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Krewe of BOO! Goes Local - and Green!
When Brian Kern watched front-loaders scooping up tons of beads from the streets along parade routes in New Orleans, he got an idea. An idea long overdue.

Mardi Gras Beads

The Kern family has been creating Mardi Gras magic since 1947, and Brian is used to carnival innovations. Since taking the reigns of the exciting New Orleans Halloween parade, the Krewe of BOO!, Brian Kern has come up with an innovative solution to the same-old-beads waste problem: Locally-made throws that won’t just be tons of trash to have to clean up after the parade passes by! New Orleans-made food items and local collectible objects parade goers will want to consume or keep as mementos of the exciting new celebration.

Our 2014 parade throws include these exciting items:

  • Eco Friendly cups from Giacona Container Company (Louisiana made)
  • Candy made in the USA
  • Pralinettes from Aunt Sally’s (Made in New Orleans)
  • PJs Coffee Frac Packs (Made in New Orleans)
  • Carmel Corn and Chee Wees from Elmer’s Fine Foods (Made in New Orleans)
  • Zydeco Sweet Potato Nutrition Bars (Louisiana made)
  • Candy Corn Necklaces (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Voodoo Doll pins (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Voodoo Doll magnets (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Mixed Children’s Toys Grab Bag from Arc of Greater New Orleans includes stuffed animals, frisbees, cozies, toys and games
  • Doubloons redeemable for consumables at local eateries

This innovation replaces a throws custom that is overdone with a new tradition that is more in keeping with all things New Orleans and practical. Collectible and consumable throws that are highly desired by Halloween parade goers – and better for the environment!


Krewe of BOO! Artistry
​The beautifully horrific props and sculptures start with talented Kern artists, sketching creative images for the unique Krewe of BOO!

​Once approved by Brian Kern’s discerning eye, the images “come to life” as 3-dimensional fiberglass or papier mache props that excite and frighten parade goers with their imaginative artistic style. Kern Studios is the premier float building organization in America, and the Kern quality rolls in celebrations throughout the world.

​The thrill of riding amongst the monsters and eerie creatures in the Krewe of BOO! is an exhilarating experience you’ll always remember.


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Call for photos and videos from last year's parade. If you have photos of the cr...

(Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:38:44 +0100)

Call for photos and videos from last year's parade. If you have photos of the crowd from the float or the floats from the crowd please post to our page. Thank you.
h/t to New Orleans Advocate and newinnola.com


June 11, 2014 - Tag yourself!

(Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:13:37 +0100)

June 11, 2014 - Tag yourself!


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June 11, 2014 - Tag yourself!

See you tonight at 5:30!

(Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:59:10 +0100)

See you tonight at 5:30!



Krewe of Boo Created an event!

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Join us tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Deuce McAllis...

(Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:23:51 +0100)

Join us tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint (132 Royal St.) for cocktails and learn more about our custom float designs, membership, sponsorship and riding in the parade!

Mark Romig, King of the Krewe of Boo in 2013 and President of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) is our guest speaker.


Join us WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th at Ole Saint for cocktails and learn more about our...

(Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:10:38 +0100)

Join us WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th at Ole Saint for cocktails and learn more about our custom float designs, membership, sponsorship and riding in the parade! Mark Romig, King of the Krewe of Boo in 2013 and President of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) is our guest speaker.


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The Krewe of Boo! has a new website. Check it out now and become a member. Membe...

(Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100)

The Krewe of Boo! has a new website. Check it out now and become a member. Membership dues are $575 and include a 3-Day Pass to Voodoo Fest and V.I.P. admission to Spook Fest. www.kreweofboo.com

Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:15:07 +0100)



Don't forget about tomorrow night's Krewe of BOO! Parade Follow Up meeting at Ma...

(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:37:31 +0100)

Don't forget about tomorrow night's Krewe of BOO! Parade Follow Up meeting at Mardi Gras World! at 6:00 p.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We will discuss this Year's parade and our plans for 2014. See you there!

Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:54:51 +0100)



Check out this great article about riding in the Krewe of BOO! on starkinsider.com.

(Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:43:45 +0100)

Check out this great article about riding in the Krewe of BOO! on starkinsider.com.


Warning: Joining a NOLA Parade Krewe can lead to God-like feelings | Stark Insider
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Ever since attending my first Mardi Gras, about 20 yrs. ago, I wanted to be part of a Krewe. Here's what it's like to ride Brian Kern’s Exorcist float.

The Headless Horseman meets Andrew Jackson! Photo courtesy of Matt Jenkins.

(Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:12:21 +0100)

The Headless Horseman meets Andrew Jackson! Photo courtesy of Matt Jenkins.


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