Everyone loves a cowgirl and wearing this cracking wild west fancy dress outfit we’re sure you’re going to be high on the list of popular party guests. And don’t even dream of getting the outfit without the Stetson and a shiny silver pistol.
Actually we’ve no shortage of stunning rodeo girl costumes here in the Party Britain fold. There’s also a pink version, complete with cow print skirt, for instance. The waistcoat, pink frilled cuffs and pink cowboy hat are the best bits of this lively little number, we reckon.
The Fever team have also got in on the cowgirl act and come up with an unbelievably authentic and cute looking wild west fancy dress costume. It has a cute little red gingham hemline and, for added feminine effect, a red sticky-out tulle petticoat. A little red gingham necktie to match with a pair of cowboy boots and you’re all set to take on those injuns!
And talking of which, we couldn’t resist mentioning the Indian woman costume. It’s Pocahontas come alive – all brown faux suede and black tassles. There’s even laced leg cuffs. The crowning glory, of course, would be a black wig with long pig tails and a feathered headband. And of course, here at Party Britain, that can certainly be arranged…
We were just having a chat in the Party Britain office this week about hobbies and how we never seem to find time for them these days. So we all made a vow to work less *if only* in an attempt to secure more quality time.
Following the results of a quick poll, it turns out golfing is the top hobby in the office – which isn’t really a surprise considering the popularity of our novelty golfer costume. This fun fancy dress outfit has its own Hole in One hat (with flag) and rather racy ‘grass type’ waist coat. And just in case the wearer feels like an impromptu game of golf any time soon there’s also three golf balls handily attached. Could this fancy dress outfit be any better?
In the girls category the most popular hobby was keep fit with Cheerleading classes having now officially overtaken Zumba (how come no men ever went to Zumba classes?). So, anyhow, just as well we have a special Cheerleader fancy dress costume package on the Party Britain shelves these days. It’s rather cute actually with its matching red top and skirt and the obligatory pomp poms.
Now, we’re sure there was an American Footballers fancy dress outfit around somewhere…
Yabba Dabba Doooo. Yep, there’s only one cartoon creation which that catch phrase could possibly come from… Fred Flintstone first came to our screens 52 years ago and today he’s as vivid as ever in everyone who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s.
Remember his little sidekick Barney? Then there was Wilma, Dino the dinosaur pet, baby Petal and Barney’s wife Betty. Here at Party Britain you can reinvent yourself to become a part of the Flintstones action too with our extremely eye-catching and adventurous Cavewoman fancy dress outfit. We even have charming accessories such as a caveman’s club and bone necklace to match!
Those who prefer the leopard-print look rather tiger and a longer length version of a cavewoman dress will prefer our Pre-historic Girl fancy dress costume. This rather fetching number has smart leather look arm cuffs and belt as well as a matching headband.
Meanwhile, here’s some interesting facts for all you Flintstone’s fans out there:
• The Flinstones was originally written for adults but producers changed it to a children’s audience by the third episode
• Fred and Wilma Flintstone were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television between 1960 and 1966
• The Flintstones were the longest running prime time TV cartoon until the Simpson’s came along
• Fred and Barney’s favourite band was Mick Jadestone and the Rolling Boulders
For more fancy dress costumes and ideas see our website at www.partybritain.com
So how will you be celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year?
Here at Party Britain we haven’t made our minds up yet whether to head for Dublin where they’ve planned to light up most of the city’s iconic buildings as part of the festivities from March 14 to 18.
The alternative is Edinburgh where, for one night only, Irish Dance Schools throughout the capital will combine to stage one huge Celtic Celebration at the Jam House on Saturday, March 16.
Regardless of where we decide to go though one thing is certain – we’ll all be wearing our St Patrick’s Day outfits courtesy of the well-stocked Party Britain shelves.
Males might want to consider the comical Leprechaun fancy dress costume which comes complete with jumpsuit (and hooped waist, of course) as well as shoe covers, a rather large hat and beard.
Ladies, on the other hand, may prefer to go for a slightly more sophisticated St Patrick’s Day fancy dress costume. And with this notion in mind, we suggest the rather stunning St Paddy’s Day Bling Costume (we warned you it was pretty hot).
An alternative choice for the female of the species is the just as sexy leprechaun outfit with its short silky green dress, cut hat, bow ties and er, panties. There’s also a fab pair of above knee-length hold-ups to match. We love both.
However you decide to celebrate it, have a great St Patrick’s Day from the team at Party Britain.
Red Nose Day on Wednesday, March 27 is one of our favourite days of the year.
That’s because it’s a brilliant excuse to get dolled up in fancy dress and celebrate some of our favourite characters – while making a bit of a plonker of ourselves at the same time. But it’s all in the name of charity of course and here at Party Britain, like most work places we suspect, we simply can’t resist a challenge.
So, who are we thinking of dressing up as this year?
Well we’re taking the whole money raising aspect extremely seriously by actually turning up AS money, or a dollar bill to be exact – in a nod to our friends across the pond.
We also thought the 118 118 runner fancy dress costume was pretty appropriate as we’re aware the two gents concerned have been part of the Comic Relief fund-raising event in the past. The novel outfits include a pair of blue short with red trim and a white vest with 118 printed on it. The wig and tash of course complete the look beautifully.
Just for your information – in case anyone asks though we doubt it – Comic Relief has actually been going now for 28 years. It was founded by comedian Lenny Henry and comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis to raise money for children in Ethiopia following a famine.
Will you be joining in this year? And if so, what will your fancy dress outfit be?
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here at Party Britain we wondered if you had anything in mind present-wise for your other half, ladies.
If not, we’ve a few suggestions for you (at least the males in the office have). For instance, how about delighting the man in your life with one of the super sexy French Maid fancy dress outfits we have currently sitting on our cyber shelves (and our real ones too now that the new store is open).
Our pink, traditional French Maid fancy dress outfit – which is currently reduced by £5 – boasts a pretty black laced dress, cute little apron, dolly-like puffed sleeves and a delicate little neck choker. Grab a feather duster en-route to your partner’s house and get in a bit of cheeky cleaning for him once you get there (well, he’s probably spent all evening preparing a romantic Valentine’s Day meal for you, so fair’s fair ladies!)
At Party Britain we actually have a choice of five French Maid’s fancy dress outfits including an adult version with garter belt and a tres sexy little number with laced corset and the cutest little polka dot underskirt. You’re spoiled for choice really ladies – or at least your other half will be!
Snap to it this season with the new range of fancy dress costumes from Party Britain, including the onesie crocodile outfit complete with attached hood and tail. The zip on this bright green fun costume makes getting in and out a breeze.
There’s a lighter green version available too – for better camouflage in the grass in case you wanted to scare those nosey neighbours
Those with a softer side may prefer the fluffy giant panda fancy dress costume – just don’t go anywhere near Edinburgh Zoo’s popular Chinese pair Yang Guang and Tian Tian (otherwise known as ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Sweetie’ ) who just celebrated their first anniversary at the famous Edinburgh landmark last month. The twosome was the first panda pair introduced to the UK in 17 years. Zoo masters are still pining to hear the patter of tiny paws. We reckon maybe if they just left them to go on with it rather than parading them in front of TV cameras all the time…
Anyway, on to other animal adult onesies. Those who prefer more docile domestic creatures may be more in favour of our two flurry dog fancy dress outfits. The cute Dalmation costume will get you spotted at any party or event you wear it to while the grey onesie with the waggley tail is bound to get you lots of claps along the way.
At last! Les Miserable’s is on the big screen and we’re turning all revolutionary French here at Party Britain.
Guillotines and French sticks are the order of the day, together with some smelly cheeses and the odd string of onions. Stereotypical? Us?
Anyways, just in case you don’t know the story of this wonderful opera turned movie, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), has run away from jail (all he did was nick a loaf of bread ‘cos he was starving). Russell Crowe is chasing him half way round France in his role as the Gendarme while Anne Hathaway as Fantine is gradually becoming a lady of the night rather than the daytime.
Meanwhile, the famous ‘let them eat cake’ line is about to make itself heard. Fancy dress costumes to help you embrace this revolutionary wave include the Adult Fever Baroque Costume (we love the gold overskirt and panniers). To get a really authentic look don a baroque wig and dust your face in white powder (or chalk). The petite Baroque mask rounds this gorgeous outfit off nicely. Just try and keep the head in this fancy dress outfit though!
Meanwhile, getting back to the film, other star cast members include Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. You’ve just got to go and see it!
Proust! That’s cheers in German for those who didn’t know. We’re just practicing the accent here at Party Britain so we’re tonally perfect for our trip to Deutschland next month.
Yes, it’s that time once again… the magnificent, marvellous, merry Munich beer festival from Sept 17 to October 3. Now in order to NOT stand out from the crowd you should already be preparing your lederhosen. What do you mean you don’t have any? No problem – here at Party Britain it just so happens we have a delightful new little fancy dress outfit which just arrived last week.
The rather fetching green short trousers and braces with sophisticated floral trim comes with a white shirt and natty matching green cap. Team with a pair of hiking boots and big woolly socks and you’re all set to assert your solidarity with this most punctual and meticulous of countries.
However, if green’s not your scene, then we have a very similar set of fancy dress lederhosen in dark green (almost black) complete with traditional Bavarian pointed hat. It’s good but nowhere near as pretty as the female version.
Yes ladies, you’ll never so look good as when you pop the yellow drindle skirt with decorative tie and apron on. It has a particularly eye-catching and figure flattering lace bodice and when teamed with the peasant white blouse is a knock-out. Wear this and it won’t be the beer that’ll be making the boys slur their words…
Just let us know how you all get on back here at Party Britain and do enjoy!
Have you seen it yet? Here at Party Britain we’re all set to head off to the cinema this weekend to watch the most talked-about film this summer.
The Smurfs hit the 3D celluloid screen earlier this month in the States and in its first weekend grossed $35.6 million. The audience, many of whom have been turning up in fancy dress costumes, loved it.
And it you want to get in the mood for movie too we’ve quite a selection of Smurf gear here on the Party Britain cyber shelves. But don’t hang around ‘cos it’s practically flying out the door.
New in is the Papa Smurf dress-up costume. It’s an all-in-one jumpsuit with dinky matching shoe covers, a blue top and matching gloves, red bottoms and hat. A white beard completes the look. Invest in some face paint and you’ll probably get mobbed when you turn up at the cinema, so realistic is the look.
And ladies, there’s a fancy dress costume for you too, complete with white skirt, net petticoat and braces, blue apron and the obligatory white gloves.
For those who haven’t been living on this planet in the last month or so and don’t know the film’s plot, it centres around the Smurfs being chased out of their village by Gargamel and ending up in the Big Apple. There they stay in Patrick and Grace’s apartment until Papa Smurf is kidnapped. For the rest folks you’ll just have to go see the movie as we don’t want to spoil it for you.
You’ll love the stellar cast which includes the ubiquitous Katy Perry as Smurfette, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy Smurf (to get into the part Lopez didn’t drink coffee and made sure he arrived in the studio full of road rage after negotiating the city’s highways at the busiest hour).
We’ll see you there then!