Windy City Novelties

Party Ideas

Windy City Novelties is party planning central! We can provide you with the inspiration and all the right tools to create the ultimate party experience from start to finish.

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Marina Luri Events Share Their Tips for Throwing an Amazing Luau Party!

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Add some festive flair this Hanukkah season by ditching the traditional menorah and making a DIY menorah that captures the beauty of the Festival of Lights.

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Create a black and gold themed photo booth with these simple do-it-yourself tips!

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Learn what glow fishing entails, as well as the products necessary to get you started!

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Use green party accessories and shamrocks to put together the best St. Patrick's Day getup for all of your St. Patrick's Day celebrations, whatever they may be!

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This Valentine's Day weekend, set aside a night to get together with your gals and celebrate your friendships. Throw a Galentine's Day Party using these fun party tips!

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Partake in some holiday cheers this holiday season by inviting friends over for a Holiday Cocktail Party! Use these tips to put together a very merry event!

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Invite your fellow adult friends and family over for a few cocktails and snacks to celebrate the Halloween holiday. Follow these recipes and party tips in order to put together a faBOOlous event!

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You can quickly get into the Halloween spirit by decorating your front door! Just follow these easy steps.

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Photo booths are the new cool decoration, as well as activity, for special occasions. Learn how to easily set one up at your next celebration!

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Easily put together your own Halloween costume by using costume accessories. Making your own costumes is a cheap and unique way to dress up for Halloween!

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Whether you're hosting a retirement party at your home, office or restaurant, these tips will help you put together a great celebration!

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Glow Parties are becoming the number one party theme for teens and young adults. Be sure to include these party items in your party decor when throwing your own Glow Party event!

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Windy City Novelties' Party Idea Contest winner, Karen, threw a fun and exceptionally-themed birthday party for her son that really stole our attention. Here is how she did it:

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Discovery Channel's Shark Week draws in so many viewers each year, making it a great theme to add to a party! Invite fellow Shark Week fans over for some shark fun using these tips to help get the party started.

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These Vintage Dude Party Supplies are perfect for birthdays, bachelor parties, Father's Day celebrations, or any other type of event that celebrates a special man in your life. Check out our great selection and start your party planning!

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Without a doubt, Disney has created some truly lovable fictional characters. Let your little girl or boy dress as their favorite Disney character this Halloween with the help of our Disney Costumes! Or, get in on the fun yourself, and wear a Disney costume to your Halloween parties this year. Here is a guide to our Disney costume collection!

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A list of our best outdoor toys and games that will keep your kids occupied outdoors, rather than cooped up inside, during the nice, summer weather!

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Browse through our Costume Accessory Guide to find the perfect additions to your costumes. We have options available for men, women, children, and even the dog!

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Use these recipes as inspiration for the food and drinks you'll serve at your Western BBQ party!

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Add a fun twist to traditional backyard barbecues with a Western theme party! Transform your backyard party space into a Saloon and have a grand ol’ time with friends and family with the help of these Western BBQ party ideas.

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Throw a pool party for your next birthday celebration and check out our selection of Pool Party Supplies, ranging from invitations to party extras!

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Shake things up this summer with a fun and crazy Christmas-themed party. Use these helpful tips to guide you through your party planning process.

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Serve up some fun at your next party or event when you use our cool glow and LED drinkware!

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Use these party ideas to assist in putting together an outdoor Fourth of July celebration!

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The pool is only part of the fun at a pool party! Try some of these other games at your next event!

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Make sure to have tasty treats this summer at your next pool party with these fabulous food, drink and dessert recipes.

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Host a fabulous pool party this summer that no one will forget with these party tips and decorating ideas.

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Browse our selection of patriotic tableware for paper goods and decorations for your Fourth of July bash, or any other patriotic event you may host this year!

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Host a World Cup watch party, or decorate your bar or restaurant for the upcoming competition with the help of our soccer and international party supplies!

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Have a blast with your friends and family members while playing these entertaining Luau games at your next party!

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We have fun and unique Inflatable Coolers in a variety of themes, shapes and sizes that will double as a decoration while keeping drinks cool for your next summer party or event! Check out our great selection and find one that suits your party needs.

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Delight your guests with delicious cocktails at your Luau Party with these drink recipes!

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Tips, ideas and tricks on how to decorate your backyard entertainment area for a simple and chic luau party

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Use our glow and light up products to add some fun to your after-dark summer event! They are great for bonfires, late night pool parties, concerts, bars and restaurants, and much more.

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Host a Memorial Day cookout with the help of our Memorial Day party items!

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Get the inside scoop on the best Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for a fun Easter Sunday event with friends and family!

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Try out some of these shot and cocktail recipes to turn all of your guests Irish this St. Patrick's Day!

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Check out our list of the best glow and light up items to wear or use at music festivals and concerts this spring and summer!

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Whether you are celebrating in the streets of New Orleans or hosting a Mardi Gras party of your own, you are going to want these Mardi Gras Party Items!

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Use green party accessories and shamrocks to put together the best St. Patrick's Day getup for all of your St. Patrick's Day celebrations, whatever they may be!

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Browse through our Mardi Gras party supplies, decorations, accessories and more for the perfect additions to your Mardi Gras celebration

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Host a basketball themed birthday party, a dinner or banquet for the high school basketball team, or invite friends over to watch the big game with the help of our basketball party supplies and tips!

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Invite friends over for a March Madness party, using these decorating and party tips to help you prepare for a fun and successful get-together!

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Browse through our selection of St. Patrick’s Day decorations, paper goods, costume accessories and more for your St. Patty’s Day celebration!

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Invite friends and family members over for a fun and more casual holiday party. Use this helpful party guide for planning your Ugly Sweater Party.

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Search our stocking stuffer and gift categories to find unique toys and novelties for Christmas morning.

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With Christmas right around the corner, check out our Top 10 List of the best Christmas decorations for the holiday season.

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With Hanukkah right around the corner, stock up on our Hanukkah decorations for the holiday celebration

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Stock up on our HUGE selection of Hanukkah themed paper goods, invitations, decorations, and more for Hanukkah get-togethers and celebrations

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Gobble Gobble: Decorate for this year's Thanksgiving holiday with our Top 10 list of our best turkey themed decorations

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Pick and choose from our Fall themed Thanksgiving paper goods and decorations for this year's holiday

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With Halloween over, stock up on general Fall and Thanksgiving themed party supplies, decorations, and paper goods for the holiday at the end of the month

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A guide to our best Halloween Couples Costumes for this year's Halloween party or dress up bash!

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Put the finishing touches on your Halloween getup by adding costume jewelry or a fun prop!

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Add some makeup or face paint to complete your Halloween look

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Give away costume awards to the best costume, funniest costume, scariest costume and more!

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Set sail on the high seas this Halloween with our selection of pirate costumes for men, women, teens, and children

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Scare your friends this Halloween with our Top 10 list of creepy Halloween pranks

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Visit our Hat and Mask categories to add the perfect compliment to your Halloween costume

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Ghosts, Vampires, Witches, and More! Windy City Novelties has a huge selection of scary and horror costumes for this month's Halloween festivities

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Spook your guests this Halloween by transforming your home into a haunted house! Follow these haunted house decorating tips to help you prepare.

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Learn how to carve a pumpkin like a pro with this step by step guide! You'll also learn cool decorating tips and tricks to make your jack-o-lantern stand out from the rest!

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Add a light up costume accessory, safety glow stick, festive blinky, and more to your Halloween attire with our Halloween glow accessories guide

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Stock up on fire safety party items and favors such as plastic fire hats, coloring books, badges, and more!

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Set up your Halloween scene with our selection of Halloween decorations, party favors, and paper goods

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Check out our list of the top 10 girls costume favorites for some Halloween ideas or some simple dress up fun!

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Oktoberfest party ideas and planning guide for a Bavarian themed get-together

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Choose your favorite TV character for a fun Halloween costume this year - Variety of sizes and styles

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Browse our selection of pink and pink ribbon items to decorate for, or giveaway, at your Breast Cancer Awareness event!

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Fall is one of the best seasons to decorate for, with its warm hues and natural beauty. Learn how to decorate your fireplace mantel for the fall season with this simple DIY tutorial.

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Prepare for your Oktoberfest get together with the Top 10 Oktoberfest themed decorations, party goods, and costumes!

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Pick from a variety of different light up costumes including DIY light up costume kits, superheroes, princess, and more!

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Pick from a variety of different food category costumes for your Halloween, special occasion, or dress up party!

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As the unofficial end of Summer, Labor Day weekend provides a great opportunity for a last chance pool party for friends and family

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Check out our list of the best decorations and party supplies for your Labor Day Weekend bash!

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Enjoy your holiday weekend with the help of these Labor Day party ideas!

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Pick and choose child, teen, or adult costumes from a variety of different fairytale themes

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A nautical themed party is the perfect summer party theme! Throw your own Nautical Party with the help of these creative party ideas.

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Use these princess party tips to throw a fabulously royal celebration for the little princess in your life!

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Cool off from the July heat with a Christmas in July party! Use these tips to help you plan for such a celebration.

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Go back in time to the days of disco fever, afros, and disco balls with a 70's theme party!

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Check out some of our decorative and fun red, white, and blue patriotic items for next week's 4th of July celebration

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June is Pride Month. Show your support with the help of our selection of rainbow accessories and decorations!

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Get decorating ideas for the July 4th holiday with this Top 10 List of 4th of July Decorations!

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Throw a Summer of Love themed celebration with these 1960's party ideas!

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Memorial Day is May 27th, celebrate with an outdoor picnic with family and friends

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Celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th with a Star Wars theme party. Put together an out-of-this-world celebration with the help of these party tips!

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Check out our list of the can't miss decorations and party accessories for your Cinco de Mayo party!

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See how easy it is to create a Cinco de Mayo party with this step by step guide!

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Party ideas and easy tips for hosting a Cinco de Mayo party this spring

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Complete party guide and ideas for hosting a nautical themed party

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Throw it back to the days of jazz and booze with a Roaring 20's Theme Party! Use these party tips to put together and classy and unforgettable affair.

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Trying to throw a graduation party? Follow these simple party planning steps to hosting a college graduation party that is sure to be a success!

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Knock your party out of the park with these baseball party planning tips! Host a party for Opening Day, or invite friends over for a pre-party before heading to the big game.

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Try some of these unique ideas when hosting an Easter egg hunt this Easter Sunday

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Prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday by checking out our list of the best Easter decorations and party supplies that we offer!

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Invite friends and family over for a colorful Easter egg decorating party with these tips

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Our list of the best St. Patrick's Day Decorations for home, bar, restaurant or office space decorating

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Bring the spirit of New Orleans to your home with these Mardi Gras party tips

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Learn 5 historical facts about the Mardi Gras celebration before Fat Tuesday!

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Host a fun Mardi Gras event to celebrate the Carnival season

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Stay indoors and warm on a cold winter's night, or add a little fun to a boring weekend with a Pizza Party! Invite friends over for a night of pizza making and pizzazz with the help of these party tips.

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Masquerade decorating ideas, costumes, masks, food and more

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Get inspired by these party ideas for throwing a Chinese New Year celebration, which combine traditions and decor of the Chinese culture.

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Use these recipe ideas for delicious snacks and beverages to serve at your Oktoberfest party!

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Add an interesting twist to your Halloween look this year by adding glow face paint! We’ll show you step by step how to create three fun looks!

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Learn about the emerging sport, FootGolf, and create your own mini course in your backyard with these tips!

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Football and tailgating go hand in hand. Use these football party ideas in order to put together a winning tailgating party this football season!

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Attention all teachers! Branch out from the ordinary office supplies stores and use adorable, yet inexpensive, party supplies to put your classrooms together, instead! Check out these top 10 party supplies for classroom decorating.

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An Under the Sea theme goes well with any type of occasion! Use these party tips to put together your very own Under the Sea bash!

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Do something different for your weekly movie night by watching it in your backyard on a big screen, and inviting friends and family to join in on the fun! Follow these party ideas to assist you in putting together a successful summer movie night.

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Their birthday party will be a huge hit with a Minnie Mouse theme! Use these decorating ideas to help put together the most adorable Minnie Mouse party.

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Invite friends over for a rockin' good time when you throw a fifties theme party! Use these party tips to assist you in putting together the best sock hop anyone's ever seen.

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Plan a get-together on the beach, or throw a beach-themed bash in your home, using these fun beach party ideas!

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Throw your little one a dinosaur birthday party they are sure to dig with these helpful party tips!

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Set up a golf themed par-tee by following these simple steps!

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With Memorial Day around the corner, you can quickly and successfully pull together a fabulous Memorial Day BBQ with these decorating tips and party ideas!

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If you’re put in charge of planning the bachelorette party, follow this list of steps to make planning a bachelorette party a little easier!

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A garden tea party theme can be added to any special occasion, such as a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, or for Mother’s Day! Use these party ideas to get your party started.

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With Cinco de Mayo coming up, you can spice up your fiesta by adding a glow in the dark theme! Mix neon colors with southwestern prints, toss in some glow, and you’ll have yourself an unforgettable celebration!

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Check out these fun ways to share the gender of your baby with all of your loved ones at a gender reveal party!

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Join in on all the fun that the Kentucky Derby has to offer when you host a Kentucky Derby party in your own home! Wear your fancy hat and use these party ideas to prepare for your fabulous event.

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Add a Paris theme to any type of soiree with the help of Paris decorations and French treats. Use these party planning tips and ideas to help you prepare for your party!

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Add an 80’s theme to an upcoming party of event! Use these party tips to help you set up for an 80’s theme party, complete with decorations, food ideas and more.

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Throwing a party? Try using a mix of pink and gold colors to create the color scheme for your party décor. This color combination can be used for birthday parties, bridal parties, baby showers, and much more!

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Prepare for any special occasion with these formal event decorating tips. Learn how to transform a simple decoration into something elegant and beautiful.

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Get rid of the winter blues with a luau party. Use these luau party ideas to help you create a party in paradise.

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Get ready for Spring Break 2016 with this list of Spring Break party necessities!

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Add a 90’s theme to an upcoming party for a great time and a lot of reminiscing. Use these 90’s party ideas to assist you in planning the best theme party ever!

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Add a sweet twist to your child’s birthday party by throwing them a Candy Land party! Decorate your party space like the Candy Land board game and have the kids participate in a life-size version of the game. Use these party tips to help you prepare for the party.

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Everyone goes to the bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Avoid the crowd and host a St. Patrick’s Day bash in the comfort of your own home! Use these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas to assist you in the party planning process.

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90 is an extraordinary milestone event and should be celebrated as such! Throw the 90 year old in your life a very special birthday party with the help of these party planning tips.

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If your little one is a fan of NASCAR or cars, they’ll love a NASCAR and racing theme birthday party! Here’s how to decorate and set up for a NASCAR party!

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There are many traditions and symbols revolving around Mardi Gras. Be sure to add some of these traditional accessory items to your party attire when celebrating Carnival season!

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Have a night of gaming and fun when you host a Casino Party for you and your friends. It also makes for a great theme for any special occasion. Use these party tips to help you plan for the perfect Casino Night.

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There are many traditions that come with the Chinese New Year. Combine old Chinese traditions with some of your own when hosting a Chinese New Year dinner party! Use these tips to help organize your party.

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Super Bowl Sunday is in just a few weeks. Start preparing for your Super Bowl party now with these helpful party tips!

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Teachers, listen up! Use these party tips to put together a fun and flirty Valentine’s Day party in the classroom for your students.

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Can’t get down to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year? No problem! Recreate The French Quarter in your home and invite friends over for a Mardi Gras celebration!

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Host a tasteful and memorable birthday party for your one year old by adding a beautiful winter wonderland theme to it. Use these party tips to put together the best first birthday party ever!

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Invite guests over for a Hollywood party to watch your favorite award ceremony, or add a Hollywood theme to any special event! Use these tips and ideas to help you plan for the perfect Hollywood party.

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Throw your little one a winter wonderland celebration based off the popular Disney animated film, Frozen. Use these tips and ideas to help put together the best Frozen party of all time!

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Jazz up your New Year's party by adding a Roaring 20's theme to it. Use these decorating tips and ideas to help you arrange the best New Year's celebration yet!

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Create a festive holiday look by simply adding a holiday hat. Choose from a wide variety of shapes and styles. This guide will help you pick out the perfect one for all of your holiday party needs!

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No New Year's Eve Party is complete without a few accessories! Add a hat, beaded necklace and a noisemaker to your New Year's party attire for a fun night.

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Keep a close eye on your kids this New Year’s, or try something new with your friends, and follow these tips on putting together a bright and fun New Year’s Eve party.

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Spend New Year’s Eve with loved ones when you host a Black, White & Gold New Year’s Eve Party with these helpful and creative party tips!

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Don’t sweat the small stuff this New Year’s Eve—planning for a party becomes a piece of cake with the help of New Year’s Party Kits!

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Add Christmas decorations to your office, cubicle or classroom to bring some festivity into the work place this holiday season! Get inspiration from some of these decorating ideas.

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Invite friends and family over for a Hanukkah celebration! Decorate the party space in blue, white and silver and serve traditional foods while making memories.

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Host a fun and tacky Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this holiday season! Invite friends over for an ugly sweater contest, karaoke, drinks and more, with these great party ideas and tips.

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Whether it’s a company holiday party or an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, you can make your party attire look fun and festive when you add the right holiday party accessories!

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Give your sixteen year old a special birthday with a glow party for their Sweet 16. Use these tips and party ideas to create the best birthday party they’ll ever experience!

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The second part of the third installment to The Hunger Games trilogy comes out November 20th. Throw a Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere Party for your fellow Hunger Games crazed friends, or throw a Hunger Games themed birthday party! Use some of these helpful party tips and ideas.

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Spend time with friends, giving thanks and eating delicious food, by throwing a dinner party this November. Have a second, more casual, Thanksgiving Dinner without all of the stress and family drama! Here are some simple ideas on how to do just that.

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Summer and fall weather are perfect bonfire weather, and what better way to spend time with loved ones than outdoors, cuddling up by the fire? Follow these tips to putting together a lovely bonfire party.

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Browse our selection of LED costume accessories to find the perfect light-up addition to your Halloween costumes!

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Follow these tips or use these ideas as inspiration for your Movember Party. Invite guests to your mustache-themed party to spread the awareness of men's health concerns.

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In the event that a Zombie Apocalypse does occur, you and your loved ones will remain safe and untouched when you follow these (fun and) simple steps.

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Throw it back to the best years of your life--or one you wish you had the chance to experience--with an endless selection of decade costumes from Windy City Novelties. Choose from the 20s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

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Tired of going to the same Halloween parties year after year? Shake things up a bit with a classy Day of the Dead celebration! Follow these party tips and ideas for setting up your own Dia de los Muertos Party.

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Be seen, be safe. Add light up accessories to your child’s Halloween costume that will make them visible to motorists and other pedestrians while trick-or-treating this Halloween.

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Find the perfect addition to your Halloween costume or party attire with our massive selection of costume hats and headwear!

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We offer a wide selection of Halloween decorations in a variety of horror themes. Use this guide to help you choose the perfect decorations to make your home the most popular trick-or-treating destination this year!

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Teachers and moms, use these Halloween decorating and party planning tips in order to throw a faBOOlous Halloween party this year that won't give the kids nightmares!

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Use this guide to help you choose glow party supplies to decorate, add flair to your costume, or give as party favors this Halloween.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on Friday, September 19th. Invite your friends over for a Pirate themed affair with these helpful party planning tips!

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Scene setters are simply placed on walls or windows to instantly create a background setting for your themed party or event. Choose from a variety of holiday scene setters, along with scene setters for any type of theme party you can imagine!

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Browse our fun collection of noisemakers to cheer on your team at sporting events, charity events, or imprint your company's logo on them for cool giveaway items.

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Join the ""Frozen"" craze and let this Disney movie be the theme of your child's next birthday party with the help of our official Disney Frozen products! We have everything you need in order to throw the perfect Frozen party.

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Football season is back! Invite friends over for your favorite match-up this NFL season with the help of these party planning ideas and tips.

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There is always a lot going on at the start of the school year--tryouts, fundraisers, Homecoming, pep rallies, and much more. Announce these special events with customizable School Events Banners from Windy City Novelties!

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Parents and teachers, ease your kindergartners into their first year of school with these top items and activities!

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Throw your own Oktoberfest celebration in the comfort of your backyard with these helfpul tips!

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Add a funky wig or hat to any occasion to create an instant fun party theme! These wigs and hats are also great additions to outfits or costumes for Halloween, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or any other wacky event you plan to attend.

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The summer is almost over! Make the most of it with friends and loved ones at a picnic or barbecue.

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Other than food, of course, these are 10 items you'll want to make sure to bring along on your picnics this summer!

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Let the kids have one last hoorah before the summer ends with a carnival-themed celebration. Set up games, foods and other fun carnival activities!

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Browse our costume hats to find the perfect accessory for your Halloween costume or party gear. We have hats available for a variety of occassions!

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Holy Bleep! You're how old?! Throw a lighthearted birthday party for a special someone with the help of our hilarious Holy Bleep! Birthday Party Supplies. We have general Holy Bleep! party goods, as well as party items for milestone birthdays.

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Celebrate Shark Week in style with these fun shark-themed crafts and activities!

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It's no secret that kids love superheroes, along with pretending to be them. Let your little one(s) dress as their favorite superhero, or heroine, this Halloween with our collection of Kids Superhero Costumes!