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  1. Time to start thinking about your Christmas & New Year party

    It is time to start thinking about your Christmas & New Year party. We can all host a great party where the alcohol flows and the party food is rolled out. But, what makes an exceptional party? If you take a moment to consider all the parties you have ever been to the best ones tend to have: Fancy Dress...
  2. Hollywood 7 Spooky Facts About Halloween

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  3. Live Long and Prosper at the 2014 Destination Star Trek Convention

    Live Long and Prosper at the 2014 Destination Star Trek Convention
    Star Trek has one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in the history of Science Fiction. The first series aired in 1966 and almost half a century later there have been 12 films, six television series (three of them spanning 7 seasons!) and countless conventions. Trekkers will gather in London this October for the annual Destination Star Trek...
  4. Who is the New Doctor

    Recently came across this fantastic infographic about Dr Who and we thought with the new Doctor Who series doing so well we would share it with everyone here. Don’t forget if you are doing anything at all with Doctor Who or are fans of the show we have a fantastic range of costumes available here  
  5. A Rundown of the History of Halloween and its Traditions

    On the night of October 31st the streets are aglow with the orange flickering lights of jack o’ lanterns and you can hear the giggles of children as they trick or treat from house to house dressed as witches, ghosts, goblins, ghouls and many other monsters. We associate Halloween with fake blood, ghosts, haunted houses, scary movies, bonfires, costume parties and...
  6. Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon

    Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon
    Aye Matey, ‘tis true! Coming up on the 19thof September is the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day. It started over a decade ago as a funny idea that was celebrated by a few friends. However, it has grown into an international celebration of pirate speech that is enjoyed all over the world. Many people have turned this event into...
  7. New CGI Series Star Wars Rebels Soon to Be Released

    After the cancellation of The Clone Wars due to the recent Disney acquisition of the Start Wars brand, Star Wars fans are looking forward to the October release of a brand new CGI animated series produced by Lucusfilm Animation. The series, Star Wars Rebels, will take place 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and 14 years after...
  8. Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year

    Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year
    It's hard to believe that on the 27th August 2014, 50 years have passed since Julie Andrews took to our screens as everyone's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, in the 1964 musical film. The film, which brought to life the lead character from a series of eight children's books created by Australian author P.L. Travers, was directed by Robert Stevenson and...
  9. 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman Movies this August

    25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman Movies this August
    Back in 1989 a superhero film summer blockbuster directed by Tim Burton was released based on the ever popular DC Comics character Batman and tomorrow sees its 25th anniversary. The film was an enormous commercial success and it starred Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl and Michael Gough. The film was...
  10. Summer Party Time!

    Summer Party Time!
      Throw your very own Summer/Hawaiian themed party! With the summer well and truly here, why not make the most of this gloriously sunny weather and get your party on?! Seeing as Party is literally our middle name we’d like to think we know a thing or two about how to put one together. So here we have a few...
  11. Your guide to Boomtown 2014

    For a magical experience this summer, keep the 7th – 10th August free in your diary, as BoomTown returns to the Matterley Bowl Estate in Winchester. Since 2009, BoomTown’s annual fair has brought the whole community together with its music, performances, theatre and creativity, attracting visitors from across the globe looking for a different type of festival. The districts Now...
  12. DC vs Marvel – The REAL Clash of Titans

    Whilst comic books appear to have gained a certain amount of legitimacy amongst mainstream audiences over the last decade thanks to Hollywood's obsession with everything 'super heroic', many still don't truly understand the difference between the comic world's two major players. DC and Marvel comics have both been around since the 1930's and together amount to around 65% of the...
  13. 7 Reasons to Check out Camp Bestival This Year

    7 Reasons to Check out Camp Bestival This Year
     The UK's biggest and best family-friendly festival is back this year, from Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August. If you're looking for reasons to snap up a weekend ticket, keep reading, as we've collated seven ideas that are sure to leave you inspired! This is a festival the whole family can enjoy, from tots to teens and mums and...
  14. Disney Characters - Most Famous Female's – Who is Your Favourite?

    Disney Characters - Most Famous Female's – Who is Your Favourite?
    We all have our own favourites when it comes to Disney characters and Disney has created some truly great female characters. Whether you dream of being whisked away to a life of luxury by your very own Prince Charming, or would prefer to be brave and fearless like Princess Merida, we've compiled a list of Disney's most famous female characters...
  15. How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle

    How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle
    The 1940s was an elegant and sophisticated era in the world of fashion and hair. Ladies wore beautiful dresses, stockings, hats and jewellery – always looking sweet, feminine and polished. When you look back through photographs and advertisements of the time – you can get a sense of the ladylike grace that this period embraced. Perhaps ladies spent so much...
  16. Rock Out! Let's Rock Southampton 2014!

    Rock Out! Let's Rock Southampton 2014!
    Let’s Rock Southampton! The ultimate 80’s festival is hitting Southampton common this summer! After resounding success with “Let’s Rock the Moor” in Berkshire and “Let’s Rock Bristol”, “Let’s Rock Southampton” is set for its first ever show on 12th July and I’m sure it won’t be the last! This is going to be a family friendly event with plenty for...
  17. Planning a World Cup Final Party? Read This First!

    Planning a World Cup Final Party? Read This First!
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has started, England have already played and to be fair didn’t do too badly. Are you planning a world cup final party to celebrate on June 13th? Getting a bunch of your friends together to watch the game can be a lot of fun, but how do you make the party the best...
  18. Funny Running – Choosing Fancy Dress Costumes for Races

    Funny Running – Choosing Fancy Dress Costumes for Races
    If you have ever taken part in a marathon running event or watched one on television, you have probably seen a number of runners who have opted to complete the race in a fun and playful fancy dress costume rather than traditional running gear – such as in the Race for Life in Southampton for example (which will take place...
  19. Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?

    Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?
    Festival season will be in full swing soon, so it’s time to start thinking about how you can dress up! The Isle of Wight Festival took place from June 13-15th and the famous Glastonbury Music Festival will be taking place on the 25-29th of June. If you are attending these fun festivals, the experience is so much more entertaining when...
  20. Harry Paye Day 2014!

    Harry Paye Day 2014!
    Harry Paye Day Dust off your pirate hats and don your boots me hearties because on the 21st June Poole Quay will be brimming with pirates from far and wide in celebration of Harry Paye Day! Harry Paye day is an annual celebration held in honour of the renowned Poole pirate, made famous by his raids on French and Spanish...

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