News & Events
The mandatory Captain's Meeting will be held that SAME NIGHT, February 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Maple Room, 2219 Carey St. One member from each sub-krewe is required to attend this meeting. We will go over parade details, hand out the membership wristbands and parking passes and answer any questions you may have about parade night.
Tickets are still available for the Red Beans and Rice Ball, which will begin immediately following the parade at The Arcade on Carey St. All memberships include free entrance to the ball. Additional tickets are available in advance for $25 each. Red Beans & Rice, king cake, beer and sodas will be provided. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
One week and counting! Looking forward to another great parade!
Flambeaux spots are still available, as well as tickets to our Reb Beans & Rice Ball immediately following the parade. Ball tickets are $25 each and include our signature Red Beans & Rice from KYs Restaurant, courtesy of Kevin and Linda Young, king cake, beer and sodas. The doors open at The Arcade at 9 p.m. on Feb. 11. Entry to the ball is included for adult members and flambeaux carriers. Come join us.
We also still need flambeaux carriers. That membership is $25. You must be 18 years of age or older to carry a flambeaux.
All participants 18 years of age and older get free entry into our Ball at the Arcade immediately following the parade.
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We will have a cash bar, DJ, king cake, and some light snacks
Free to all members (or to anyone that joins that evening)
$5 for all non members
Event location: American Legion 2233 carey st slidell la
Event Date: January 6th
Event Times: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 20
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Offices of Laura Borchert - 233 Robert St. Olde Towne Slidell
All 2016 parade participants and sponsors are invited. Current members-bring your future members with you to catch the MoonPie spirit.
Red Beans & Rice courtesy of KY's, King Cake, Beer and Soda (BYOB is welcome as well)
Come relive the excitement, watch photos of your fellow krewe members from the parade and be among the first in
Slidell to hear when we reveal next year's theme.
Door prizes and special 2017 membership rates will be available that night.
You won't want to miss this!
Fellow MoonPies - Please mark your calendars with these important dates.Tuesday, Jan. 19 - 4-6 PM - MOONPIE PICK-UP. Floorworks and Blinds, 1860 Short Cut Hwy. We have more than 40,000 moonpies to distribute so your cooperation is appreciated. If you cannot pick up your own moonpies, please arrange to have them picked up for you. Ray Horvath is always kind to host this event but he needs his warehouse back ASAP! Thanks Ray!
Wednesday, Jan.20 - 6 PM - MANDATORY CAPTAIN'S MEETING - The Maple Room, 2219 Carey Street. Each sub-krewe is required to have a representative at this meeting. We will go over the parade line-up, last minute instructions from the city for parade night and we will be distributing membership wristbands. These wristbands will need to be wore on parade night to guarantee your spot in the parade and to get into the after parade party. The Maple Room will be providing appetizers for our meeting. Thanks Maple Room Staff!
Saturday, Jan. 23 - PARADE DAY- WooHoo!!!! - 6 PM - Parade line-up begins at 6 PM on Robert St., between Front and Carey Streets. The Carey St. Crawl will begin at 5 p.m. so you may want to plan on arriving early.
--- Red Beans & Rice Post Parade Party at the Law Offices of Laura Borchert - 233 Robert St. You must have your wristband on to enter. (Immediately following the end of the parade). There will be red beans & rice, courtesy of KY's Bicycle Shop -Thanks Kevin and Linda! There will also be king cake, beer and sodas provided. You may also bring your own drinks and snacks.
Come join us as we celebrate the reign of Queen Mona Lisa Missi Spinosa and King MoonPie Andy Breaux. Keeping with this year's parade theme of "Mona Lisa's Battle of the Bands", our musical royals are HUGE in the local music scene. People have enjoyed Queen Missi's performances with Witness for many years and King Andy and his band Redline have entertained thousands with their great music.
Admission to the party is free. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. The Carey Street Crawl will be taking place nearby.
The King/Queen Party is a great time to register for the parade. Pick the band you'd like to represent in costume and sign up for membership at the party. Bands that have already been reserved include "Blue Oyster Cult", "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "The Beatles", among others. Don't wait or your perfect float theme may get snatched up.
Want to just come and enjoy the party? Register now on this website. Just head over to the membership page and sign up!
Looking forward to another great parade season. Be a Part of it by Joining Now!
KISS, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and MOONPIE MARIACHIS are now reserved and no longer available. Who do you want to be????? See you Friday night.
The theme of the Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie's 2016 parade is "Mona's Battle of the Bands". Get together with your friends and family and pick a band theme for your sub-krewe. Then join your fellow marchers celebrating its fame through handcrafted costumes and floats.
You can reserve your band's name when you register an adult membership of $125 or put down a $50 deposit toward your 2016 parade membership. The $125 membership includes entry to all MLMP events and three cases (450) of mini-moonpie throws.
Band themes already reserved include: The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, The Grateful Dead and The Bryds!
Don't delay. Reserve your theme today either on this website or by requesting a membership form via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Crawl is held on Carey Street between Robert St. and Cousin St.
MLMP is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Parade through Olde Towne Slidell – Ta Ta Ta Da! Mona’s Battle of the Bands! Each mini-krewe will select a band as their theme for costumes and floats. Which band would you pick? Bad Company, The 4 Tops, or maybe the Honey Island Swamp Band. Put those creative caps on and start thinking now.
Mardi Gras comes VERY early next year and we will be parading on Saturday, Jan. 23. A $50 deposit toward a krewe membership can secure your reserved band. Groups are going fast… The Beatles and Blue Oyster Cult are already reserved. Select your band name now and sign up Soon!
See you by the light of the flambeaux!
Join Mona this Monday night at 5:30 PM, January 5 at Christopher's on Carey in Olde Towne Slidell as we crown King Joshua Brewer and Queen Melanie St. Cyr. Of course you read that Grand Marshall Carol Wolfram will assume her duties that night as well. In keeping with our tradition, their royal subjects must approve their reign. Your presence is requested in orer to test their fitness for royalty. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and potential krewe members!
Mona will offer you a cash bar, king cakes, and entertainment by our past and future royals. Oh, and if you complete your membership you may choose your mini-krewe theme before it is taken!
MLMP 2015 Grand Marshall Carol Wolfram is a merited recipient of the St. Tammany Parish President’s Arts Award AND the City of Slidell’s Commission on the Arts Bravo! Award. How fitting that she would be Mona Lisa Moon Pie’s grand celebrity! Most of us know Carol as past community news editor with the Times-Picayune, and she currently works with Jacobs FOSC as a technical writer. Though Carol was selected to be Mona Lisa Moon Pie’s Grand Marshall because of her passionate advocacy for Performing Arts, she is dedicated to supporting those who make our lives richer through their amazing talents. She has contributed works to support Friends of the Slidell Arts Cultural Extravaganza and East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity Home is Where the Art is Gala projects. Carol is married to Mike Wolfram and they have a 10 year old son, John.