorations
Photo credit: Coastal Picnic & Co.

Party on the Lawn

Yardi Party signs for Mardi Gras
Photo credit: Fleurty Girl

Let the Good Times Roll at These Local Activities 

Learn more about the history of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. Give back to local charities or grab a few friends for festive fun.

Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras museum
Photo credit: Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

Drinks for the Mardi Party

Confetti in your hair, cocktail in your hand!  Here are a few of our local faves.  

King Cake daiquiri from Coastal daiquiri company
Photo credit: Coastal Daiquiri Company

Attire for the Krewe

Need festive attire for yourself and your krewe?

Mardi Gras shirt from panache
Photo credit: Panache

Beads and Bauble

Mardi Gras Earrings from love, Ivy boutique
Photo credit: Love, Ivy

Prizes for the Pages

Looking for Mardi Gras inspired gifts for your little ones?

Mardi Gras book

Gifts Fit for Royalty

It’s a nice gesture to make Royalty feel special with these thoughtful gifts.  

Mardi Gras selection at NELLA
Photo credit: NELLA home interiors & gifts

Masquerade Mom

One day you’ll be able to go to ball! Let us help you get ready!

Glo cubes light up drinks
Glo Cubes sold at Beach Pharmacy
  • Pick out a stunning Mardi Gras dress from The Sequin Siren in Biloxi.
  • Get pampered at Antonian Salon in Gulfport. They have a spectacular hair and makeup team.
  • What’s better than enjoying a few drinks? Enjoying a few drinks that light up with Glo Cubes liquid activated light cubes! Yes, they come in purple, green and yellow! Exclusively sold at Beach Pharmacy in Gulfport.  

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.


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