Secrets of Hedgehogs + Halloween Party Discount

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Our top Party Themes for October
Cars 2 The Smurfs Fireman Sam Sonic Hedgehog New Peppa Pig

Ballet Shoe Hair Bobbles
Ballet Shoe Hair Bobbles – New!

We’ve got some lovely new themes in the run up to Halloween – none of which are remotely scary (unless you’re scared of hedgehogs, pigs or firemen.)

First off sees the welcome return of our favourite porcine puddle-jumper, Peppa Pig with lots of accessories. Fancy something hotter? Step forward Fireman Sam and his muscular Welsh chums – we have a brand new theme ready to douse you in the bubbly foam of party fun. And lastly this week we feature a creature hitherto unrepresented on the anthropomorphic partyware collection: Sonic the Hedgehog. You may not know who Sonic is, but rest assured that (despite his apparent complete lack of bristles and blue skin) he is the embodiment of the delightful spiny mammal family to anyone under ten.

Of course they’re not actually hogs at all (unlike Peppa, who is technically a sow, not something that has ever been mentioned as far as we know.) To the ancient Egyptians hedgehogs were a delicacy with all sorts of powers to cure illnesses; their spines apparently protect against hair loss. They’re also found on bracelets and amulets from the period: they were a good-animal because they attack snakes.

This supposed immunity to snake venom is apparent in many English folktales too: the steadfast hedgehog curls into a ball when attacked and then, once the snake is worn down and half prickled to death, the hedgehog will attack, chomping away behind the snake’s head until the threat is over..

They’re found in Chinese poetry and Beatrix Potter and now Sonic too; if you’re lucky enough to see one remember that hedgehogs are survivors: they are one of the very oldest mammals – they were here when the dinosaurs were wiped out 70 million years ago, and will probably still be here long after us too.

We have a new voucher system – we’re offering 10% off your order (excluding costumes) – you can see your voucher code at the top of this email (you may need to enable images). You have to click on one of the links on this page to get it to work! If you enter your code on the basket page your discount should be applied. It’s all new, so any problems, do give us a call!

Spiderella Costume
Spiderella Costume

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


Glow Sword
Glow Sword

Hot Pink Cupcake Stand
Hot Pink Cupcake Stand
 
Witch Pinata
Witch Pinata
 
Cross Bones Punchbowl
Cross Bones Punchbowl
 
Black Cat Foil Balloon
Black Cat Foil Balloon
 
Foam Swords
Foam Swords
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New Website + October Party Planning Tips

PARTY ARK - Stylish Party Supplies Direct to your Door Halloween Party
Home 1st & Christening Preschool Party Mostly Boys Mostly Girls
Ben & Holly New Partyware
Cars 2 The Smurfs Spookalicious Flower Fairies New Peppa Pig

Scribble DownActivity Packs
Scribble-Down Activity Packs – New!

The Party Ark children are now back and school and – almost as exciting – we have a new website! It’s not too unlike the old one, but we’ve added lots more decorations, party crafts & games, and tableware. We do hope you like it, and thanks for making Party Ark such an enjoyable business.

Back to school means already thinking about Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations, so here are our five top tips for planning a successful night:

1. Make sure you send out your invitations early because you really don’t want to be finding out who can come at the last minute. You might want to think about co-hosting a party, which is a great way of sharing the load.

2. Get your partyware early to avoid stress. This falls into the ‘they would say that’ category! But really all shops like ours will be trying to make sure they have as little left over after Halloween as possible, and you don’t want to be panic-buying the day before!

3. This year Halloween is on a Monday, and Bonfire Night the following Saturday so you can combine the whole scary witch / fireworks / Guy burning extravaganza into one party.

4. If children have siblings who are close in age it might be appropriate to invite them too, and if parents are driving to the location some will probably want to stay. You can quickly end up with a lot of guests but don’t let that put you off! Especially if you’re considering fireworks you’ll feel better with as many adult eyes as possible.

5. Dressing up is always fun at this time of year, and once again don’t leave it to the last minute to organise your costume (unless you want to be the ubiquitous ghost-in-a-sheet!)

We have a new voucher system – we’re offering 10% off your order (excluding costumes) – you can see your voucher code at the top of this email (you may need to enable images). If you enter your code on the basket page your discount should be applied. It’s all new, so any problems, do give us a call!

Flower Fairies Bunting
Funky Fairy Witch

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


Skeleton Invitation
Skeleton Invitation

Skeleton Invitation
Pin the Smile Game
 
Witch Pinata
Witch Pinata
 
Cross Bones Punchbowl
Cross Bones Punchbowl
 
Black Cat Foil Balloon
Black Cat Foil Balloon
 
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Millers Barn, Harringworth NN17 3BZ