The answer to that question may surprise you. Plush Appeal – The Mardi Gras Spot is a second-generation, family-owned business in New Orleans that specializes in designing and manufacturing more than 10,000 Mardi Gras products.
Plush Appeal’s founder, Daryl Fletchinger, introduced customized plush toys to Mardi Gras in the 1980s, and they quickly became one of the most popular prizes of Carnival.
Employees of Plush Appeal – The Mardi Gras Spot spend months in China exploring innovative products and expanding its lines of beads and novelties. Plush Appeal creates personalized beads, throws and novelties for over 80 parades nationwide.