COSTUME PICK-UP PARTY
Saturday, Jan 27th – 1:00 p.m. – at Louise and Michael’s
If you cannot make it to the pick-up party, please arrange to have someone get your costume for you. Otherwise, you will be making the trek up Elysian Fields to Marilyn’s house in Gentilly to get it.
Costumes are basic, and we are looking forward to seeing all of that CRAPS creativity as you customize your costume.
- Cowboys will have purple chaps, green vests and a gold hat.
- Cowgirls will have purple skirts, green vests and a gold hat.
- Saloon girls will have purple skirts and a gold hat – top TBA (get with Lindsey Cronin on this). You will need to either make an underskirt with nylon net (cheap at any fabric store), buy one or try to find on at a thrift shop. If you want to buy one as an investment in your costume closet, LIMBO at 1125 Decatur (523-3435) is expecting a hand made shipment any day – but the owner said you better get one fast because they sell out as soon as they come in. Target has some inexpensive bustiers online.
Mostly beads this year. We will have sherrif’s badge stickers to hand out and possible some other paper handouts. Check Orientaltrading.com for cowboy throws. Some people have found beads with cowboy hats at local Mardi Gras shops.
Tom Morgan and the lovely Hilde will again be hosting our parade eve cocktail party – February 2, 6:30 p.m. This year it is BYOB – so bring your favorite adult beverage.
PARADE DAY PARTY
We will be kicking off our parade day at 3:00 parade day at Cafe Brazil. Sally and her committee promise to have a wonderful buffet for our enjoyment and sustenance. Leroy Jones and the Hurricane Brass Band will kick-start us and march us over to the den. Trisha and Dawn will be waiting for us at the den with another spread (and jello shots).
Will be at the State Palace, which was sold and is being fixed enough for us to have the ball there. The opening act is Billy Iuso and the Restless Native. Next will be a New Orleans music review, with lots of guests. The headliners are the Wild Magnolias.
$25.00 – Available at Louisiana Music Factory in the 200 block of Decatur and at Up in Smoke in the 4900 block of Magazine. It is possible that tickets will be available at the door – this has not been decided yet.
Habitat for Insanity t-shirts are available at Up In Smoke in the 4900 block of Magazine St. All proceeds to go towards the increase in den rental fees. Buy early, buy often.