Thursday was supposed to be the day Muses rolled. My friend Teresa was riding for the first time, so Miles made this sign for her. Alas, because of the weather (and probably in no small part to the terribly tragedy of Wednesday night) it was postponed until Friday.
Last night was Muses, a woman’s only krewe (sort of like the one I rode in last year but fancier and the original woman’s only krewe and probably no one would like me comparing the two, but, you know, it is what it is.) Oliver and Linus came with me and we met up with a bunch of friends on the route.
Some random pics…
I made a sign ahead of time – just in case I saw the Muse who was at the My Favorite Murder show last month.
And it worked!!! I saw her and got this beautiful shoe!
If you’re wondering what’s the deal with the shoe, read this post I wrote last year: Mardi Gras – what does it all mean?
My friend Jenn works for the founder of Muses, so after the parade, once the kids were tucked in bed, we headed back out and went to the Muses after-party. So fun! Open bar (I only indulged in a
couple few, I swear) and food from Jacque-Imos and music by Sheila E and lots of fun people-watching. Didn’t get home until 2am! What a rock star.
Last night, I went to Muses with a bunch of friends (including a couple of kids, but not my own) and had so much fun! Muses is probably my favorite parade. And honestly, at this point, if I didn’t see any more parades, I’d be fine.
Their signature “throw” is a glittered shoe. Literally, a shoe they cover in glitter and jewels and other sparkly things. (So you can imagine how that might appeal to me.) I was lucky enough to get TWO last night! So fun. Yay!
We made signs.
Liam marched in this parade.
Wigs and Jello shots.
Lots of Elvi!
The best shoe of the night.
One of Heather’s shoes.