Mardi Gras Masquerade at The Village of Bedford Walk
The Village of Bedford Walk residents sport the masks that they made at the mask making party earlier in February during the Mardi Gras Masquerade Mixer on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” residents decided to laissez les bon temps rouler! The lower level of the community was filled with residents, jazz music and the delicious smell of Cajun food for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Mixer.
During the week leading up to the event, the residents made masks to wear at the mixer, which they paired with layers of brightly colored beads that were brought to The Village of Bedford Walk all the way from New Orleans.
While at the mixer, residents snacked on traditional jambalaya, shrimp dip and miniature King Cakes in between games and socializing. Meanwhile, they danced to jazz and classic bayou songs.
“The Mardi Gras Mixer at The Village of Bedford Walk was great fun!” says Activities Coordinator Laura Roeder. “The highlight of the evening was hearing residents share their Mardi Gras and New Orleans stories!”