Throws. Parade-goers aren’t just there for the fun – they’re after the throws. Mardi Gras floats are topped with krewe members that toss fun trinkets like bead necklaces, moon pies, candy, stuffed animals, and doubloons into the crowd. If you want the best loot, you’ve got to yell the magic phrase, “throw me something, mister!”
Mardi Gras Balls. Another highlight of the Mardi Gras season, Mardi Gras balls are lavish affairs put on by the mystic societies in each cities. The balls are invitation-only (so you’ll need a ticket) and have strict dress codes – black tails for the men and formal floor-length gowns for the ladies.
Feasts. As the last big meal before Lent’s 40-day fast, Mardi Gras is still very much dedicated to delicious and even decadent food. There’s no set menu, but faithful Mardi Gras followers spend Fat Tuesday (and the days before) enjoying rich and flavorful dishes like chicken and sausage gumbo or buttery baguettes. You can order both for pickup at The Pantry – just ask for The New Orleans Taste dinner to go offering to enjoy a chef-prepared meal that’s all of the feast with none of the fuss!