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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

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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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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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Two Sombreros Cinco de Mayo Invitations and Inspiration

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Two Sombreros Cinco de Mayo Party Invitations and Inspiration | Come see our entire collection at Announcingit.com

Cinco de Mayo is more of an American tradition than Mexican. It’s a fabulous time to get friends and family together – just add food.

Create your party with colorful tableware and cocktails and don’t forget to mail your guests party invitations if you want a great turnout.

Sources: Sombreros Invitations, Blue MargaritasTablescape, Bottles in Trees

Radiant Orchid Mason Jar Invitations and Inspiration

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Radiant Orchid Inspiration Board

Tree of Mason Jar Invitations in shades of Radiant Orchid are perfect for bridal shower invitations, birthday party invitations, a backyard barbecue, summer party and more.

The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, you will find Radiant Orchid popping up in everything from jewelry and handbags to makeup and paint colors.

Sources:  Purple Mason Jar Invitations, Purple Chandelier, Mac Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow, Amethyst Single Pendant Necklace Accent, Orchid Nail Art, Radiant Orchid Paint, Macaroons

Invitations also come in blue or green.

Purple Party Inspiration and Floral Diecut Dress Invitations

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Purple Floral Diecut Dress Party Invitation Inspiration BoardOne of the most popular colors for parties is purple whether it’s for a bridal shower, sweet sixteen birthday or a wedding.

The party invitation is a die cut dress of shimmery white paper with a “printed-on” floral pattern and belt set on top of a shimmery purple basecard. Our exclusive dress invitations also come with shimmery white envelopes to complete the look. You can change the wording to match your special occasion.

For more purple inspiration, we chose:

Kentucky Derby Fashions Head-to-Toe

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Kentucky Derby HatWhen it comes to Kentucky Derby fashions, what is appropriate to wear to Churchill Downs race day will also work for Derby parties you have been invited to.

The Kentucky Derby Hat
It all starts with the hat, or at least it did for me. My trip to the Derby was a birthday surprise from my husband and friends gifted me my Derby hat. I think starting with the hat made dress shopping easier as it was much harder to find a hat than I imagined.

If you’re lucky enough to be at Churchill Downs race day, don’t think you can skip the hat and not be noticed. Whether custom-made or off-the-rack, if you’re a woman, you’ll feel out of place without a hat. If a big frilly confection is just not for you, try a fascinator that you can secure with a headband or a comb.

The Dress
The Derby is an event where you can dress to feel like a Southern belle even if you’re a Yankee. A dress is a must, but the style is up to you. As the weather can be anything the first Saturday in May, a sleeveless or strapless dress with a sweater or coat you can remove as temperatures change will be the most comfortable. (While terribly unfashionable, you will want to stuff some plastic rain ponchos in your bag in case of rain. You’ll thank me if they’re needed.)

The Shoes
Be prepared to walk and walk and walk while at Churchill Downs. I thought I had chosen comfortable shoes, but by the end of the day, the cobblestone pathways and time on my feet made me wish for a comfy pair of flip flops. If you choose to wear heels, you might want to carry a handbag large enough to hold a pair of sandals or Foldable Ballet Flats for the after-the-race walk and wait for transportation.

The Jewelry
Keep it simple. Your Derby hat will be your statement piece so you might want to go with simple gold or silver hoops or studs or pearls and a simple necklace.

The Bag
Remember our advice to carry a bag large enough to fit comfy shoes? You might want to carry a cute hip bag or over the shoulder clutch to keep hands free for your Julep, racing program or to go place your bets and a larger tote bag in a style your date won’t mind carrying that could hold binoculars, rain ponchos and your souvenir Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses (yes, they are glass!) home after the race.

The Men
If your man likes to wear hats, you can go with anything that is a throwback to yesteryear or sporty fedoras that compliment his outfit. Seersucker suits are always in fashion for the Derby paired with the bright hues of spring. We love the ties from Vineyard Vines made for the Derby – Mint Julep Tie and the Run for the Roses Tie.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep TieKentucky Derby Run for the Roses Tie

BONUS TIP:  BRING SUNSCREEN!
Sunscreen never crossed my mind until about an hour after I’d been in the sun and my shoulders started turning pink.  They don’t sell it (or they didn’t) at the track but I found a vendor nice enough to share some of his with me. Just throw it in that big tote your date will be carrying and you’re all set for a fabulous day at the races.

Blue and Brown First Communion Party Ideas

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Blue and Brown First Communion Invitations and Party Ideas

Blue and brown are popular colors for a boy’s first communion.  Adding in hints of green and white with your party decorations creates a beautiful soft and elegant look to your event.  The Brown Cross invitation is printed on shimmery paper and comes with matching shimmery envelopes (available in other colors.)

We love these dessert ideas and the mints with bible verses printed on the packages are a nice touch to your tables.

Sources:  Swirled Brown Cross on Shimmery Blue Invitations, Strawberries, Cross Favor Bags, Hydrangeas, Cross Cupcakes, Bible Verse Buttermints, Party Decor, Blue Organza Tote Favor Bag 

Front Runner Kentucky Derby Party

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Front Runner Kentucky Derby Ideas

The Front Runner Party Invitations are a great way to set the tone for your Kentucky Derby party. To carry the elegance through to your party, you can use red roses as your centerpieces, a red velvet cake for desert and of course, no Derby party would be complete without Mint Juleps. Show guests you care by presenting them with party favor boxes filled with treats or a trinket or ribbon tied cello bags filled with nuts or candies.

Sources: Rose Centerpiece, Front Runner Favor Box,Mint Julep Recipes,Front Runner Kentucky Derby Party Invitations,Front Runner Cello Party Favors,Red Velvet Cake

Mardi Gras Harlequin and Fluer de Lis Party Ideas

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Mardi Gras Harlequin Fluer de Lis Party Inspiration

Mardi Gras is a great reason to throw a party!  Purple, green and gold can be see everywhere from Mardi Gras Party Invitations, decorations and food, especially the desserts.

A Mardi Gras party can be a simple get together to enjoy food, music and other traditions to an elaborate ball with gowns, costumes and masks.

Source: Mardi Gras Harlequin Fleur de Lis InvitationsMardi Gras Cakes, Mardi Gras Punch, Green Cupcake Wrappers, Fluer de Lis Cookies, Party Favor Boxes, Balloon Centerpieces.

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