White polka dots on colorful backgrounds, these party invitations are perfect for business invitations, business anniversary invitations, business cocktail party invitations or any corporate occasion. Use our wording or change it to fit your own occasion for birthday parties and more.
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Celebrate the anniversary of your business with beautiful shimmery invitations in lots of colors – Purple, Orange, Green, Blue, Hot Pink, Pink, Turquoise, White, Silver and Gold. Use for any anniversary year on any color paper. Comes with coordinating shimmery white envelopes. Use our wording or change it to match your own special occasion.
Cheers! If you’re celebrating your business anniversary, new hire, retirement or any other special event with a fabulous cocktail party, you and your guests will love our Martini Glass Business Party Invitations available on lots of shimmery paper colors – purple, orange, green, blue, hot pink, pink, turquoise, white, silver or gold. Use our wording or change it to match your occasion. You can totally change it up and use it for a birthday party invitation or cocktail party get together.
If you’re planning a business party for a retirement, new hire, anniversary, we’ve got your invitations! Our Join Us invitations comes on your choice of shimmery papers – gold, silver, white, turquoise, hot pink, pink, blue, green, orange or purple. Use our wording or change it to fit your occasion.
It is always helpful when a host prints the expected mode of dress on the invitation, but with holiday invitations stating “Festive Holiday Attire” and “Holiday Chic” it’s not always easy to decipher exactly what that means.
Some invitation clues can help you decide what type of dress is expected.
- What’s the occasion?
- What time of day is the party?
- What’s the location?
- How many guests?
- Is it an evening cocktail party at a five-star hotel or drinks and appetizers at your neighbor’s home?
- Is it formal or informal?
If an invitation states “Festive Holiday Attire”, here are some guidelines:
Add a bit of holiday color and sparkle or beading to your outfit.
Nice black pants or simple black skirt with a red silk blouse or cashmere sweater or sweater set, nice dressy flats or pull out chic pumps. No out-of-season shoes, totally out-of-style, over worn or dated shoes – hear Jimmy Choo calling you and go shopping, it’s a party you’re going to!
Use the time of the party to guide you as to how dressed-up or dressed down you should be.
No chipped or dirty nails, go bare and buffed nails if time doesn’t permit new polish.
No overdone makeup, hair accessories or jewelry (nothing that clinks). (Dress from Boston Proper)
Add some holiday color to your shirt – a deep burgundy or dark forest green, nice dark dress pants (usually stay away from khakis or light colors).
It’s a party, wear something besides jeans, but dark well-pressed perfect jeans if you think they are appropriate.
Nice leather shoes, no thick rubber soled clunkers – think GQ, and dark socks (cover the calf), maybe red or green holiday pattern depending on the time and location of the party.
For evening and for warmth, wear a nice sport coat and leave the large cable knit sweaters in your closet. (Entire look from Men’s Wearhouse – wear burgundy shirt instead of white shown for a holiday touch.)
Fashion Faux Pas:
Always make sure your clothes are clean and pressed – no worn, frayed, faded or stains anywhere.
No missing buttons, unraveling anywhere or broken zippers.
Make sure you are comfortable – ladies, can you sit down, bend over, reach for the appetizers without a wardrobe malfunction?
Nothing too slinky or sexy, no straps or underwear showing, you might have to see these people at work on Monday.
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How to dress for Special Occasions is often set out on party invitations. Here are guidelines of what dress codes mean for how you should dress:
Creative Black Tie Formal and Black Tie Festive
Black Tie Optional
Informal / Semi-formal / After Five
Cocktail Attire and Cocktail Attire Festive
Resort Attire and Evening Resort Attire
Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid
We’ve got lots of original party invitations for all life’s special occasions. Here are a few of our favorites for the holidays:
Golf themed party invitations are perfect for company golf outings, golf themed birthday parties, retirement parties or any occasion for a golf enthusiast as the guest of honor. You can use the wording we have shown or change it up to fit your own occasion.
Mailing 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.
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.
Here are a couple of fun activities that will keep guests entertained at a company party, summer family barbeque, picnic or office party:
Ice Breaker Game – Sticker Stalker: All you need to play are stickers and your guests. How to play:
- The object of this game is to get rid of all your stickers by sticking them on the other guests (One sticker per guest).
- When guests begin to arrive at your house or office, give each guest a pack/sheet of 10 stickers. However, if the guest you are “stickering” catches you, he/she gets to stick one of his/her stickers on you.
- If you are “caught”, you must temporarily take your sticker back, and you can try to sticker that same person later (at your own risk). But if someone falsely accuses you of “stickering” him/her, then you can automatically put one of your stickers on that person.
- The first one to get rid of all 10 of their original stickers is the winner!
Name and Number Game. You will need Index cards, tape and writing utensils. How to play:
- As people walk into the party, put their name on one side of an index card, and a number on the other side.
- As everyone walks around with their name showing (on the index card that is taped to their shirt), they have to try to introduce themselves to as many people as they can.
- After a bit of mingling, tell everyone to turn over his or her name tags, so that the number on each card is showing rather than the name.
- Now give everyone a numbered piece of paper, and see who can fill in the most names next to the corresponding number.
Ice Breaker Game – Describe Me: You will need Index cards, tape and pens or pencils. How to play:
- As guests arrive, make sure each person gets an index card taped to their back as well as a pencil.
- Have your guests mingle, and meet each other.
- As people get to know each other a little bit better, have each guest write their first impressions of the people they meet on the cards on their backs.
- Make sure to tell your guests to write funny things, but to stay away from anything resembling rude or mean comments. Write things like “quick wit,” “million dollar smile,” “funny jokes,” etc.
- After about 15-20 minutes, have each person read the card off the adjacent person’s back for a few laughs.
Quick Name Game: This game combines quick knowledge of the names of the people at the party, as well as various items from different categories. All you need to play is your guests and a ball. How to play:
- Have everyone sit/stand in a circle.
- Go around the circle and have everyone say their first name, and then reveal a good way to remember their name.
- The first person begins the game by announcing what the category is. For example, let’s say that the category is cars. The first person would then throw the ball at someone of his/her choice, and that person would have to say something that relates to the category of cars, as well as the name of the person who threw the ball.
- Then as quickly as possible without skipping a beat, that person must throw it to another person of his/her choice.
- When the next person gets the ball, he/she must say another thing that relates to the car category as well as the name of the person who just threw the ball and so on.
- If someone flubs a name or a category then he/she is out. The person who is left sitting in the circle last is the winner. However, if you would rather just focus on getting to know everyone and having fun, you can award prizes at the end for “Quickest Thinker,” “Worst With Names,” “Best/Worst Passer” etc.
When it comes to invitations, it seems anything goes, but there are still some rules that should be followed.
To write the time of day, it is recommended to write the time followed by a.m. or p.m. in lower case with a period after each letter, such as 12:30 p.m. There should always be a space between a.m. or p.m. and the time.
The “a.m.” means Ante Meridiem – before noon – and “p.m.” means Post Meridiem – after noon. Although you will find some books that tell you to capitalize the A.M. or P.M., doing so on an invitation is usually too overpowering to the rest of your text. When it comes to writing “noon” – 12:00 p.m., or “midnight” – 12:00 a.m., you can use “twelve noon” or “twelve midnight.”
On formal invitations, dates and times are always spelled out:
Saturday, the first of April
– using “on” before the date is optional, but do not capitalize the “o”
– do not capitalize the date, “first”
at six o’clock
– using “at” before the date is optional, do not capitalize the “a” or any other letters
– adding phrases for time of day is optional, but no letters are capitalized
“in the evening” applies to 6:00 p.m. and after
“in the afternoon” applies to after noon and before 6:00 p.m.
“in the morning” applies to after midnight and before noon
Two thousand and twenty
– the listing of the year is optional
– only the first letter of the first word is capitalized as in the “Two” of the year