This year, we celebrated Mona's Creole Cuisine for the Mona Lisa and Moon Pie Krewe parade in Slidell. I cheated a bit and recycled last year's frog outfits. We went as frog legs. I stitched together a couple of pairs of legs for us to carry. I wish I could have found a wheel chair to push us around in, but alas, that didn't pan out. Charlotte decorated a stroller for us that had a huge plate, knife and fork. And a ginormous fly for us to eat!
I wasn't the only cheater. Charlotte's son Lowry, repackaged his nutria costume as nutria stew.
He had a giant pot around him for the walk painted with flames.
Charlotte's nephew, Christopher, is a chef. He runs Christopher's on Cary across the street from the Arcade where we have the Red Beans and Rice Ball after. His costume, as well as his parents' (Brenda and John) costumes, were a given.
Brenda's Moon Pie cart was tarted up like a dining table.
And Charlotte was a fabulous blue crab.
Charlotte's friends, Addy and Amy went as Wild Rice.
While Amy's dad travelled on his Hov-a-round as a crawfish.
The back of his chair was made up like the shell of the crustacean. Really cute!
This was the Cereal Killers Krewe.
Of course, they were all properly outfitted as the cartoon characters from the box illustrations. There was even a Capt'n Crunch, but we failed to bring batteries for the camera. Waa-wa.
Always dark when we begin, the Flabeaux light our way. Lowry's buds comprised the majority of the torch bearers.
Moon Pie! MOON Pie! MOOOOON PIIIEEEEE!!! Is still ringing in my ears.
It poured rain all day. Fifteen minutes before we lined up? It vanished, leaving a cool night for tossing Moon Pies to the cheering crowds.
Can't wait until next year!