Alternative Parties

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 August, 2007, 12:00am

September means the start of the new school term, but it's also time to party. Friends from school and summer jobs want to meet up after the long summer break and catch up on holiday stories.

A great way to make your party one to remember is to introduce a theme and get your friends to dress up in wild and whacky costumes.


A fancy dress party.


Themed parties give your guests an opportunity to mingle and discover new characteristics about each other. Guessing what people are dressed as is always an icebreaker.

Where can I find a costume?

Try Arabella's Party for a range of reasonably priced costumes. Choose anything from a princess to a piglet (one size fits all). It boasts a 24-hour hire service with prices ranging from HK$300 to HK$400. Call 2638 3174, or visit the website:

If you are looking for accessories or would prefer to buy a costume, try Pottinger Street in Central (one street west of D'Aguilar Street and Lan Kwai Fong). Outfits rarely exceed HK$450 and with a bit of bargaining, prices can be significantly reduced.


Fancy dress parties are perfect for every season, as they can be hosted in any location and regardless of the weather. Birthday bashes and house parties are ideal opportunities to dress up and reveal your alter ego.