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Throwing a St Patrick's Day Party

Throwing a St Patrick's Day Party

Hold your own St Patricks Day party - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Watch out for the wee folk — wee little Leprechauns, that is! We're getting close to the time "the wearing o' the green" as we celebrate everything Irish by hosting our own St. Patrick's Day costume party. With ideas for festive and lucky four-leafed clover invitations, party dress code suggestions, lucky Leprechaun games plus some ides for Emerald Isle food and snacks, we hope to make it easy for you to be green on St. Patrick's Day!

St Patrick's Day leprechaun hat with beard by Wicked Costumes 9209 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Chinese New Year - Using Chopsticks to Impress!

Chinese New Year - Using Chopsticks to Impress!

Learn to use Chop Sticks and celebrate Chinese New Year in style - Karnival Costumes online party shop infographic.
We all love Chinese food, whether a take-away in front of the TV or something more formal like the banquet you might be entertained with during the Chinese New Celebrations. And for most of us we settle for using spoon and fork rather than attempt to master the art of using chopsticks, those fiendish implements created by Weight Watchers! Well shame on all of us. In this simple infographic, we've boiled down the techniques of using chopsticks into four basic steps which all of us should be able to cope with. So when you're planning your next Chinese costume party, have a copy of this by the side of your plate and let's get everyone eating again rather than letting the food get cold and throwing most of it will end up back on the plate or all over the tablecloth! 
Chinese chopsticks item 5348 available from Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Valentine's Day – A Time for Romantics

Valentine's Day – A Time for Romantics

A Valentines Day a time for Romantics - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Around the world romantics use Valentine's Day as the day where they can feel free to show their romantic feelings towards another. Sometimes done anonomously people may send that person cards, gifts and messages of love, poetically called billet-doux. Although it's recognised as a day of intimate meetings, it's also a time for costume parties shared by couples and often hosted by budding Cupids. In this blog we look at the history of the day and some super Valentines Day party decorations that you may choose yourself. 

Cupids Kiss costume by FunWorld 3411 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Valentine’s Day Games for Children to Play

Valentine’s Day Games for Children to Play

Valentine’s Day Games for Children to Play - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

We all know that young children will not really be interested in the romantic side of Valentine’s Day but with all of the ballyhoo in the shops and at home during the run up to the actual celebrations on the day, they are all too aware that something big is on the horizon. So why not let them enjoy some of the fun of the day, not the 'sloppy' side, but with a few chocolates, some red hearts, and lots of hugs and kisses from mum and date and here are some family fun games for you to enjoy with them and their friends. 

Lover Duck by Amscan 390466 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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2015 Chinese New Year – Celebrate for 15 Days!

2015 Chinese New Year – Celebrate for 15 Days!

2015 Chinese New Year Celebrate for 15 Days - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is February 19 and it heralds a celebration that lasts 15 days before it ends with the traditional Lantern Festival. But for most people the mystery is, what are the 15 days for? Well each has a specific meaning and in this blog, we'll take you through the meanings of each day. So grab your Chinese costumes and Party Decorations and then let's join them in the revels and start the New Year again. And as the Chinese will be saying this February 20th, Gong Xi Fa Chai. 

Deluxe Oriental Woman costume by Widmann 9057 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Winnie the Pooh Day Celebrate in January

Winnie the Pooh Day Celebrate in January

Celebrate Winnie the Pooh day in January - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Every year people get together to celebrate the work and characters created by the author AA Milne - that is, the cuddlesome Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Originally created for his own son, who was awarded the role of Christopher Robin, the characters of the stories were all based on his toys. So join with us and many others around the world as we all celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day on January 18th. 

Deluxe Winnie the Pooh fancy dress costume by Travis CT0DCWIN available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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