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The Krewe of Little Rascals

The largest of the Mardi Gras kid parades is Little Rascals, and the Little Rascals ball is the only formal ball children are allowed to attend.
The weeks-long celebration leading up to Fat Tuesday is often perceived as an adults-only holiday in the French Quarter's famed Bourbon Street festivities. But elsewhere, children and families are as much a part of the revelry as anyone.
The more than 200 kids riding in Sunday's Mardi Gras parade participated in a glitzy ball held in their honor.