Mardi Gras may have just ended, but here in New Orleans we’re already missing the carnival season. It is the time of year when all of New Orleans comes alive. For two special little girls, Mardi Gras is not only a time to celebrate Fat Tuesday, but also their birthdays! The excitement they must have felt this year, imagining the parades rolling all over the city were specially for them! Together (with the help of the fabulous Twirl Photography) Penny and Lawson turned one year older amidst the joy of Mardi Gras.
But you don’t have to live in New Orleans to throw a Mardi Gras themed party. The spirit of the Carnival season is for everyone. All you need is an abundance of purple, green, and gold and a festive spirit!
Here are some of the ways that Penny and Lawson celebrated this year:
For a fabulous birthday party, you can’t forget the children’s clothes. Orient Expressed had the perfect Mardi Gras outfits for Penny, Lawson and friends.
To order these ensembles call our retail line at 1 (504) 899 – 3060 .
Special treats are an integral part of any party. Lolli pops, cupcakes, cookies and, of course, a king cake were musts this day. King cake is a delicious Mardi Gras tradition that includes a fun surprise. Hidden inside each king cake is a small baby figurine. The lucky person who finds the baby has to bring the next king cake. Want to make your own king cake? Here’s a wonderful recipe from nola.com:
Penny and Lawson’s birthday party was great success. Everyone loved their outfits, the cute decorations, the face painting, delicious food, and the girls adored their wands and crowns!
One of OE’s favorite photographers is Jennifer Zdon with Twirl Photography. Without Jennifer this party would not have been the success that it was. We’ve used Twirl Photography many times and especially love the cute videos she creates!
Lawson and Penny’s Birthday Party 2012 from Twirl Photography on Vimeo.