Our friends, Gary and Dona, are so kind to host a Mardi Gras party each year. They have had the pleasure of living in the New Orleans area so they know about the "real" stuff! We enjoyed Fiery Shrimp and red beans and rice and gumbo and cheese grits and salad and king cake and all sorts of appetizers and delicious purple punch with a kick!! This is at the beginning of the party before all 45 people arrived - Guy, Mark, Howard and Carolyn.
This is such a cute picture of Dona (known by her husband as Sweet D) and Terrie (oops - she has on her mask)
I love this picture - Phella, me in the middle, and Dona - look at Dona's beads - yes, they are garlic cloves. I've heard about those vampires (which I hate) in New Orleans. She was keeping them away. (Just kidding)
I think this is a funny hat and Guy is a brave man. Enough said!
Here we are before leaving for the party.
Such a fun party!! Such a fun way to spend a Saturday night. We are blessed with good friends!!