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The Top 19 Parade Giveaway Ideas to
Garner Attention at Any Event

updated: March 15, 2024
The Top 19 Parade Giveaway Ideas to Garner Attention at Any Event

The Best Giveaways to Use as Bulk Parade Throws

From the 4th of July to Christmas to Mardi Gras, parades draw huge crowds filled with adults and kids alike, which means they are a great branding opportunity for your business or organization. If you want to capitalize and get your logo in front of the masses, then you’ll want to consider unique parade giveaways that are fun and engaging.

Not only does parade swag make excellent party favors during the event, but the right promotional items will also keep your brand top of mind long after the celebration is over. To help you get started planning, here are some of the most sought-after parade giveaway ideas for any occasion:

1. Silicone Bracelets

Known for drawing attention to important causes, silicone bracelets are some of the best personalized parade throws. They come in just about any color you could imagine, so you’ll definitely be able to find bracelets that complement your brand or message. 

2. Bubble Necklace

If you want to make a fun impression, consider putting your name or logo on a bubble necklace. With these parade trinkets, bubbles will be flying throughout the event with your brand at the forefront of the festivities.

3. Sunglasses

What goes better with a sunny parade day than custom sunglasses? These parade promotional items are a cool giveaway that will leave recipients looking sharp, especially if you choose an attractive option like our stylish and budget-friendly Cruise Retro Sunglasses. Look great and protect your eyes at the same time.

4. Hand Fans

An excellent summer item to beat the heat, hand fans will drive enthusiasm when you use them as parade handouts. Of course, these parade giveaways are not only practical but also cost-effective, making them one of the best gifts under $1.

5. Can Cooler

Stretch the reach of your brand with can coolers that boldly display your message to the masses. One of the best parts of these promotional products for parades is that they are machine washable, meaning recipients can keep them looking fresh for future use.

6. Mini Flyers

Fun promotional items to throw at a parade, mini flyers are perfect for both kids and adults. Make sure you choose a flyer made from durable material like molded plastic for long-lasting use. With these custom parade throws, your brand will soar to new heights.

7. Candy

Your business or organization will have a sweet and competitive edge when you use custom candy as bulk parade throws. Crowds are sure to be delighted by these tasty sweets. Not to mention, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from, including swirl lollipops, candy fish, gummy bears and more.

8. Stress Balls

As fun as parades are, navigating large crowds can be stressful. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, give out stress balls to parade-goers. They’ll appreciate your business for helping them relieve tension and get back to having fun. On top of having multiple color options, you’ll also be able to choose from several shapes to best fit the event.

“We recently tossed out over 500 of the stress balls at a local parade that the kids and parents alike loved them!! They are great for the kids as they are a little smaller in size making them easier for kids to handle.” – Katherine, FL Stress Relief Baseball

9. Scrunchies

Scrunchies are a 90s’ style accessory that won’t let you down. A trendy way to promote your brand, they’re guaranteed to pull your promotion together once personalized with your logo. Not to mention they’re lightweight, making them great promotional items to throw at a parade.

10. Custom Label Bottled Water

Standing in the hot sun can be draining, and parade attendees are going to be thirsty. Ensure they stay hydrated while promoting your message by handing out custom label bottled water. If you want to give out parade swag that’s longer lasting, you can also promote with inexpensive, reusable water bottles like the 20 oz Bike and Sports Bottle.

11. Beach Balls

Send your message bouncing throughout the crowd by tossing out beach balls as personalized parade handouts. A great way to have fun at any event, these giveaways are sure to get plenty of people reaching out to get a look at your brand.

12. Tattoos

Commemorate the parade with custom temporary tattoos that adults and kids will enjoy. Easy to apply and remove, recipients will be able to proudly show off your school logo or a festive design while remembering all of the fun they had after the event is over.

13. Keychains

One of the most popular ways to promote your brand, custom keychains are something everyone will use and use often. They are also cost-effective, which makes them great promotional products for parades with large crowds. To ensure your keychains stand out, consider unique options with dual functions like the Push Pop Stress Reliever Keychain.

14. Rubber Ducks

Want parade giveaway ideas that have plenty of personality? Then, look no further than classic rubber ducks customized with your message. These parade trinkets are great gifts for kids and will easily put a smile on their faces during the parade.

15. Stickers

The perfect bulk parade throws, stickers are a traditional and affordable way to get your message to the masses. You can get sticker rolls that are pre-cut, which means they’re ready to be handed out quickly to large groups of people.

16. Lip Balm

No matter the time of year, lip balm is a must-have for outdoor events, which is why they are great parade handouts. The best part is you have a ton of options to choose from, including lip balms with natural flavors, organic ingredients, and SPF protection.

17. Informational Flyers

If you really want to advertise your business or brand, informational flyers give you the ability to communicate your message effectively. From phone numbers to addresses, you’ll be able to include all of your information on a single flyer.

18. Foam Putty

Form the perfect promotion at any parade with foam putty that’s sure to be a smashing hit. Guaranteed to bring the fun, these personalized parade throws come in an assortment of cool colors that will draw attention to your logo.

19. Color Changing Reusable Plastic Cups

Color changing cups are a revolutionary way to get your name in front of large crowds. People will be talking about these custom parade throws long after the event is over, as they marvel each time the cup changes colors once cold liquid is added.

If you want to bundle multiple parade promotional items together, don’t forget to pick up plastic bags – like the 9" x 12" Biodegradable Plastic Bags – printed with your company logo or message. You can also stock up on essentials for your parade float, including a 3' x 10' Event Banner, car flags and balloons. With the right plan in place, your next parade will be a raging success.


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