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Recapping the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo

Vendors, buyers cite mermaids, emojis and Star Wars among influencers for ‘17 (Click on the image for more photos from HPE) Costume manufacturers and distributors typically have a pretty good bead on the pulse of Halloween enthusiasts. However, predicting the future is never an exact science. The top party, costume and balloon vendors in the business gathered at the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, which took place Jan. 14-17. Halloween Industry Association…  » Read more

Party Line: Face time

Like the majority of people out there, public speaking isn’t near the top of the list of things I look forward to doing. Don’t get me wrong, I have gotten more comfortable with it over the years, although it does still come with a little bit of anxiety. So I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout and the reception from a short presentation I gave during the Halloween & Party Expo in January. Thanks to…  » Read more

Party industry’s top companies gather in New Orleans for Halloween & Party Expo

As Halloween & Party Expo came to a close, the feedback from New Orleans showcased strong buying activity for the upcoming year, both from domestic and international buyers. This year’s event was held Jan. 14-17, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  With over 350 exhibitors on the floor debuting new lines for year-round costuming, party and celebration, Halloween and Party Expo buyers fulfilled their buying goals, discovered new trends, and found new merchandise to…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo featured by New Orleans Times-Picayune

Costume manufacturers and distributors typically have a pretty good bead on the pulse of Halloween enthusiasts. However, predicting the future is never an exact science. While at the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, which took place Jan. 14-17, Halloween Industry Association executive director Michele Biordi told NOLA.com that costume distributors have to take their “best guess as to what they think are going to be the hot movies this coming spring, the…  » Read more

Party Line: Onward to Halloween 2017

If it feels like you just got your leftover Halloween merchandise stored away in the stock room, it’s because you did barely two months ago. That means one thing — it’s time to start thinking about next Halloween. Yes, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year — Andy Williams sang about the wrong holiday, at least for those of us in this business. It’s never too early for planning and strategizing for October, which is…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo announces partnership with ScareLA

Halloween & Party Expo has announced a new collaborative relationship with ScareLA — the comprehensive consumer event for Halloween — to begin in 2017. The two events will share industry insight and join forces on content development for their respective shows, in order to enhance customer experience, enable growth and innovation, and deliver even better value across the industry as leaders in Halloween B2B and B2C events, respectively. “We are excited to work more closely…  » Read more

HPE to Offer Variety of Educational Sessions

The Halloween and Party Expo (HPE), which will run Feb. 6-9 in New Orleans, will showcase nine hours worth of educational sessions over the course of the event to address issues that keep retailers awake at night.   Speakers at the Expo have spent decades working with small businesses, appeared as guests on numerous cable news channels, published write-ups in several prominent publications and penned informative books on marketing and business topics.   Technology for…  » Read more