We here at Calzone are never ones to pass up a good party. In fact, we got pretty burned out on holiday parties at the end of the year! Granted, they were all fabulous, but how were we supposed to throw our own among all the imbibing?
That's when it hit us - Let's make bringing in the start of Carnival with a Twelfth Night party our tradition.
To ring in 2014, we joined Sophi P. Cupcakes to celebrate their new space and had a great time bringing in the new year after all the holiday hubbub.
But celebrating the start of the 2014 Carnival here in South Louisiana is a whole different ball game. It's a New Year party on steroids!
We set up shop down the street at Carpe Diem! Gelato & Espresso and worked with them to choose two delectable gelatos for the party - local satsuma and Sophi P.'s Red Velvet. Of course we had Sophi P cupcakes again - red velvet, and all manner of king cake cupcakes. Get the raspberry-filled ones, trust us!
We had non-alcoholic drinks for DDs and the kiddos, and Prosecco and Hot Buttered Rum made with locally-made Rank Wildcat Spirits' Sweet Crude Rum for the imbibers.
A good time was had by all! So many of our friends, clients, and business partners joined us to celebrate the new year and the start of an amazing Carnival season on a very cold night.