Monday, October 15, 2007

Feather Boas

A feather boa is a fashion accessory that is usually wrapped around the neck like a scarf.

A boa may be made of fur but is usually made from various types of feather: Ostrich,
Marabou, Chandelle and Turkey are the most common feathers. Feathers used to go through bleaching and/or dyeing processes and are glued and stitched into lengths called 'ply'. Sometimes more natural boas are produced. A lightweight chandelle boa may weigh only 60g while a 24 ply ostrich boa may weigh 100g. Boas are available through novelty, costume or lingerie shops. has a full and complete range of incredible feather boas. From short 40" boas to thick 100 gram turkey feather boas.

100 gram boas are offered in just a few colors- Black, hot pink, red and white feathers.

Feather boas are extremely popular to complete costumes, for example 1920s themed flapper costumes. The boas are also extremely popular for bachelorette parties, as party favors, exotic dancing and many more applications.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Glow Sticks

A glowstick or lightstick is a transparent plastic tube which contains chemical substances capable of producing light through a chemical reaction induced chemoluminescence which does not require an electrical power source.

Glowsticks are waterproof, do not use batteries, and are inexpensive and disposable. They can tolerate high pressures, such as those found underwater. Because they do not have batteries or contain electrified filaments like normal flashlights, they are safe for use in explosive environments. In many situations they are preferable to use as opposed to other light sources, despite the disadvantage of not being renewable or rechargeable.

Cyalume was invented by Michael M. Rauhut and Laszlo J. Bollyky of American Cyanamid based on work by Edwin A. Chandross of Bell Labs.[1] Other early work on chemoluminescence was carried out at the same time, by researchers under Herbert Richter at China Lake Naval Weapons Center.[2][3] Richard Taylor Van Zandt is the registered inventor on the U.S. Patent 4,064,428 filed on November 1, 1976 for the original "Chemical Light Device".

Glowsticks are used for many purposes. They may be used by marching band conductors for night time performances, and also used for entertainment at parties (especially raves), concerts, and dance clubs. 

Glowsticking refers to the use of glowsticks in dancing. In Hong Kong, glowsticks are widely used in Mid-Autumn festival. A further application are light effects, especially balloon-carried light effects. They are also used as light sources and light markers by military forces, campers, and recreational divers doing night diving. 

Glowsticks are considered the only safe light source immediately following an earthquake, due to the fact that they do not use any kind of electricity to work, and there is no danger of sparking.

glowstick formulas emitting infrared radiation are used in conjunction with night vision devices.

Stuff you need to know - The
glowstick contains two chemicals and a suitable fluorescent dye (sensitizer, or fluorophor). The chemicals in the plastic tube are a mixture of the dye and a derivate of phenyl oxalate ester (also called Cyalume). 

The chemical inside the glass vial is concentrated (about 35%) hydrogen peroxide. 

By mixing the peroxide with the phenyl oxalate ester, a chemical reaction takes place; the ester is oxidized, yielding two molecules of phenol and one molecule of peroxyacid ester (That's pretty cool, we think). 

The peroxyacid decomposes spontaneously to carbon dioxide, releasing energy that excites the dye, which then de-excites by releasing a photon. The wavelength of the photon—the color of the emitted light—depends on the structure of the dye (and you thought we only sold novelty items... this is cool science).

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Litecube LED Ice Cubes

People ask how to use Litecubes (officially tested and licensed flashing ice cubes).

Well, they have been used all over the world for various types of events as decor, centerpieces, ice cubes and more.

These litecubes are now available in different colors and styles.

Litecubes are the first freezable light up ice cube that turns on and off with the push of a button!

It is a non-toxic plastic 1-inch square block that resembles the fanciest of ice cubes. The interior contains an FDA approved freezable gel, either a solid or multi colored LEDs and a lithium ion battery. 

The total lifespan of the light is a minimum of 12 hours and is easily disposable. 

To activate, just simply push the button on the bottom of each cube. Unlike the single-use “glow sticks” that are popular these days at concerts and parties, the litecube can be turned off and then reused again.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

HollyWood Party Theme

Why do most people wait for a special occasion to throw a party? Everybody loves to party and have an excuse to get together with friends and family. The trick is not to wait for a special occasion, but rather to create one!

One creative way to get people together is HollyWood night. It's so simple, inexpensive, and fun! Invite over a few friends, get the popcorn going, and throw in a movie. To make it a true Hollywood night, accessorize your party with fun party supplies, favors, and novelties.
Nothing screams hollywood like feather boas for the girls, and top hats for the boys.
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The goal when throwing a party is to entertain your guests and make it an event they will remember. A Hollywood themed event is a great way to get your friends together and enjoy good company and a good movie. A great party tip is to take pictures during the party and send them to everyone along with our 8" x 6" Hollywood picture frame.

It is PartyMart's goal to provide you with the tools necessary to throw a great party. Visit our online store to get more party ideas! PartyMart; Great Product, Great Prices, Great Service...Guaranteed!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Welcome to PartyMart.Com's Blog! was launched in 2003 as an online source for party supplies, novelties, prizes, and much more. Four years later we are proud to have filled over 10,000 orders. Our customer base continues to grow rapidly and we continue to strive to offer the best product selection, prices, and service available on the web. We love what we do and consider it a privelege to be a part of our customers' special events and celebrations!

It is extremely important for us to provide a great experience for our users and customers. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and build on loyalty while constantly attracting new visitors and shoppers. We are not just here to offer you products for your event, but also to help make sure that planning for your party is as fun, easy, and memorable as it should be.

It is with this that we launch our blog, which represents our desire to be more that just an online retailer for party supplies. We hope to become a great source of information for those of you planning a party or special event. We will be posting a variety of party tips, fun recipes, cool party ideas, and much more. We also look forward to hearing from all of you as you share your own party advice and past party experiences.

Everyone loves to Party! Parties are a great way to relax, enjoy, and be with family, friends, and those we love. There are so many opportunites throughout the year to throw parties and have fun! We will share with you great ideas and advice on how to plan a party that everyone will remember. Whether you are planning a large event for hundreds of people, or a small get-together with a handful of friends, PartyMart will provide you with the tools necessary to make your party an unforgettable one!

Make sure to check out our website at to browse through our party catalog. We offer a great product line, an easy shopping experience, great prices, and fast delivery! Also be sure to bookmark our blog and continue to check back for new postings and party ideas.