It's hard to believe, but the Mardi Gras season is just six short weeks this year, culminating in Fat Tuesday, February 13th!

In six weeks time, we'll pack in grand bals, philanthropic efforts, parties and most importantly, parades!

For Mardi Gras revelers, New Year's Eve isn't the kick off to the new year, it's 12th Night! Mardi Gras krewes from around the Ark-La-Tex came together Saturday night at the Bossier Civic Center to celebrate the season and present their royalty for the new year.

I may have had a little too much fun due to the bottomless drink cups, so I've had to borrow photos from some of my friends. Thank you so much to Michelle Parkerson, Tommi Johnson, Kathy Kochenderfer, Randy Long, Daphne Childress and Bill Stell! You guys are so much better than I am when it comes to remembering to take plenty of photos to mark the occasion!