What to Wear to the Party

Ever look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear?” Either the clothes don’t fit right or are out of season, or don’t fit the occasion. On those days, I have a couple of never-fail pieces that I turn to and end up wearing over and over. They are comfortable...
Inflatable Costumes

Inflatable Costumes

Inflatable costumes are gaining popularity! These easy-to-wear Halloween Costumes are a downsized version of an inflatable mascot costume designed in the 1990s. One of the initial inflatable mascots was designed in 1993 for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The sumo...
Graduation 2018

Graduation 2018

Whether your child is participating in a graduation ceremony from Preschool to Kindergarten or a Doctoral Hooding, it is a cause for celebration. Graduation is a milestone reached. The ceremony is sometimes called a “Commencement” because graduation...
Spring for Bunny Ears

Spring for Bunny Ears

The Easter Bunny won’t be the only one wearing bunny ears this spring. Thanks to the friendly folks at Cappel’s, I’ll have little ones at my house with bunny ears, too. Cappel’s has an inexpensive bunny ears headband, tail and bow tie set for just $5.99.  It can be...
Saint Patricks Day 2018

Saint Patricks Day 2018

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2018! Saint Patricks Day is celebrated on March 17th each year, the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Falling on a Saturday in 2018, this St. Patrick’s day is a perfect opportunity for a theme party! St....
“Wake up Easter Bunny!”

“Wake up Easter Bunny!”

10 things to put in your kids’ Easter baskets besides candy! Cappel’s has it – all year ‘round! About 30 family members gathered in the back room of Cappel’s Costume store in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday evening.  We were celebrating a college graduation. The...

Cappel’s Prepares for Cincinnati’s Bockfest

As is often the case, there is more than one version of how Bock beer got its name. One goes like this: Sometime during the 17th Century in Munich, Germany, German monk, who’d been drinking beer for its nutritional content during his Lenten fast, tripped and fell over...
Star Wars Decorations / Costumes

Star Wars Decorations / Costumes

Are you going to a Star Wars Premier or a Star-Wars-themed party? Would you like to be Chewbacca or a Stormtrooper? We have a costume for that. Cappel’s offers a realistic-looking, licensed Chewbacca costume. It includes:  a furry jumpsuit, latex mask, latex...
Gift Ideas At Cappel’s

Gift Ideas At Cappel’s

You’ve probably seen our website by now, but did you know we have five locations in the Cincinnati area open year-round? Do you need a last-minute gift idea? Don’t want to resort to giving a gift card again this year? Are you looking for something different,...

So Moustaches Are Cool?

There was a day when moustaches were so  seventy-ish. But lately, have you noticed the resurgence of interest in moustaches? They seem to show up in the least expected places. Namely, not on a male’s face. Of course, we’ve always sold tons of moustaches, but now...

Help! It’s A Rubber Duck Takeover!

  What has happened to the simple rubber duck?  The humble friend of Sesame Street’s Ernie has reinvented itself.  Once confined to the bathtub or festival duck pond, the rubber duck has gone through an identity crisis of sorts.  This little rubber creature has...
And The Baby Is…….   ?

And The Baby Is……. ?

These days if you’re having a baby, friends and family can help you celebrate in more ways than ever before.  Gone are the days when only ladies came to a “Baby Shower”.  Now you can invite everyone to a “Reveal Party”.  In case you haven’t heard, that’s a party where...
It’s the Year of the Snake!

It’s the Year of the Snake!

I’ve never celebrated Chinese New Year, but I have wondered about its traditions, symbols and their meanings, so here is a little bit about what I discovered.  This year it begins on Sunday, 2/10/13 and will be the Year of the Snake.  The holiday is celebrated every...
Merci Mardi Gras!

Merci Mardi Gras!

Right now we are seeing lots of interest in Mardi Gras masks and party accessories.  One question we receive regularly is “When is Mardi Gras?”.  Since the date changes every year, this can be a confusing issue.  This year, 2013, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is...
SantaCon

SantaCon

It happens only once a year each December, but is remembered fondly throughout the year.  You say Christmas?   We say SantaCon!  Santacon has a long and colorful history, and is celebrated around the world.  Santacon is essentially a gathering of like minded...
Trah La La La La!

Trah La La La La!

One of the better traditions that has survived over the years is caroling!  There is no better way to get in the Christmas spirit! What is it about caroling that makes us feel so good?  Is it the camaraderie of being with friends, or the happiness that caroling...

It’s All About The Make-Up

Halloween or anytime is a perfect time to become someone else for a night.  Why not do it up right with a costume, some makeup and maybe a wig to top it off. Become a Werewolf, Vampire, Zombie or even a Beauty Queen.  Choose from a good selection of water based makeup...
Hats Off!

Hats Off!

Here’s something that might make you stand out in a crowd! At least, it worked to get my picture on the scoreboard during a Cincinnati Reds game! I was wearing a bright red sequined fedora adorned with a row of blinking lights around the brim. So many Reds fans...
Party Like You’re Nine!

Party Like You’re Nine!

I was taking a trip down memory lane the other day, remembering my daughter’s 9th birthday party.  I had just started working for Cappel’s and was almost overwhelmed with so many choices for a party theme.   I thought about a princess party with tiaras for all the...
Destination weddings

Destination weddings

Our niece will marry her soul mate next year, in June. We are all excited about the preparations & decorating plans. As usual family and close friends are planning to attend the wedding. But there’s something different about the location of this wedding from the...
Party the German Way!

Party the German Way!

Every September the bountiful local population of Germans, and wanna-be Germans gathers in Cincinnati to celebrate Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati, the largest Octoberfest in the country, and second largest in the world!  This year’s events will be held the weekend of...
Super Heroes are Super Fun!

Super Heroes are Super Fun!

It seems like 2012 is the year of the Super Hero.  With the release of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” ,  “The Amazing Spider-Man” , and “The Avengers” there are plenty of opportunities to choose your role model.   It’s not just the kids that are looking to dress the...

So You Want To Be On TV?

“Let’s Ask America” is coming to Ohio tomorrow and Thursday (Aug 29 and 30) for an open casting call. This is a new syndicated game show. If you interested in auditioning, check it out at www.letsaskamerica.tv.
Partyin’ At The Pool

Partyin’ At The Pool

Summer time and pool parties, what a perfect pair!  Summer is my favorite time of year, and If you’re fortunate enough to have a pool, you have the best of all worlds. Set the mood for your summer pool parties.  I love the way paper lanterns look when strung over a...
This Is Music To My Ears!

This Is Music To My Ears!

It’s almost here! Hundreds of choirs from 70 countries will be competing here in the first World Choir Games ever to appear in the United States.  Cincinnati has been waiting so long for the World Choir games to start.  Just last month 500 planters were positioned...

Kitty Cat Eyeglasses – Meow

During a national trade show, Ray came upon some really fun kitty cat eyeglasses and kitty sunglasses and kitty eye glasses with no lenses! Eye glasses with no lenses? You might ask, “What’s the point of that?” Well, they are a great accessory for your face. We use...

What Can I Do On May 28th?

Like many, sometimes I forget the true meaning of Memorial Day, to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country, and I wonder what I can do differently this year.   I want to remember that it is more than just a day off and time for a BBQ. As I gather with...

Thanks for Dropping In

Welcome to our blog!  Cappel’s is a well known costume & party supply store in Cincinnati.  In fact, we own 5 brick & mortar locations in Cincinnati as well as our 6th store online: www.cappelsinc.com.  Cappel’s has been run by our family since 1945, and at...

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