Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll!) is not just a saying in Louisiana, it’s a declaration of a lifestyle. With the carnival season kicking off, we know that Mardi Gras Krewes are looking for low-priced, well-made goods and throws to toss during the parades.Did you know that there are several parades with dozens of floats every day during the Mardi Gras season across Louisiana? Don’t you want your parade-goers to go home satisfied with memorable loot from your day? We specialize in offering bulk, quality, unique items and novelties at a price that won’t cut into your beer budget.
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, being thusly named because of the practice of excessively eating and drinking as much as desired before the following day, Ash Wednesday, begins. Louisiana and New Orleans celebrate the Mardi Gras carnival season in high style, having several Krewe Royals complete with Kings, Queens, and balls. The Krewes also host parades with floats that hold their members who throw beads, doubloons, and trinkets . Celebrants can be seen wearing masks with costumes decked out in the official Mardi Gras colors: green, purple, and gold. There is even an official Mardi Gras seasonal food, the King Cake, which is a large delectable circular twisted bread decorated with the vibrant color scheme, with a tiny plastic baby representing Jesus stuffed inside. Traditionally, the person who gets the baby in their piece of cake has the honor of hosting the next year’s Mardi Gras Party.
You may be asking, “So why all of the excess?” Mardi Gras day is followed by Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is the 40-day Catholic period of fasting and self-denial before Easter. Followers must give up a chosen vice and abstain from eating meat on Fridays for the extent of the Lenten season. Thus, the carnival season and Mardi Gras Day are people’s last opportunity to get all of their excessive behaviors out before this period of moderation.
This year, Mardi Gras Day falls on March 8th, the latest it has fallen since 1791. This means you still have plenty of time to order your unique throws for this year’s celebrations. We’re here to help make your Mardi Gras party, ball, or parade fun and memorable, without putting a strain on your wallet.