Archive for April 9th, 2009

30 of the Most Popular Baby Names of 2008

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Being parents ourselves, we know that one of the most exciting and sometimes frustrating things is deciding and aggreeing on what to name your newest arrival.

With a large part of our customer base being mommy-to-be’s we thought we would share with you the 30 most popular baby names of 2008 for boys and girls that Baby Center published recently. Who knows, maybe it will help you decide on a name for your baby…

Not enough ideas? Visit http://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2008 to view the entire list!

*Remember, pre-shipped envelopes are available for those parents that would like to get a head-start on addressing their envelopes before the chaos of a newborn begins. All you have to do is choose the birth announcement design that you like and order it. When prompted to enter the text, just skip down to the special instructions box and note “pre-order birth announcements” and the expected due date. Once your baby arrives, just send an email with the text you would like printed on the card. If you don’t know the gender of your baby but would still like to pre-order your birth announcements and have the envelopes pre-shipped, just choose one girl and boy announcement that are the same size.

Spa Party Invitations

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Work stress wearing you down? Are you pregnant and just need a little time to relax? Kids driving you crazy? Need to pamper yourself and your bridal party before the big day?

Spa themed parties are all the rage this summer…what better way to spend time with the girls AND get some much needed R & R. The most popular treatments for you and your pals are manicures, pedicures and massages. Most spas have mini or express versions of the regular spa treatments which are much more cost effective and are done in about twenty to thirty minutes. Costs can range from $70-$150 per guest and sometimes include a gift for the guest. Be sure to ask whether gratuities are included.

On a budget? No need to fear – stop by your local Wal-Mart or department store and pick up the mani/pedi essentials and have a home spa party! Set the scene with some relaxing music, scented candles, warm towels and herbal teas for your guests. Set up mini stations around the room, put out some finger foods and have a goodie-bag for each guest to take with them when they leave. This will be much more cost effective and still a ton of fun!

Take a look at some of the great Spa party invitations we have available at InvitationBox.com this summer…you’re guests will be ready to relax in no time!



For more party ideas and inspirations, visit us at www.invitationbox.com.

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Wedding season is coming in full swing…which means many of our customers will be tying the knot very soon! A tradition before weddings is for the groom’s family to host a rehearsal dinner for the bridal party after the church or ceremony rehearsal. It’s a great way to thank your bridesmaids, groomsmen or any person who has assisted you throughout your journey while planning your wedding. In more modern times, the hosts have even invited the out-of-town guests coming to the wedding as a way to thank them for their travels.

Rehearsal dinners can be formal or very casual and in no way must be related to the wedding. Go with an Italian theme, Asian, barbecue – maybe even a luau! The sky is the limit and the most important thing is that your guests are comfortable and relaxed before your big day!

Whatever the theme, we at InvitationBox do our best to have a coordinating invitation – take a look at some of the most popular rehearsal dinner invitations below…

Remember, rehearsal dinners are a great time to give gifts to the bridal party and groomsmen to thank them for their support. You may even want to give a toast in their honor. But don’t stress yourself out too much about this pre-wedding night – make it fun, relaxing and something everyone can enjoy before you walk down that aisle into wedding bliss.