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Mardi Gras can be a family friendly event. Think of the family bonding that can be done at the parades, catching beads and screaming to the floats that pass by. And what fun to dress the whole family up in mardi gras costumes, a full seven months before Halloween! Some common sense and good to know tips include 1. keeping track of them (Mardi Gras's crowded!); 2. attend early season parades or kids parades like the Little Rascals parade and 3. Avoid Bourbon Street on Mardi Gras Day. You'll also see folks carrying ladders to elevate their kids during the parade so they can be seen easily as the floats go by. This may or may not be an option for you.