Why are they called Throw Beads? Because these beads are machine made rather than hand-strung, making them less expensive. Less expensive beads are more likely to be thrown from a float in a parade, hence their name. "Other Throws" are items such as plush toys, footballs, frisbees, duobloons, etc. which are also thrown from parade floats.

Throws make great decorations, too! Use them on tables, in wreaths, to decorate your holiday tree, or as a part of any decorative arrangement.