Seaview Resort & Spa in Southern New Jersey Hosts Mardi Gras Themed Party Celebration for Families

February 06, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
GALLOWAY, N.J. February 6, 2009 Seaview Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort, one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast, today announced plans for the first-ever Mardi Gras celebration to be held at the resort in New Jersey. During the weekend of Feb. 20 22, Seaview's charming, historic resort will be transformed to reflect the sites, sounds, and especially the tastes, of an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras themed party.

The family Mardi Gras festivities will commence on Friday evening in New Jersey, as guests will be treated to complimentary "Hurricanes," the official drink of N'Awlins, and cocktails upon arrival, and kids will be encouraged to take part in a popular Nintendo Wii Party.

Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration will begin early, with golf available on the Bay Course for those who dare to brave the frigid February weather. Later in the day, adults can demonstrate their culinary prowess during a Cajun Cooking Demo Iron Chef-style with a Gumbo cook-off competition.

Beginning at 9 a.m., kids will have the opportunity to participate in a full day of exciting activities which include face painting, decorating floats and masks for a Mardi Gras Parade later in the evening, and rehearsing to be part of the "Krewe of Kazoo." The children's activities will also include a tasty lunch with mini burgers, chicken fingers, cupcakes, and more.

On Saturday evening, the real fun begins with a Mardi Gras themed party reception in Seaview's grand Bayview Ballroom. The vibrant colors, traditional music, and dancing of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration will come together as part of Seaview's Mardi Gras Parade, which will make its way through the ballroom, highlighted by the "Krewe of Kazoo" who will perform a special song and throw beads to onlookers.

The night wouldn't be complete without the down-home Southern-style cooking Louisiana is known for, so guests can revel in an extraordinary Cajun menu highlighted by gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp or roast beef po' boys, fresh oysters, étouffée stations, and more. After dinner, guests can indulge their sweet tooth with bananas foster, traditional beignets or scrumptious King Cake remember, if you find the baby in the King Cake, you have to buy it next year!

This New Jersey Mardi Gras celebration weekend will conclude on Sunday morning with a grand New Orleans-style breakfast served in Seaview's Main Dining Room. Rates start at $189 per night, with all Mardi Gras activities included (golf not included). To make a reservation or for more information visit

About Seaview Resort & Spa
Seaview Resort & Spa is one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast Region, located minutes from Atlantic City, New Jersey's casinos, beaches and boardwalk and within easy driving time of Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York. Situated on 670 acres, with 27,000 square feet of conference and meeting space suitable for all types of functions, Seaview features 36 holes of championship golf on two of New Jersey's oldest and most prestigious courses, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, an indoor swimming pool, health club, tennis, and gourmet and casual dining. Seaview's golf facilities also include a John Jacobs/Shelby Futch Golf Academy and beautifully groomed natural-grass practice facilities. Also located nearby is the Marriott Vacation Club International's Fairway Villas.