BEADS – For standard bead bags, three or four
3/4 full bags should be allotted for each parade, in addition to miscellaneous throws (stuffed animals, moon pies, frisbees,
beach balls, fake money, cups, water bottles, etc.). NO CARDBOARD BOXES are allowed on the float. This is a CITY
OF PENSACOLA rule, so do NOT bring any cardboard downtown. You will throw a LOT more than you think, and if you don't
you can use it another time. Stock up. You do not want to be standing there with nothing to throw to the crowd.
THROWS – They must be 2 oz. or smaller. NO CANDY per City regulations. We offer several
items printed with our official krewe logo on them. These have been approved for distribution parade day. Some items
are ideal to trade with other krewes for specialty items (logo beads, mugs, water bottles, koozies, etc.). They vary in price
so check this website for pictures and prices.
T shirts and baby doll Ts are in stock. You may email or text your orders to me and I will bag them up and have them
ready for early pick up BEFORE parade days.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed on the float, but
will NOT be provided by the organization. All members are of legal drinking age and are allowed
to bring these beverages on board on an individual basis. Personal coolers are allowed and recommended, and will be stored
under the raised platforms.
FLATS, FLIP FLOPS, OR SLIPPERS to wear on the float during the parade. Movement is sometimes jerky
due to stop and go, and it is easy to lose your balance when in motion, especially in high heels. No one will see your
feet during the parade, so bring a more comfortable substitution.
always at a specific time and place for each parade. Pensacola Mardi Gras Association urges ALL krewes to preload beads
off site BEFORE lineup, which we coordinate and urge your cooperation. Remember, NO CARDBOARD BOXES allowed on the float.
Go to www.pensacolamardigras.com for map of parade route. Parking fills up quickly
and arly so plan accordingly. It is a longer walk back to the car after parading than it seemed from the car to the
float when you first got there. Lineup and walking through all the floats and swapping beads and goodies is half the
fun, so plan to be at least an hour early each parade. Don't miss out on the whole Mardi Gras experience.
ATTIRE for parade days is your choice - within reason. A fedora hat is a REQUIRED
part of the costume that will identify you as a Mystic Mafia Gangster Girl. Colors, print and the rest of the costume
is up to you. Corsets are encouraged and have become a trademark for our girls. Pinstripes are recognized gangster
attire (pants, skirts, jackets, etc.). However, keep in mind you will be leaning over the rails or sides, picking things
up from the floor, and bending over, always in sight of the crowd.
COOLERS are allowed on the float. Please share to condense float space.
Pensacola Mardi Gras Association prohibits liquor consumption on the parade route, with beer as the exception, per formal
guidelines. Please plan accordingly.
BRING SNACKS! This is an all day event. You will
need to eat throughout the day. Sandwiches, wraps, snacks travel well. Hydration is important, so bring bottled
water as well.
GLASS is allowed on the float or at the street party, per Pensacola Mardi Gras Association rules, so please bring
cups and plan accordingly.