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Why You Need Custom Party Invitations

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Star Studded Party InvitationsIf you are planning a party and you want to make it an event that everyone you invite is dying to come to, you are going to need to get some really unique, custom printed party invitations. This means that you can’t just run out and buy any invitations you see in any old store, you are going to need the services of a company that specializes in creating invitations. Contrary to popular belief, custom printed invitations are not much more expensive than other invitations. In fact, party invitations that are custom printed tend to go over really well with your guests and they show that you took the time to personalize the party.

Let’s face it, sometimes people get burnt out going to party after party, so your goal is to make sure that when you send out your invitations, your intended guests see your party is going to be different and special. Basically personalized invitations encourage and entice guests to want to come to your event.  You can’t do that with just generic invitations. But, if you spark their interest with your invitations, you have a guaranteed guest.

Many people think if they just sent out generic invitations and go all out for the party decorations that it’s enough. They are wrong. Every great party and event planner will tell you and swear that one of the most important factors of a successful party is how well received the invitation is. So if you don’t really care who or how many show up, then go ahead and send out generic invitations. But if you want to make this a great party that neither you, your guests or the guest of honor will ever forget, make sure you start the party with perfect custom party invitations.

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Why do you Need to Mail Invitations?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Party InvitationsIn today’s world of cellphones, email, tweets and facebook posts, you might think mailing party invitations isn’t necessary. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mailing enticing party invitations to your guests shows that you value them as friends and as a guest at your upcoming event.

Printed party invitations get guests excited about your event and set the tone for your party. Invitations let guests know what you’re celebrating, what you’re serving, how to dress as well as the date, time and location. They also look great posted on their refrigerators. Custom printed invitations show your personality and can be casual, formal, modern or traditional.

An emailed invitation or a home-printed flyer might get guests to come to your party, but if you want an awesome turnout, nothing is better than mailing personalized party invitations to your guests. Invitations from are a perfect way to invite guests to your birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, business event or even your wedding.

Patriotic Invitations for Memorial Day Celebrations

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Memorial Day party invitations with picnics, fireworks, stars & stripes, flags, Memorial Day barbeque, pool parties and more.

Take our Memorial Day Quiz and see what you know about this national holiday such as: Memorial Day was founded to honor military personnel who died in what war? Or until what time is the US flag to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day?

Grunge USA Flag Invitations

Hamburger Hot Dog and Chips Party Invitations

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How To Convincingly Show Your Kids Santa Came to Visit

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Up the Chimney Christmas Invitations

Up the Chimney Christmas Invitations

The moment when children realize that Santa isn’t real is often a difficult one. Most of us remember with no small amount of embarrassment – but also a sense that that moment was when we lost our innocence.

Part of the magic of Christmas as a child is to look wonderingly at a Christmas Eve night, hoping and praying that Santa is going to visit and that you’re on the Good list. It’s an innocence and magic we wish to preserve in our children for as long as possible, and to that end, here’s a quick list of things to do to make Santa’s visit appear all the more convincing:

1. Take a bite out of the cookie!

It’s so simple, but so often forgotten. If your children leave food out for Santa, make sure you take a convincing bite. The same goes for any drinks left out – take a swig. Your kids will be delighted that Santa enjoyed their offering, and you’ll get something tasty too.

2. Leave icing sugar footprints.

All you need is a sieve and a white powder – icing sugar pre-mix is best for the job – and you’ve got the tools to make some convincing Santa footprints. Pour the powder into the sieve and sprinkle a route from the chimney to beneath the tree, just like Santa would walk in his snow-covered boots.

3. Sign a couple of gifts “From Santa”

A small touch but a nice one. While the majority of your gifts can say “from Mom and Dad”, add in a couple that are signed by the man himself.

Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres for New Years Eve Party

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

New Years Eve CelebrationFabulous appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and champagne are a hit for a New Year’s Eve party. By starting your party around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., after the dinner hour, you can skip a full meal and let guests enjoy a buffet of appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, mini sandwiches and a mini dessert bar at midnight with champagne.

What’s the difference between appetizers and hors d’oeuvres? Hors d’oeuvres are associated with finger foods and do not require utensils to eat such as a pate or caviar on a cracker. If your New Year’s Eve party invitations say “heavy hors d’oeuvres”, it usually means there is no meal to follow, the hors d’oeuvres “are” the meal. Appetizers can require utensils and are usually served during a meal as a first course.

When deciding on what to serve, if you are not having a dinner and because of the duration of a New Year’s Eve party and the alcohol consumption, you should allow 12-15 hors d’oeuvres/appetizers per person.

If you are providing tables and chairs for guests, including appetizers that require a fork can be appropriate. If seating is limited, it is more appropriate to only include hors d’oeuvres that can be easily eaten with the hands. If your New Year’s Eve party invitations requested quests to dress in “holiday festive” or “holiday chic”, your elegantly dressed guests might not enjoy elaborate dipping sauces or messy hors d’oeuvres. Sticking to items which are easy to eat and do not result in a great deal of mess will be greatly appreciated by all of the guests.

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How do you Set a Budget for Your New Year’s Eve Party?

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Champagne and Fireworks InvitationsIf you’ve decided to have a New Year’s Eve party, you’ve probably already given some thought to a budget for your party. Not having a budget or going over budget on your party can cause significant financial strain and stress and put a damper on your festivities.

Your goal is to throw a great New Year’s Eve party but you do not want to go into considerable debt to do so. The best way to have a successful New Year’s Eve party is to set a budget based on the amount of cash or credit you have available and work within that budget to create the most spectacular New Year’s Eve party possible. Once you have set your overall budget, you can set individual budgets for each element of your party.

Some individual elements to consider when planning your New Year’s Eve party are invitations, location, decorations, entertainment, food, beverages and incidental items. Prioritize your list to determine which elements are most important to you so you will have an idea of how to distribute your available funds.

For example, you may consider the New Year’s Eve invitations to be important as they set the tone for your event and a fabulous invitation entices guests to attend your party. If your invitation doesn’t impress your guests, your turnout could be less than spectacular.


Social Media Invites vs. Printed Party Invitations

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Tiki God Luau Party InvitationParty invitations might be easier to send by email or a by flyer created from your home computer, but if you want people to get excited and actually come to your party, sending custom printed party invitations win hands down. 

Snail mail has its advantages, one being privacy, the other being that a custom printed invitation lets guests know you have taken the time to do it right. Beautiful invitations also build excitement and anticipation from the moment guests open them and social media just can’t duplicate that feeling.

Unless you are promoting a business event, using social media as a means to invite party guests to a personal event is a risky proposition.

If you should get the urge to use Twitter or Facebook as the source of your event invitations, be careful. Are you really inviting every one of your social media followers to your party? You could end up with an out-of-control number of party guests, “followers” that are really “in-the-flesh strangers,”  or a lot of hurt feelings from unread posts or non-follower friends being left out if you rely on social media as your main source of inviting and relaying party details.  

Shh Surprise Party InvitationDon’t forget that Twitter messages are public and they can be seen by anyone at anytime, even total strangers.  To see this yourself, from your Twitter account, run a search on the word “invitations” or “party.” Your screen will be filled with “non-followers” tweets. Even more amazing is the “Tweets Near You” function. With one click, the world’s tweets have just been narrowed down to “near” your location. For your safety and the safety of your guests, resist the urge to tweet or post your personal address, email, phone number, party location, date and time.  

The same safety issue applies to Facebook. While you may have made your Facebook “Wall” private, some of your most “private” information is not blocked from a stranger’s view. With a few clicks through any Facebook page or any “friends” page, a stranger can view all the personal bio details you have posted on your Facebook Info tab. The info fields Facebook has made available include:  your sex, your birthday, your children, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, your relationship status, anniversary, hometown, religious views, contact information – email address and/or website links, likes and interests, education and where you work, plus what you are looking for with your Facebook page such as friendship, networking, etc.  The Facebook Photo and Video tabs are also viewable by anyone and photos can be “tagged” with names of the individuals in each photo.  A completed Facebook Info tab might contain more information than your parents, husband or best friend ever knew about you and the information is available to anyone who logs in to Facebook whether they have “liked” you or not. Be careful if you decide to post your party invitation or any party details on your wall. (more…)

New Year’s Eve Invitations & Low Calorie Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
New Year's Eve Party Invitations

New Year's Eve Party Invitations

There’s nothing silly about these mushrooms, except for how insanely overstuffed they are…and the fact that they have only 33 calories each, so stuff yourself silly with them. Try them at your next party!



  • 6 medium-large baby bella mushrooms (each about 2 inches wide)
  • ¼ cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup canned spinach, thoroughly drained and dried
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Hula Holidays Tropical Christmas Invitation

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Santa’s taking a break and doing the holiday hula. The Hula Holidays Party Invitation is a perfect choice for a tropical holiday party invitation or Christmas party invitation for any event.

Hula Holidays Tropical Invitation

Hula Holidays Tropical Invitation

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The Joy of Holiday Invitations or the Bah Humbug of it All

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Red Poinsettias Holiday Invitations

Red Poinsettias Holiday Invitations

We know there is 18 days until Halloween and already you’re being bombarded with Christmas stuff. We also know:

  • There’s 73 days until Christmas, (Yikes!)
  • Less 21 days for the first Saturday in December – the 4th
  • Less 7 days, the minimum amount of time you should give for RSVP before your party date
  • Less 7 days, give or take, to order and get your holiday invitations delivered
  • Less 3 days average time it takes hosts to get invitations in the mail

…you’re running out of time!

And then, there’s your guests to consider. They have holiday invitations for his work, her work, their kids, their “other” friends, professional organizations they belong to, New Year’s Eve, and you probably have those same commitments too. December calendars fill up at warp speed.

How is your party going to grab your guests’ attention? By sending them a custom printed party invitation. If your social circle is a partying group, don’t make the mistake of skimping on an invitation. Your party invitation needs make guests say, “We’re going to this party!” Custom printed invitations can be the difference between a packed party or a dismal, embarrassing “is anyone coming?” turnout.

When guests pull out their calendars, you want your custom printed invitation on the top of the pile. A casual invitation by phone call is too informal and often slips their minds if their calendar is not in front of them at the moment you call. It’s also ineffective for conveying the tone of your party like a custom printed invitation. A letter sheet folded into a “bill-size” envelope that reads like a laundry list of boring details won’t make it to the top of the pile in the bid for a coveted party date. An emailed invitation, provided guests remember to print it, loses it’s appeal quickly when it’s printed on plain white copy paper and lost in the pile of other papers on your desk.

While we can’t clean your house or do your shopping for the party, we can get perfect holiday party invitations in your hands quickly and efficiently.

Impress your guests with the best! Shop our Holiday Party Invitations now. Look for the “Exclusive” label for invitations you won’t see anywhere else.

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