Mardi Gras & Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Or Happy New Year!)

Today is Mardi Gras (“Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday” – Wikipedia) and today is also Chinese New Year (“the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar” – Wikipedia).

chinese new year 2015

I took that picture back in 2015 when we went all out for Chinese New Year. This year our celebration will be low key.

This Chinese New Year is the year of the Pig. If you were born in: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019 then you have the Pig for your zodiac sign. If you are a Pig, you are smart and sincere!

We don’t really celebrate Mardi Gras, occasionally i will tell the kids “hey it’s Mardi Gras today, let’s wear some beads”, but that usually happens every other year or every two years.

Tonight we might eat some Chinese food, but probably not because i forgot about Chinese New Year when i was making my February menu plan. Most Friday’s we eat Asian inspired dishes, so i could take Fridays meal and make it tonight, but we’ll see what happens.

And if i wasn’t trying to lose weight, then i might make a King Cake that Pinterest keeps showing me.

English Peas

I’ve never had a King Cake, but they sure do look good!

Are you celebrating Mardi Gras or Chinese New Year? Let me know how you celebrate!




Mardi Gras Printables {Free}

With Mardi Gras coming up on Tuesday, i thought now would be the perfect time to share with you all some new printables I’ve made for this holiday.

mardi gras 2018

I’ve been obsessed with making bookmarks for a few years now, so of course i had to make some for Mardi Gras! I think they turned out pretty cute!


You can download them for yourself HERE.

*Tip: What i do is print them out on cardstock and then laminate them.*

Up next, we have my Mardi Gras Pack. It is smaller than i usually make my “packs”, but it’s a fun pack. It has both a guy and a girl you can dress up for Mardi Gras.

dress up mardi gras 1

And it has a few puzzles as well.

puzzle mardi gras 1

You can download it for yourself HERE.

*Tip: I also recommend printing these out on cardstock.*

I hope you enjoy these printables, and be sure to check out my ‘Printables’ tab for more just like this.