The Eurovision Song Contest takes place this year on 13th May in Kiev in Ukraine. This classic night is full of music, fun and sparkle. The United Kingdom’s entry is ‘Never Give Up On You’ by Lucie Jones. The Eurovision Song Contest is held every year in May in the city of the earlier years winner and the first ever Eurovision was on 24th May 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland and seven nations took part. Abba has been the most successful Eurovision winner. It is always traditional to have a Eurovision Song Contest party watching with friends and we have lots of Eurovision party ideas to help you put this together.
Eurovision Flags are the perfect way to decorate your venue, start with the hosting country Ukraine and then add the country you are supporting. We have loads of Flags in various sizes for you to choose from to root for your country as well as Eurovision Hand Waving Flags, Table Top Flags and Bunting. If you are cheering on The United Kingdom go to town with a Union Jack Flag, a Hand Waving Flag, a Table Top Flag and Union Jack Bunting to complete the look. Having some shots and playing drinking games also adds to the fun and our shot glasses are ideal for this. Choose from either a Shot Glass on a Beaded Necklace or a Test Tube Shot Glass and have a shot every time a country scores a certain amount of points. Of course the evening would not be complete without food which could be themed to traditional food of the hosting country or just lots of nibbles. To keep the Eurovision theme going you can use an International Flag Tablecover or International Flag Table Runner both of which look fantastic and co-ordinate with International Cups, Plates and Napkins to complete the look . Once the Eurovision themed party is underway Inflatable Instruments will definitely be a hit, Inflatable Guitars are a popular choice and the Metallic Guitars fit the Glitzy theme as do the Inflatable Microphones and Saxophones or select an Inflatable Band Pack for easy shopping. Party Poppers and Party Cannons are a must have Eurovision Party Product to let off to celebrate the winner of the contest.
There is still enough time to get all of your Eurovision Song Contest party supplies ready for your party with our different delivery options.
Are you hosting or going to a Eurovision Song Contest party? We would love to hear from you as to where you will be watching.
Easter Weekend is 14th April and the perfect time to spend with family and friends. Having friends over or going out for walks or picnics is the ideal way to enjoy the many Easter Traditions of Easter Bonnets, bunnies, chicks, eggs, and delicious Easter Foods such as Hot Cross Buns and Simnel Cake. Easter Egg Hunts are a great way to amuse the children at Easter and are always good fun.
Decorating your home or venue for an Easter Party adds to the atmosphere of the day and we have a fantastic range of distinctive Easter Decorations for you to choose from. Easter Bunting is a classic decoration to put up and we have a choice of Easter Egg Bunting or Pink Bunting with white dots, both look really effective as does a Happy Easter Banner and Sign. Egg Decorations in Lilac & White, Pink & White and Yellow & White make an amazing impact when put up especially as they are in the characteristic Easter colours. An Easter Egg Paper Garland and Easter Egg Whirls keep up the Easter Egg Theme and add to the enjoyment of the any Easter Themed Party. Easter Cutout Decorations are always a popular choice for any get-together. If you are looking for Easter Accessories then Bunny Ears are good fun, as well as Flashing Bunny Ears, Pink and Blue are also available. Disposable Easter Tableware is a must for any Easter Theme and Pastel Pink, Lavender and Baby Blue can be co-ordinated for an Easter look to serve chocolate eggs.
Using our delivery options there is still lots of time to get all of your Easter party products ready for an amazing Easter Weekend.
Happy Easter from Novelties Direct.
How are you spending Easter? Are you hosting any Easter events?
‘Wear A Hat Day’ is this Friday, 31st March and is great to get involved with. This day raises money and awareness for Brain Tumour Research. There are loads of ways to get involved wearing hats both socially and in the workplace. Getting together with friends for breakfasts, lunches or tea and wearing a hat is a fun idea or wearing a hat to work whether in an office, shop or restaurant not only supports this fantastic cause but is also adds to the atmosphere. A Themed Hat Party is also an enjoyable way to raise money and get friends involved.
We have a huge range of hats for you to choose from to wear on Friday. Whether you are looking for Glitter Hats, Funky Hats or Themed Hats Novelties Direct is the place to shop. If you fancy adding some glitz and sparkle to your day then Glitter Bowler Hats, Glitter Top Hats and Glitter Cowboy Hats are perfect for you. Choose from a variety of colours including Black, Red, Gold and Blue. If it is a Gangster look that you are going for then a classic Black and White Gangster Hat is ideal as is a Neon or Sequin Gangster Hat in assorted colours. A Beany Hat always looks cool and we have colours to suit everyone. Straw Hats add a feeling of summer especially the Beachcomber Hats which also look lovely with flowers and Straw Fedoras with Neon Trim. With such a vibrant selection of hats you are sure to impress this year on ‘Wear A Hat Day’.
With our choice of delivery options including a next day delivery service, it is still not too late to order your hats.
Are you wearing a hat this Friday? What will you choose?
Comic Relief or Red Nose Day as it is also known is on 24th March and is a night filled with entertainment and fun all to raise money for many charities. The first Red Nose Day was on 5th February and hosted by Lenny Henry and it is still going strong today. As well as watching your favourite celebrities and comedians it is also an opportunity to donate and fund raise yourself. There are many ways to take part from arranging your own events to having friends over for a get-together to enjoy the fun.
If you are having friends over for a Comic Relief themed party it is cool to stick to the Red Theme of the occasion. Impress your guests by putting up Red Decorations such as a Red Foil Curtain, a Red Tissue Ball, and a Red Tissue Garland. Red Balloons always look effective and a combination of Stars and Heart Balloons look fantastic. Dressing Up in Comic Relief party accessories adds to the atmosphere of the event with a Red Nose being the perfect starting point and our Sponge Clown Nose worn together with a Red Afro Wig is ideal. Hats are always a favourite and a Red Bowler Hat, a Red Glitter Top Hat and a Jester Hat all fit the Comic Relief Theme. Glasses are a popular accessory and a Wayfarer with Moustache, Droopy Eyes and Giant 70’s Specs are hilarious. Red Make Up and Red Hair Spray is very distinctive for Comic Relief and adds to the festivities. Wearing a Red Cocktail Eye Mask is a great disguise and Red Beads are effortless to wear whilst still taking part in Comic Relief.
There is still time to get all of your Comic Relief Party Products to add to the mood of the night and get your Comic Relief Party underway.
How will you be spending Comic Relief? We would love to hear about any events that you are planning.
St. Patrick’s Day is on 17th March and is a universal celebration to remember St. Patrick, Irelands Patron Saint. St. Patrick’s Day started as a Religious Feast Day and now celebrates Irish culture with parades, dancing, special food such as corned beef and cabbage and lots of Green. Party goers used to say that wearing Green made you invisible to Leprechauns and Fairy Creatures that would pinch. The Shamrock is the floral emblem of Ireland and can be seen everywhere on this day. St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Ireland and a St. Patrick’s Day Party can be seen taking place anywhere from a pub, bar, restaurant to a party at home where drinking Irish Beer and Whiskey is another tradition enjoyed on this day.
We have got loads of St. Patrick’s Day Party Novelties to add to the atmosphere of the festivities. If you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day themed party then St. Patrick’s Day Decorations are perfect and Irish Cutouts, St. Patrick’s Day Cutouts and Door Covers are suitable for any venue. Shamrock Decorations are characteristic for this day and Shamrock Tinsel Garlands, a Hanging Stringer and Cutouts are all a good choice to add to the decorations for St. Patrick’s Day. Decoration Packs for St. Patrick’s Day are always an excellent option and make choosing easy, they are available in four sizes, Value, Standard, Large, and Deluxe to suit your needs. Make an impression this year with St. Patrick’s Day Flags which include an Irish Flag and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day Flag as well as St. Patrick’s Day Banners, a Foil Fringed Banner and a Large Banner are vivid an eye catching and no St Patrick’s Day would be complete without St. Patrick’s Day Bunting. St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete without some Dressing Up, a Leprechaun Costume is a typical costume to wear and St. Patrick’s Day Hats are just the thing to accessorise with. A Green Velour Bowler Hat is always a favourite and a St. Patrick’s Topper with Beard and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bowler are fun to wear as is a Regal Tiara. Beads, Photo Booth Props and Glasses are fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Party Accessories to create an impact.
We have lots of delivery options including a next day delivery service to make sure you have all of your St. Patrick’s Day Party Supplies in time for the big day.
How are you spending St. Patrick’s Day this year?
St. David’s Day is on March 1st and celebrates the Patron Saint of Wales, St. David. This is a day to mark Wales and Welsh culture. There are many parades held with the largest being in Cardiff where it is perfect to wave a Wales Hand Held Flag and concerts are held in pubs and clubs. School concerts also take place where singing is the main focus and children often wear traditional costumes. The national symbols of Wales are leeks and daffodils and these pinned onto clothes.
You do not have to be in Wales to enjoy the festivities of St. David’s Day. There are Welsh Food Festivals held and many restaurants offer Welsh menus. Whether you are commemorating this day by having a Welsh themed party or going to a pub, bar or restaurant we have great Welsh themed party products to add to the atmosphere. Welsh Flags are the perfect way to start, we have different sizes to suit your venue and needs and our flag range also includes a Welsh Table Flag which make ideal table decorations and a Hand Held Flag. Wales Bunting is always a popular choice to put up at a Welsh Party as are Inflatable Hands which are always good fun. A Wales Decorating Kit which includes paper garlands, fans and balls among other products is suitable for any venue and looks impressive when all put up to add to the mood of the occasion.
It is not too late to order your St. David’s Day party supplies from us; our delivery options also include a next day service for any last minute orders.
How will you be spending St. David’s Day? We would love to hear from you.
World Book Day is on 2nd March and is a fantastic way to engage children into the world of books and reading. There are loads of events taking place in schools, nurseries, libraries and bookshops where children get dressed up in their favourite characters from books. Book related decorations for example Pirates indicating Treasure Island or Peter Pan can be put up to make the day look fun. Authors often visit schools and £1.00 book tokens are given out to encourage children to buy a new book to enjoy. This day also gets children thinking about the books they love when choosing their favourite Fancy Dress Costume. If your child is celebrating a birthday at this time of year it also a great idea to have a Book Themed Party.
There is so much choice of Fancy Dress Costumes when it comes to deciding which much loved character to become. There are many traditional options for both boys and girls such as Candy Creator adding a touch of Roald Dahl, Fireman Sam, Robin Hood and Prince Charming. The Horrible Histories are always a popular choice and our range for boys includes a Peasant Boy, Guy Fawkes, WW1 Costume and a Viking Boy among many others. Moshi Monsters such as Bingo zip Top, Katsuma and Scamp Zip Top are also popular. Our Fancy Dress is also exciting for girls and adds to the delights of the day. Choose from a classic Princess Costume which includes a Fairy Princess, a Princess Costume and a Royal Princess Costume as well as Snow White. An Air warden, Boudica, Elizabeth I and a Georgian Girl from Our Horrible Histories range is also a food choice for girls as is Poppet from Moshi Monsters.
If your children prefer to wear accessories rather than full costumes then a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat is perfect and a Pirate Hat or Bandana with an Eye Patch and Hook or a Mask is ideal.
With our choice of delivery options there is still time to order costumes for your children enjoy for World Book Day.
Have you children decided who they want to dress up as ?
Mardi Gras is on 28th February and celebrated in Louisiana. These festivities last for two weeks and there is generally one main parade each day although many days have a number of parades with the most elaborate taking place in the last five days. Within the final week there are balls which are often masquerade balls. Tourists tend to go to the carnival activities on Bourbon Street. The customary colours of Mardi Gras are Purple, Green and Gold and we have lots of traditional Mardi Gras party supplies for you to choose from to have your own Mardi Gras celebrations.
A Mardi Gras themed party is always great fun and filled with colour. Impress your guests by putting up fantastic Mardi Gras decorations such as Mardi Gras Cutouts which include Comedy and Tragedy. Mardi Gras Banners are perfect to put up to welcome people as is a vivid Mardi Gras Flag. When sending out invitations put some Beads in the envelope for everyone to wear to the Party to get the mood going or alternatively hand out Mardi Gras Party Beads as they arrive. If your Mardi Gras Party has a masquerade theme to it we have beautiful masks for you to choose from all in the distinctive Mardi Gras colours. Our range includes a Metallic Gold Eyemask, a Feathered Sequin Mask on a stick, a Green Ornate Mask and a Gold Eyemask. Having Green, Purple and Gold Balloons at your venue put together in bunches around the room creates an amazing effect and using contrasting bright tableware in Green, Gold and Purple keeps the theme going throughout the party.
With our choice of delivery options it is not too late to order all your Mardi Gras party products to put together a fabulous party with the perfect atmosphere.
Are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year? We would to love to hear from you.
Valentine’s Day is on 14th February and is also known as St. Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. Typical symbols of this day include Hearts, Doves and Cupid. Valentine’s traditions consist of sending cards anonymously showing or declaring your love. Sending presents is also customary as well as arranging romantic meals out or cooking something special. This is where Valentine’s Day Balloons are impressive. Sending a foil balloon saying ‘I Love You’ will put a smile on someone’s face, a great way to send one is among a bunch of heart foil balloons in plain colours such as Pink, Silver and Gold. As well as presents Valentine’s Day Balloons make fantastic Valentine’s Day decorations either at home or in restaurants or bars to create a Valentine’s Day Theme. In addition to this we also sell Helium Tanks which makes shopping for balloons effortless.
If you are thinking about having a party at this time of year then a Valentine’s Day Party is an exciting idea. It is so easy to put together a classic colour scheme of red and white and with loads of distinctive St. Valentine’s Day Decorations to choose from, all suitable for any venue, you will create an amazing atmosphere. Valentine Heart Cutouts together with Valentine’s Day Heart Garlands look perfect put up on the walls and Valentine’s Day Banners are a fun way to welcome guests and let them know where the party is, particular favourites are the Heart Sign Banner and the Metallic Fringe Happy Valentine’s Day Banner. Valentine’s Garlands are always a good choice and Valentine’s Day Decoration Packs always make ordering easy and we have a choice of Standard, Large and Deluxe. Valentine’s Party accessories are cool and always delight; Heart Glasses and Jumbo Heart Glasses are vibrant and add to the mood of the party. Valentines’ Photo Props are ideal for creating memories whilst enjoying the festivities.
See the joy on the face of your loved one to see a room decorated for them with lots of Valentine’s Day party products. Dangling Heart Whirls, Jumbo Heart Whirls, Red Confetti Hearts, Valentine Street Cutouts and Plain Hearts are just what you need to make Valentine’s Day special.
Now is the time to start planning your Valentine’s Day celebrations and our delivery options help you be organised and we also provide a next day delivery service for any last minute ideas.
Have you started thinking about how you will be spending Valentine’s Day? Maybe you are wining and dining the special person in your life or having a Valentine’s Day Themed Party for friends, either way we would love to hear from you.
Chinese New Year falls on 28th January and is the Year of the Rooster, this is the tenth animal in the cycle and also known as Red Chicken Year. Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival and each year is determined by one of twelve animals. This is a public holiday for the Chinese giving them seven days off from Chinese New Years Eve to the sixth day after Chinese New Years Day. The main days are New Years Eve and New Years Day. Shops, restaurants and businesses close although some supermarkets stay open with early closing. The night before New Year families have reunion dinners and clean their homes to sweep away bad luck. Chinese Decorations mainly in red are put on doors and windows. There is also entertainment which includes acrobatics, dance and music. Watching customary Lion Dances also takes place as well as ringing bells and the lighting of firecrackers. In London there is a traditional parade through the West End before getting to Chinatown which is great to watch.
We have loads of Chinese New Year party ideas if you are having a China themed party. Chinese Party Products are a must and really get the party underway and shows your guests what an effort you have made. Chinese Decorations are the perfect place to start and as it is the Year of the Rooster, Rooster Stringers and Rooster Danglers are fantastic to put up in any venue. Whether you are having a party to celebrate Chinese New Year at home or in a restaurant China Table Flags make perfect table decorations. Enjoy the festivities with Oriental Fans, they do not only make fantastic giveaways they are also popular decorations and also look good laid out at everyone’s place at a table. Good Luck Lanterns and Chinese Cultural Cutouts are needed to give a traditional look for a Chinese New Year Party. Dragons are always a typical Chinese decoration and we have a good selection including a Dragon Ceiling Decoration, Dragon Wall/Door Panel and a Jointed Dragon. Dressing up for any Chinese New Year event adds to the mood and a Chinese Coolie Hat or Mandarin Hat is ideal for this.
As well as these Chinese Decorations looking impressive you will get lots of satisfaction from seeing how much your guests enjoy them.
It is still not too late to order Chinese New Year party products, so check out our choice of Chinese New Year party supplies to find all you are looking for.
How are you celebrating Chinese New Year? We would love to hear from you.