One of the few holidays we’ve yet to experience in New Orleans is Halloween. So we decided to rectify that this year. We took a half day last Friday and drove down to New Orleans. There were so many fun events going on!
When we got down there, we took Sheffield for his first taste of Angelo Brocatos – and he loved the strawberry cheesecake gelato. After that we headed over to Auction House for a dozen oysters and some macarons. The oysters were so good – some of the best we’ve had! And the lip wallpaper in the bathroom at Auction Houe was so fun – just had to snap a picture.
After that we headed over to Jefferson Square for the BBQ and Blues festival. They had all sorts of BBQ stands and artists on stage singing the blues. We got so many delicious things to try – cochon nachos among them. Plus we had so many families around us with kids, so S had a good time making new friends and running around with them.
One of my favorite things about New Orleans is that they take their holidays seriously – from some of my favorite NOLA Instagrammers and bloggers, I saw these two houses that I knew we absolutely must stop by – Ghost Manor on Magazine Street and Skeleton House on St. Charles. Just look at how fun and creative these things are! It was so fun.
Saturday was a whirlwind of activities. We started with a ride on the street car – where we lucked out with the BEST street card conductor ever – then took a walk through the quarter – Sheffield loves going up to see the river, and we had to get our steps in! Then we headed over to City Park for Scream Island – which is completely kid friendly during the day. S had a good time riding all the rides and getting to wear his costume. After we’d had our fill of carnival rides, we headed over to the bayou for Oktoberfest. It was such a blast – and the beers were amazing. Sheffield had a great time playing in the dirt, doing the chicken dance and watching wiener dog races. Later that night we went to watch the Krewe of Boo, which was almost canceled due to Hard Rock collapse, but they put it back on! It was such a good time! We then met Lindsey for an after-party where we danced the night away.
It was such a busy weekend, but got so much in. S was a dream child pretty much the whole weekend – he really is just such a cool kid. We’ve got another busy weekend planned, but it should be so much fun!