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Jun 232014
 

hawaiian costumesEveryone loves a good BBQ and with this amazing weather we have been having why not make the most of it with a fancy dress themed BBQ or party. You don’t always have to have a birthday or other occasion to have a party, why not just celebrate the fact that the sun is shining?!

hawaiianOne of the best party themes for this time of year is Hawaiian. With a huge range of flower leis, flower and shell bras and Hawaiian shirts and costumes to choose from you are guaranteed to find something. The hawaiian manfab thing about this theme is you don’t have to wear a full costume and end up too hot from the layers you have on. By wearing your own vest or t-shirt and shorts you can easily still pull off this look with a few of the accessories and stay cool at the same time.

As well as the fancy dress side why not pick up some party accessories too like our brilliant Hawaiian themed inflatables! Or why not buy one of our palm tree water coolers, it will fit in great with the theme and is amazingly handy to keep your drinks palm treecool instead of having to keep them all in the fridge. That way you never have to leave the glorious sunshine.

Hawaiian fancy dress is the perfect option for all people, men and women, old and young and not matter your shape or size you will definitely find the right items for you so everyone can join in the fun! coconut cup

To really add the finishing touches to your party why not pick up some of our coconut cups and Hawaiian straws? The choices are endless to bring even more fun to your Hawaiian themed party or BBQ.

May 082014
 

go green in walesOn May 23rd the NSPCC are asking people to go green in Wales. The campaign is in aid of ChildLine School Services.

You can GO Green in any way you like, as long as it’s green, you can do it. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Pay a £1 and wear something green for the day. Have a green uniform day, paint your face, wear a green hat, dye your hair or create a green fancy dress costume.
  • Hold a green food day and be sponsored to eat a mountain of sprouts or bathe in a bath of green mushy peas.
  • Have a green goodie stall and sell green cakes and sweet treats.

How ChildLine School Services works.

Whether on phone or online, Childline is available 365 days a year to support children and young people, whatever their worry.

The ChildLine Schools Service recruits and trains volunteers to talk to primary school children about different forms of abuse and ways to stay safe.

After completing the recruitment and training process, volunteers visit primary schools in their local area and deliver empowering assemblies and workshops.

These will give children the confidence to talk about different types of abuse including bullying, offer support to friends and ask for help if they need it.

To find out more about the GO Green day or for fundraising support, please contact your local NSPCC fundraising team in Wales:

Cardiff

To get in touch with our team in Cardiff, call 01446 795404 or email getinvolved@nspcc.org.uk.

North Wales

To get in touch with our team in North Wales, call 01352 752252 or email bgrundy@nspcc.org.uk.

Apr 282014
 

Well wedding season is in full swing now and along with the weddings come the hen and stag nights. Which to some people can be just as important as the wedding!

hen and stag nightsIts not always just the night out in your local town to celebrate anymore, majority of people now have a whole weekend of celebrations and go away with their closet friends.

There are all sorts of different themes for these weekends away. Ladies are a bit gentler on the future bride so the costumes are usually not that embarrassing and then few accessories are added such as inflatable willies and Bride to be sashes. They all have a good time and nothing toohen and stag nights horrific is inflicted on the hen. We have a huge range of different items suitable for a hen weekend and night. Sashes, inflatables, shot glasses, badges, games and many more items all available on our website and we also keep a large range in our branch too.

hen and stag nightsStag weekends are slightly different to a hen weekend as the guys usually try and humiliate the stag as much as possible! They try and find the most embarrassing costume if it be a mankini or even dressing the man in a womans costume, stag weekends are no holds barred! Again the costume choices are endless and we also do a good selection of accessories to help the stag stand out from the crowd!

If you need any ideas have a look at our stag and hen night range on our website as you may findhen and stag nights something that you hadn’t thought of or you might find exactly what it is you are looking for.

There are no set themes for these weekend so the world is your oyster, have a look at the different fancy dress categories to help give you some inspiration and set the theme for your fantastic weekend away or night out!

 

Apr 162014
 

At Party world UK we are always bringing attention to some worthwhile fundraising events. Well now we are very pleased and proud to bring attention to one of our very own and encourage people to donate for race for life.

One of our colleagues took part in race for life for the first time last year and she managed to raise over £100 all on her own! That was a great achievement so this year we want to help and raise even more awareness to help her smash her target from last year.

Race for life helps so many people and families that are affected by the horrible disease cancer. This is a fantastic and worthwhile cause to help in the fight against this horrible illness and help in the treatment and development of treatments so that more and more people each year can say they have beaten it.

Last year Karen completed the Race for life 5K  in Cardiff and completed it in 42 minutes which is amazing. This year she is hoping to run the whole course and beat last years time, if she manages this then she has the 10K in her sights for 2015.

After completing this race once she was adamant that she would compete every year there after. It is a charity that is close to her heart and she wants to help in any way she can. We would also like to encourage others to take part also. Race for life takes place in many different areas all over Britain so you are sure to find a race to compete in near you. If you are unable to compete then please donate to someone, even if it is just £1 as those £1’s make all the difference.

We have included the Just giving page details for Karen’s charity page so that you know it is all secure and we will post a copy of the confirmation letter once all the donations have been paid in full. Please help this fantastic cause. Many thanks.

www.justgiving.com/karenworthey alternatively you can text the code KMMC82 to 70070 to donate £1 or more.

Apr 092014
 

runner set to run london marathon, barefoot!A fantastic runner set to take on London marathon, barefoot!

Jonathan Barrow from Ripon has said he will run the London marathon barefoot, in fancy dress and with his hands tied together if he can get a sponsor for £7000.

The reason behind this is Jonathan would like to donate the money to a charity called Starlight Childrens Foundation, a charity that grants the wishes of seriously and terminally ill children. The charity will then use the money to provide entertainment in hospitals and hospices  across the UK and send 8 year old Jack Rookes and his family to take a trip to Disneyworld, Florida.

Jack was diagnose with cystic fibrosis when he was a toddler. Cystic Fibrosis is a life shortening illness that severely effects the major organs of the body particularly the lungs.

Mr Barrow says his feet are already sore as he has been training and competing races in the run up to the London marathon.

Mr Barrow, 36, said he would run barefoot if his sponsorship topped £3,000, barefoot and in fancy dress for more than £5,000 and barefoot and in fancy dress with his arms tied together for in excess of £7,000.

He said: “The work Starlight does to bring smiles and happy memories to seriously and terminally ill children is wonderful and I am really thrilled to be supporting it.

“I feel compelled to do what I can to help Jack achieve his dream and bring some sunshine into what has been a difficult start to life.”

Although PartyWorld UK are not directly linked to this amazing story we would love to bring more awareness to this to help Mr Barrow raise as much sponsorship as possible.

Please click on the Virgin money link and donate whatever you can to help this worthwhile cause.

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JonnyBarrow or call Starlight on 0207-262-2881.

Apr 032014
 

fancy dress challenge for charityA Fancy dress challenge for charity has been set by a young woman called Samantha Humphreys. Samantha, 29, has been wearing 30 different outfits, 1 per day, leading up to her 30th birthday.

As well as it being a bit of fun, Samantha has set herself a £300 target to raise for a children’s cancer charity. Costumes include Madonna, Tinkerbell, Dorothy, Minnie Mouse and many more.

She said: ‘I love dressing up – this is perfect for me. Because it’s coming up to my 30th, everyone was asking me what I wanted or what I was doing.

‘I just thought I want to do something different, not what everyone else does.’fancy dress challenge for charity

She has borrowed, hired, and acquired other outfits from many different places to complete her own challenge of wearing the 30 different costumes before her birthday on April 12th.

Samantha from Neath in South Wales is donating all the money that she raises to children’s cancer charity Clic Sargeant. An amazing worth while cause.

To read the full article just click on the following link to read it all on the Mail Online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2595167/Fancy-dress-fanatic-29-sets-challenge-fancy dress challenge for charitywearing-different-outfit-day-30th-birthday.html

Once again an example of a fantastic person raising money for a charity and using Fancy Dress to help her achieve this. Fancy dress is not just for fun and games is can also be used to help raise money for people in need.

Please if you would like to sponsor Samantha please go to www.justgiving.com/samantha30 and donate what you can to help.

Mar 192014
 

fancy dress triathlonThere are always charity runs and different events and Party World UK have discovered another fantastic event being held just up the road in the neighbouring City of Swansea.

The Fancy Dress Triathlon is being held in Port Eynon, Gower on 27th September 2014.

The triathlon consists of a 400m swim a 16km bike ride and a 5 km run. The run is open to both men and women of all fitness levels who feel they are capable of competing.

The fancy dress element is nice and easy as there is no set theme so you can wear whatever you would like. Our best recommendation is to wear something that is going to be nice and cool  as you will no doubt get very warm competing in the event.

We have hundreds of different fancy dress options available which will be comfortable and reasonably priced so that it does not cost you the earth.

Why not have a look at their website and maybe even sign up to take part! www.fancydresstri.com

Mar 142014
 

new items now in stockParty World UK are pleased to say that we now have a selection of some of the new costumes and accessories out this year in stock in store!

Our suppliers are constantly bringing out new items and we attempt to keep as many different items in stock as possible and over the past couple of weeks we have been doing just that!

We have had a range of some of the new 1970’s costumes come into stock for both men and women. We have a couple of sizes in stock but more are available to order. new items now in stock

As well as 1970’s we have also had some burlesque tutus in stock, new convict costumes and 1920’s flapper costumes.

All these items are available to view on our website as well as in the shop. If we don’t have the item in stock that you would like then we are always able to order items in to stock for you as long as the item is in stock with our suppliers.

new items now in stockWe provide two changing rooms for you to try on these amazing new costumes so that you can make sure that they fit you comfortably.

We attempt to keep as up to date as possible with the new items that are being brought out and we will continue to be stocking more and more of the new lines over the coming weeks so why not pop in and have a look through our extensive range, or through our catalogues.

Mar 052014
 

world book dayThis week sees World Book Day come to a school near you! Party World UK has a wide selection of children’s fancy dress costumes.

We stock children’s costumes from age 3 all the way up to age 12, and if your child is a bit taller than your average 12 years old then we also have a wide range of adult costumes in a size small too! We also have a dressing room so that your little ones can try the costumes on so that you can make sure that they fit.

We understand that you would not want to spend a fortune on a costume that is only for the one day so our children’s costumes start from an amazing £9.99!

We keep as big a selection as possible in stock and have some great characters to choose from. The Gruffolo, Horrid Henry, Oliver and even Harry Potter! We also have accessories for some characters too if you didn’t want the full costume such as Harry Potter wands and glasses. Thinking of a Roald Dahl theme? Then why not go for a fox costume for Fantastic Mr Fox or a crocodile costume for the enormous crocodile? There are loads to choose from but hurry up before they sell out!

We are open until 5pm tonight and are open again from 8.30am tomorrow morning for any last minute bits and pieces that you may need, so why not pop along and have a look at what we have left in stock.

Feb 252014
 

Ty Hafan midnight walkParty World UK is very happy to bring attention to th Ty Hafan Midnight Walk. This year it is taking place on the 16th May and the theme is Superheros!

Ty Hafan do some amazing fundraising throughout the year and the Midnight Walk is one of the most popular. The good thing is you don’t need a huge amount of training to take part either as it is a walk and not a run. It is a women only event however Ty Hafan are looking for male attendants to help monitor the walk as it is taking part.

As it suggests you start the walk at midnight and take a 6 mile walk around our fantastic capital city all to raise money for a brilliant chairty. Ty Hafan raises most of its money from charitable donations and events just like this Midnight Walk.

Even if you are unable to take part in this brilliant event you can always make a donation or sponsor someone who is taking part in the event. Every little helps and anything that you can donate will help the charity out.

Ty Hafan are providing some accessories for you to do your run such as head boppers but if you want to go the full hog then Party World UK can provide some fantastic Super Hero Fancy Dress Costumes. If you also quote the code Midnight2014 then Party World UK Will donate 20% of the price of the costume or accessories purchased to Ty Hafan.

So come on folks put your hands in your pockets or get your walking shoes on and help out this amazing cause. Here is a lonk to Ty Hafans events page so you can sign up or donate to any of their upcoming events. http://www.tyhafan.org/our-events/