Five Bridal Shower Themes to Consider

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Party Planning | 0 comments

The maid of honor always wants to throw her friend an amazing bridal shower. The first step of the planning process begins with setting up a time and location, followed by a theme for the activities and decorations. Setting up the theme early will help you choose everything, from the bridal shower invites to the gifts.

  1. Plan the bridal shower around one specific activity and be sure to specify on the invites. Certain websites offer numerous ways to customize your bridal shower invites.  A yoga session can provide some much needed relaxation for the bride and wedding party before the big day. You can follow the session with a healthy meal. If you aren’t up to yoga, consider throwing a spa party with facials, waxing and makeovers. If you know that the bride’s friends are particularly crafty, use the shower as an excuse to get together and scrapbook or quilt a gift for her.
  2. Location-themed parties are great, especially if the bride and groom are honeymooning somewhere far away. A Southern style shower, with fried food and cowboy boots, can provide casual fun, while a Paris-themed party is romantic and slightly more formal.
  3. Plan a bridal shower around the bride-to-be’s favorite color. If she adores the color red, serve red foods and decorate with red banners and flowers. You can also ask each guest to bring an item for the bride in the color of her choosing.
  4. Consider using a type of food as your party’s theme. The shower’s theme could be a wine and cheese tasting, complete with dessert. Talking about the various options can lead to real conversation, especially when there will be many guests who do not know each other. Many modern bridal showers are brunch-themed, complete with waffles and mimosas. This is a classy way to show the bride-to-be that you care, whether you make reservations at a local restaurant or throw the shower at your home.
  5. If you have the budget for it, consider traveling out of town for a weekend bridal shower. The bride and the rest of her wedding party can enjoy a vacation on the beach or downtown, somewhere everybody can relax and take their mind off the stresses of planning an event.

When it comes to planning the shower, it is important that you do not spend too much time obsessing over the fine details. You can throw together a fantastic party without stressing or overspending.

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Important Facts to Know About Baby Shower Invitations

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Party Planning | 0 comments

In order to plan a baby shower, there is a large amount of planning that needs to be done. You must first plan on a date and a theme for the baby shower. First look around to see what themes are available for baby shower invitations and accessories that go along with the baby shower invites. You will also want to consider the gender of the baby when planning a shower.

Girl Baby Shower Invitations

Baby girl shower invites vary in themes and styles. One specific type of baby shower theme is a pink safari theme. The shower invites will include all the information needed for the guests to know where to show up at and what time the shower will start. You will want to make sure all the information is correct on the baby shower invitations. Always include a phone number for people to R.S.V.P to allowing you to know how many people are going to be showing up and for people to send gifts to in case they are unable to make it. Make sure that you also include a time frame for people to show up during in case some people are unable to make the whole shower.

Baby Boy Shower Invites

Some of the cutest baby shower invitations for boys include the footprint and handprint themes, and you can find a lot of these custom invitations ideas and designs online.  Other baby shower invites for boys include the Noah’s ark theme. This theme is so cute since you can match a number of accessories to it such as the balloons, streamers and cake toppers. If you want to make the shower invitations more personal, there are a number of personalized invitations that can include a photograph of the mother to be.

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Information that Guests Should Know

When preparing the baby shower invitations, you should allow the guests to know where they should shop to purchase items that the parents to be really need. Most mothers and fathers will create a baby shower registry that will include items they need such as diapers, wipes and shampoos. Other items that mothers and fathers will need could include the stroller, crib and car seat. By shopping where they have registered, it becomes easier for people to know what items have been purchased so that duplicate items are not purchased, unless the parents opted to register for more than one item of the same such as diapers.

When you are considering the option of hosting a baby shower, you will want to mail out your baby shower invitations as far in advance as possible to allow for people to request for time off from work, if they need it and to allow for guests who are coming in from out of town to be able to make it.

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Celebrating a New Life with Your Friends

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Party Planning | 0 comments

So you are a happy mum-to-be with a belly that seems to be swelling in size every day. You feel the joy and the love for the unborn baby and you feel so ready to bring him into this world. In many countries, a baby shower is held to celebrate the upcoming birth of the latest member in the family.

There will be many presents to be given out to the soon-to-be parents and even more compliments and helpful tips will be shared around the room. Baby showers can be an exhausting but enjoyable way to prepare for the birth of your child.

Feel the need to share the news

Some people cannot keep to themselves and feel the need to tell everyone about what’s on their minds.  Well, announcing that you will be having a baby shower in your house will cause nothing but excitement as the birth of a new baby is always welcomed.

Before you plan for the event, you should first look at how you will inform your guests, family and friends that you will be hosting a baby shower. Prepare a piece of paper and plan the details of the event, including the contents of your baby shower invites. Will you prefer a pink colored invite for the baby girl and blue color for a boy or would you prefer to include the MRI scan of your unborn child in the card?

Maybe you should stop and consider the options

You could always try to plan for the design of your baby shower invites but wouldn’t you rather be doing more productive things instead such as discussing with your spouse on whether you should invite your distant relatives or not.

You can choose to give yourself some much needed time to do other things by giving the task of designing your invites to professionals. You can pick out the designer team that best suits your tastes and have them design the card that will be sent out to your guests.

When you choose to hire a professional, you can be assured that your baby shower invites will leave a good impression to the people who receive them. The importance of a baby shower invite is that it should make your guests to want to come to your event.

A professionally designed invite will also be able to tell your guests the gender of your unborn child so that they would know what sort of gifts to bring to the baby shower.

Since this is such a major event in any young parent’s life, one should not undermine the usefulness of having a professionally designed invitation card.

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Benefits of Buying Online Sweet 16 Birthday Invitations

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Party Planning | 0 comments

Year after year, you go through birthday parties and by now, you are an expert at organizing them. From getting the invitations and goody bags at the local store, to the life-size inflatable castle, things have just gone so smoothly.

So you really shouldn’t be stressing about it this year. But you can’t help it because this year has nothing to do with the others; it is her sweet sixteen birthday and everything has to go perfectly as planned. She has a dozen friends coming over, a popularity to uphold and everything, down to the last details, have to be flawless. Beginning with the invitations.

Here’s a trick: if you want to save time and money while still putting a smile on your hard-to-please teenager’s face, order them online. And while this time and money saved is being used on all those other important details, here are a few other things you might gain by ordering your sweet 16 birthday invitations online:

Custom-made and unique.

Once thing that will greatly displease your daughter, is having to send those exact same common and boring invitations that her friend used for her own sweet sixteen birthday.

Get a personal picture, add some funny quotes and make your invites stand out from the rest. You will be able to see exactly what they will look like and redo them as many times as you want without even purchasing yet. You can even chose what kind of paper you want it to printed on or even what gloss and shades, you want them to be printed in. The options are limitless.

Once your daughter is fully satisfied, you will be able to get that unique invite as quickly as a click of your mouse and still have time to mail them to your guests.

Sweet deals.

Not only will you get that one of a kind sweet 16 birthday invitations, but some websites like PaperStyle offer packages where you can get stationery, goody bags and many other amazing birthday essentials at just one low price. Some can even throw in some free shipping when a minimum purchase. And most of these items can be personalized as well so that everything match.

Throwing sweet sixteen birthday parties can be both and enjoyment and a pain. Increase the percentage of it being an enjoyment by ordering the invites online. Your daughter will thank you for it.

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Make your Sweet 16 Party Special with Personalized Invitations

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Party Planning | 0 comments

sweet 16 party cupcakesA sweet 16 is an important coming of age party, and as with every party the invitations set the tone of the event, and give guests an idea of what to expect. Interesting, different or unique invitation are a great way to get people interested and make them want to attend your party so putting some thought and effort into the invitations is the first step towards a great party

Play to your strengths

If you have any artistic ability you may want to make the invitations yourself which is a great way to create unique invitations.  If there are not too many guests to invite you can personalize each invitation to the guest; this adds a nice personal touch. Even if you aren’t particularly artistic you can still make a great looking invite; try cutting paper shapes or flick a paint brush across the cards for a splatter effect. Stick on glitter, feathers or sequins if you would like a girly look for your invitations, or use stencils and spray paint to easily repeat a pattern a lot of times.

Put technology to work

There are lots of websites that let you design a card or invitation yourself, and then just choose how many you want to be printed. This is an easy way to pick out custom sweet 16 birthday invitations. Another way to put technology to good use is to make a video invite; film yourself saying a few words to invite people and email the video to them. Just make sure you have a script so that you don’t leave out any important bits of information, and practice a few times so that you can make it look natural. Invites by text or on a social media site are an effective way to invite lot of people, but these methods don’t have the same impact as an invitation that guests can pin on a board or stand on a shelf.

However you choose to invite guests to your sweet 16 party, try to use an invitation that will have an impact so that guests want to attend, and make sure you include all relevant information such as location, times and dress code as well as the theme if there is one.

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