Just because people are savvy with a sewing machine doesn't mean they have eyes for fashion. Luckily, Fabulous Fabric's fashionable staff is more than happy to help customers by doing the design work for them. Whether guests are shopping for new curtains or looking for a fabric to cover a chair or drape around a regal living-room statue, the staff will happily help them shift through the endless bolts of fine-quality home-decor fabrics to choose one that best fits the job. From classic florals, stripes, and textured linens to trendy geometric designs and monochromatic animal prints, the store stocks fabrics to suit any taste or personal style, and there's even a selection of kid-friendly fabrics to give bedrooms and nurseries a playful pop of color. Flat-braid trims lend a finishing touch to DIY pillows and other projects, and those who prefer to leave the needle-and-thread work to a professional peruse a selection of colorful, ready-made curtain panels or speak to the staff about commissioning custom furniture.
Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center entertains children of all ages in two joy-filled facilities. High ceilings loom jealously above the bright blue floors where games twinkle happily. One building houses the center's coin-operated arcade, which rewards youngsters with tickets that, unlike an armored piñata, actually yield prizes. Alongside the redemption games, families can quell appetites with pizzas, burgers, and a spaghetti buffet, all awaiting charged up maws at the onsite snack bar. In the adjacent all-you-can-play game room, dozens of kiddie rides occupy young children, who can scamper between Disney-themed attractions such as Mickey's truck and Barney's tractor as parents shout parallel-parking instructions from nearby red and blue picnic tables. Older kids can blast computerized foes on a number of arcade games or coordinate hands and eyes with turns at basketball hoops or air-hockey tables.
Silver Moon Jewelry outfits fashion-seekers with a wide array of dazzling, decadent jewelry, handbags, and accessories. From underneath sparkling chandeliers, guests can peruse treasure chests of shiny wrist, neck, and ear adornments, such as the popular Inox Jewelry, a collection of edgy stainless-steel pieces perfect for declaring tough personas and testing out the strength of newly acquired metal detectors ($3.95+). Personality Jewelry bedecks wrists and neck lines with bold, interchangeable, colorful beads ($17.95+) and Rembrandt Charms dangles silver charms from bracelets, allowing guests to immortalize a meaningful sailing trip, a favorite pet, or that time they bought a charm bracelet ($11.95+). Coat extremities in silver with a selection of Artistry, Ltd. jewelry ($45+), or represent a rich Bayou history with artisan silver pieces from Bayou925 ($49.95+).
For 27 years, the troops at A & A Tent Productions have been lending planners essential supplies and equipment and pitching party tents, tossing up canvas creations ranging from bouncy houses to the Budweiser Hotel’s Super Bowl party tent. Clients can rent a popcorn machine ($40), tables ($8+), and chairs ($1.40+ each) to set up for a casual backyard cookout with friends and neighbors, or apply this Groupon toward an inflatable bouncy house ($150+) for a child's or pet porcupine's birthday soiree. A 20'x20' pole tent ($200) dares meterological party poopers to rain on your parade, while an outdoor dance floor ($22/4'x4' section) provides an environment as large as you like for shaking prehensile tails and backside plumage. Prices vary depending on the length of rental; all listed prices are good for one- to three-day rentals.
The Bow Shop's accessory artists tie and top colorful ribbons to create custom hair adornments to match any outfit. Like most veal dishes at five-star bistros, custom bows come in two sizes—large ($13) and jumbo ($15)—and each comes in any number of styles or designs. School-age clients can bring their church dresses, school uniforms, or decidedly mundane battle fatigues to The Bow Shop in order to carefully match them with cheery, one-of-a-kind knotted accessories that come in solids, stripes, ginghams, and polka dots. The Bow Shop can help young ribbon aficionados and their parents to choose complementary frills to adorn any outfit, hairdo, or puppy that doesn’t realize he’s a gift.
Scrubs Unlimited's hangers and shelves are stocked with 20,000 medical-attire options by renowned brands such as Barco, Cherokee, Urbane, and Landau. Hands pull matching Cherokee scrubs tops and pants over torsos and hips ($15.99–$21.99), and the Grey's Anatomy line by Barco combines style and function in apparel such as the mock wrap top ($33.99). A banded bouffant surgical cap equips foreheads with a sweatband but doesn't hinder dramatically wiping sweat from brows ($16.99), and pavement pounders slide into medical footwear fashioned from washable leather that boasts a slip-resistant sole and moisture-absorbing lining ($78.99). Professionals don fun duds in an assortment of fall- and winter-themed prints, as well as threads designed specifically for dental offices, schools, and underwater clinics.