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Toomey's 2018 Mardi Gras Survival Guide

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Toomey's 2018 Mardi Gras Survival Guide

It's started!


Every year over 1 million people flock to downtown Mobile to catch the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras.


The Mobile, AL parades have a long heritage as Mobile is the original home of Mardi Gras.


Because of this traditional, heritage, and history, Mardi Gras is a special time of the year for Mobile locals.


In the following blog post, you’re going to get the top tips for surviving and getting through the Mardi Gras parades in Mobile.

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Mobile Mardi Gras Schedule 2018

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Mobile Mardi Gras Schedule 2018

It's the season that we wait for all year in Mobile, Alabama.


It's fun. Mardi Gras in Mobile filled with laughter and smiles. Giggles and excitement. Every year it brings out the kid in all of us.


It's a tradition. Year after year the parades bring crowds from all around. It brings families together. It brings friends together. The sights of the colorful floats. The smells of street vendor sugary food. The sounds of the crowd as they scream and yell. Mardi Gras is a tradition that brings back memories and let's you create new ones.


It's our heritage. In 2018, you'll find Mardi Gras parades and parties all across the United States and all over the world. Tens of millions of people all experience and see the sights and sounds. And there's one small thing. All of it started in Mobile in 1703.


And since then for hundreds of years Mardi Gras has been spreading joy.

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How To Have An Amazing Mardi Gras New Year's Eve

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How To Have An Amazing Mardi Gras New Year's Eve

Now that's Christmas is over, it's time to turn your attention to the next big event in Mobile.


The New Year's Eve Celebration with the Moonpie Drop!!!


If you've never been to this amazing event, then you're in for a treat.


The event is held in downtown Mobile and it's great fun for the entire family.


It's filled with fireworks, a laser light show, live music, and a 600 pound Moon Pie!


There's nothing like it on the Gulf Coast.


And you'll only find it here in Mobile, AL., home of the original Mardi Gras.


In this post, you'll find out everything you need to know about the MoonPie Drop in Mobile, Alabama.  

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How To Reach The Balcony With Your Mardi Gras Throws

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How To Reach The Balcony With Your Mardi Gras Throws

Imagine this. 

You're on the float. 

The crowds are there. Everyone is screaming for you to toss them them your goodies.

Then you look up. You see the crowd on the balcony.

Then you look in the back. You see the crowd in the back. 

How do you reach them? 

Here's the top throws you'll want to have this Mardi Gras season to make sure you reach the people in the back … and the guys up high on the terraces, roofs, and balconies. 

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How To Light Up Your Mardi Gras

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How To Light Up Your Mardi Gras

This year you'll find one of the most popular new throws are light up trinkets – balls, beads, throw toys, wands, and plastic sticks. Plus all sorts of unique and special throws like crowns and rings. 

And at Toomey's Mardi Gras, you'll be overwhelmed at the selection you'll find for light up throws. 

Here's a breakdown of the top 10 most unique light up items in Toomey's for Mardi Gras 2018. 


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How To Choose Your Last Minute Christmas Beads and New Years Throws

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How To Choose Your Last Minute Christmas Beads and New Years Throws

Ho! Ho! Ho!


Are you riding in an upcoming Christmas parade or New Year's parade?


Here's some last minute parade throw ideas.


If you're looking to have the crowds screaming and waving their hands for your throws, then this will be the most important thing you'll read today.  

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Mardi Gras Beads - The History

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Mardi Gras Beads - The History

Mardi Gras , a festival marked by an endless cyclone of feathers, costumes, beads and booze that whips through city streets all over the world.

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How to make your own Second Line Umbrella

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How to make your own Second Line Umbrella

One of the most popular items that people come in the store looking for is a Second Line umbrella. While we do carry several different colors in stock, some with ruffles or fringe, some just plain, the best way to express yourself and stand out from the crowd is to make your own.

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2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Mobile, AL

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2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Mobile, AL

These dates are not verified yet, please confirm and we will update when they become available. 

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