Purim Costumes for Boys and Girls 0

PurimPurim is only a few weeks away and already customers have started their shopping, looking for just the right Purim costume and Purim costume accessories. One young man selected a pirate costume, another a skeleton. Card & Party Giant has a fairly extensive selection of boys costumes, many of which are no longer available at other retailers.  The White Ninja costume, Spider Man, Captain Jack Sparrow costume, or other similar themes are available in various sizes.  There are also Superhero tee shirts that are not only a quick and easy way to dress up, but also can be worn long after the Purim holiday has passed. There are, of course, also plenty of lovely girls costumes from the beautiful Queen Esther to the Shabbas Queen, from the Gypsy Princess to the Daisy Hippie Tie Dye costume.  And don’t forget to check out the Superhero costumes that include none other than Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Batgirl. For the do-it-yourself families, beards, bandanas, suspenders, socks, hats, etc. all are out on the floor so customers can see the large selection of Purim costume accessories.  We have the largest selection of Purim Costumes in Chicago for boys, girls, men, and women. We also have lots of fun and silly adult costumes. We carry dress-up and costume accessories for the Purim celebration. Stop by our Glenview store to see our year-round costume selection, discounted heavily for the Purim season, we guarantee to have the largest costume inventory at unbeatable prices.

Spring is Party Time!! 0

springThinking spring?  When I think spring, I think of warmer days, sunshine, gusty winds and occasional rain.  I picture the daffodils and tulips make their first appearances and the trees sprouting the early green buds that will later provide the canopy of green.  I think of early morning coffee on the deck or in the three-season room and I can hear the birds chirping their glorious tune of hope.  Growing up, my mom had us take the linens outdoors to air out just as soon as the weather warmed enough to allow it. Pillows were either hung on the backyard clothes line or assembled on the picnic tables.  And how does all this relate to a party store?  Well, I think spring is as much about preparing flower beds as it is about planning Holy Communion parties, wedding showers and the like.   Throughout the course of our history, June was wedding season and spring is wedding shower season.  There are so many beautiful elegant designs available for these wedding shower parties. The fancy plates and service ware are just the beginning. Streamers, banners, balloon bouquets, champagne flutes and an assortment of party favors can make any day special.   Another popular party theme coming our way soon is First Communion. Most children make their first Holy Communion during April or May when the weather is just warm enough to allow the children to form their processional outdoors but not quite warm enough to promise an outdoor party.  Families gather around the table where decorations and table ware, colored streamers and balloons help to set the scene for a picture-perfect event.   And while our Christian friends enjoy Easter as one of their major family gatherings, many of our Jewish friends will be preparing for Passover which occurs a little later in April this year. But whether it is Easter or Passover, the family meal is at the center of the holiday. Both offer families an opportunity for making memories they and their children and grandchildren will fondly recall throughout their lives. Other famously celebrated spring holidays include St. Patrick’s Day when people dress up, don Irish buttons, green suspenders, shamrock ties and the like – or Purim when people don their Purim costumes and gather with noisemakers to stamp out the evil Haman. Before you lose an hour of sleep on Saturday, March 12th, think Spring and check out our selection of floral designed napkins and tableware, St. Patrick’s Day party supplies, Purim costumes and Purim accessories, and all the other spring-themed party favorites.  

Purim Costumes & Purim Costume Accessories 0

iron-man-2-mark-vi-classic-boy-s-costume-2Halloween is not the only time to think about costumes.  In fact, the other time of year when folks begin to think about dressing up is coming soon.  As mentioned in earlier post, Purim is celebrated with feasting, and retelling of the story of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai’s attempts to save the Jewish people from the Persian King Haman who was set to persecute the Jews. Many synagogues hold a special service at which it is customary for children and adults to come dressed in costume. It is a holiday of celebration. Purim costumes and Purim costume accessories generally favor royalty: queen costumes, king costumes; professions: police costumes, soldier costumes; Superhero costumes; clown costumes; and, of course animal costumes. Purim costume accessories such as beards, wigs, a pirate eye patch, hats, and animal noses or ears also are among some of the many favorites that our costumers look for. Card & Party Giant has a large selection of Purim costumes in stock and ready to pick up in the store or to order online.  

Costumes, Costumes and More Costumes 0

wigsWhat’s a small retail shop got that you can’t find with e-commerce or the big box store? Well, let’s start with one-on-one service. And we’ll add smiles for good measure, because what’s personal service without a smile?  Card & Party Giant’s got personal service, bright smiles, a staff who know how to help customers, and an in-store inventory that surprises and delights shoppers.  You see, Card & Party Giant is a family-owned and operated party supply store founded more than 25 years ago.  Since 1989 Card & Party Giant has been serving its community with everything for entertainment, and especially party supplies and COSTUMES. The wearing of costumes has grown exponentially.  If, like me, you grew up in the 1950’s you wore a costume for Halloween or Purim, or maybe both.  Today, in addition to Halloween and Purim costumes, people find a host of reasons to don a colorful costume wig, mask, hat, or head-to-toe costume.  From year’s beginning to year’s end, there are parties, events, and activities that invite disguises and adornments. A bar-crawl last February in Wrigleyville awarded prizes for best costumes! Headbands and boppers are worn with ears for Easter or shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. Mardi gras party goers adorn their attire with beads, masks, and hats.  If you go to a Kentucky Derby party, you’re going to need a hat.  Chicago Comic-Con Wizard World, Comic-Con (in its various locations), and Gen-Con in Indianapolis all encourage participants to wear costumes. Early September Marvel Universe LIVE! Comes to the United Center where we are sure to see a host of Marvel-themed costume-clad lads and lasses enter the gates before show time.  There are websites dedicated to helping us learn how to dress up for Oktoberfest, and everyone knows that when it comes to Halloween, we can go crazy, wild, sexy, sweet, scary or just paint our faces with a little makeup to give us a different look. Bottom line folks, is that if you’re looking for a costume, be sure to check out Card & Party Giant where you will find not just pretty terrific party supplies but also a large inventory of costumes and costume supplies available all year long!