October 10, 2015

Get Halloween Ready With Party City

You guys might've remember me attending a Party City' s event a few weeks ago. I shared a few images via social media but... you didn't see anything yet!

I was invited to stay at The Algonquin Hotel for two days and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. My entire stay was planned by Party City. Therefore, I didn't know what to expect. 

After arriving at The Algonquin Hotel and checking in, I enter my room and find a cozy bed with a caldron filled with my favorite sweets and an itinerary of my stay.

The first thing on the list was -Pick Out A Costume. I mean, they had everything from fun wings (which you know I'm all about), accessories and super awesome costumes. There were two I initially wanted to wear but after seeing all the accessories for the Flashy Flapper, I went for it. I then brought it up to my room and started getting ready for the next thing on the list, which was the -Fashion Show. After glamming up with my costume and fun accessories, I headed down to the lobby to enjoy pre- fashion show boo-zy cocktails  and finger foods (find cocktail recipes below:).

We then sat down to view the latest and most popular Halloween costumes in Party City. We saw everything from Ninja Turtle costumes for little boys/girls and adults to adorable My Little Pony ones (which my daughter loves). Something I love about shopping at Party City is that you are able to find variety. For example; If you're looking for a witch costume, you're going to find 6 or more different styles of witches. It's nice to step out of your house the night of halloween and not find everyone with the same costume, you know.

After the fashion show we went out in a party bus with our costumes.. oh- that party bus. smh. 

The next day we woke up early to enjoy breakfast at the hotel then headed into the Party City store (38 west 14 street) for some fun costume challenges. We were given a partner and a challenge to mix two different characters in one costume. We needed to incorporate everything from the store in order to win prizes. My partner and I ended up picked Skeleton + Minnie Mouse out of a hat. It was such a fun time!! Perhaps my favorite time of the whole experience because we got to test our imagination. The Party City team also hid a $250 gift card throughout the store for one lucky winner to find.... and that lucky winner was me:) I was so happy to find the gift card because I never win anything.. lol. I can't wait to shop for my girls and for my anual Halloween Party.

The entire event was all about Halloween (obvi) but it had other elements to it as well. Such as decoration, makeup and fun DIY crafts. After heading back to the hotel from the Party City store, we enjoyed the most amazing lunch. The table setting was insane and it totally served as inspiration for my own party. They served us matzo ball soup in tiny pumpkins... adorable, right!? That was just one of the many cute dishes they served.

After lunch we got schooled by professional makeup artists on how to get the right makeup look to go with your costume. One of my favorites was The Day Of The Dead makeup. Party City even provided an easy makeup tutorial for you to try this Halloween (see below).

I hope all these tips and how-to videos serve as inspiration this Halloween. 

A big thank you to Party City for providing amazing event highlights and for allowing me to experience and share this with my readers.

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