Recovering From Your Mardi Gras Revelry

Parenting is hard most days, but it is especially difficult when you are trying to recover after a night (or day) out on the town.

There are so many amazing Mardi Gras festivities scheduled over the next few weeks, not to mention, Mardi Gras itself.

Whether you are hitting up Xanadu, Les Brigands de Lafitte, Bonaparte, Apollo or every ball and parade in Acadiana, here are a few tips on recovering from the revelry of Mardi Gras.

Stay hydrated.

On the day of the ball or parade, drink lots of water. Hydrate throughout the night – drinking water in between your adult beverages. Invest in a few bottles of Gatorade for after the event. These will come in handy after your Uber drops you off at your front door. Once home, take a Tylenol, chug water or a sports drink and hit the hay. You’ll feel better for it in the morning.

Stick with one.

If possible, decide ahead of time what you will drink that evening. Don’t mix your liquors as this will just make things worse. Pick a signature adult beverage and stick with that throughout your shindig.

Don’t drink on an empty stomach

Make a full date night out of the event and stop off at a restaurant of your choice to have a meal prior to heading to the main event. If you have time, eat after as well. There is nothing like breakfast at Mel’s Diner around midnight after a ball. Consider ordering Waitr breakfast the next morning if you are still feeling the after effects of your libations. Your child’s animal crackers or goldfish will do in a pinch too. 

Schedule a sitter

If you can’t send the kids to a sleepover the night of the event, schedule a babysitter to come over the next morning to entertain the kids for a while. This allows you to rest a while longer, and you don’t have to feel guilty about extra screen time for the kiddos.


This really doesn’t need an explanation, but sleep as much as you can. If possible, take a nap the day of so you feel rested and try to sleep as late as possible the next morning. This will be easier if the kids have spent the night elsewhere or you have a babysitter the morning after.

When Mardi Gras is but a memory, consider a one day juice cleanse from Clean Juice to restart and refresh. The juices are delicious, filling and healthy for you!

Most of all, have fun and dance the night away!

Amy Craft-Peltier
Amy was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. She attended UL Lafayette and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Amy works remotely for a healthcare company based out of Lafayette, LA. She and her husband Toby have two children - a rambunctious, loving boy and a sweet baby girl - and one dog. When she isn't working or spending time with her family, Amy enjoys quiet trips to Target, good food and, depending on the time of the day, coffee or wine.


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