Halloween is More than another Fall Event 0

Halloween is a holiday for young and old. It creates an excitement for kids and adults - especially young adults. Kids can't wait to select their costumes. It is a big deal. I see them wandering around the store trying on hats, checking out costume accessories like swords or tiaras.  They look at the super hero selection and many of them - even little ones - want to put on the mask of one of the candidates for president!  

Halloween is a day when it's okay to be different. No judgment - you get to be who you want to be. And stares are appreciated rather than avoided. The littlest youngsters look forward to costume parades at school.  Many young children can't wait for their parents to get home so they can go door to door for Trick-or-Treat. And older kids like to test the waters to see how many of us will help them fill a sack of candy.

Young adults also seem to look forward to Halloween, planning their costumes with the same attention as the youngsters who want to be super heroes. Young adults seem to want to call attention to themselves. Young ladies looking for sexy costumes, young couples looking for ways to dress up in fashion to show their connection. And unlike when I was younger, the parties aren't about bobbing for apples and voting for best costume, they are about having adult fun with libations and food, raucous laughter and late night bar crawls.  Yep times have changed, but the interest in Halloween just keeps growing.  

Be sure to check the party store website or stop by the store soon to get your Halloween groove on!


Did someone say Halloween 0

f you're like me, once you hear "October," you think "Halloween."  Can't help it. As soon as the temps start to change, the days get shorter, and the trees begin to show their fall colors, my mind is already on getting ready for Halloween. There are costume ideas to consider.  The party store has dozens and dozens of costumes to select from and even more costume accessories to explore.  And new inventory keeps on coming as the party store gets ready for the early bird shopper and the last minute shopper.  


This year's Halloween decorations range from down right frightening to the adorable. There are several cute ideas for classrooms and homes where small children reside.  Pumpkins and fall decor come in a variety of price ranges, quality and quantities.  There's even an entire selection of tableware just for the occasion.  

So if you're thinking Halloween, check out the party store in Glenview. We are sure to have something you want!


Halloween is in the House 0

We know it's almost time for Halloween. There are carmel apples and packaged treats in the grocery store.  Random pop-up Halloween stores dot the local horizon. Television commercials remind us to stock up and get our costumes ready.  And, here at the local party store - the one that's served the community not just for Halloween, but all year long, we're ready too. 

Our party store has everything you need for Halloween. We have costumes - online and in the store - and there is a great selection.  We have wigs, swords, knives, and all kinds of costume accessories.  There are masks - traditional and new patterns, faces and designs to represent the current political season, recent popular movie characters, and themes that are currently popular.

Whether it is scary, sweet, or sexy - we've got the costume and costume accessories to suit your taste.  If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask one of our friendly sales staff to point you in the right direction or help you find the best ideas for your Halloween costume.


Your Halloween Store 0

Halloween is just a little more than a month away and we're getting ready at the party store.  We know that each year children, young adults, and even older adults (who might otherwise behave in a fairly mature manner throughout the rest of the year) are caught up in the spirit of Halloween. For weeks they plan their Halloween costumes, look for all the best parties, add Halloween decorations to their windows, buy lots of candy, and generally get ready for the holiday that seems to often be accompanied by an atmosphere of reckless abandon.  After all, it is All Hallows' Eve!

Our party store has a tremendous selection of clearance costumes that you won't find anywhere else.  Throughout the year these items are often selected for theatre or dance. But come Halloween, it's all about the dress up!  From the sexy to the sweet, from the scary to the angelic, there's a costume or set of costume accessories for everyone. These accessories are perfect for the DIY'ers who want to be daring and creative with their designs. Whether it's a wig or a hat, a mask or make up, our  party store has it. 

Stop in or shop on line to get all the best ideas to prepare you for Halloween.

Fall Party Supplies 0

The last official day of summer is just around the corner. And with a new season comes new party supplies and different reasons to celebrate.  From back-to-school, to the all-time favorite, Halloween, there's specialty classroom decor, Halloween party supplies, costumes and costume accessories and then, of course, Thanksgiving party supplies. For our Jewish friends there are specialty items for Rosh Hashanah and other fall holidays that bring families together.

In both the local party store in Glenview and the online store, there is already more activity as people gear up for these fall events.  Costume inventories are updated, store shelves are filled with fewer and fewer summer party supplies (though it is still 90 degrees out there today!), and more and more fall party supplies.  The theme of the store moves away from the bright colors of summer and more toward the beauty of fall colors reminiscent of falling leaves.  

Visit us today and see the change!

Mario Brothers at the Olympics 0

At the 2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony held in Rio, the Prime Minister of Japan did something entertaining and a little out of the ordinary for a country's official dignitary. Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, partook in a production whereby he began a journey in Tokyo. In Japan he was transformed into Mario of Nintendo fame, drilled through the earth and emerged from a warp pipe onto the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro. There he accepted the Olympic flag and official plans for Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics began.

In this part anime-part live performance, the Prime Minister surfaced as Mario, the iconic Japanese Nintendo feature, wearing the traditional red hat and returned the  Super Mario Brothers theme to the forefront. Mario-themed party decorations  have been popular since the emergence of the electronic game back in the 1908's. And, like Disney party goods or Super Hero costumes, have continued through today as a classic.  

If your child watched the Olympic Closing Ceremonies and suddenly finds him or herself with a desire for the Mario Brothers party goods, don't despair. Our local party store not only carries the paper goods, but also several Mario costume accessories, including suspenders and caps.