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Match Dates for 2014 FIFA World Cup Tournament

Match Dates for 2014 FIFA World Cup Tournament

2014 Football World Cup Match Schedule - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

The waiting is nearly over and with all of the qualifying matches complete, FIFA has arranged the draw for the group matches for the 32 qualifying national teams. The opening ceremony, which should be a Brazilian spectacular, has been arranged for 12 June 2014 with the competition starting properly the following day. The first match, which traditionally involves the national team from the host country, will be Brazil against Croatia in Sao Paulo. This blog post includes the schedule for the group stage matches is shown below with all matches being completed on June 27th. At Karnival Costumes we have national country flags and bunnting for all of the 32 qualifying teams plus tablewares and other related party goods. 

France football costume for women by Widmann 9797 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Easter Egg Hunt Game

Easter Egg Hunt Game

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Easter might still seem like a distant dream but you just know with the days getting a little longer and with the bulbs starting to rise above ground, that it will be here quicker than we think and then we’ll all be running around in an attempt to make sure that everything is ready for the Easter Bunny! So let’s look at a bit for forward planning for your Easter Egg Hunt that you can complete at any time in advance of the big day. And if the Easter Bunny himself is to be at the party, you know just where to look for his and everyone else's Easter fancy dress costumes!

Easter Rabbit Bunny Head by Wicked MH-1289 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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More Easter Games

More Easter Games

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Although Easter for most of us heralds the return of some sunshine and warmth, it can, as we all know be a period of damp and miserable weather.  But it does bring with it the long weekend that is the Easter Holiday, one of the most eagerly awaited and loved by both adults and children alike. And although bad weather may force you cancel, or at least shorten the traditional Easter Egg Hunt much to the dismay of the Easter Bunny, fortunately there are other activities and games that can be quickly put together to keep your children entertained and actively involved without you having to resort to your craft box. 

Bunny Shaped Easter Plates by Amscan 430822 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Cute Cupid Fancy Dress Ideas

Cute Cupid Fancy Dress Ideas

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It’s that time of year again, when the female of the species is looking forward to be inundated with romantic cards and gifts of all description. And with Eros flying around with his bow and arrow it makes it a great time for a St Valentines costume party. After all with everyone at the same party and with his arrows flying all over the place, can there be a better time to host a successful party? And surely he must be top of the list for a great character to become at any fancy dress party. And a cupid fancy dress is not just for guys, some of the best costumes are for ladies....

Cupid costume for men by Widmann 7457 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Academy Awards - It's Time to Party!

Academy Awards - It's Time to Party!

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Everyone has heard of the Oscars, the annual mega-star event hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honour and reward the leading lights in the movie industry.  Many follow it on TV and some stage their own awards parties just so that they can be part of the glitz and glamour of the night. In fact, a Hollywood Party Theme can be one of the most impressive, as well as one of the easiest costume party themes to pull off well. With so many licensed costumes based on movie designs combined with the ability to instantly download grahics and unforgettable soundtracks, it never been easier to stage your own party "set”. Lets look at the major topics in a little more detail.... 

Movie Camera by Bristol Novelties BA486 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Fat Tuesday - Party on, and .... eat pancakes

Fat Tuesday - Party on, and .... eat pancakes

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Now that the New Year has been rung in around the world, our thoughts are already turning towards Springtime and the celebration of Easter when our thoughts turn to the Christian story of the resurrection and to the natural miracles that surround us. And the best part is that we get to eat Pancakes, take part in fancy dress pancake races and lots of other fun things on Fat Tuesday. 

Wear it Pink Glam Geek kit by Smiffy 25645 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Happy New Year - Again?

Happy New Year - Again?

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For the Chinese, the New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most revered holiday of the year. It’s a time when family and friends gather together to share lavishly prepared meals and to celebrate the coming New Year. For the rest of us, it's a chance to join in the fun of the occasion with our own Chinese costume parties into some of the traditional aspects of a typical Chinese New Year celebrate can be accomodated, so as they would say - Gong Hei Fard Choy! 

Deluxe Oriental Woman costume by Stamco 341726 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Boredom Buster - It’s Dressing Up Play Time!

Boredom Buster - It’s Dressing Up Play Time!

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We all know that every child loves the chance to play dress up and it’s acknowledged as offering powerful interactive learning opportunities in both the classroom and the home. But children don’t know about this they just love to dress up and letting their imagination run wild during their character role play. So as a proven boredom buster, let's make it easy for them! 

Break the boredom with dress-up fancy dress available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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