Mardi Gras Mambo Day 11: Happy Mardi Gras!

Today signifies the end of Carnival Season, and therefore the end to our Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway. Did y’all have fun? But, before we go we have one last special throw. The winner of this giveaway will walk away with a bag of goodies!

First, we start off with some yummy King Cake soaps from the etsy store Soapalaya Soaps. King Cake is a favorite treat during the Mardi Gras season, and we wait for it each year. Despite the fact you can’t eat them, this soap smells kinda like the freshly baked, over-iced, insanely sweet indulgence they are intended to replicate. Sweet and rich….just like a king cake! Yum!
So, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” – Let the good times roll!
Each king cake is made to order and weighs approx. 6 oz. each.

Second, no Mardi Gras day would be complete without a costume! The Etsy store, Sweetie Pie Tutus, has offered to help us decorate your day with a Mardi Gras Mambo Tutu. This tutu is made with over 100 yards of soft gold, green and purple tulle. It is 8′ in length and adorned with coordinating mardi gras beads. All tutus are available in all sizes ranging from newborn to 6 years.

Last but not least, April at Just Typical Life (who is also an awesome photographer) has offered a 5×7 matted and signed Mardi Gras Indian Print to show the true spirit of our city. The Black Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans are a unique sub-culture of a highly diverse and complex group of the local population . The tradition of these masking Indians, dates back to the 1700’s. As a result of this lack of a solid path in the knowledge of Indian history, many theories abound, but this much is for certain, the Indians have preserved some of their culture and history in the guise of tradition, and that tradition at the time of Mardi Gras, is now an integral part of New Orleans. In the heart of New Orleans since the 1780’s and perhaps earlier, this ancient colorful and artistic culture has been practiced. A culture, that be it known, exhibits all of that tradition, with some of the positive heritage, and is quite a unique history.

Put your arms up, wave them around, and yell “Throw me Something Mister!!” Okay, that won’t get you all these wonderful prizes, but wasn’t it fun? To win the prizes, just follow the rules below:

Don’t forget, we are giving you a chance to DOUBLE your entries by registering here and at What Mommies Need.

How to Win:

1) Visit Soapalaya Soaps, Sweetie Pie Tutus, and April Allen Photo, and tell us your favorite item from each store.

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