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Party ideas

The best themes, party supplies and showstopper looks for the season.

Birthdays, engagements or baby showers, there's lots of ways you can celebrate those special occasions from the comfort of your home.

Add some seasonal sparkle

Greet your guests this party season with beautiful balloon arches, cute characters and delightful decorations.

Party themes

Host a dinner party

Host a dinner party

From fancy soirees to finger food buffets, celebrate by diving into your favourite foods. Go all out with black-tie or fancy dress, and create the best set-up with our table dressing ideas.

Celebrate under the stars

Celebrate under the stars

Think toasting marshmallows whilst snuggled up with a cosy throw, magical fairy lights and a warming fire pit. Add a gazebo too, for any chilly winds or winter showers.

Habitat Industrial two tier wooden serving platter.

Enjoy an afternoon tea

Have a daytime get-together and give the traditional afternoon tea a sparkly makeover. Pick up elegant glassware (plus bubbles), tableware and check out our baking ideas for some sweet treats.

Cheers with cocktails

Cheers with cocktails

Toast any occasion with your own bar set-up. We’ve got some great at-home bar ideas as well as the right glasses for Sainsbury’s delicious cocktail recipes. You’ll be a master mixologist in no time.

Recreate a karaoke booth.

Recreate a karaoke booth

Find your inner Beyonce by hosting your own X-Factor at home. Or simply enjoy a family sing-along, making the most of time together with your favourite tunes.

Fill your day with games

Fill your day with games

From classic family board games, to the newest video game releases – make a day, or night, of friendly competitive fun. Let everyone pick their own game or choose a theme based on your celebration.

Make it a movie marathon

Make it a movie marathon

Create an at-home cinema, complete with a big screen and surround sound. What's even better? At this theatre, you can wear your fluffy slippers, snuggle under a throw and enjoy unlimited popcorn.

Make it a virtual party

Make it a virtual party

If you can’t get together, organise a virtual call with your family and friends. Host a quiz, organise a scavenger hunt and get everyone to bring along their own drinks and snacks.

Hen party ideas

A hen party accessories kit, including sashes, crowns, badges and bags.

Hen party decorations

Hosting? Impress the bride-to-be with beautiful balloons, bunting and accessories to feel party-ready. For a stress-free set-up, pick coordinating hen party decoration packs.

A woman in a unicorn princess fancy dress costume next to an eyeshadow palette.

Fancy dress

Add a little fun to your hen do with some fancy dress costumes, face paint and make-up. From full unicorn princess to just a little bit of glitter, we've got you covered.

A group of woman sing karaoke together.

Hen party games & karaoke

Top of most hen do checklists are party games! And for good reason - these fun activities are the perfect ice breaker, and set the tone for an evening of giggles!

Gender reveal parties

Pink gender reveal cannon shooter.

Gender reveal

Share the excitement with your friends and family. After your ultrasound, at around 20 weeks, you can usually learn your baby's gender then it's up to you how you want to celebrate with your friends and family. Why not combine it with your baby shower?

Party extras

Go big with decorations.

Go big with decorations

Make an entrance with a balloon archway, set up a streamer backdrop for the perfect picture, or surprise your guests with a doughnut wall (yes, a doughnut wall!). We’ve got all the pretty bits you need.

American Originals chocolate fountain with tray.

Set up a snack station

Throw the sweetest party with unique (and super tasty) snacks. We’re thinking chocolate fountains, ice-cream topped waffles and frosty snow cones. Sound good? We’ve got all the kits you need to make baking easy.

Shop novelty appliances

Whether you're after an ice cold beer, crisp glass of bubbly or a cool can of fizz - keep it chilled with a mini fridge or drink cooler.

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Find your party looks

Hairstyle ideas

Hairstyle ideas

Make your hair look long and shiny or wonderfully wavy.

Makeup essentials

Makeup essentials

Top up your makeup bag with all your face, eyes and lip essentials.

Men's grooming kits

Men's grooming kits

Stay looking fresh and smart, with the right tools for the trim.

Party outfits

Party outfits

Dress up at home with our favourite party outfits.

Top tips and party tricks

Easy ways to make your party sparkle

Easy ways to make your party sparkle

Impress your guests with these 6 party must-dos:

  •  Create a playlist that is long enough to last the day/night.
  •  Be sure to check your guests for food allergies and dietary requirements.
  • Make sure you stock up on alcohol free fizz, mocktails and soft drinks for kids and non-drinkers.
  • Set up a play area for the little ones - why not create their own mini buffet or craft table?
  • Scatter disposable cameras or polaroid cameras around so your guests can snap away as they celebrate.
  • Create personalised parting gifts for your guests to have as a keepsake.

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