We recommend 500 to 1,000 throws per float rider. More is certainly acceptable. These may be beads, doubloons, cups, frisbees, or other valuable trinkets. Factory wrapped candies may be thrown. Stuffed animals may be thrown. Throws should be appealing enough so people want them, heavy enough to throw at least six feet, light enough so they won't hurt people and pleasant enough to make everyone happy. Toomy's in Mobile, AL. is frequently a good source of beads in bulk. Calculate your cost per throw. Traditionally, beads are purchased by the Gross (144 strands). We recommend purchasing what you want to throw.
We realize that not everybody can make the trip to Mobile, AL. We have a limited number of throws available here. As a reminder if you join Krewe Of Mask as a member a certain number of throws are included with each membership type.
There's a lot going on immediately before the parade, so it's difficult to deliver newly ordered throws that day. In fact, so much is going on in the last week that we can't guarantee orders made in the last week before the 2023 parade.
To repeat: We cannot guarantee throws ordered after February 4, 2023.
Pickup details can be arranged by contacting Co-Captain John Cashen at 706-333-6501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.