Pound Shop Party – Top 5 Tips

OK, so you may need to fight off hordes of chavs to get to the till, but why not make a theme of it? There’s a recession on, you know…

There must be *something* you can make a centrepiece out of!
There must be *something* you can make a centrepiece out of!

You really, really needen’t spend a fortune on a party, and Pound shops are definately a way to go! The Pound Shop Party even has its own page on the Pound shop website! There are allsorts – party cups, party bags, party foods, paper plates etc and then there’s the “thinking outside the box” party stuff…

 

Disposable Cameras

Disposable Cameras

 

This will cost you around £5 at a supermarket or branded store – not here. Have a photography competition – best party photo wins a pound store photo frame! The tackier the better, we say.

  

Wasp Catcher. Apparently...

Wasp Catcher. Apparently...

 

We have no idea how this works, but it’s pretty damn pretty! And as everyone knows, the main obstacle to a fabulous summer garden party, pinacle of the British social calendar, is the demonic presence of sadist wasps. Well, Three says no more! If you’re partying indoors – use it as a centrepiece or something – this is a great example of the miscellaeneous junk you can buy for a pound to pretty up your party.

 

 

Sticky Letters

Sticky Letters

 

 Ahhh, the toy section! These beauties can make for excellent “Fridge Poetry” style fun – you just can’t beat a damn good “Not suitable for anyone under 18 months” party activity, especially if you’re 18 YEARS plus. See also the myriad Cowboy/Pirate/Fairy items available in the kiddie section.

 

 

Plastic Leaves and Flowers

Plastic Leaves and Flowers

 

Plastic Flora and Fauna are routinely available – completely useless in general, but tres party-friendly! Drape frivolously around rooms to create a that Midsummer Night’s Dream feel, and demand your guests dress accordingly.  Couple with random floral/colourful decorative items, such as the above “wasp catcher” thingy.

  

Erm.

Erm.

 

 Right. Honesty time. We have no idea what he is or what he’s for, but my god, he’s utterly “Poundland Chic”. Use as a curio, or the basis for some elaborate “Name the Samurai” game. Tell guests they must bring some fantastic poundland tat, and then give them away as prizes for free party games like musical chairs (we recommend using a CD from the same establishment, “Panpipes play the Pussycat Dolls” or similar).

 

Inspired? Yes, us too. “But,” we here you cry, “I can’t!” Too hot to shop? Can’t be bothered with beating your way through the pikeys to the checkout? No Poundshop near you (VERY unlikely)? There’s now an online Pound shop, with its own Party Section. Move over, Elton John – there’s a new party budget in town! Tune in next week for the revolutionary sequel –  “99P Shop Party” post.

 

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3 responses to “Pound Shop Party – Top 5 Tips

  1. Awesome idea! It definitely sucks having to cut back on fun spending these days.
    Just as an American side note, it definitely took me until halfway through the post to figure out what a Pound Shop was….and I think I’ve only got a marginal grasp on the meanings of chavs, the till, and pikeys. :-p

    • Thanks for the tips, Jess! We mean a Dollar Tree/Family Dollar store, and rednecks, registers and a different brand of rednecks! We’ll have to work on getting more American friendly!

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