Most people have caught on to the fact that Posh loves a holiday. It gives us a chance to break out the dress-up box, the drinks, and the fun!
After the Halloween bash back in October, we couldn’t wait to rev up the festivities again, and Mardi Gras was the perfect occasion!
There were pops of green, gold, and purple on everyone’s clothing, bright makeup, feathers, and face masks. And who could forget all the beads? There were also fruit-garnished, homemade Hurricane drinks in an adult version and a kid-friendly version! Even the kiddos that dropped by joined in on the fun.
One of the best parts of the day was the smorgasbord of King Cakes. One after the other, the staff kept bringing them out, and each one had a plastic baby inside, staying true to Mardi Gras tradition. People who found the baby got a prize: a free salon product of their choice!
What’s a King Cake, you ask? And what’s the deal with the plastic baby?
It celebrates the Three Wise Men in the nativity story, or the “Three Kings.” Since Fat Tuesday is the last day to feast before the season of Lent, cakes were made in the honor of those Kings who went on a search for the baby Jesus. The tradition of “finding the baby in the cake” symbolizes the search. The baby in the cake used to be either porcelain or gold, to symbolize the gifts that the Kings brought the baby. In modern traditions, the figurine is usually plastic and the person who finds the baby is responsible for bringing the cake to next year’s party.
So sneak a peek at all the fun we had. And make sure to stop by our next holiday party! Oh, and don’t forget to scroll to the picture of Oliver the Pom, Posh’s mascot. He dressed up for the occasion and wouldn’t want you to miss it!