National Oreo Cookie Day

National Oreo Cookie Day

Did you know that March 6th is National Oreo Cookie Day? It’s the day the first Oreo was sold in 1912 in Hoboken, NJ. It’s hard to believe that the Oreo was initially marketed and sold in the United States 109 years ago! Grab some milk, twist off the top layer of the...

Celebrating the End of 2020

There may be no other year that rivals what we’ve experienced in 2020 but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with grace and peace. After all, we all have high hopes for 2021. All the more reason to celebrate with your closest loved ones and your...

The Merriest of Months Can Still Be Meaningful

Typically, the jolliest of months, December brings big Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve parties, SantaCon, gift exchanges and more. But in true 2020 style we’re faced with canceled events and uncertain plans. We all want to keep ourselves and our loved...

Navigating 2020

November arrived like someone who shows up to your house early and you’re just not quite ready. Chilly days and holiday advertisements remind us that the year is nearly over. As we’ve navigated through birthdays, graduations, weddings and holidays we have learned to...

Jazz up Your Iced Coffee for Fall

Maple syrup ice cubes? Yes, please! This simple recipe from Better Homes & Gardens has us dreaming of pumpkin patches and homemade apple pie. A simple blend of frozen pure maple syrup and water is just what your cold brew (and every fall drink) needs. Take a look...
Host a Virtual Party

Host a Virtual Party

The year 2020 will certainly be one we won’t forget. As we navigate through birthdays, graduations, weddings and holidays we have learned to be creative while remaining close to the ones we love. Halloween should be no different and while every family will decide how...
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....
Spring for Bunny Ears

“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...

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