Most mere mortals living anywhere other than new Orleans, are slowly thinking about their Christmas decorations. Here in the Crescent City, many of us are already deep into the planning and decoration design – not for Christmas but for Mardi Gras. If you are in a Krewe (a “Krewe” is like a group) that is involved in fashioning their own floats. (the things you ride in or pull ) and “throws,” (the trinkets you toss to spectators) no doubt you have had a number of meetings, gotten your membership straight, and have worked out your theme and signature throws, some are even working on their dance routine to break into when there is a stop in the parade. We are part of the Krewe du Krakatoa, which rides (that means you are a member of a larger krewe and it is the group you parade with) with Krewedelusion and are one of many of their sub-krewes.
Krewe du Krakaota
Our Krewe du Krakaota is a new krewe, (although we did parade last year as Krewe of MuuMuu but had to change our name. First rule of these smaller krewes is the inter drama can get very intense because the stakes are so small!) ANYWAY, we have gone from an all-women to co-ed krewe, and we celebrate all-Polynesian with a view to resurrecting the tiki culture in New Orleans. You can learn a little more about the Krewe du Krakatoa on our Facebook page. We are busy making one of our throws which are little shot glasses with a tiki mask on the front. Like all Krewes, the fashioning of throws is just an excuse to get together, craft, have a beer and socialize while working. It is one of the wonderful cultural pastimes in New Orleans, and a deep part of the Mardi Gras tradition.
If you’re planning to come to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, look for Krewe du Krakatoa. Let us know you saw the blog post and hopefully we can throw some swag your way!