Card & Party Giant Party Supplies Blog
Graduation Time in our Community 0
Our party store is revving up for the upcoming high school and college graduations that begin in just under a month. Here's a list of local graduation dates:
May 16th – Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)
May 21st -Maine West High School (DesPlaines)
May 27th – Loyola Academy (Wilmette)
May 28th - Niles North High School (Skokie)
May 28th - Niles Township High School (Skokie)
May 28th - Niles West High School (Skokie)
June 4th - Evanston Township High School (Evanston)
June 4th – New Trier High School (Wilmette)
June 4th – Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook)
June 4th – Glenbrook South High School (Glenview)
June 6th – Regina Dominican High School (Wilmette)
June 11th - Ida Crown Jewish Academy (Skokie)
June 16th – Northwestern University (Evanston)
If you are planning a graduation party, stop in to see our selection of 2017 graduation party supplies, order a customized graduation banner, or check out our selection of balloons and napkins with the school colors and logos for certain local schools.
- Pat Markham
April Showers 0
Whether it's for a baby or a bride, April seems to be the beginning of the shower season. Personally I am invited to three during the spring season. Today most folks know the gender of the descendent soon to enter this world, and their baby shower is themed accordingly. There are also gender reveal parties. We have had a few customers offer to bring in their container and the letter that reveals the gender for the party store to package an "It's a Girl" or an "It's a Boy" balloon bouquet.
The many themed-parties are an interesting newcomer on the scene. Whether it's the "home opener" for the Chicago Cubs, a reveal party, a baby shower, a bridal shower, or birthday parties to coincide with a specific decade of bye-gone days - you know like the all-too-favorite 60's party theme- there will be something at the party store to help make it easy for you to host the perfect event.
In our house, it's hockey and with playoff season upon us, we may wish to put out our Blackhawks napkins. But in your house it may just be preparing for Easter and looking for the items that help finish your child's basket with colorful eggs, sweets, and small party favors.
Whatever it is you are planning, please stop by our party store and check out what we have for our customers.
- Pat Markham
Greetings Spring Time Party Planners 0
Spring Holy Days and Holidays 0
In the spring our Jewish friends celebrate Passover (April 10-17 this year), our Christian friends celebrate Easter (April 16th this year), and many of us plan brunches and parties for these holy days. We bring family and friends together to honor our faith. And we are grateful to have the opportunity to do so. These gatherings help keep us connected to kin and kindred spirits alike. The traditions are interesting and have withstood the test of time.
Passover commemorates the freeing Israelites from slavery in Egypt, an event that took place about 1300 BCE. The traditions honored today include a very ritualized seder dinner with special foods, blessings, and prayers. The special Pesach Plate has a place for each of the many items ranging from Charoses, bitter herbs, parsley, lettuce, roasted egg, and shankbone. At the seder there is a retelling of the ten plagues and the story of Pharoh allowing the Jews to leave Egypt. Passover seders occur on the first two nights of the holy week.
In similar fashion, Christians have a holy week to commemorate several holy events ranging from Christ's last summer to his crucifixion and ending with services on Easter Sunday to commemorate his resurrection. After services, most families go home to enjoy an Easter Sunday dinner. Lamb is often served at Easter celebrations and there are several traditional activities that take place on Easter, mostly designed around the children. These include an Easter egg hunt, baskets of goodies left by an Easter bunny, and the consumption of significant amounts of chocolates and other goodies.
- Pat Markham
Easter Decorations, Supplies, and Accessories 0
When it comes to getting ready for a party, the party store is your best stop. As one holiday or celebration ends, another is quickly stocked for the convenience of customers and online shoppers. The Easter section of the party store is coming together now and we are ready for our shoppers to enjoy the lovely spring colors and designs that are especially popular this year.
There is no time like spring to add a pop of color to your party decor. Both Easter party supplies and spring party supplies are quickly replacing the Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day party accessories. There is no time like spring to add a pop of color to the table. Before the daffodils and tulips show their heads in the garden, they can adorn your Sunday brunch table.
Stop in today. We're open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.
Top o' the Mornin' 0
While you are preparin' for a St. Paddy's Day extravaganza, yours truly will be rubbin' elbows with the weefolk of lore. But just because I am not here to be joinin' you for wearin' o' the green doesn't mean you can't take advantage of this holiday made exclusively for all to enjoy. From green beer to the shamrock socks and derby hats, we know that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. And if you are looking for a place to pick up all the fancy St. Patrick's Day attire, St. Patrick's Day party supplies, please check out what our party store has in stock.
There's tableware, beads, tattoos, and window decorations. There are fedoras and top hats, fancy and simple - your choice. And everything is so reasonably priced that you won't be able to resist the temptation to stock up!
Before you get ready for your trip to the bar where you'll rub elbows with fellow celebrants, stop by the party store and pick up your St. Patrick's Day party supplies. And please remember to party responsibly.
- Pat Markham