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Krewe Of Confetti Kids: Mardi Gras Fun For Children, Too

Caitlin Regan /

Mardi Gras is generally a family-friendly holiday and not just the often seen adults-only, drunken celebration.

Children can be seen lining the parade routes, families spend weeks making costumes together and there's even kid-centered parades.

Ariana Maria Ybarra, a married mother with two young girls, says her family has spent recent weeks preparing for Chewbacchus, the Star Wars-themed walking parade in the city's Marigny neighborhood slated for Feb. 3.

She said Mardi Gras is the best quality time they get as a family all year because they spend the weekends preparing their costumes and going to parades together.