It may be British summertime, but the weather doesn’t know it yet! Why not start thinking about your summer holiday and today’s post gives you lots of suggestions if you want to get the fancy dress spirit while you are away.
Destinations for Fancy Dress
Fancy dress parties are popular all over the world. There are plenty of festivals, events and clubbing scenes where you will find the locals and tourists dressing up, whether there is reason to or not! Locals are likely to take part in traditional events, whether it’s to celebrate a historic day in their country’s calendar, or just for a party. In tourist resorts around Europe, clubbing provides an ideal opportunity to dress up. Whether you are on a lads’ holiday, a getaway with the girls, on tour with uni or on your stag or hen do, there’s always one person who will suggest fancy dress! Here are some of the best destinations around the world if going out in your own clothes just seems too boring:
The most famous side of the island is the party scene. Known as a non-stop partying destination, it is home to some of the best and most famous clubs in the world. San Antonio is the heart of the island’s party scene, and is one of the most popular and well-known resorts in the Mediterranean. During the summer months, and at the height of the party season, you are unlikely to experience a night out without seeing someone in fancy dress. From morphsuits to mankinis and school girl outfits to smurf costumes, when it comes to dressing up on a night out, there is nothing too outrageous. With fancy dress on holiday being so popular, the clubs of Ibiza host some crazy nights throughout the year, and this one is definitely up there with the biggest:
Event: Don’t Let Daddy Know
When: Every Sunday from July 8th until August 26
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A fancy dress night is compulsory for any group holiday to Magaluf. Pack your superhero outfit and your old school tie when you head to this party resort in Majorca. The excellent sandy beaches and scorching sun are perfect for relaxing during the day, before partying the night away until the early hours. The main party strip in Magaluf is called the Punta Ballena and it’s the ideal place to have your fancy dress night out. Punta Ballene, sometimes known as the Calle de la Punta Ballena, is home to some of the biggest clubs in the resort such as BCM, Boomerang and Banana’s. Of course, let’s not forget Majorca Rocks, which has an incredible line up of artists this year including Tinie Tempah, Bastille and Example. At any of these venues you will always find a group of people in fun fancy dress having the ultimate party.
Event: W.A.R with Example + DJ wire.
When: Every Thursday starting the 4th June to 5th September (subject to change).
Where: Majorca Rocks
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Malia is to Crete what San Antonio is to Ibiza. Providing you the best of both worlds, it consists of two areas, the new town and the old town.. In the new town there are plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants to suit everyone’s taste, an ideal opportunity for tourists wanting to dress up on a night out. Another opportunity to dress up is at one of Malia’s biggest festivals of the year, the International Tourism Day festival. This is a perfect chance for locals and tourists to come together and enjoy fantastic Greek traditions. Greek music plays throughout the day, with dancing and tasty delicacies in abundance for everyone to enjoy.
Event: International Tourism Day
When: September 27th
Where: Malia, Crete
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Tenerife is a fancy dress lover’s dream destination. It is warm all year round, with average temperatures still in the mid-teens even in winter months, so you don’t have to worry about getting cold in skimpy costumes. The island boasts a lively clubbing scene and, if you’re lucky enough to visit in February, you’ll be met by its Tenerife Carnaval!! The main clubbing strip is in Playa de las Americas, where you will find a mixture of bars, karaoke venues and clubs that are open until the sun comes up. If you are looking for something a bit different though, head to the capital of Santa Cruz in February where you will encounter drag queen marathons, parades of bejewelled dancers with feather headdresses and all sorts of other fancy dress spectacles. You will look out of place if you’re not dressed up! Take fancy dress wigs with you as they are easy to pack and take up next to no room.
When: Every February
Where: Festivities are spread out all over the island, but the biggest parties are in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Ayia Napa is a party capital where large groups love to dress up and make the most of a night out. A huge choice of clubs, bars, restaurants and beaches mean there’s always new fancy dress themes to embrace. Castle Club is the largest club in Cyprus and plays music that everyone will love to dance to, whether dressed as ninja turtles or in beachwear from an afternoon in the sun. If you visit in October, mix up your evening with the Ayia Napa Medieval Festival – here you’ll see a different side to dressing up, as dancers in traditional costumes perform to live folk songs. However you prepare for a night out, make sure to catch the sunrise from Nissi beach in the morning.
Event: The Ayia Napa Medieval Festival
When:Evenings from 8pm for one week in October.
Where: Ayia Napa Monastery’s Sepheris Square, Cyprus
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