With Eurovision next week, now is the time to plan an Eurovision Fancy Dress party. Love it or loathe it, Eurovision is a definite one to watch on the telly. See how you do in the quiz at the end of this post.
Easiest way to look at this type of party is maybe to give each person coming a country (or area) that they have to dress up as, you could even ask them to bring some food from that country to add to the buffet.
If all of that sounds too difficult then just have an Around the world party and ask your guests to come dressed up as any country of the world.
We have stocks of a huge range of country costumes and we also stock a wide range of hats, wigs and other accessories so you can get your country’s theme without having to purchase an entire costume.
This time last year we were mentioning the fact that the song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ would be celebrating its 100th anniversary in print this year. We cannot find an exact date for its publication and by all accounts it existed in verbal form back in the Victorian era, but we thought we should mention it as it has become a major part of world culture, having been translated into many languages. Talking of other cultures this time next week we will be in the throes of the Eurovision Song Contest which this year is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan. We have found over recent years that this particular event is not attracting as many requests for fancy dress costumes and accessories as it once did. Whether this is because the competition is now in its 56th year and has become a bit of a farce, or perhaps people have just lost faith inBritain actually winning again. What is your opinion on Englebert Humperdinck, theUK entry this year? Also can you name all five British winning entries, without looking them up? It will be great to receive your comments.