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Mardi Gras

2017 Silent Auction Items

The 2017 Mardi Gras Silent Auction has gone Blue! Thank you to all our auction item donors! We'll be updating the list with more items and photos as they come in, so be sure to check back. If you'd like to donate something, please contact the Auction Mistress, Lore Deighan.

True Blue

  • Blue Handmade Book from Agatha Grimsley
  • Blue Hand-Dyed Silk Notebook Cover from Agatha Grimsley

  • Blue Crocheted Shawl from Carol Volker
  • Bluegrass Festival Tickets from Chantilly Farm
  • Blue Painting from Lore Deighan

  • Blue Chair from White Stag Furniture


  • Blue with Flowers Painting by Aven Tanner

Once in a Blue Moon

  • Original Art for 2017 Mardi Gras Poster by Emily Williamson

Feeling Blue?

Out of the Blue

  • "Dali Llama" Print from Virginia Klara

  • Heroes of Olympus Book Set from Shanti Posadas
  • Gift Certificate for Vet Services from Dr. Perrin Heartway


  • Necklace and Earrings from Bondi Studio












Krewe du Bleu Dinner Premiers at 2017 Floyd Mardi Gras

In the tradition of New Orleans Mardi Gras, the staff of Blue Mountain School and Executive Chef Richard Perry have joined with our friends at Grayson National Bank / Bank of Floyd, Floyd Rustic, Longfin Grill, and Foggy Ridge Cider to form the Krewe du Bleu! Our Krewe is delighted to serve you and your friends a delicious and elegant meal prior to beginning your Mardi Gras festivities at our first ever Krewe du Bleu Mardi Gras Dinner!

At Blue Mountain School, we focus on developing a strong community among our students, staff, and families. One of the ways we do this is by sharing food together during monthly celebrations, daily during snack and lunch, and even at our staff meetings. As we share food, we also share conversations, stories, and each other's company. At BMS, it is common for students to see their classes and teachers as an extension of their families, which is one of the highest compliments we can receive!

We want the guests who attend our exclusive Krewe du Bleu Mardi Gras Dinner to feel the same sense of community with each other. You may not know any of the other guests when you first arrive, but by the end of the meal you will!

The evening begins in the Winter Sun room at 5:30 as guests are welcomed to the party. After finding a seat at one of Floyd Rustic's hand-crafted and luxuriously-decorated tables, you will enjoy sharing a number of Chef Richard's authentic New Orleans dishes "family style" with your neighbors. As you dine, sip some Foggy Ridge Cider,  learn about the history of Bayou cuisine from Chef Richard, and relax with the musical musings of John Wilson. We'll wrap up the meal with a traditional King Cake before you stroll across the breezeway to the Ball.

Dinner guests will also have an exclusive first peek at items for sale during the Make It Blue! Silent Auction. See something you can't live without? It's yours with a "Buy It Now" option!

Krewe du Bleu Dinner Menu

  • Po’boy Samplers
  • Cajun Kale and Collard Gumbo with Homemade Andouille and Root Vegetable Stock
  • Okra 
  • Oyster and Crab Bienville Casserole
  • Red Beans and Rice garnished with Grilled Boudin, Grilled Chayote Squash, Creole Onions, Flamed Sweet Peppers  
  • Delta Slaw with Mobile Palm, Cabbage, Kale, Carrot, Mirliton, Sherry Vinegar, Raw Cane, Seville Orange Vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé (Vegan)
  • Spinach, Shallot, Leek, Fennel and Fresh Cheese Soufflé with French Bread Croutons (Vegetarian)
  • Herb and Cheese Biscuits some with Tasso
  • King Cake

A very small number of tickets are available for this event, so don't wait to get yours! Individual tickets, which include entrance to the Mardi Gras Ball, are $65 each or $120 for a couple, and they can be purchased at Blue Mountain School (Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm) or online by sending email to Blue Mountain School.

Visit our Krewe Du Bleu Dinner Sponsors

Kiddy Gras 2017 Registration Open

Kids, grab your pajamas because registration for the 2017 Kiddy Gras Pajama Party is now open!

This year we are thrilled to be back at The June Bug Center! While the grownups are getting their groove on at the Mardi Gras Costume Ball, this kid party will be rocking in the JB gym, where our young friends can choose from tons of activities like dress up, Lego lab, face painting, dancing, and more!

In addition to the main party room, we will also have a toddler room for kids 3-5 as well as a quiet space for friends who would like to spend part of their evening reading or working on peaceful activities.

We'll wrap up the party with popcorn and a movie, so be sure to bring a favorite blanket or sleeping bag.

Children may be dropped off starting at 7:00 and must be picked up no later than 12:30 am. This event is for children ages 3 to 12, and kids must be potty trained.

Kiddy Gras tickets are $20 for the first child in a family and $15 for each additional child in a family and can be purchased at Blue Mountain School (Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm) or online by sending email to Blue Mountain School. This event sold out last year, so don't wait!





Make It Blue! Call for Auction Items

Every year, our silent auction features scores of fabulous items from local artists and businesses just like you. This year, we've decided to Make It Blue, and we are putting out a call for donations of Blue, Blue, Blue!

Are you an artist with a beautiful Blue painting? Or does your business provide things someone might want when they are feeling Blue? Perhaps you specialize in items that really are out of the Blue? If you aren't quite sure how your donation is Blue, be creative! We can't wait to see what you dream up!

If you would like to donate something for the auction or if you have questions about it, please contact Auction Mistress, Lore. 

Items need to be brought to school by Monday, February 20th. We can help with pick up on items as needed, and if you are donating a gift certificate, you can send it by email for us to print.

All donations are tax deductible, and the proceeds go directly to Blue Mountain School's scholarship fund.



8th Annual Mardi Gras - Feb 25

After selling out last year, Floyd Mardi Gras returns even bigger this year with two stages, six live acts, a DJ, dance acts, and an exclusive dinner plus all the usual prizes, wild costumes, drink specials, auction, crowning, and profusion of festivities that have made this FUNdraiser for Blue Mountain School such a jewel in Floyd’s party crown.

For up-to-date information, join the Floyd Mardi Gras event on Facebook.

Get your tickets now! You can also buy tickets at the Blue Mountain School, Dogtown Roadhouse, Republic of Floyd, WinterSun Clothing, and the Floyd Visitor Center.






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