Mardi Gras

Mobile Alabama has the distinction of celebrating the first American Mardi Gras in 1703, before our Louisiana neighbors. The celebration begins three weeks prior to Lent and features parades, special food, casual parties and formal balls. This board highlights some of the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras in Mobile and Baldwin Counties Alabama.
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1907 king and queen of mardi gras in mobile, al-- the birthplace of mardi gras

Praying for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Royalty, Mobile, AL. King Thomas W. Sims and Queen Virginia Allen Lyons. A little known fact but Mobile is the birth pace of the American Mardi Gras.

Crew of Columbus Mardi Gras Parade, Mobile, AL. photo: Robert Tarabella

Crew of Columbus Mardi Gras Parade, Mobile, AL.

My two favorite food bloggers, Lise from Mom Loves Baking and Jenna from The Painted Apron  recently featured easy-to-make King Cakes using canned cinnamon rolls. Although I’ve had really good bakery-made King Cakes, they are usually a coffee-cake style, which to me is rather dry. The grocery store variety isn’t anything to rave about either, so …

Lise and Jenna make King Cake (me too) - Leslie Anne Tarabella

Wizards behind the curtain of Mobile's Mardi Gras celebration are city's ultimate party planners | AL.com

Wizards behind the curtain of Mobile's Mardi Gras celebration are city's ultimate party planners

Mardi Gras 2014 is about to begin in a big way, but the planning goes on all year for the president of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association and the executive director of the Mobile Carnival Association.

Mardi Gras Order Of Incas 1 Doubloon Mobile AL Like South Token Coin Vintage

Mardi Gras Order Of Incas 1 Doubloon Mobile AL Like South Token Coin Vintage

Buffalo Soldiers Mobile AL Mardi Gras Parade

Buffalo Soldiers Mobile AL Mardi Gras Parade

Mobile AL Mardi Gras Doubloon Infant Mystics IM Say It With Music Token Coin VTG

Mobile AL Mardi Gras Doubloon Infant Mystics IM Say It With Music Token Coin VTG

1979 Mobile AL Mardi Gras Necklace Joe Cain Procession Throw Vintage Free Ship

1979 Mobile AL Mardi Gras Necklace Joe Cain Procession Throw Vintage Free Ship

The Streets of Mobile, Alabama Mardi Gras 2014  Photo By: J Cartier, Photographer Daphne, Alabama

The Streets of Mobile, Alabama Mardi Gras 2014 Photo By: J Cartier, Photographer Daphne, Alabama

Shadow Barrons Mardi Gras Parade - Daphne, Alabama by fisherbray, via Flickr... http://jewelrystash.blogspot.com/

The kids had a great idea and stacked all their beads from the Shadow Barrons Mardi Gras Parade in Daphne, Alabama on my head.

Chick-fil-A cows in the Order of Mystic Magnolias Mardi Gras parade in beautiful downtown Fairhope, Alabama.

Chick-fil-A cows in the Order of Mystic Magnolias Mardi Gras parade in beautiful downtown Fairhope, Alabama.

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