The Krewe of Carnivale en Rio stayed true to its reputation for throwing the best party in town before this year’s parade with an early afternoon celebration at Pour. The krewe members enjoyed wine and cocktails, starting what they say is a new tradition of meeting each year at the River Ranch restaurant and wine bar. A Dallas-based face painter helped the krewe members, all of whom ride on the same float each year, get their Mardi Gras face on.

The Krewe of Bonaparte “toasted” to its 40th Anniversary with a tableau of royalty members bedecked as popular cocktails. Prior to the ball, royalty, family members and friends celebrated with L’Empeurer Napoleons and L’Imperatrice Josephines from years past, including Bonaparte’s first king and queen, Steve and Beverly Gardes.

(1) Pam and Jeff Grist (2) Kathleen and Barry Gidman (3) David and Prissy Wilson (4) Kiki and Rick Frayard (5) Carol Ann Lucas, Candy Carter and Kathleen Gidman (6) Kiki Frayard and Prissy Wilson (7) Adam Abdalla, Stephanie Jordan and Caroline and James Bayard (8) Allie Kidder, Sheri Morgan, Steve Raggio, Lauren Raggio, Brady Raggio and Samantha Beyer (9) Catherine Baudoin and Ben Baudoin (10) Carla Gerami as Jungle Juice (11) Carla Levers and J.D. Morein (12) Celie Guidry Rivera as Bloody Mary (13) Renée Reaux and Chris Canty (14) Greg and Jane Guidry (15) Hannah Beene, Jane Beene as “White Russian,” Erin Beene and Caroline Beene (16) Jennifer and Jean Paul Coussan (17) Robert “B. J.” Crist Jr.

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