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The June issue of Progressive Party is available to read online now. 

In this issue, we’ve found out about what’s in store for the hen and stag – or in a rising number of cases, sten – parties in 2024, as well as group outings and parties.

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We’ve also been discussing hopes, expectations and trends for the summer, outside of the exciting sporting events that are coming up, which we covered in the last issue. Festivals, garden parties, music tours and more, are all set to get consumers partying this summer, whether the sun decides to show its face or not.

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As we near the halfway point of the year, we also sat down with some key industry execs to find out how 2024 has been so far and what the expectations are for the remainder of the year. It’s no secret that trade has been tough with the continuing cost-of-living crisis, but suppliers have weathered the storm and experienced some highlights in the past six months. And with inflation rates falling, along with energy prices, execs were positive that there will be more opportunities arising for the second half.

We also extend a warm welcome to our new guest columnists, co-chairs of NABAS, Claire Carney and Victoria Cooke.

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Over in the US, the Halloween and Costume Association has recently announced its inaugural awards, details of which are in the news pages, so do get your entries in. The awards are open to both members and non-members and winners will be announced at the Halloween and Party Expo in Las Vegas in January 2025.

We’re heading into a quieter period now, but do please keep us updated with your news, views and opinions, we love to hear from you. Get in touch with and if you launch a new range, a great campaign, sign a new licence, appoint a new team member, or anything else.

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The deadline is looming for suppliers to enter their products into the Halloween & Costume Association's inaugural awards....
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The countdown to The Licensing Awards 2024 in September is officially on, with the finalists across all categories having been announced. ...
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Silk is the newest balloon texture from Sempertex. ...
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Autumn Fair has launched this season’s The Little Black Book – the buyer’s go-to guide for the show taking place from 1 – 4 September 2024 at NEC Birmingham....
The future of Amscan International and associated companies including Ginger Ray and Christy’s by Design have been secured following a sale of the business and assets to Baaj Capital....
RH Smith & Sons (Smiffys) officially appointed administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers on 3 July 2024....
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