Perfect Pink Party Now In + last week of Spring Sale

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Pirate Treasure
Pirate Treasure Centrepiece

Thanks to the latest Johnny Depp extravaganza, we’ve had a surge of interest in all things piratical. Luckily we have some excellent Pirate Party Themes for any budding Blackbeard, baby Barbarossa, or bonnie Anne Bonny.

We’re also rather keen on Doctor Who at the moment, as the plot thickens and people start melting. We’re not entirely sure what’s going to happen for the mid-season cliff-hanger but it definitely involves someone with blue skin. We’ve got some great life-size cutouts if you’d like The Doctor, Amy, or The Tardis round to your house.

Today is the 568th birthday of the amazing Lady Margaret Beaufort. Already on her second marriage at the age of thirteen she bore her first and only child, Henry Tudor. She would marry again twice more, live through the Wars of the Roses, and see her increasingly-deranged grandson Henry VIII become king and secure forever her line of succession.

Philippa Gregory (or P. Greggy to her fans) has written the novels The White Queen and The Red Queen about this period which are jolly good. (All of which might put you in the mood to look at our Pretty as Princess dressing up range.)

Doctor Who and Amy Pond
Dr & Amy Life Size Cutout

Amy Pond has made us offer 10% off everything (except costumes) but only until the end of the week. All you have to do is click on one of the links and it should all work like clockwork

We do like to hear from our customers if there is anything we can help you with. We’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily


Jelly Bean Bags
Jelly Bean Mini Bags

Flower Fairies Cake Stand
Flower Fairies Cake Stand
 
Gruffalo Dominoes
Gruffalo Dominoes Set
 
Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield
 
Mr Men Party Bags
Mr Men Party Bags

Musical Candle
Show-stopper Musical Candle
 
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5 Fascinating Fairy Facts + 10% Off Voucher

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Peter Rabbit Gruffalo Teddy Bear Truly Scrumptious Spiderman

Princess Cupcakes
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We have a brand new range of partyware celebrating the Flower Fairies, creations of Cicely Barker who painted the flying children during the 1920s. The general idea is that each flower fairy looks after a flower or plant, and so are an excellent way of introducing a child to flower and plants of the garden.

Because we like lists, here’s five things you may not know about fairies:

1. The word ultimately comes from the Latin word for the Fates; the Fates control the metaphorical thread of life that leads us from life to death, and even the gods revere them.

2. So we get the word Fay meaning a fairy, and fai-ery meaning the place where you might find them,as nun is to nunnery (except nuns can’t fly). King Arthur’s not-entirely-stable half-sister is Morgana le Fay. Now we use the word fairy to mean the spirits themselves.

3. Fairies with wings are a fairly new creation – more often they are found flying on the backs of birds or catching a lift on the stems of ragwort or some other plant.

4. Some say that fairies are fallen angels but more naughty than evil. J. M. Barrie, more elegantly, had it that when “the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.”

5. Shakespeare’s contemporary Edmund Spenser wrote the epic The Faerie Queene as an allegory of the Tudor succession; Elizabeth I liked it so much, that she granted him a pension of £50 a year. (We recommend you take our word for it, rather than read it yourself.) Elizabeth appears in the guise of Queen Gloriana, tracing her lineage all the way back to Arthur himself. Of course Shakespeare went large on fairies in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Doctor Who and Amy Pond
Dr & Amy Life Size Cutout

The fairies have made us offer 10% off everything (except costumes) for a short period only. All you have to do is click on one of the links and it should all work like clockwork

We do like to hear from our customers if there is anything we can help you with. We’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily


Golden Snitch Balloon
Golden Snitch Foil Balloon

Stomp Rocket
Bubble Stomp Rocket
 
Gruffalo Dominoes
Gruffalo Dominoes Set
 
Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield
 
Mr Men Party Bags
Mr Men Party Bags
 
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Everyone wants to be a Duchess Special!

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Pink Sequin Ballgown
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Princess Cupcakes
Princess Cupcake Set

Well that was exciting! Just like the new King and Queen of Cambridge it’s Duchesses all round at Party Ark.

We’d like to thank everyone who celebrated the big day, whatever you did and wherever you were, because it all added up to one very happy moment which we’ll remember most fondly.

We’ve got all sorts of new bits and pieces coming in this month, including a sweet new Peter Rabbit theme, which is perfect for anyone who like rabbits – or watering cans, which by happy coincidence were invented by one of our favourite royals, the previous Duke of Cambridge, Prince George,

In 1847 he married the rather wonderful Sarah Fairbrother, an actress of Drury Lane, in contravention of the tiresome Royal Marriages Act. Queen Victoria refused to acknowledge Sarah and would pretend she didn’t exist; and since Victoria hadn’t given her permission for George to marry an actress with already four children (one by Viscount Canterbury), the marriage never had any legal status.

All of which makes George sound like an heroic romantic, but the truth was more prosaic: he was a bit of a rogue with a silly beard. Still, no-one who saw Sarah as Abdullah in Open Sesame was likely to forget it. They had three children, Augustus, Adolphus, and George FitzGeorge, all of whom did rather well for themselves.

Princess Violet
Princess Violet £27.99

We’re once again offering free postage (except costumes, UK only) to our customers for orders over £50. All you have to do is click on one of the links and it should all work like clockwork.

We do like to hear from our customers if there is anything we can help you with. We’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily


Star Tiara
Star Tiara

Princess Sticker Dressing Up
Dressing Up Stickers
 
Fabric Party Bags
Fabric Party Bags
 
Wooden Guardsmen
Wooden Guardsmen
 
Princess Thank Yous
Princess Thank Yous
 
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