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Gruffalo's Child Mug & Spoon Set
Gruffalo Mug and Spoon Set

The time is nigh for the school nativity play, but fear not! (as the angel might say) – we have a whole host of costumes to make your Christmas that bit easier.

Whether you need a Mary or a Joseph, or need a Star, a Donkey, a Sheep or a King, we’ve got it covered. And for something a little different, we have Rudolf, Santa and Elf costumes too!

You may not know that one of the first nativity plays was performed by the Dr Dolittle of ancient holy men, St Francis of Assisi. His was complete with life-size nativity scene – and, of course, plenty of live animals with whom St Francis could converse, despite being somewhat apocryphal . Indeed, so popular was his living montage of the the stable that its popularity soon spread through Europe, and now no nativity is complete without various exotic creatures.

Famous clever-clogs Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a nativity play while a prisoner of war long before he was famous, drawing parallels between the Roman’s occupation of Palestine and the occupation of his native France.

At this time of year it is traditional to bake a mince pie in the shape of a manger. Old miseryguts Oli Cromwell outlawed them, declaring them Idolaterie in Crust, which shows just how tasty they must have been.

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Emily

 
Nativity Shepherd
Nativity Shepherd
 
Star Costume
Star Costume
 
Donkey Costume
Donkey Costume
 
Nativity Mary
Mary Costume

 

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Forty More Stocking Fillers + Voucher Offer

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London Landmarks Playset in a Bag Royal Finger Puppet Set Brave Knight Colouring Book Painted Wooden Teapot Play House Wooden London Bus Flower Fairies Card Fairy Wings Tintin Binoculars Pastel Pinks Measuring Cups with Cookie Cutters
Doll's House Sticker Book Noisy Wooden Animal Wooden Child's Flower Presst Gingerbread Man Push-Up Toy Usborne Illustrated Stories for Christmas Army Troopers Toy Soldiers Gruffalo's Child Pairs Card Game Mini Wooden Magnifying Glass
Father Christmas Money Wallet Octonauts Book Bag Christmas Fayre 4-Piece Baking Set Traditional Soldier Wooden Push Toy Stable Nativity Set Wooden Pull Back Racing Animals Christmas Tongue Rollers Wierd Science Lab - The Slime Experiment
The Story of Art Sticker Book Tin of Wooden Jewellery Ridley's Magic Trick Cards Bendy Dolls (sold singly) Carddies London Activity Set The Usborne Book of Greek Myths Bag of Marbles Small Light-Up Bath Toy
Coloured Wooden Building Blocks Clockwork UFO Make Your Own Peaceful Christmas Angel Wooden Sword 99 Hairbandz - Neon Gruffalo Cutlery Set Mr. Funny Jolly Jokes Jewel Decorated Butterfly Lip Gloss
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Dinosaur Egg Excavation
Dinosaur Egg Excavation

Here are forty more of the rather super Stocking Fillers that’s we’ve brought into the shop this year. (If you put your mouse over the pictures, you should see the name of the product, and if you click on it then you’ll be taken to our site.) We think we’ve got our best ever selection, and with our exclusive email 10% discount voucher you should hopefully find everything you might need.

Now that it’s getting really cold here are our top things you probably didn’t know about the American celebration of Thanksgiving.

1. Despite what you may have been lead to believe, Americans are not giving thanks for not being British. It’s more akin to a harvest festival first celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers.

2. Everything you need to know about the Pilgrim Fathers you can find out from the Horrible Histories Pilgrim Rap.

3. Californians eat more Turkey per person than any other state. Because of this they are also one of the healthiest states being the twelfth least obese.

4. Abraham Lincoln cemented the festival in law, decreeing that Thanksgiving should always be on the last Thursday in November.

5. Pigeon Pie was the most traditional dish before Turkeys became ubiquitous. This was also the favourite dish of George III who, ironically, managed to lose America.

We’re once again running a 10% off Everything in the Store promotion – all you have to do is enter your discount code EBV145 at the basket page. Any problems, we’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily

 
Ridley's Flying Aeroplane Kit
Flying Aeroplane
 
Tintin Mug
Tintin Mug
 
Beano Playing Cards
Wooden Toys
 
Christmas Decorations
Mini Fabric Christmas Stocking Tree Decorations

Wooden Characters
Wooden Push-Up Characters

 

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London Colour-In Set
London Colour-In Activity Set

We’ve got some beautiful Christmas Tableware this year – a splash of colour will make your turkey even more terrific.

We’re also delighted to announce that the Carddies Colour-In Activity Sets have been placed in the Top 10 Presents for Christmas by The Guardian newspaper, which we think is pretty brilliant particularly given how much competition there is out there. We’ve had tremendous fun with them and they keep little hand busy for hours.

Now we’ve reached December it’s time to remember the Roman festival of Bona Dea (The Good Goddess) which was held on 4 December. It was completely secret and all men banned. It’s not entirely clear what went on, but involved the famous Vestal Virgins, feasting and general good times: Cicero says that any man caught peeking would be punished by blinding.

Most famously, when Pompeia, wife of Julius Caesar, held her party it was gate-crashed by one of Caesar’s chums Clodius Pulcher who was dressed as a woman. Not very convincingly, because he was immediately caught. He never did get properly punished, however, using the cunning method of bribing his jury to secure an acquittal.

And finally – our 10% off Everything in the Store promotion will come to an end soon – all you have to do is enter your discount code EBV145 at the basket page. Any problems, we’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily

 
Ballet Activity
Ballet Colour-In Set
 
Knights Activity
Knights Colour-In Set
 
Nativity Activity Set
Nativity Colour-In Set
 
Fairy Activity Set
Fairy Colour-In Set

Farm Activity Set
Farm Colour-In Set

 

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Christmas Cooking and Making
Christmas Cooking Activities

At Party Ark HQ we’ve got jolly excited at the return to our shelves of Batman whom we fondly remember fighting giant rubber sharks long before he was reinvented as a Mr Grumpy. (Had he only met Wonder Woman history might be so different.) The Caped Crusader returns with a full range, including a rather brilliant Batman Costume (in two sizes) – but do hurry, there’s rather limited stock

Meanwhile, we have of course been busy with all our Stocking Fillers and Christmas Decorations. This year we’ve got some absolutely stunning advent calendars, including a Noah’s Ark design in fabric and felt, and a Santa & Reindeer 3-D Tree affair that we’ll definitely be having in the office. Also, we’re hoping that our various Letters to Santa will get tired hand busy.

Anniversary anyone? No problem. Today is the 393rd anniversary of the coronation of the Queen of Bohemia. You may not have heard of her, but Elizabeth Stuart (for that is whom she is) was the eldest daughter of James I. When Liz was just nine, Guy Fawkes planned to kidnap her and put her on the throne after blowing up parliament. Of course this failed and now we burn Guy every year; Elizabeth went on to marry the ill-fated Prince Frederick, but their reigns were short and hence she is rather romantically known as The Winter Queen. Her descendents would become the Georges (four, three, one and two.)

If you’d like to dress up as Elizabeth (or any other princess) do head over to our Princess Costumes section.

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01572 748 609.

Emily

 
Boys Stocking Fillers
Boys’ Stocking Fillers
 
Girls Stocking Fillers
Girls Stocking Fillers
 
Wooden Toys
Wooden Toys
 
Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations

Christmas Costumes
Christmas Costumes

 

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