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How to really wig out at Mardi Gras

Posted by Mark Cohen on

How to really wig out at Mardi Gras

Everyone knows that Mardi Gras is a crazy fun time. There are outrageous parades with participants throwing beaded necklaces, dress up balls, drinking parties and all things wild and nutty. One thing is for sure, out of this world outfits, costumes and accessories make Mardi Gras a non stop party. Nearly all the participants are dressed to impress - at the very least with bazaar and eccentric costumes. The easiest way to join in on the fun is to don a wig, but not your typical grandma's wig. It doesn't even have to technically be a hair wig. There are...

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Mardi Gras: The Wildest Show on Earth

Posted by Luke Bowen on

Mardi Gras:  The Wildest Show on Earth

New Orleans’s Mardi Gras is indeed a parade like no other! Witness dozens and dozens of fully decorated floats bearing krewe nobility in their full finery, scores of famous celebrities in out-of this-world attires, masked revelers march in time with hosts of colorful uniformed bands and daring riders on horseback. Accompanying them are thousands of dancing party-goers in their scintillating and vibrant costumes. The show dazzles of beads in different types, sizes and hues; twinkling Spanish gold coins and other valuable trinkets. Millions of merry makers are making New Orleans’s Mardi Gras as the greatest show on Earth. The Origin On...

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How to use the traditional colors for your Mardi Gras celebration

Posted by Mark Cohen on

How to use the traditional colors for your Mardi Gras celebration

Not all of us can afford to travel to the unofficial center of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Sure, they have parties, parades, and carnival celebrations in the streets to participate Mardi Gras. Like those celebrants, we can commemorate Mardi Gras too, here in our own home town. Simple and colorful, make sure you don or decorate in the traditional purple, green and gold.  These colors were selected way back by the King of the Carnival and chosen for the symbolism of these colors. Purple stood for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. These "official" colors were then...

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Fun alternate ways to say you care this Valentine's Day

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Fun alternate ways to say you care this Valentine's Day

Traditionally, there were a few ways to show you care or that you love someone on Valentine's Day. A box of fancy chocolates? Check. A bouquet of overpriced flowers? Check. How about something different, original and unique but with the same sentiment... You don't have to be quite like Romeo and Juliet, but you can show you are an admirer and supporter of Valentines everywhere in a variety of ways. Say it with balloons To make a huge statement, say it big! If you show up with a fistful of heart shaped red balloons, or for those of you that...

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"Not your husband's Superbowl Party" - How the spouses can have some fun

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"Not your husband's Superbowl Party" - How the spouses can have some fun

Most of us have a special someone who lives for that extra special holy grail day of the year, Superbowl Sunday. For those that have sports partners that also consider this THE day of the year, that's great. For those football enthusiasts, whose main goal is to meet, eat and score, simply decorate for a football party, set em up with the ice cooler and snacks, warm up the wide screen TV, and exit stage right. What's the better half to do? Let see some ideas for those companions who would rather poke themselves with a sharp stick than sit...

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