Archive for June, 2009

Beach Party Invitations

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

It’s summertime again – get inspired! Host a party that you and your friends will both enjoy attending and planning. Beach parties during the summertime allow for great fun, summertime activities and an enjoyable experience for kids, teens and adults. So if you’re planning a kid’s birthday party, sweet 16, adult birthday party or just need an excuse to party for an evening plan on heading to the beach for a splashing good time.

beach invitations

beach party invitationsAt InvitationBox we have a great variety of invitations with beach themes. Ranging from kids themes with sand pails and toys, beach balls, sand castles and swim suits to more mature themes with watercolor ocean designs, Adirondack chairs, beach umbrellas and beach cabanas; we have the perfect beach invitation to coordinate with your theme.

beach birthday party invitationsWhen planning a kids’ beach birthday party be sure you have plenty of chaperones to watch the kids as the ocean is a very large place for wanderers. You can even invite parents to attend if that is easier. Set up fun activities like an obstacle course, sandcastle contest, water balloon fights or scavenger hunts. Be sure to have plenty of sunscreen on hand, drinks to cool everyone off and a shady spot for everyone to get out of the sun if needed. Serve up hotdogs, burgers and fun BBQ type foods. For the cake you can decorate a square or round cake to look like the ocean or a favorite sea creature. At the end of the party you can send each kid home with a sand toy or pail full of toy sea animals.

beach bash invitationsFor a more mature event, set up a beach area with tiki torches, tropical flowers, beach umbrellas, a bonfire and other tropical themed decorations. Be sure to set up plenty of beach blankets or chairs for your guests. You can spend the day in the sun catching some rays and swimming in the ocean or cool off a bit by having a late-day party that goes into the hours of the night. Be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks in addition to your alcohol to avoid dehydration. Have a BBQ or pig roast for your guests and even serve up fruity cocktails in pineapple cups – get creative! Either way, it’s all about fun in the sun with your favorite friends.

No beach in your area? Bring the beach to your backyard or just use it as your party theme…you can’t go wrong with a trip or ‘pretend trip’ to the ocean.

Collegiate Pottery and Greek Stamps

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Summer is coming in full-swing and before you know it, it will be ‘back to school’ time already! Whether it’s going to be your child’s first year away at college or if they are returning after a summer off, everyone is on the prowl for school supplies.

Fuel your school or alumni spirit and serve up a hearty dose of college pride with the Magnolia Lane Collection of collegiate pottery. The Magnolia Lane Collection features team color and school logo ceramics from universities such as Duke, Clemson, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina State and many others. Each school has collections available with designs on mugs, cookie jars, pitchers, chip and dip sets, picture frames and veggie platters. These items make great gifts for the scholar or a nice addition to ‘game day’ for the alumni. Either way your school spirit will be displayed in a modern yet classy way with Magnolia Lane’s unique collegiate pottery collection.

Want your college-age kids to write to you more? Spruce up their stationery collection and add some school spirit with Noteworthy Collections licensed collegiate, folded and flat note cards, invitations, notepads, self-inking stamps and boxed stationery sets. Choose an item with your school logo and colors and personalize the stationery with your own wording, a fan’s name or graduation date. We even have self-inking stamps with your Greek letters, logo or mascot that are perfect for newsletters, rush posters and Greek correspondence.

Collegiate Gifts and Stationery

This collegiate collection of stationery, stamps and pottery items are the perfect gift for the favorite college fanatic in your family or circle of friends!

Bachelorette Party Invitations

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Invite the girls to mix & mingle – celebrate the bride’s last days of being SINGLE! Every girl dreams of her big day walking down the aisle, her perfect bridal shower and bridal brunch with her bridesmaids. But we all know that one little event that every bride secretly looks forward to – when she loses all her inhibitions and gets to be a single girl one last time before her big day! Throw the bride a bachelorette party that she’ll never forget, whether you’re hosting a lingerie party or headed for a night out on the town. Bachelorette parties can be hosted by the bridal party, friends of the bride or both! Get everyone in on the planning to create a special “single” night for the bride. Below are some great suggestions for an unforgettable evening:

Invitations: When choosing invitations be sure the one you choose gives off the essence of the night ahead, whether it’s wild and crazy, posh and sophisticated or fun an silly. We have a wide variety of bachelorette party invitations for all types of parties that include piano bar themes, limos, friends, lingerie, cocktails, high heels, gambling, beach and spa themes.

Attire: When your guests RSVP send them each a matching tank top or t-shirt to wear that says “bridal party”, “bachelorette party”, “I’m with the crazy bride” or “bridesmaid”. Give the bride a mini veil to wear and a bachelorette sash so that everyone she meets as she parades throughout the night knows she is about to have her big day.

Events: If the budget allows, have everyone meet at the bride’s house and get picked up by a limo that will take you around for the night. This allows for everyone to travel together safely and eliminates the need for designated drivers. A great idea is to have everyone go to a salon to get their hair and makeup done ahead of time so that everyone is looking their best or have everyone meet at one residence and get ready together. Have hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available before the big night or have everyone together for a light dinner before the events begin. A bachelorette party favorite is to give the bride a “scavenger hunt to-do list” that she must complete before the night is through. This can include such things as having someone buy her a drink, dance with a stranger, sing a karaoke song, take pictures with a bartender, etc. Whatever you decide to do on her big night, be it dancing, karaoke, a comedy night or a strip club, make it something that fits the bride’s personality and something she and the groom will be comfortable with.

And lastly – remember to take LOTS of pictures – this is a night she won’t want to forget!

Cake Party Invitations

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Make your next party a ‘piece of cake’ with these vibrant, fun and unique cake themed party invitations from Invitation Box.com. Cake themed invitations are great for parties where there isn’t a specific theme set, however they still give off a great impression of a party full of fun. Cake invitations can be used for bridal shower invitations, casual wedding invitations, adult birthday party invitations, retirement party invitations, sweet 16 invitations, first birthday party invitations and kids’ birthday party invitations.

Our cake invitations feature all cake styles including slices of cake, tiered wedding cakes, feminine cakes, masculine cakes and art-designed cakes. You can choose a cake invitation that matches your party theme colors or even set your party colors to match the cake. Many bakeries will even create a cake that will match the cake colors or design on your invitation. Take a look at some of our fabulous cake invitations below…

So whether it’s chocolate, vanilla, marble or fruit-filled – you’ll find the perfect cake invitation for your next party at InvitationBox.com!