16 Trendy Purim Costumes for 2019

16 Trendy Purim Costumes for 2019

Whip out the Hamantash and start shopping for your costumes because Purim is almost here! Each year, Purim begins on the 14th of Adar (for those in Jerusalem and all ancient walled cities, it begins the 15th of Adar). This year, Purim will begin at sunset on March 20 and end at nightfall March 21. There might be some readers out there who have no idea what Purim is and why it's celebrated. To help you out, Purim is a celebration that stemmed from the Book of Esther and was created to commemorate the victory over those who sought out the Jews' destruction. It also symbolizes a victory against those who spread hatred and violence towards other Jews. For a more thorough explanation of the holiday, feel free to check out another article where we take a deeper dive into Purim and why it's celebrated.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

You have probably heard of a sock hop, but if you’re looking to attend one or perhaps host your own sock hop party, you’re going to need to know a few things. We love parties with a focus on dressing up, so keep reading for tips on what to wear to a sock hop, what kind of music to play and party games for a sock hop. It’s good to be well-informed so you can rock around the clock like a pro!

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Take the Plunge in These Polar Plunge Costumes

Polar Plunge Team Costumes

It’s about that time of the year again, Polar Bear Plunge season! So what is the Polar Bear Plunge (also known as the Polar Plunge)? Essentially, teams across the country will get together to jump into a body of freezing cold water, usually to raise money for a charitable cause. If you’re wondering what to wear for the Polar Plunge, rest assured that just about anything is fine. Though not a requirement, most teams will dress up in matching costumes and/or apparel. Since it can be tough to make decisions with a group, we picked out some of the best outfits for Polar Plunge.

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Carnival Costumes Around the World

Carnival Costumes Around the World

When most people hear the word “Carnival”, we tend to think of the Brazil Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The extravagant floats with colorful costumes, the music and dancing. You wouldn’t be wrong either, but many other countries celebrate Carnival as well! (The festival can take on a few variations in different countries and under different names, too.) Carnival is a pre-Lent festival that is largely celebrated by Catholic and Greek Orthodox regions as a last big party before fasting begins. The origin of the name “Carnival” is from the Latin words carne vale, or “goodbye to meat”. If you’re curious about the kinds of Carnival costumes worn around the world, check out all of these fabulous costumes for Carnival!

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Our Favorite Halloween Costumes of 2018

Our Favorite Halloween Costumes of 2018

One more Halloween has come and gone (*sniff* *sniff*) and 2018 itself is wrapping up, so right now we’re doing two things: (1) looking forward to next Halloween and (2) looking back at our favorite costumes from the past year. We love ready-to-wear Halloween costumes—we’d better, it’s our job!—but we also love the DIY spirit. You know, creativity, ingenuity, and passion all wrapped up…into a costume! So let’s take a look at some of the best costumes we saw this year!

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Best of 2018: A Year in Review

Best of 2018: A Year in Review

As 2018 is coming to a close, it's time to look back at what a crazy roller coaster ride it has been. There were so many ups and downs, but honestly, we're going to be focusing on the positives for the year! We love pop culture and keep up with the trends, so let's explore a random smattering of categories from entertainment to a little news, and other 2018 shenanigans that made us smile. We'll be citing our sources along the way, but as with all ranked lists, there will always be a little bit of opinion. We hope you remember the good times with us as we recount the highlights of 2018!

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