Purple means lots of things to different people – from the colour of women’s suffrage to the “one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater”!
Purple Party Supplies
- Party Products Australia – Brisbane-based Online Party Products Superstore. See their Purple, Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender and Plum
- Costumebox – originally a costume store now has an extensive party shop with decorations, tableware, party invitations, balloons, cake supplies and more, where you can shop by theme, occasion, and shop by colour.
Purple is a favourite colour for 60s psychedelic era costumes and loud zoot suits. Other purple costumes include royalty (once upon a time they were the only ones who could afford purple dyes), mermaids, fairies, and purple people eaters. Browse these online shops for purple costumes:
- Costumes.com.au is based in Melbourne and delivers costumes and accessories (including shoes, hats, wigs, party supplies and more) with flat rate delivery Australia-wide. Options for same day to Melbourne metro, order online and pick up from their warehouse in Kilsyth, Victoria.
- Costume Box – Thousands of Fancy Dress costumes for adults and kids for all occasions. Sydney-based online store with delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Flat fee delivery within Australia. Most costumes dispatched within 24 hours. Use their site search for purple costumes.
Purple food and drink ideas
- Purple coleslaw: shred or finely chop some red cabbage and dress with a vinaigrette or mayonnaise. Add some chopped red onion if you like the taste. Sprinkle with some dried cranberries for an interesting twist.
- Purple Carrots – use the new purple carrots – careful they stain fingers.
- Beetroot makes anything purple – bake it, put in a salad, or crack open a tin.
- For purple fruit salad, chop up a selection of purple fruit and mix in a bowl with a bit of fruit juice to prevent browning. Purple fruits include blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, red grapes, cherries. Dragon fruit and passion fruit are purple on the outside.
- Purple jelly: buy a packet of jelly crystals, or for a fruitier version use fruit juice (try grape juice) and unflavoured gelatin — the packet usually has instructions.
- Purple meringues made from egg whites, sugar, and food colouring. Serve with berries!
- Purple drinks include grape juice and juice blends with blueberries or other purple berries. Make purple ice cubes by adding a small amount of food colouring to water before putting in ice cube trays and freezing. Herbal teas, fruit teas and tisanes come in a wide range of colours and can be served hot or as an iced tea.
- Purple alcoholic drinks include sangria made with red wine and a purple fruit juice, and cocktails made with the liqueurs Parfait Amour and Black Sambuca.