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11" Snake Whistles Purple, Green and Gold

11" Snake Whistles Purple, Green and Gol...

Product code: T-41112 dozen per bag11" plastic snake whistles in purple, green and gold. These wh..

$7.25

$7.25

1 bag - 12 dozen (+$7.25)
5MM Bangle Bracelets

5MM Bangle Bracelets

Product code: T-550 6 dozen per bag5mm plastic bangle bracelets in neon rainbow colors. ..

$4.80

$4.80

1 bag - 6 dozen (+$4.80)
6.5" Foam Finger Rockets

6.5" Foam Finger Rockets

Product code: CA-FOR06 1 dozen per bagHave fun with these flying 6.5" foam rockets. Assorted ..

$3.95

$3.95

Assorted Color Serpentine

Assorted Color Serpentine

Product code: SERP-ASSTFill your party with colorful fun with these serpentines! Consisting of as..

$0.85

$0.85

1 roll (+$0.85) 50 rolls (+$20.00)
Assorted Neon Rubber Bracelets

Assorted Neon Rubber Bracelets

Product Code: T-0016dz Flowers, alligators, and beetles...just a few of the various shapes of t..

$2.00

$2.00

1 bag - 1 dozen (+$2.00)
Assorted Rubber Bands

Assorted Rubber Bands

Product Code: T-0014dz Peace symbols, hearts and guitars...just a few of the various shapes ..

$0.25

$0.25

1 bag - 1 dozen (+$0.25) 1 bag - 12 dozen (+$2.12)
Assorted Rubber Rings

Assorted Rubber Rings

Product Code: T-0013dz Stars, crowns, and birds...just a few of the various shapes on these ..

$0.25

$0.25

1 bag - 1 dozen (+$0.25) 1 bag - 12 dozen (+$1.25)
Assorted Yellow Fingers on Sticks

Assorted Yellow Fingers on Sticks

Product Code: T-050 5-piece bagThese fun party favors come in five different styles. Flash a peac..

$3.50

$3.50

1 bag - 5 pieces (+$3.50)
Black and Red Serpentine

Black and Red Serpentine

Product code: 9002643251413 Each roll contains strips of black and red serpentine that are so fun a..

$0.85

$0.85

1 Roll - $0.85 (+$0.85) 1 case - $20.00 (+$20.00)
Blue & Gray Serpentine

Blue & Gray Serpentine

Sometimes all you need is the basics, that's where these serpentines come in! Each roll contains str..

$0.85

$0.85

Duck Hand Puppet with noise Assorted Colors

Duck Hand Puppet with noise Assorted Colors

Product Code: T-298BDuck Hand Puppet with squeaker / 1 dozen per package..

$0.75

$0.75

1 piece (+$0.75) 1 bag - 1 dozen (+$6.95)
Heart Serpentine

Heart Serpentine

Product code: SERP-HEART    Fill your next Valentine's or wedding celebration..

$0.85

$0.85

1 roll (+$0.85) 50 rolls (+$20.00)
Jester Wand

Jester Wand

This Jester Wand is approximately 20 inches long and features a two sided jester face with bells...

$3.95

$3.95

1 piece (+$3.95)
Purple, Green and Gold Jester Bracelets

Purple, Green and Gold Jester Bracelets

Product code: HB-0061-dozen per bagElastic band fits most wrists. NOTE: We are UNABLE to ship bead p..

$6.95

$6.95

Roaches (1.5") Rubber

Roaches (1.5") Rubber

Product Code: ROACHES Item: 097138667380 Location: These items are great for pranking ..

$3.15

$3.15

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Rocket Balls - 7"

Rocket Balls - 7"

Product code: T-130The fun Mardi Gras colored spiraling footballs would make an awesome party favor ..

$12.45

$12.45

1 bag - 1 dozen (+$12.45)
Shamrock Doubloons

Shamrock Doubloons

Product code: P-104 6-dozen per bagThese lovely emerald green shamrock doubloons are great fo..

$5.95

$5.95

1 bag - 6 dozen (+$5.95)
Small Assorted Faces Balls w/ Hats

Small Assorted Faces Balls w/ Hats

Product code: T-607 ..

$4.95

$4.95

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1.5" Purple, Green, and Gold Jester Face Coins

1.5" Purple, Green, and Gold Jester Face...

Product code: D-P-1051.5" Purple, Green, and Gold Jester Face Coins6-dozen per bagPlastic purple, gr..

$6.95

$6.95

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14" Light-Up Heart Wand

14" Light-Up Heart Wand

Product code: T-0755-piece bag..

$6.95

$6.95

1 bag - 5 pieces (+$6.95)
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Mardi Gras Trinkets

Mardi Gras Trinkets Provide Colorful Party Rewards

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without an array of Mardi Gras trinkets. The trinkets thrown from parade floats during the Carnival celebration prior to Lent by masked revelers may be inexpensive but their history within the Mardi Gras celebration is certainly rich. Everyone enjoys having some memento of a good time and Mardi Gras Trinkets provide a host of memories of very good times in New Orleans.

The tradition of tossing out "throws" to the crowds lining parade routes traces its roots to the roaring twenties. Necklaces originally made of colorful glass beads were among the first goodies to be coveted as Mardi Gras trinkets, with figurines, frisbees, plastic cups, toys and coins called doubloons stamped with logos of specific krewes and parade themes eventually added to the line-up of Mardi Gras goodies.

Today the beaded necklaces are made of plastic rather than glass, and many have become very ornate, including blinking lights or featuring beads that glow in the dark. The plastic beads and the doubloons, first given out during the 1960s, are among the top two coveted Mardi Gras treasures. Some krewes try to outdo the competition by handing out very unique trinkets, such as hand-painted coconuts, which for safety's sake are bagged and handed to parade goers rather than randomly tossed out into the crowds.

Parade goers enjoy a friendly competition to see who can acquire the biggest bag of goodies by shouting out "throw me something mister" to the ornately masked men and women riding the parade floats.

Mardi Gras trinkets or "throws" may have originally been meant to throw away after the party, but most Mardi Gras participants today save them to enjoy as keepsakes reminding them the rest of the year to let the good times roll.