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White Party Invitations and Inspiration

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Summer White Party

A “White Party” is a popular way to celebrate summer whether you title your party “Beginning of Summer” or “End of Summer”, having invited guests dress in all white is an invitation that gets them excited and takes some planning on their part to come up with an awesome outfit. Our Beige Patio Umbrella Invitations or Summer White Party Invitations are a perfect way to invite your guests to your celebration.

Along with the all white attire required, your party decor and food served should also follow the all white theme.  Dressing your tables is fairly easy as you can find white table cloths, plates, utensils, flowers, and candles almost anywhere. For you White Tablescapes, dress them up and add some flair with candles in hurricane lamps filled with sand and scatter white starfish or sea shells around the table top with white votives. Another beautiful idea is to find wrapping paper with a white on white embossed or shimmer pattern and use it a table runner for all your tables or only your serving table.

Add white paper lanterns or white balloons among white twinkle lights in your trees or strung from your house to a tree or post to provide light as well as a beautiful design element.

If you decide to stick with the white theme for the food you will be serving, we have a list of ideas in our article Labor Day White Party.  Cupcakes are wildly popular for single serving desserts and can be dressed up with our Shimmery White Cupcake Wrappers.

White wine, white sangria, champagne, or our favorite for the taste as well as the price, Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine $23, would be good choices to serve for cocktails.  For appetizers, set out white platters of white cheeses, cucumber sandwiches and hummus and chips.

For favors, some white chocolates shaped as sea shells wrapped in a white favor box with a bow is a nice way to show your guests you appreciate them attending your event.

Palm tree silhouettes are featured on the Palm Tree All White Summer Party Invitations from Announcingit.com

Chic Palm Trees Summer All White Party Invitations

Beach Shoreline Summer All White Party Invitations

Summer Party Invitations

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Leprechaun Boogie St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

An Irish Leprechaun couple, surrounded with green clovers, dance a lively jig on our Leprechaun Boogie St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations – perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

An Irish Leprechaun couple dance a lively jig on St. Patrick's Day on our Leprechaun Boogie St. Patrick's Day Party Invitations - perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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Featured Announcingit invitation: Leprechaun Boogie

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Galentine’s Day Party Invitations

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Leave the dudes at home and get the girls together to celebrate Galentine’s Day! February 13th is the day that was coined Galentine’s Day by Leslie Knope of the TV show “Parks and Recreation.” (watch a highlight of the episode below.)

Galentine's Day Party Invitations - Get the Girls together, leave the dudes at home, and celebrate Valentine's Day with the girls!

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Featured Announcingit invitation: Hot Pink Hearts & Swirls

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Should your Party Invitations state Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres?

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Many invitations state appetizers and/or hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Are they just synonyms or is there really a difference?

What is the difference between appetizers and hors d’oeuvres?

What is the difference between Hors d'oeuvres and Appetizers? What should you use on your party invitations?

Hors d’oeuvres are served BEFORE the meal and can be associated with finger foods, i.e. no utensils provided.

Appetizers are served DURING the meal as a first course.

Some examples of hors d’oeuvres would be something on a piece of bread, toast point, cracker, etc. such as pate, smoked salmon and caviar, etc.

Also, if you see that your invitation says heavy hors d’oeuvres, that means that there is no meal afterward, they ARE the meal vs. appetizers, which usually means there is a meal to follow.

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Yes, You Really Do Need to Mail Invitations

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Yes, You Need to Mail Paper Party InvitationsMailing your guests paper party invitations sets the tone for your party and creates buzz around your bash.  But, are paper invitations really necessary?

My sister got into a discussion with her hairstylist about paper invitations versus electronic and the stylist described how technology was changing and she had just received a cute emailed invitation that flying birds and how cute it was.

Cute or not, I’m sorry, but when I get an electronic invitation, my first reaction is “Really?”

Is this a last minute party?

Am I a last minute guest?

They couldn’t afford paper and stamps?

Yes, for a last minute cocktail party, I’ll text my friends or call them, but I just don’t trust something as important as their attendance is to my affair to their email inboxes.

Call me old school, but there is just something fabulous about the feeling you get when you open the mailbox and there’s something in there besides bills and ads.

Aside from the fact that I own a company (this one) that prints party invitations, I’m always surprised how cheap I feel when I get an e-invite or an invitation that looks homemade or a postcard the post office has mangled and made almost unreadable. (There are ways to make homemade invitations look fabulous and those aren’t the ones I’m talking about.)

Your invitation is the first impression people have of your party. They can’t see the amazing food on your menu, the incredible way your house is decorated or how much fun it’s going to be.  A laundry list of facts printed on a piece of copy paper and folded into an envelope that looks like a bill, is not going to make it to the top of the pile when it comes to scheduling upcoming events on your guests’ calendars.

You can’t post an electronic invite to your fridge. Well, I guess you could print out some of them, but you’ll lose the flying birds and a lot of its appeal when you try to get it to print on copy paper.

We understand that cost can seem like an issue when you compare it to doing-it-yourself or free emailed invitations, but you only get one shot to make a first impression.  If your invitation doesn’t make the grade, having a bad turnout for your party can be depressing as well as expensive in wasted food, drinks and time.

For the do-it-yourselfers, we do sell some of our invitations blank so you can print them yourself. If you’re not familiar with how to typeset an invitation or how to print on anything but 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper, we suggest you skip the hassle and the learning curve and let us print them for you.  We’ve been printing invitations for over 20 years, we have the cool fonts you would have to search the internet for and if you screw up when printing, you’ll have to buy more invitation paper.

We suggest you skip the stress of DIY and use your time for the million other things you will need to do for a successful party. And, of course, for the best party turnout, go old school and mail party invitations that will excite and entice your invited guests to attend your event.

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Put Down the Knife: 10 Halloween Painted Pumpkins

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Put down the knife! Once you’ve tried painted pumpkin decorating instead of carving, you’ll have a hard time putting down the paint brush. Handing your child a paintbrush to create their own Halloween pumpkin art is also safer than letting them use a knife.

10 Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Grab a bunch of mini pumpkins and turn kids’ creativity loose with paint, glitter, jewels or other embellishments and watch the fun. Another fun idea is to use glow-in-the-dark paint to over the designs for an added night time glow.

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Skull Halloween Party Invitations

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

One of the favorite themes for Halloween is skulls, skeletons and other items meant to frighten unsuspecting guests. Our Grunge Skull Invitations come printed on orange, green or purple paper and come with matching color envelopes.

Skull Halloween Party Invitations and Ideas

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Pre-Cut Ribbons

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

You’ll love our pre-cut ribbons in several lengths that are perfect for your party favors or other projects that call for cut ribbons. Order in your favorite width and length to wrap around party favor boxes or tie closed party favor bags for weddings, birthdays, retirement party, holiday party, fundraiser, grab bags, swag bags, gift certificates, or whatever you can come up with.

Or 20 ribbons or 100,000+ ribbons. If you don’t see the length listed you need, we can custom cut to any length you need.

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Googly Eyes Invitations and Halloween Party Ideas

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Googly eyes can be fun or frightening and a great theme for kids or adult Halloween parties. Get guests excited about your party by mailing them Green Eyes Halloween Party Invitations.

Googly Eyes Halloween Party Theme

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Halloween Costume Contest Categories

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Halloween costume contests inspire guests to get into the spirit of the evening. Add the phrase “Halloween Costume Contest Prizes” to your Halloween party invitations and get ready to have a blast.

Goth Couple Halloween Party Invitations

Vote by secret ballot, have the hosts only vote, or create a runway for guests to strut their stuff for votes.

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