Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Carnevale or Pancake Day, today is a day to celebrate. In Italy all kids (and adults!) dress up and attend parties for Carnevale, in the UK everyone eats pancakes. As an Italian-British-(+American) family we combined the two festivities and had a lovely day.
Emilia dressed up as a ballerina.
And I was queen for a day.
And for dinner we had lovely pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries.
Whatever the reason, it is always fun to celebrate!