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15" Swivel Wand

15" Swivel Wand

Product code: GL-SPSWI or 097138837240Check out these new multi-colored spinner wands. They com..

$4.25

$4.25

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2" Football Air Blasters

2" Football Air Blasters

Product code: CA-AIRFOThese little air horns are as loud as any air horns our there and come in a sm..

$5.65

$5.65

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3" Police Cars

3" Police Cars

VE-POLI3These police cars are 3", the perfect size for mardi gras throws. They would be great as a p..

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$5.25

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3" Red Rubber Hearts

3" Red Rubber Hearts

Product code: T-6051 dozen per bagThese red rubber hearts make a great Valentine's gift. Squishy and..

$3.95

$3.95

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39" 3 Piece Rubber Snakes

39" 3 Piece Rubber Snakes

Product code: T-00333-piece bag ***colors will vary***Each bag contains three assorted-color rubber ..

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$6.35

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4" Black and Gold Vinyl Footballs

4" Black and Gold Vinyl Footballs

Product code: T-27895BK1 dozen per bagThese 4" black and gold vinyl footballs make great parade thro..

$11.95

$11.95

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40" Rubber Cobra

40" Rubber Cobra

Product code: T-0051Scare your friends with this 40" rubber cobra. The head area is bendable, so you..

$9.45

$9.45

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7" Black and Red Swirl Footballs

7" Black and Red Swirl Footballs

Product code: T-202These black and red swirl footballs have 3 small white skulls and crossbones on o..

$8.95

$8.95

1 bag - 6 pieces (+$8.95) 1 case - 30 pieces (+$42.75)
7" Purple, Green, and Gold Swirl Footballs

7" Purple, Green, and Gold Swirl Footbal...

Product code: T-200PGGSWIRLThese festive footballs make great parade throws. ..

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$8.95

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Alligator Clapper

Alligator Clapper

PS-ALLCLCheck out our new Alligator hand clappers. They come in a package of a dozen.. They are sure..

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$4.95

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Animal Assorted Rubber TKT

Animal Assorted Rubber TKT

T-068These assorted rubber vehicles and animals make the perfect stress reliever and are a hit as pa..

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$19.95

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Assorted Rubber Vehicles

Assorted Rubber Vehicles

Product code: T-606These assorted rubber vehicles make the perfect stress reliever and are a hit as ..

$3.95

$3.95

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Gold Pompoms

Gold Pompoms

Product code: T-211Set of foil tinsel pompoms in gold. Measures approximately 15" from handle to end..

$1.50

$1.50

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Green Pompoms

Green Pompoms

Product code: T-209Set of foil tinsel pompoms in green. Measures approximately 15" from handle to en..

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$1.50

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Growing Penquin

Growing Penquin

88-1842This growing penguin will be bigger tomorrow and bigger the day after. Keep him in water and ..

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$1.95

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Light Up Puffer Turtles

Light Up Puffer Turtles

Product code: PA-PUFTUThese light up turtles come one dozen to a box. In each box there are two yell..

$12.00

$12.00

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Lite up Rocket Footballs

Lite up Rocket Footballs

Product code: CA-ROCFOLite up rockets balls come in yellow,pink,red,and blue. These rockets are 7" b..

$28.25

$28.25

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MARACA LU PGG

MARACA LU PGG

LUT-202 These Maracas are sure to be a party favorite. They can be used day or night with their ligh..

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$6.85

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Mermaid Doll

Mermaid Doll

Product code: DO-MER12These 12" Mermaid dolls come in colors of purple and pink. Great for a little ..

$2.25

$2.25

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Pop Up Cheeseball Game

Pop Up Cheeseball Game

88-1124Real cheese balls? or maybe something else. This is sure to be a hit with the kids. They can ..

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$1.35

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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.