Garden Fancy Dress Theme

Today, we are promoting a Garden Party themed fancy dress party as (hopefully) the weather is just starting to improve & we can all hope that summer 2013 will be better than 2012…

Some costume Ideas for a Garden Party…

  • Gnome costumes – use a dwarf or Elf costume for this
  • Butterflies – mainly a ladies costume, we stock butterfly wings and costumes
  • Bill & Ben
  • Poison Ivy
  • Bumble Bee – we stock bumble bee wings & costumes
  • Ladybirds – we stock ladybug wings & costumes
  • Gardner – wear an old white shirt, trousers tucked into wellies and a cap
  • Fairies
  • Rabbits – the bane of every gardener
  • Tree – yes costumes are available!!!
  • Statues – cover yourself in silver or white face/body paint

If you can think of any more great costume ideas, please let us know, it will really help others.

Garden Themed Fancy Dress Party

Our fancy dress theme for today is ‘Garden’Garden costume Ideas

Garden Fancy Dress Ideas:

  • Bumble Bee
  • Ladybird – we stock insect wings such as ladybugs, bees and butterflies
  • Butterfly
  • Burger – from the BBQ, or a hotdog
  • Gnome – we not use one of our blue gnome costume?
  • Greek / Roman style costume – as one of the garden statues
  • Fairies
  • Wear brown/red clothing and cover yourself in leaves
  • Bill & Ben – The Flowerpot men
  • Night Garden Characters
  • The Queen (for her garden parties)

What other ideas do you have?

Great day for a Garden Party today or perhaps this weekend (weather permitting) as it was on this day in 1830 that one Edwin Budding licensed his invention, a lawn mower, for manufacture. Up until then, of course, it had been largely down to scything and other means of cutting, to control the green sward in one’s garden, so this invention was a true ‘coup de gras’ (so to speak). Whilst it is true that mowers, rotary, ride-on or hover, offer little costuming potential, there are plenty of other garden–orientated artefacts available, from flowers and insects to garden gnomes, statues and even fairies.

Garden Themed Fancy Dress Party

Today, we propose a Garden Theme Costume party. After the unusual weather of the last few months – a very cold winter, a dry April and general shortage of rain, the Chelsea Flower Show starts today and runs until May 28th. Even if you have not had the urge (or the wherewithal) to attend this event, there is usually sufficient press coverage and promotion for people to be aware of its existence.

When it comes down to it, the Flower Show is rather like a costume party-cum-masquerade-ball for gardens, in which dedicated experts put together creations, only designed to last for a short period of time, with a view to winning some prizes. Occasionally there is some cross-over when we, or other costumiers, are asked to supply outfits, props or accessories to help complement the required effect at such events. We are also now entering the garden party season, and even if your garden does not get invited to parties that much, it’s time to prepare for al fresco entertainment opportunities (whilst keeping a Plan B in mind in the event of wet weather!)

Some garden Themed Costume Ideas for you:

  • Bill & Ben – The Flowerpot Men
  • Weed from Bill & Ben
  • Bumble Bees – we stock a whole range of insect costumes and wings including butterfly, bees and ladybirds
  • Dragonflies – we stock some lovely dragonfly wings
  • Gnome costumes – use a Smurf or Dwarf costume
  • Fish
  • Statues
  • Fairies – mythical garden residents
  • The Queen – who holds famous garden parties

This costume theme encourages all of you who want to think a bit outside the box, with a bit of time and imagination, why not also attend as:

  • Lawn – use artificial turf
  • Tree
  • Autumn leaves – this will involve making and cutting up a large amount of brown/red leaves to cover your outfit in

Garden Party Themed Party

Today, we are promoting a Garden Party themed fancy dress party…Lady Bug Fancy Dress

Whilst today, Good Friday is the start of the Easter weekend activities (although some may have started these yesterday on Maundy Thursday), it is also Earth Day today. Originating in the US (of course) in 1970, this event, now celebrated in over 170 countries, aims to promote and educate on environmental issues. In some parts of the world events marking the Day will last all week. With Easter being later this year and with Spring now well under way, what better reason for a Garden Party?

Some costume Ideas for a Garden Party…

  • Gnome costumes – use a dwarf or Elf costume for this
  • Butterflies – mainly a ladies costume, we stock butterfly wings and costumes
  • Bill & Ben
  • Poison Ivy
  • Bumble Bee – we stock bumble bee wings & costumes
  • Ladybirds – we stock ladybug wings & costumes
  • Gardner – wear an old white shirt, trousers tucked into wellies and a cap
  • Fairies
  • Rabbits – the bane of every gardener
  • Tree – yes costumes are available!!!
  • Statues – cover yourself in silver or white face/body paint

If you can think of any more great costume ideas, please let us know, it will really help others.

Garden Party Fancy Dress

Lady Bug Fancy Dress Outfit

Lady Bug Fancy Dress Outfit

Today, we offer you a Garden Party as our fancy dress theme (although at this time of the year, we predict it will be an indoor event!)

As we all hopefully know, next year will be the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it was upon this day in 1952 that her father George VI passed away and Elizabeth became ‘regnant’ (although the actual coronation did not occur until June the following year). Thus began one of the longest reigns in British history, with being invited to one of the queen’s Garden parties that are held throughout the summer a huge honour. Many have already started their preparations for next year’s great event. (Apparently there’s some sporting occasion of note also happening).

Meanwhile, in our search for a theme for the day, we thought we would go for ‘Gardeners’ World’ as today is the feast day of St. Dorothy, Patron Saint of Gardeners, and on this day in1783 ‘Capability’ Brown, one of the country’s greatest landscape artists died. Obviously it’s not quite time to get out and have a Garden Party as such, but there’s plenty of potential for an indoor event. Come to us here at Props n Frocks and let’s see if we can help grow some enthusiasm for your chosen project.

Some Garden Costumes and accessories that you may like to wear include:

  • Bumble Bee Wings
  • Ladybird Wings
  • Bumble Bee Costumes
  • Ladybird Costumes
  • Dragonfly Wings
  • Butterfly Wings – why not look at our entire range of fancy dress wings
  • Butterfly Costumes
  • Garden Fairy Costumes
  • Bill & Ben Costumes
  • Gnome – use a Dwarf costume
  • Flower Power Costumes (okay, we know that it is pushing it but it does give you some more costume choice!)
  • Rabbit & other animals that may be found in the garden (pets or otherwise!)