How to Participate
There are lots of ways to participate in the 12th Night tradition! We think the best way is to gather your “krewe” and choose your krewe’s theme. Are you on a roller derby team, a social cycler, or member of an art’s collective? That’s your krewe. Have a bunch of friends that love to watch “Game of Thrones” or play bocce every Wednesday night? That’s a krewe, too. Whatever brings your community together, decide what you are kings and queens of and take the costuming from there. Group outfits are always fun and show that you’re a cohesive krewe. Make a banner for your krewe to carry during the parade, and pick favors to hand out. And don’t forget to nominate the people in your community who most embody magic, zeal and joy to be King or Queen (however they identify) and encourage members of your community to vote. Nominations will be open shortly, and voting this year will occur at the ball!
If you don’t roll with a krewe, no worries. Just show up to Maison d’Etoile for the parade and join the greater 12th Night community. Costuming and revelry are still encouraged, and bring an offering with you (a flask, perhaps?) to make some new friends.
If you’re a business and you’d like to help sponsor 12th Night, welcome! We’re seeking pre-parade libations, snacks, and LOTS of king cake for the ball and we’d love to put your logo on our Facebook event page and website in exchange for your donation. Just send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org