Christmas customs – where did these traditions come from?

While we prepare for the upcoming Christmas season with advent calendars, decorating our trees, putting lights up and hanging our stockings; have you ever wondered how these traditions became part of our celebrations? Well, we did & here’s what we found! Christmas trees were first decorated in 16th century Germany. They chose fir trees for both indoors & out. Decorations included apples, roses, gilded candies and colored paper. It was believed in the Middle Ages to symbolize the Garden of Eden. It is also believed that Protestant reformer, Martin Luther was the first to put lights (really they were candles) … Continue reading

Fabric,reuseable lootbags a new trend for parties

  A burlap sack that can be reused as a marble bag, an organza shoe bag that becomes a dress up purse for lipgloss, a shiny silver bag to fill with magic rocks. You get the idea. The trend towards reuseable goodie bags makes sense. Instead of the standard cello bags pick something recyclable for the same price. These lootbags look like much more too. Check out fuzzy pink diva bags, burlap sack enviro bags, dragon, duck, princess, pirate and more… Make your own or check out our selection of party suplies to fit your theme and budget! www.par-t-ware.ca