Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Better Bets by Rhonda Erb

Party City Costumes & Cocktails

Trump & Hillary Costumes
All photos Rhonda Erb

The sight of two people who resemble Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the same room, when no debate is scheduled, might come as a shock, if not for the fact that Halloween is only weeks away. The two people in question were wearing masks that the retailer, Party City, expects to be two of their biggest sellers this Halloween season. They were dressed to look like the two political titans as part of a fashion show during the Costumes & Cocktails event that Party City held in New York City. The event showcased costumes that the store chain believes will be the most sought after this year.


“Halloween is one of our favorite seasons,” said Party City Retail Group Vice President, Melissa Sprich, and the company has gone to great lengths to offer customers a wide range of Halloween options this year. In addition to politically themed costumes, Party City expects to see a lot of demand for superheroes, fantasy and literary characters and assorted pop culture phenomena, and many of these were featured in the fashion show at the event.

Captain America

Fans of Marvel’s Avengers series can dress as Captain America, complete with the Red, White and Blue Shield.

Alice in Wonderland 

Characters from the classic story of Alice in Wonderland are portrayed in a playful collection of costumes that includes the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and a Mix & Match Alice.

Peacock costume

For a glamorous look, spend Halloween night strutting around in this proud Peacock costume.

Pikachu costume

Almost everyone recognizes Pikachu from the uber popular, augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. This one piece, pajama style, Pikachu costume offers a more relaxed option for dressing up.

Skeleton costumes

Traditionalists may be looking for something more conventional for Halloween, and of course, a good skeleton costume is always in style.

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Party City Creepy Cocktails
Try these recipes for your Halloween party.

The Boneyard

The Boneyard
1oz gin
1oz light rum
1oz silver tequila
1oz vodka
1 1/2 oz blue Curaçao
2 oz sours mix

Shake serve in glass with ice
Top with La Croix

Party City Products Used:
Party City CLEAR Gold Border Premium Plastic Tumblers 16ct _ $9.99
Party City Skeleton Straws 6ct_ $1.99

The Gravedigger.

The Grave Digger
5 dashes bitters
1/2 lime juiced
2oz citrus vodka
1 oz green sour apple schnapps
Fill ginger beer

Shake first four ingredients on rocks in rocks glass fill with ginger beer
Place a sliced Apple inside for garnish
Party City Products Used:
Party City CLEAR Gold Border Premium Plastic Tumblers 24ct_$9.99
Party City Eyeball Ping Pong Balls_$1.99

Bloody Bubbles

Bloody Bubbles
Champagne
Top with blood orange juice

Party City Products Used:
Party City CLEAR Gold Border Premium Plastic Champagne Flutes_$9.99
Party City Skeleton Hand Rings_$1.99

-Rhonda Erb
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