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Christening Invitations for Your Baby’s Christening Day Celebration

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Flourish on Blue Boy Christening InvitationBabies are adorable in their special christening or baptism outfits chosen with love for the ceremony.  A wonderful addition to the christening outfit might be a blanket, bib or a bible that the minister could bless and then can be added to a keepsake box for the child.

When planning your special christening or baptism day, first, before ordering christening invitations, decide on a budget and the size of your guest list.  Confirm the date with the important people in your child’s life, grandparents, favorite aunts and uncles, cousins, etc., before you set the date with the church.

Decide if you will have a reception following the baptism or christening ceremony.  If you want a reception at a banquet hall or restaurant, reserve it for your date and time as soon as you have confirmed the same with the church.  If you are having a reception at your home, decide if it will be indoors or out (make allowances for bad weather.)  If you will have the food catered at your home, reserve the date with the caterer and a time to look over their selections and to place your order.  Do you need to rent tables, linens, chairs?  If you would like the services of a photographer, musicians, and entertainers, book them as soon as possible.

Once your christening date, time and reception location have been confirmed, it is time to order the christening invitations.  There are christening and baptism invitations available for all budgets and styles.  You can include a separate RSVP card or include a response line on your invitation.  Mail your invitations up to eight weeks prior to your event.  “Save the Date” cards are a great way to give out-of-town guests prior notice of your christening or baptism celebration or a simple phone call will be appreciated. 

Flourish on Pink Girl Christening InvitationUnlike the child’s birthday party or other social events, the invitations to a baptism or christening will go to guests of all ages.  The overall theme should reflect not only the child, but the invited adults.  During an adult cocktail hour, you might want to have activities for the children, but remember, they will probably be dressed in their best “church clothes”.  If the baptism or christening party is for an infant, you might want to enlist the services of someone to watch the baby while you mingle with your guests.  With all the family attending the affair, it shouldn’t be a problem to find a willing sitter.

At least a day before the party, make sure you have charged your video camera battery and have checked your still camera batteries or digital camera memory available.  Make sure you have plenty of video tape and film set out in plain site so you know where it is when you need it!  Some disposable cameras sitting around for your guests to also capture the action can yield some of the best pictures of you, the parents, with your child.

And most important, enjoy this special day with your child.

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December Birthday Party Invitations & Party Planning

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Winter Birthday Party InvitationsChildren with December birthdays often think they’re cheated out of a real party. With preparations already going on, why not make the birthday part of the holiday?

Families with December babies have a lot to juggle every year with holidays and birthdays. Sometimes the stress of the season results in parties being thrown together or not happening at all. Using the holidays as the inspiration and not the frustration can make everyone happier.

INVITATIONS: Choose a winter theme with snowflakes, snowmen or a Christmas theme. December schedules fill up fast for grownup parties on the weekends, so for a good turnout, you might want to select a week day and a time that works for you and your guests.

DECORATIONS: Think of the theme you want to use, such as snowmen, candy canes, snowflakes or a red and green theme party. For birthday decorations, use the basic holiday decorations that you already have in place and add more to the kitchen or dining room, wherever the main portion of the birthday party is going to be held. Festive red and green loops (you can have your child help make these by cutting strips of red and green construction paper and gluing the ends together to form a chain) and maybe some other decorations that will be up for the party only.


Shimmery Purple Sweet Sixteen Birthday Invitations

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The words ‘Sweet Sixteen!’ run up the side of this Shimmery Purple invitation in a hip modern script. The invitation also comes with matching shimmery purple envelopes. It’s a perfect choice for an girl’s sweet sixteen birthday party invitation.

Shimmery Purple Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party Invitation

This Sweet Sixteen invitation also comes in these shimmery paper colors: Hot Pink, Green, Orange, Teal, and Pastel Pink.

Cute Haunted House Halloween Invitation & Halloween Safety Tips

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Halloween House & Candy Corn Border

Halloween House & Candy Corn Border

Trick or Treating, like Halloween, can be traced back to All Souls Day, a long time ago.  The poor people would go out at night to people’s homes begging and the people would give them treats called soul cakes. Times changed and the children became the beggars.  As they went to different houses, they would be given fruit, bread, and maybe money. 

When the custom came to America, children would be given candy as it was also tradition that if a child was not given something, the child would play a trick on them, such as egging their house. 

With the traditional door to door trick or treating not being as safe as it once was, why not send your child’s friends a halloween invitation to gather at your home for candy, games, fun and a costume contest.

If you do send your little goblins out trick or treating, here are a few safety tips to follow:

 Tips for Children:

  • Follow the road rules, cross only at corners
  • If there are parked cars, do not cross between them
  • Walk the opposite direction that the traffic is going
  • Never wear your mask when you cross the street, always take it off
  • Always watch out for cars that may be backing out or turning around
  • NEVER go to or into someone’s house you don’t know

Tips for Adults:

  • Know where your child will be going and the route they are taking 
  • Make sure that there is an adult with the children
  • Know if your child will be going to other activities
  • Have a curfew set for your child to be home
  • Tell your child that there is a difference between tricking and vandalizing
  • Tell your child to not eat their candy before you inspect it

Costume Rules:

  • Make sure that the costume is not flammable
  • Make sure that the costume is brightly colored or if it is dark, iron on some reflective strips so they can be seen by street lights and car lights, and carry a flashlight
  • Do not include high heeled shoes or long costumes that the child may trip over

For family fun for everyone, Mom and Dad should catch the spirit of the holiday and dress up too!

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Kids Halloween Birthday Party Invitations & Ideas

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

If you or your child is lucky enough to have a birthday around Halloween, you have another theme to choose from when planning a birthday party. 

Dance in the Moonlight Halloween Invitations

Dance in the Moonlight Halloween Invitations

Kids love to dress up in their Halloween costumes and getting to wear them more than once is a real treat. 

Choose your favorite Halloween invitation and be sure to send it with enough time so guests can plan to attend. 

You can make your home a Haunted House for Halloween and serve creepy foods and drinks. You might also want to have some food that kids recognize and will actually eat if your party is around the lunch or dinner hour. 

If the birthday party is actually on Halloween, you can plan to have some parents stay and trick or treat your neighborhood as a group before the party starts. 

Goodie bags with spiders and Halloween trinkets, and even more candy, will delight guests. 

Be sure to be prepared to take lots of photos and video the event so you can enjoy the replay without the chaos.

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Monster Movie Marathon & Scary Invitations

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Thrillerman Halloween Party Invitation

Thrillerman Halloween Party Invitation

Slumber parties are not just for girls or for birthdays!

A great pajama party idea for girls and boys is a monster movie marathon. Choose the scary movies you want to show, get permission from guest’s parents that they approve their showing, then pop the popcorn, serve the pizza and get ready for some screaming. If your guests are young, show cartoons with their favorite monster characters.

Halloween is a great time for this kind of party. After trick or treating, everyone can change into their pajamas, grab their pillows and settle in for a fun night of screams, giggles and candy overload.

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Pink Mane Pony & Princess Birthday Invitation

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

A white horse with a pink mane trots through a daisy filled meadow with a pretty princess. The Pink Mane Pony & Princess Birthday Invitation is perfect for a girl’s princess birthday party invitation.

Pink Mane Horse and Princess Birthday Invitation

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Low-Cal Margarita Recipe & Margarita Invitations

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Low Calorie Margarita Recipe

Did you know the average margarita packs a whopping 750 calories or more!?! If you’re trying to save calories or need to watch your sugar intake, these low-cal margaritas are worth a try.

  • 1 tub Crystal Light lemon-lime or lemonade flavored drink mix
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of one lime
  • 8 oz. tequila
  • 6 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz. Presidente Mexican Brandy (optional)

In a 2-quart pitcher, mix water with the Crystal Light.

Add all spirits.

Fill with enough crushed ice to make 1 quarts; stir and serve in salt-rimmed glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

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Senor Margarita Invitation

Senor Margarita Invitation

What about the Rest of the Family on Birthdays?

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Birthday Numbers Invitations

Birthday Numbers Invitations

Birthday parties are special days for the guest of honor, but what do you do with the rest of the family?

Siblings:  If there is a younger sibling you need to decide if you will buy a small gift for them or tell them that they will have their own birthday and they will be the stars on their day.  You may want to make plans to have Grandma or a babysitter be in charge of them so you can concentrate on the birthday child.  If there are older siblings, you may want to have them invite a friend and then enlist their help with other party guests and games.

Pets:  Party time is a good time to schedule your pet for grooming or let them visit a neighbor. If your animal doesn’t mind, you can put them in the garage or the laundry room, but don’t let them spend the time howling or barking. Don’t forget to put fish, hamsters and lizards in a safe place, too.

Get everyone involved in the action and have a great time!

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Cupcake First Birthday Party Invitations

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Cupcake invitations make great first birthday invitations. We have lots of cupcake designs to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites:

Chocolate Cherry Iced Cupcake First Birthday Invitation

Chocolate Cherry Iced Cupcake First Birthday Invitation

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Cupcake on Pink Stripes First Birthday Invitation

Cupcake on Pink Stripes First Birthday Invitation

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Orange and Chocolate Cupcake First Birthday Invitation

Orange and Chocolate Cupcake First Birthday Invitation

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