The youth council and I have been planning a Mardi Gras Dance and Carnival for the larger youth group for the last month or so. This event occurred this past Friday, February 24th. Keep in mind that when I say carnival, I mostly mean that the gym was filled with "kiddie" games like shuffle board, hoola hoops, bowling (with plastic pins), darts, a beanbag toss, henna tatoos and on and on. You would be surprised how much youth "get-into" the silliness of the night. We danced, ate lots of junk food, made our own masks and even crowned a king and queen! We are officially ready for Lent! Here are a few pictures:
The symbols of the celebration!
Yes, that is me in the purple wig with the king of Mardi Gras. It's not my color, but hey, I try to live a little!
The cha-cha slide....a classic!
Jack gets into the act with his own home-made mask! He was a very popular dance partner!