“I’m going to a Mardi Gras golf cart parade,” I said. Toni’s eyes lit up and she asked what outfit she should wear for it. Oops, I hadn’t planned to take her along to watch the parade. It worried me a little what my neighbors in my retirement community might think if they saw me with a doll.
“How will we decorate our cart?” she asked. I explained that we were just spectators and would not be part of the parade. That gave me the idea that if anyone commented on my doll, I could just say she was part of my Mardi Gras decorations.
I started looking in her wardrobe for something purple. Aha, the purple sequin dress was perfect. She had never worn it and I’d almost given it away. It was an American Girl doll outfit and too big for Toni. In my opinion, it was also too gaudy, but it looked perfect for the occasion.
It was a cool day, so I wore a jacket but she didn’t want anything to cover up her purple sequined dress. I explained to her that purple and gold were traditional Mardi Gras colors and at the parade they would toss strings of beads out to the watchers. I found a few that I’d saved from last year. They completed her outfit nicely.
Decorated Golf Carts in the Mardi Gras Parade
For more pictures of decorated golf carts and tips on how to dress up a golf cart for Mardi Gras, check out my page where I put all the pictures from several years of these parades.