It's a tradition in my community to hold a costumed Mardi Gras gala each year. As Queen, it was my job to plan the event. I chose a medieval theme. The guests went all out with their costumes. The peasants were the funniest with dirty faces, blacked out teeth and straw in their hair. We had cocktails, a seated dinner, a magician, dancing, bead throwing, naming of the next year's King and Queen and more.