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White Dots on Colorful Business Party Invitations

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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.

Available in your choice of white dots on Green, Blue, Orange, Hot Pink, Brown, RedTurquoise, PurpleGold, Silver  or Black.

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4th of July Barbecue Ideas

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

4th of July Barbecue Ideas

My husband loves any excuse to barbecue and 4th of July is no exception.

Ribs is one of our all-time grilling favorites. These Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs are to-die-for!  Serve them with corn, coleslaw, Wild Harvest Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and salsa and you’ve got a great holiday menu.

For dessert, I love the look and taste of the Patriotic Parfaits. Easy to make ahead and no trouble to serve so you can lay back and get ready for the fireworks.

And don’t forget to send fun invitations to your guests!

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Painted Sky Patriotic Fireworks Party Invitations at Announcingit.com

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If you make one of these recipes, please comment and tell us how you liked them!

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White Palm Fronds on Colorful Backgrounds Party Invitations

Monday, May 28th, 2018

White palm fronds are featured on your choice of various color backgrounds – purple, orange, blue, green, hot pink, turquoise, black and gold.

You’ll love these invitations for summer party invitations, dinner party invitations, wedding rehearsal dinner invitations, retirement party invitations, birthday party invitations and more, just change the wording to fit your occasion.

The black and white palm fronds invitations is especially fun as an invitation for a summer all white party where you required your guests to where all white!

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Fishing Theme Party Invitations

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

If you have a fisherman in the family, don’t let their special event get away. Catch the fun with these fisherman themed party invitations you can use for birthday party invitations, retirement party invitations and more, just change the wording to fit your event.

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Skinny Poolside Dip & Party Invitations

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

This sounds so good! I’m making it this weekend to enjoy around the pool!

Ingredients:

1 red pepper
2 jalepenos (unseeded – leave seeds in if you want spicer)
1 can of corn
1/2 can diced olives
16 oz fat-free cream cheese (softened)
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dip seasoning mix.

Mix ingredients together. Serve with crackers or raw veggies.

Then dive right in!

Skinny Pool Dip Recipe great for Parties!

Invited to a party or throwing one, this dip is perfect as an appetizer guests will love. Feel free to add your favorite ingredients. I left out the olives and added green onions and cilantro for a more fiesta style dip.

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Blue Sparkling Star Cocktails

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Blue Sparkling Star Cocktails

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a blue cocktail before – don’t think I’ve ever ordered a Blue Hawaiian, and I have to say, the blue of the Blue Sparkling Star Cocktail is amazing! These would be so pretty for a holiday party or New Year’s Eve celebration!

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Invitation says “Festive Holiday Attire”, What is it?

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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?

Women's Festive Holiday Attire Dress Code

If an invitation states “Festive Holiday Attire”, here are some guidelines:

For Women:

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)

Men's Festive Holiday Attire Dress CodeFor Men:

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), Men's Festive Holiday Attire Shirtmaybe 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:

White Tie
Black Tie
Creative Black Tie Formal and Black Tie Festive
Black Tie Optional
Business Formal
Informal / Semi-formal / After Five
Cocktail Attire and Cocktail Attire Festive
Festive Attire
Business Casual
Casual Attire
Theme Party
Resort Attire and Evening Resort Attire
Wedding Casual
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:

Candy Cane Martini Holiday Party Invitations at Anniouncingit.com

Noir Champagne & Streamers New Year's Eve Invitations at Announcingit.com

Holly & Berries on Flatware Holiday Christmas Party Invitations at Announcingit.com

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Golf Themed Party Invitations

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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.

19th Hole Martini Golf Theme Party Invitations at Announcingit.com

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Watercolor Golf Ball Party Invitations at Announcingit.com

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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.

Palm Tree All White Party Invitations are perfect for birthday party invitations, summer party invitations and more. See all our designs at Announcingit.com

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.

Beach Shoreline Summer All White Party Invitations

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.

Chic Palm Trees Summer All White Party Invitations

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.

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Talk Derby to Me: The Hats

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

When you think of the Derby, big hats and mint juleps come to mind. Both are are a longstanding tradition at the Kentucky Derby.

You can find spectacular hats custom designed and costing hundreds of dollars as well as hats glue gunned and bedazzled and created at home.

On your Kentucky Derby Invitations, it’s fun to require both men and women to come in their finest Derby attire.

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You can award prizes for the most stylish, the most creative and the most bizarre.

Who knows, wearing a fabulous derby hat to the party may increase your odds at picking a winner come post time.

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