Last Minute Easter Bargains + Venetian Birthday

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School Milk Bottles
Traditional School Milk Bottles £9.95 for 6

Here at Party Ark we’ve spent the weekend shivering under about six feet of snow, but managed to build a snowhole which was very exciting. We well remember this time last year picnicking in the sun.

We’ve got some fantastic new themes coming on line at the moment, including the really lovely Little Dancers range (above). We’re also coming to the end of our Easter stock – if you’re stuck for ideas we’ve made a Pinterest Board with some smashing craft activities too.

Today is also the 1,592nd birthday of Venice when the church of Sand Giacomo was founded on the Rialto at midday. The church, close to the Rialto bridge, is most recognisable by it’s giant one-handed clock.

School Milk Bottles

It’s probable that Venice originated as a response to the Huns and Goths overrunning post-Roman Italy. They retreated from the mainland to the marshy lagoons and started building. If you’re lucky enough to visit Venice, you need to know that each district has its own house numbering system which generally involves giving out a unique number to every house known only to locals and postmen.

Easter day is on Sunday, and while we’re all eating chocolate it’s also the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race which is always a Light Blue event at Party Ark. We’d like to see the crews race in Venice agains the gondalas, or maybe we could invite the Ventian taxi-men to the Thames.

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

Emily

 
Pink & Mix Wonderball
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Ahoy There Pirate Plates
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Jam Kit
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Super-Simple Veggie Flowers

Easy does it... There's a lot you can do with a carrot and a cucumber.
Here at Party Ark we love simple ideas, and here’s one that’ll give you loads of fun with just a carrot and a cucumber You will need:
  1. A Carrot
  2. A Cucumber
  3. A Cocktail Stick
  4. A Sharpish Knife. Children can do this under supervision: once sliced, both the cucumbers and carrots are very easy to cut into shapes even for little hands.
That’s it! For added fun you can create a whole garden of veggie flowers. [via Anna The Red]

Amazing Ballerina Cake Pops

Unbelievably gorgeous home made ballerinas.
Unbelievably gorgeous home made ballerinas.
We like to think we’re a dab hand with the old icing sugar, but sometimes we find something that way surpasses any of our own baking party competencies! These amazing cake-pop ballerinas come from a lady who seems to have boundless energy in creating amazing things, plus some serious skill with a camera. It’s all we can do to get the children’s bags packed for school… [via All Sparkled Up]

The Last Queen of Jerusalem + Easter Partyware

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Wooden Flex Animals
Wooden Flexi Animals £2.99 each

We’re getting ready for the Spring Holidays here at Party Ark and have lined up some excellent craft activities which should keep little hands busy over the break. Easter this year is on March 31st which is only two weeks on Sunday! (We’re wondering who’s going to be the new Pope by then, and if he will have had time to learn his lines.)

Today is the 524th anniversary of the abdication of the last Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro. Cyprus was a Crusader State: exactly 300 years before Catherine, Richard the Lionheart had conquered it on the way to the Holy Land and promptly sold it to the Knights Templar, but they didn’t want it so he gave it to the King of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan. (You may remember him from the film Kingdom of Heaven.)

Guy’s dynasty continued in Cyprus for three centuries until the death of John II of Cyprus who was succeeded by his daughter Charlotte. But Charlotte’s illegitimate brother James, who was a nasty piece of work, besieged his half-sister until she fled to Rome, and Jame made himself the King of Cyprus, thus forever known as James the Bastard (but not because he was not very nice.) James married Catherine Cornaro who was from a noble family of Venice, but he died suspiciously a few months later. Catherine gave ruling a try, but it wasn’t easy and there were a lot of unpleasant people around, so on March 14th 1489 she finally gave in to the inevitable and sold the island to the Venetians. Thus ended the last of the Crusader states, and the last titular Queen of Jerusalem.

The Venetians were quite nice to Catherine, however, and allowed her to keep calling herself Queen which we think Queen’s probably quite like. For music fans, Donizetti wrote an opera about her life.

We’ve put together a Pinterest Board with all our Knights ideas, so if you fancy re-enacting any of the above do take a look.

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

Emily

 
Peter Rabbit Pages
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Easter Bunny Basket
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Die-cast Tractor
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Quadruple Knightly Rollover + Mothering Sunday Cupcakes

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Assorted Shape Cookie Cutters
Assorted Shape Cookie Cutters £4.99 for 20

Here at Party Ark we have been dropping hints about Mother’s Day for at least three weeks already, so we’re hoping something might appear this Sunday. But just in case we’ve bought in some rather smashing Mother’s Day Cupcakes designed to remind all mums just once a year how good they are at making cakes and generally being wonderful.

Today marks the 880th Birthday of Henry II, also known as Henry FitzEmpress because of his mother Matilda the Dowager Holy Roman Empress.

Henry is one of our most interesting King’s and as everyone know had a bit of run in with Thomas Becket. He was red haired and freckled and spent so much time on his horse that his legs were bowed; his life was spent charging round France and England in a thoroughly medieval manner. He was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine the greatest and most powerful woman in Europe, who had already been Queen of France by the time Henry married her. Sadly Henry showed a distinct lack of class by imprisoning her from time to time – but three of their sons would be kings themselves.

Were Henry having a party he would undoubtedly choose our new Knights & Draogons range, before throwing anyone who misbehaved into a dungeon.

This is absolutely the last chance to use our 10% Off Voucher! (We had some technical issues so it’s still valid until Mothering Sunday.) You can use it on the basket page – just type in EBH153 and it should all work nicely.

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

Emily

 
Peter Rabbit Pages
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Easter Bunny Basket
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Monster Madness
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Bright Tissue Pom Poms
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