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Got a Costume Idea Yet? --> Partyology 38
October 06, 2009

Partyology Issue #38
October 6th, 2009
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Here's your monthly update on the "coolest" and newest homemade costume, birthday cake and kid party ideas added to



I love the originality and creativity of homemade costumes. Every year I await anxiously for October to come around so that I can meet the challenge of organizing on our site hundreds of homemade costumes submitted by our visitors. It's a lot of manual work to figure out which costume belongs in what category, but it's so much fun! As I write this, we've got 2194 costumes organized in 655 different costume categories! You think you've seen it all and then someone sends in this wacky costume that reminds you that there is no limit to people's creative minds.

I've recently announced our annual "Coolest" Homemade Costume Contest ($1000 in prizes and $500 Grand Prize - Contest details here...) and costumes are rolling in at a frantic pace. If you are a costume junkie like me, you can keep up with every single costume that's added by subscribing to our Costume RSS Feed or by visiting the Costume Blog.

These are the new homemade COSTUME categories I opened this month:

Characters Section: I Love Lucy, Dazed and Confused, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Jasmine, Juno, Hulk, Candyland, American Gladiators, Thundercats, Pulp Fiction, Waynes World, Ugly Betty, Aquaman, Screech Powers, Scuba Steve, Zoltar, Rugrats, Soggy Bottom Boys, Power Rangers, California Raisins, Dumb and Dumber, Michelin Man, Speed Racer

Celebrity Section: Dolly Parton, Madonna, Billy Mays, Sarah Palin, Conan O'Brien, Cheech and Chong, Lewis and Clark

Foods Section: Bacon and Eggs, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Turkey, Red Bull

Stereotype Section: Frenchman, Candy Ravers

Other Sections: Windex, Highway to Hell, Fed-Ex Princess, Bingo, Light Bulb, Halloween Pumpkin, Rainbow, Snowman, Firefly, Mime, The Four Seasons, Ballot and Ballot Box...



During September we added over 400 new cakes to our birthday cakes site. Here's the Cake Blog where we "dish out" each and every cake that's added to the site!

These are all the new CAKE categories I opened this month:

Character, Books, Movies, etc... Section: Sound of Music, Mr. Potato Head, Knight Rider, Hoops and Yoyo, Fancy Nancy, Twilight the Movie, Phineas and Ferb, Harry Potter > Horcrux, Hermione, Cars > Mack Truck, Star Wars > Ahsoka Tano

Theme Section: Beach > Pail of Sand, Music > Taylor Swift, Sports > Scuba Diving, Casino > Roulette

Animals Section: Cheetahs

Foods Section: Ice Cream Sandwich Cakes



Tamar, my sister and my partner in our Web sites is working full force on building new themes and creating our original (and free) printables. (I just wrote this story about Tamar, my little sister who is also my big inspiration...) Along with lots of new visitor-submitted ideas, we've also just added three new complete theme parties with a whole set of original and free printables:

*Airplane Party
*Celebrity Star Party
*Spy Detective Party


, I hope you enjoy all the party info on our sites and wish you the Coolest day!

All the best,


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