Flowers are a poplar theme at Mardi Gras house floats

In a year without parades, the Mardi Gras in New Orleans is now all about house floats and people decorating their front lawns so people can drive by and enjoy spirited creativity. And it turns out that much of the decor has flowers.

As Margaret Jones who lives in Algiers Point told us, “We are seeing lots of flowers which kind of surprised me since, in prior years, the floats were more thematic with dragons, birds and pirates but there seems to be a unifying theme of flowers everywhere.”

“It’s been a tough year so maybe subconsciously or consciously people used flowers this year because flowers make people happy,” added the owner of Scriptura stationery store.

Even with bars being closed, these folks in Louisiana were going to find a way to celebrate their hometown tradition. Some either created their own extravagant house floats and store fronts or hired artists to do so like Dana Beuhler at Krewe of House Floats.

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