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  1. New Years Eve - Set 2019 off with a BANG!

    New Years Eve - Set 2019 off with a BANG!
    New Years Eve - Set 2019 off with a BANG! Get ready for New Years Eve, make sure you are prepared for 2019 and why not set the new year off with a huge display off fireworks?! Everyone loves fireworks so there really is no better way to celebrate the New Year with! It's New Years Eve - try a...
  2. Best Costumes for New Years Eve - Party into 2019!

    Best Costumes for New Years Eve - Party into 2019!
    Best Costumes for New Years Eve - Party into 2019! Get ready to celebrate New Years Eve! It's only a week after Christmas so get your outfit ready now instead of leaving it too last minute during the Christmas Holidays! Hollywood Fancy Dress are here to ensure you have the best costume for your New Years Eve party! All things...
  3. Last Minute New Years Eve Preparations!

    Last Minute New Years Eve Preparations!
    There's nothing like leaving things to the last minute. If you have left all your New Years Eve prep to the last minute then do not panic! That is what we are here for! Come into store now and pick up the last off your must-have essentials for a successful New Years bash! It's last minute - what costumes are...
  4. Fireworks to End the Year in Style!

    Fireworks to End the Year in Style!
    Fireworks bring you joy no matter what age you are and there is a huge variety to choose from! You’ve got your barrages, Fireworksyou’ve stocked up on rockets and now it’s time to take your firework display to the next level! Catherine Wheels If you have a fair amount of space in your garden or venue and a post to mount them, then you have to pick up some wheels! They are perhaps the most mesmerising of fireworks, as they change colour and effect as they spin and occasionally screech round to keep you on your toes. They are both thrilling and inexpensive. You can pick up a pack of 5 Cyclone Wheels for as little as £5.99 or a mighty pack of 3 Reliant wheels for a bargain £12.99! Roman Candles The most important thing to remember with Roman candles is that they must go in the ground and that they are not to be held when setting off. Misconception about these fireworks has caused them to be banned in parts of the world. Roman candles are tubular fireworks that set off in layers giving you a succession of shots one after the other as the firework burns down. If you want a hefty candle to keep the display going then try V-E Day, which has 55 huge shots. If you’re just looking for a nice gap filler then we have Lunar or Dual Shock and for something more of a novelty, Atomiser which are a steal at £1.99! Continue reading →
  5. Barrage Time! It’s Firework Season

    Barrage Time! It’s Firework Season
    It’s that time of year once again and fireworks are on everyone’s mind! Pop into Hollywood and pick up the best barrage in town today. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to splash the cash on a display, we’ve got just what you need. Cheap and Cheerful Looking for a display for less than a tenner? While it doesn’t leave you with a lot of bang for your buck, you can get a nice little show out of £10. You can get one or two small barrages such as Star War at this level, they won’t be huge, but the kids will love them and because they are on a single light fuse, they’re simple, safe and easy to use. Up your budget to £20 or £30 and you can have a lot more fun! You can keep to the small stuff and get more to bulk out your party or you can move up a size and get the party going. Try one of our most popular barrages, Jitterbug for a stunning variety display! Continue reading →
  6. Chinese New Year 2016!

    Chinese New Year 2016!
    Chinese New Year is the biggest of all Chinese festivals and a public holiday in many parts of the world where there are Chinese communities. Celebrations often last for 15 days, but traditionally they would begin on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month sm-31677-monkey-costume-jumpsuit-with-hoodand end on the 15th of the first lunar month. Modern society makes it much harder to hold such long festivities, but both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are always alive with celebrations. Monday 8th February 2016 will mark the year of the monkey. People born in this year are said to be generous and intelligent! While China adopted the Georgian calendar in 1911, traditions have always remained. After switching calendars “New Year” did not seem a fitting name for the celebration so it became known as Spring Festival. Continue reading →
  7. Resolutions For New Year 2016!

    Resolutions For New Year 2016!
    We all like a change now and then and what better time to start a fresh than New Year’s Day? Lots of people make the same New Yearresolutions so why not think about doing something a little more personal or relevant to you this year. Resolutions Are Hard! Giving up sweets can be difficult when you’ve just received 5 bars of Cadburys, 4 chocolate Santa’s, 3 tins of roses, 2 shortbread and a Lindor ball in a pear tree! It’s probably not the best time to start a detox when you will be sweating sugar syrup so why not strive for something more achievable until the yummy foods have all been eaten? Continue reading →
  8. New Year Party!

    New Year Party!
    ‘Aint no party like a New Year party! Gather your friends, family around for the biggest night of the year and party your way New Yearinto 2016. There are plenty of shindigs going on over this festive season, but if your New Year party is happening at home then why should you miss out on all the fun? Here at Hollywood we know how to party so why not pop down to your nearest store to get yourself party ready! New Year CostumesNew Year Party Now you are in the comfort of your own home, there is no excuse not to get dressed up for the occasion! We have a huge range of funny fancy dress costumes to get you in the party spirit so you are sure to find something suitably silly. How about one of our excellent banana costumes which are always a hit all year round? You could even be a giant turkey; a haunting reminder of Christmas over indulgences! If food isn’t your thing why not channel what this season is all about and dress up as Jesus himself! Continue reading →
  9. Happy New Beer!

    Happy New Beer!
    Party your way into the New Year with Hollywood! Get the drinks flowing at your party with some of our fantastic drinking games and funnels. Your friends will love battling it out in Beer pong or racing each other on a double tube beer bonBeer Pongg! Beer Pong! Our beer pong sets are currently on sale for only £7.50 each so there’s never been a better time to pick up one for you and your friends. We have a whole range to choose from including the new and exciting Twister pong and, of course, classic American beer pong. If you’re a drinking game novice then don’t panic as all of our sets come with instructions and even place mats so you can set out your cups with precision. Continue reading →
  10. New Year In Bournemouth!

    New Year In Bournemouth!
    Bournemouth is the party central of the South so if you’re after a wild New Year then come down to the coast! There are plenty of events to choose from no matter what your tastes so check out our hot picks below... 27661 New Year Madness! The Old Fire Station will be sticking to their annual tradition of a sell out Dub Optic New Year! There will be Hula Hooping, Hip Hop and live graffiti to keep you buzzing until the early hours. This event is sure to sell out again this year so get your tickets now! Halo will be glamming up for New Year with a masquerade ball! 9 hours of partying is reserved for nightclub veterans so dress to the nines and bring in 2016 in style. There will be glitter canons and a champagne reception, can you think of a better combination?  Continue reading →
  11. Masquerade For New Year!

    Masquerade For New Year!
    New Years is a time for elegance so it’s no surprise that masquerade balls are hugely popular. Slip into your ball gowns and Masqueradepress your suits ready for the end of the year extravaganzas! Masquerade Masks For Everyone! No matter what your taste or style, you will have no trouble finding the perfect masquerade mask in a Hollywood store. You will be greeted with a wall full of glitz, feathers and colour, with hundreds of designs to choose from. From full face fancies to pretty lace eye masks, we really do have it all. It’s not just the ladies that will be spoilt for choice either as we have a great range of male and unisex masks too. Continue reading →
  12. Fireworks For New Year!

    See the New Year in the right way! Fireworks are perfect for just about any occasion, but what better excuse than New Year? mixed_fireworksHere at Hollywood we have a huge array of fireworks to choose from so be sure to pay us a visit! Fireworks From Hollywood As some of you may know, you can buy fireworks from Hollywood all year round at both our Castle Lane, Bournemouth branch and our Queens Way, Southampton branch. Especially for New Year you can now purchase them from out Bournemouth town centre branch too from 26th-31st December! When you come to Hollywood for fireworks, not only do you have a huge selection of top brand fireworks to choose from, you’ll also get advice from people that know what they do. We’ve all seen fireworks, but how many people know what each type does, or even the names of the different types that are available? Knowledge is the key when putting together a good display so spending a little time on our website could be the most fun educational experience you’ve ever had! Continue reading →
  13. New Year Costumes!

    New Year is a time to party all your troubles away and start the next year as you mean to go on! For many people that will New Yearmean putting on your nicest clothes and raising a glass of champagne, but here at Hollywood we like to do things a little differently! Fancy dress is fast becoming a New Year staple and with each year we see wilder and weirder costumes emerge, but there will always be those few firm favourites. If you’re thinking of donning a funny costume to see in 2016 then check out some of our fancy dress ideas here. Continue reading →
  14. Do you have a New Year Resolution?

    Here are the 10 most common New Year Resolutions to help you chose yours - or maybe pick something a little bit different! Every year, we promise ourselves that we will change. We will acquire new virtues and dispense with our stubborn vices. However well-intentioned, these plans rarely come to fruition, with polling data estimating the time of failure before...
  15. New Year Celebrations - Make it a large one!

    Christmas has come and gone and once again the New Year will roll around before any of us have time to properly play with our presents. As far as television is concerned, you may be wondering what’s coming up on the night itself and how you’re going to prepare for it. Fear not, for the research has been done for you! BBC New Year Show The BBC will, as ever be hosting live coverage of all of the New Year’s events, including the London Fireworks. A series of big names from the world of music are sure to be present, along with what is sure to be a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Jool’s Holland Hootenanny Show It wouldn’t be New Year television without Jools Holland’s annual offering. This one promises to maintain his typical high standards, with performances from a diverse range of musicians. This promises to have something for everyone and a healthy smattering of music you won’t have heard before. Channel 4 Channel 4’s offering is hosted by Alan Carr and includes guest appearances from James Corden, Keith Lemon, Ben Cohen and Abbey Clancy.  This will be a party, with stand-up, along with music from Professor Green. This show is distinct from the offerings put forward by the BBC, in that it has already been pre-recorded. ITV James Manford is offering his comedic take on the news events of the year in a show called ‘A Funny Old Year’. This will be an hour-long comedy special, packed with Manford’s unique brand of presenting throughout. Continue reading →
  16. What will your outfit be on New Year?

    All of the outfits shown below are available on our fab site so you can choose something special for New Year. Make sure you have a stylish end to 2014 and make a feisty entry into 2015!
  17. Do You Need A Costume For New Year?

    Do You Need A Costume For New Year?
    Wearing fancy dress costumes for New Year parties is becoming more and more popular every year and there is never any shortage of themes and designs to choose from! Where ever you're celebrating this year, make it memorable in a funny fancy dress costume from Hollywood. Drinks CostumesNew Year Costume If you’re ready to drink the night away to see the new year in then why not show it in style? Get your drink on quite literally with one of our epic alcohol themed costumes. For the ladies we have the ever so sexy Jägermeister and Jack Daniels inspired dresses, which come complete with cute bottle cap hats. If you’re looking for couples costumes then you partner can dress to match! For the guys there are plenty of brilliant drinks costumes to choose from. We have beer, tequila and vodka bottles as well as the paddy pint, inspired by Guinness! Food Costumes We all know and love the classic banana costume. It is always a New Year staple, so if you’re holding a party and there’s no human banana, you’re missing out! If you’re looking for a tasty costume then the fun doesn’t stop there, why not be bright and be seen in a funny carrot costume or super hot in a spicy chilli costume! If you’re more of a junk food junkie then go for something yummy like the golden fries or the saucy hot dog! There’s plenty of food for thought here at Hollywood! Continue reading →
  18. Hollywood's New Year Sale!

    Hollywood's New Year Sale!
    Each New Year brings a new beginning so you need to be out with the old and in with the new! That can only mean one thing here at Hollywood.... A HUGE SALE! We all feel that after Christmas pinch in our wallets and with New Year being such a massive event on everyone’s calendar it’s hard to keep enough money aside for an amazing costume. Fear not! From the 27th December all three of our Hollywood stores will be having spectacular sales on a huge range of items so don’t miss out! With longer opening times for the festive season you’ll have even more chance to come in and grab yourself a bargain.Sale What To Expect With so much going in to this New Year sale, it’s hard to know where to begin! There will be a huge range of costumes available for men and women from fairytales to funny characters. We must be going crazy on Christmas spirit because even licensed character costumes will be in our mammoth sale event. We’ll have it all from classics like Robocop to stunning new designs, like the exclusive ladies Beetle Juice costume! Continue reading →
  19. New Year Fireworks!

    New Year Fireworks!
    Fireworks can be enjoyed worldwide by kids of all ages! Here at Hollywood you can even enjoy them all year round, but what better time to have a firework party than for New Year? Besides, who needs an excuse to get together with family and friends to set off fireworks? When it comes to buying your fireworks, you might have more choice than you think. Like most people you’ve probably purchased fireworks while doing your food shopping in one of the large supermarkets and that’s fine, you’ll get a little selection box for about a tenner and leave feeling like you’ve got a bargain. But even people with a tight budget are allowed to be discerning when it comes to fireworks! Why Come To Us For Fireworks? When you come to Hollywood for fireworks, not only do you have a huge selection of top brand fireworks to choose from, you’ll also get advice from people that know what they do. We’ve all seen fireworks, but how many people know what each type does, or even the names of the different types that are available? Knowledge is the key when putting together a good display so spending a little time on our website could be the most fun educational experience you’ve ever had! Continue reading →
  20. 5 Ways To Spend Your New Year's Eve 2014/15

    5 Ways To Spend Your New Year's Eve 2014/15
    Where ever you are in the world, you will never be far from a New Years celebration when the 31st December rolls around. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but we can all enjoy a good party and New Year always is. If you're not sure how to spend yours this year then have a look at the video that we've put together...

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