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Noir Champagne & Streamers New Year’s Eve Invitations

Monday, October 29th, 2018

If you’re planning a New Year’s Eve celebration, mailing out fabulous invitations will help ensure a great party turnout. Champagne and streamers are a must and our Noir Champagne & Streamers invitations are the perfect way to let guests know your party is not to be missed.

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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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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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10 Red, White & Blue 4th of July Desserts

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Ten 4th of July Red White Blue DessertsDecorating with red, white and blue for the 4th of July is pretty simple.  You can find those colors in table ware, stars and stripes bunting and of course American Flags are easy to come by.

Red, white and blue food, however, is a different matter.

Thankfully, summer fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, watermelon, pineapple, and even rhubarb, can be used to create fabulous treats.

We’ve put together our 10 favorite red, white and blue desserts for 4th of July.  If you try one, please tell us all about it.

Blue Candy Apples

Strawberry Pie

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Poprocks Firecracker Cookies

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Cherry Pie Bites

Red, White & Blue Cake

Blueberry Shortcake

Stars and Stripes Pie

Dipped Strawberries

 

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Top Hats New Year’s Eve Party Invitations

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

New Year’s Eve Party Invitations can be dressy or casual to fit your party. I love the look of black and gold glittery top hats, champagne and streamers for ringing in the new year.

Top Hats New Year's Eve Party Invitations

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Nutcracker Holiday Party Invitations

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Nutcrackers have been popular themes for holiday invitations for years. We love our two new Nutcracker Invitations for the holidays.

Golden Nutcracker Holiday Party Invitations

Red Nutcracker Holiday Party Invitations

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Holiday Ornaments Invitations are Popular Theme

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Christmas ornaments are a favorite theme for holiday party invitations. We love that the holdiays are more than red and green and love the hot pink ornaments and blue ornaments paired with silver on these holiday ornament invitations.

Silver & Lime Ornaments Holiday Party Invitations

Silver & Red Ornaments Holiday Party Invitations

Silver & Blue Ornaments Holiday Party Invitations

Silver & Hot Pink Ornaments Holiday Party Invitations

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Snowmen Invitations and Holiday Party Ideas

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Okay, we do realize that it’s not even Halloween, but if you’re planning a holiday party, you better get busy ordering your holiday party invitations.  December social calendars fill up at wrap speed so if you want a great turnout for your event, order and mail your holiday party invitations early.  Snowmen are one of our favorite themes for a winter or holiday party and here are some fun snowmen and party ideas.

Snowmen Invitations and Holiday Party Ideas

From above top left:  Big Dan the Snowman InvitationsFrosty Wishes Party InvitationsBeach Sandman Holiday Party InvitationsSnowman CheeseballMini Babybel Cheese SantaUpside Down SnowmanLunch Bag Party FavorsSnowflake Christmas Photo CardsMiche Snowflake PursesMr. Melty Snowman CookiesPaper Shred

Hanukkah Invitations

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hanukkah Invitations

Every year, we see the beautiful blue and gold of Hanukkah invitations next to the red and green of Christmas party invitations. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each of the festival’s eight nights, one on the first night, two on the second night and so on.

Hanukkah is a time to gather family and friends for the symbolic lighting of candles, eating of the traditional foods of Hanukkah, singing Hanukkah songs, and playing dreidel games. If you are planning to invite friends and family to join you in your Hanukkah celebration, why not mail beautiful custom printed Hanukkah invitations in the colors of the holiday, with menorahs, dreidels or the star of David.

Fall is an Invitation to Fabulous Tastes

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Fall is here and Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Cupcakes would be a yummy treat to serve at your fall party or Thanksgiving get together. Recipe can be found at Frosted Bakery. Guests will love receiving our Autumn Maple Party Invitations to your party.

Autumn Maple Fall Party Invitations

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