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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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If the Broom Fits – Halloween Witch Ideas

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Witches are a fun theme for Halloween for all ages. They can be scary, funny, humorous or even whimsical. I love all the fun ideas that you can find with witch themes for Halloween.

If the Broom Fits - Halloween Witch Ideas

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.

If you want your creations to last longer than a few weeks, try using fake pumpkins!

Painted Halloween Pumpkins: Cinderella's Carriage

Painted Halloween Pumpkins: Cinderella’s Carriage

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Polka Dot Pumpkin

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Polka Dot Pumpkin

Painted Pumpkins Pink and White Color Blocking

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Pink and White Color Blocking

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Gold Glitter

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Gold Glitter

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Ivory Jeweled Pumpkins

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Ivory Jeweled Pumpkins

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Edgy Chic Pumpkins

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Edgy Chic Pumpkins

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Black and White

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Black and White

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Hand Painted

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Hand Painted

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Black on White Designs

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Black on White Designs

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Turquoise Pumpkins

Halloween Painted Pumpkins: Turquoise Pumpkins

Once you’ve started decorating for fall or Halloween, why not have a party?  It can be as simple as a small get together with the neighbors or a trick or treat romp with the kids. 

Have guests bring their favorite side dish to go with a big crock pot of chili and dinner’s served.

If you’re going for a full-blown Halloween costume party, you’ll want to invite guests early enough to get your date reserved on their calendars. For the best turnout, mail Halloween Invitations that set the tone for your party and get guests excited to attend. Skip their inbox if you want a great response for your event.

Let us know if you’re going to try painted pumpkins this year! 


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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.

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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.

Pre-cut Ribbons for Party Favors and More

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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.

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


How to Increase Halloween Party Attendance

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Anyone throwing a throwing a Halloween Party during the week of October 31st wants a good turnout. What novice party hosts may not realize is that it takes hard work and a bit of strategy to get that large turnout. 

How to Increase Halloween Party Attendance

Some will try to whip together a party at the last minute and there is a good chance the attendance will be lackluster. Preparation is the key to any amazing party during the holiday season. Whether you are part of a corporate Christmas party or a personal Halloween party there are a few key steps that can help when it comes to increasing the odds of invites showing up. Here are a few strategies that work well.

Prepare with the Right Party Invitations
With the advancements in technology it is easy to send a mass eCard through email or social media. Unfortunately, this shows very little effort. It is often true that recipients of this type of Halloween Party Invitation will never even open the email as it gets relegated to a spam inbox. To avoid this it is a wise choice to consider physical Halloween Party Invitations. Some of our popular Halloween party invitation themes are:

These are just a few of the many options that are available for Halloween. Selecting the Halloween Invitation that fits your party theme could increase the likelihood of attendance by 50% or more. When invitees receive a physical invitation in the mail or on their desk it shows that the party host has put forth the effort to reach out to everyone on a personal level. Another pro tip is to address the envelope personally. This may take a little bit of extra time and energy but it will go a very long way towards increasing the attendance of your Halloween party this October or early November.

Halloween Party Invitations Can Increase Attendance
Your Halloween Party Invitations are the first step in catching the attention of the invitee. If the party invitation is mailed with a printed address label and there is very little hand written content inside the invitation card it shows a minimal amount of effort.

On the flip side of that, if the envelope is hand addressed and there is a set of events that will happen at the party, on the inside the invitation, it makes the event much more attractive. When deciding on which Halloween party to attend, many party-goers will look at the theme of the party and the events that will take place.

Spooky Green Eyes Halloween Party Invitations

By adding some fun and exciting activities such as karaoke, a scavenger hunt, board games or eating contests you will find that more people are likely to show up. If you plan on having some fun and interesting events as part of the Halloween party it is imperative to include this list of activities on your Halloween Party Invitations.

Know Your Audience
If you are hosting a party with children in attendance you will want to plan accordingly. If you are hosting an adult corporate party there are certain aspects of this party that will be attractive to those that may attend.

If the Halloween Party is for senior citizens at a retirement community you will want to create games and activities that are easy for these individuals. Seniors absolutely love the little things in life like ice cream, cake and candy. Halloween is the holiday when it comes to sweets, so it would make sense to have several candy dishes full of Reeses, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Rolos or any other type of popular candy or consider alternative options such as fruit or pastries.

If you’re already seeing retailers fill the promotional aisle with candy and Halloween decorations, it means it’s time to get started planning your amazing Halloween party.

We have over lots of Halloween Party Invitations with a theme that is sure to fit your party.

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Fun Cheeseburger Party Invitations

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

One of the best parties is a simple party with food fresh off the barbecue grill. The Make Mine a Cheeseburger BBQ Party Invitations are a fun way to get the gang together for a birthday party celebration, a retirement party, a pool party or just because.

Make Mine a Cheeseburger Party Invitations are fun barbecue invitations for any occasion. Come see our entire collection at

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Shimmery Grunge Style Birthday Party Invitations

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

We feel birthdays should be celebrated every year at every age, and milestone birthdays should always be a fabulous bash that creates memories of your special day long after it has passed. Children count their ages in months and “almost” and as adults, we need to grab some of their enthusiasm and count all of our birthdays as the special day they are.

On our shimmery grunge birthday invitations, the age can be changed to any age, young or old. The invitations are printed on shimmery white paper and come with coordinating shimmery envelopes. Your invited guests will have a hard time saying no to your party when they receive these invitations in the mail. Gold, turquoise and hot pink are just a few of the colors we have available with shimmery envelopes to match.

Shimmery Grunge Gold Birthday Party Invitations with shimmery envelopes - available in several colors at

Shimmery Grunge Turquoise Birthday Party Invitations with matching shimmery turquoise envelopes - available in several colors at

Shimmery Grunge Hot Pink Birthday Party Invitations with shimmery pink envelopes - available in several colors at

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Featured Announcingit party invitations:  Grunge Gold | Grunge Teal | Grunge Pink

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