Archive for August, 2010

Fall Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

As summer winds down and the fall draws near many of the weddings we plan during the summer months are right around the corner! Before your wedding day, it is traditional for the groom’s parents to host a rehearsal dinner for bridal attendants and sometimes out of town guests to attend. This dinner gathering should begin after the church rehearsal, as sort of a wind-down at the end of the night to relax before the big day. Many times during the rehearsal dinner the bride and groom will give a short speech to their bridal attendees to thank them for their help during their wedding planning, as well as present them with their gifts for being in their wedding. You can also have the parents of the bride or groom say a little something to everyone.

Many rehearsal dinners are held at Italian or Mexican restaurants or a favorite place of the bride and groom. If you’re hosting a fall wedding, you may want to think about incorporating the fall theme into your rehearsal dinner. This can include fall rehearsal dinner invitations, fall themed table settings or decor in your dinner area. Make your fall details subtle yet appropriate for your event. Rehearsal dinners should not be lavish or upstage the actual wedding.

At InvitationBox.com we have brand new fall themed rehearsal dinner invitations right in time for the season ahead. We have showcased a few of our favorite new fall designs below that feature fall and autumn dinner place settings, leaf and harvest designs and pumpkin themes…

Hosting a fall themed rehearsal dinner creates a warm, inviting and colorful event setting, that much corresponds with the love you’re celebrating. Create a relaxing, loving and inviting event with a fall themed rehearsal dinner and celebrate the couple who is just about to be wed!

Back to School – Personalized Stickers

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

When driving to work today I saw my first school bus since the summer months and it reminded me that school starts up within the next few weeks!

One of our most popular back-to-school items this year has been kids personalized square stickers. These colorful stickers are available in adorable graphics and allow for any text you wish. Personalize your child’s sticker with their name, room number or cubby number or create a “this item belongs to” or “this book belongs to” label to mark your child’s books, pencil holders, book bags or folders to ensure their items remain in their posession. You can even order them with a blank line to fill-in your child’s name by hand with a Sharpie, if you want to buy a bulk amount of stickers for your child’s classroom to all share.

Our kids personalized stickers are themed from toddlers up through older “big kids”. Girl themes feature princess crowns, pink and red lady bugs, bunny rabbits, flowers and pastel bounce houses. Boy themes include pirate ships, fire trucks, teddy bears, primary colored bounce houses, whales, dump trucks, sail boats and safari animals. We also have coordinating round stickers in fun kids designs. Below are some of our favorite back-to-school kids personalized stickers

Ready for some sticker fun? Remember, these customized stickers work great for return address labels, chore chart prizes, envelope seals, party favor tags, gift tags and more!

Collegiate Gifts

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Roll Tide Roll! Help the new student gain a little school pride for their new college or university with a gift from our collegiate collection. Featuring over 17 different popular universities including LSU, DUKE, U of GA, Michigan State, University of Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State and more, your son, daughter, friend, co-worker or neighbor will head to school in style with this school-spirited collection of gifts.

college stationeryInside our collegiate gift and stationery collection you’ll find college themed return address labels, notepads, stationery cards, invitations, mugs, picture frames, chip & dip platters, customized stamps, calling cards, business cards, plates, luggage tags and clip boards. Each item is decorated in your college or university’s school colors, mascot or collegiate logo and can be personalized with the college student or alumnae’s name, email, phone number or a favorite school pride saying. These licensed items will let all of the students friends and contacts know that the recipient supports their school.

college stationeryThese gifts are great for kids going away to college, graduation gifts or presents for alumnae who are oh-so-proud of their alma mater. Impress your guests at a football or tailgating party with our Magnolia Lane serving platters or write home to Mom & Dad with our college stationery sets. Let everyone know you support your school with an item from our collegiate collection.

Sports Party Invitations

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Let’s get ready to rumble!!! Football season had it’s kickoff this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! One of the most common trends we see with kid and adult party invitations are sports party invitations. Nothing is better than throwing the ball around with your friends to celebrate your big birthday event! Our sports themed invitations range from all ends of the sports spectrum from baseball invitations to football invitations, golfing invitations, bowling invitations, generic sports invitations and even collegiate themed sports invitations. Our newest sports themed invitations will get you ready for game day because they’re printed on actual game tickets with perforated edges and all of your party details built into the ticket!

ticket invitations

Take a moment to view some of our favorite sports invitations below…

bowling invitationsBowling Invitations – Make your next sports party a strike, not a split! This classic Vintage Signs – Bowl-o-Rama Invitation by Noteworthy Collections features a faded dark to light blue background and a vintage bowling sign on the left side of the card for your customized text. It’s perfect for those heading up the bowling alley that’s been in your city or town for years that everyone loves!

college invitationsCollegiate Sports Party Invitations – Go Gators! This fun collegiate party invitation features the University of Florida Gators alligator logo in the bottom right corner. A diagonal border of blue, white and orange stripes frames the card for your text to be centered in the middle. Our collegiate line of sports invitations features the University of Florida, University of Georgia, Duke, Clemson, University of Texas and the University of Alabama…just to name a few!

football invitationsFootball Invitations – Are you ready for some football? This fun Kick Off Party Invitation by Paper so Pretty features a die-cut football that wiggles and moves upon opening your invitation envelope. A kicker sending the football into the sky adorns the left side of the card which is framed with a black and white striped border and backed by a green football player # background. It’s the perfect choice for your next kickoff event!

So kick off football season the right way and in sporty style with an invitation from our fun Sports Invitation Collection! Whether you’re aiming for a goal, tee, base or a strike, the perfect sports invitation is waiting to help you celebrate your upcoming event!

Choose the Perfect Bridal Shower Invitation

Friday, August 6th, 2010

We’ve all been to THAT shower…when the very traditional bride has some not-so-traditional bridesmaids who decide to throw her a lingerie shower, print her 34-DD / M measurements on her invitation, and then the bride is turning red in the face when she’s opening her very first gift. When planning a bridal shower for your best friend, family member or co-worker, it’s important to consider the bride’s personality and needs when planning the style or type of shower to host. You’ll want to think…is she sassy? traditional and conservative? wild and crazy?

Our bridal shower invitation collection is full of invitations for every bride’s unique style. From silhouettes to floral patterns, bridal dresses, bouquets, lingerie themes, gifts, rings, wedding cakes…the list goes on. Below are a few suggestions to help you select the perfect invitation for your favorite bride to be…

bridal shower invitationsThe Traditional Bride – Whether she’s shy, old-fashioned, sweet or innocent, this Lace Bride Invitation by Picture Perfect is the perfect choice for the traditional bride. A light turquoise brushed background offsets an ivory lace looking dress with a perfectly tied bow across the center. This is one of our more popular bridal shower invitations and truly lets your guests know what an important even they’re about to attend.

bridal shower invitationsThe Modern Bride – Fun, sassy, chic and stylish, the White Bow on Blue Invitation by Paper so Pretty is the perfect invitation choice for the fashion-forward, wedding-with-the-times bride. This contemporary invitation has an aqua bluish-green background that almost resembles the color of a Tiffany’s box. A silver 3-D looking bow adorns the left side of the card and sits over a black and white damask cross design, causing the invitation to look like a present. Add some fun text with cursive embellished letters periodically throughout your text for a truly modern approach.

bridal shower invitationsThe Sassy Bride – Perfect for the bride who is no stranger to sass, class and having a good time, the Black Lace Likely Ensemble with Ribbon Invitation by SanLori Designs is a great invitation for lingerie showers or all-girl showers with it’s hot pink background that features a black falling damask design at the top. Your invitation is then placed into a black pocket with a pre-tied pink satin ribbon to tie it all together. This invitation is great for the bride who likes to go out, be social and have a good time. You can also order this invitation without the pocket and ribbon, which still offers a sassy and fun presentation.

Not sure if she fits into one of the above categories?! No worries! Our bridal shower collection has something for everyone. Check out our entire bridal shower collection at InvitationBox.com!

Fun Fish Party Invitations

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

shark invitationsFlap your fins and make a big splash, it’s shark week, and at InvitationBox, we’re celebrating! With the hot summer weather (hopefully) coming to a close, there’s no better way to cool off and celebrate a kid’s summer birthday than a fun-in-the sun pool or water party.

At InvitationBox, we have fabulous fish and shark themed kids party invitations that coordinate great with a kids summer party. Choose from shark invitations with vibrant colors and kid-friendly shark themes, fish invitations with colorful fish wearing party hats or fun under the sea invitations with your favorite ocean characters. These invitations are great for girls and boys and all have a quick 2-3 business day turnaround time! Check out these fun fishy invites here!

The Discovery Channel will be showing shark news, documentaries and movies all week to celebrate our finned friends. Whether you’re a Jaws fan or just simply enjoy learning about these interesting animals, it’s fun for all to watch. Celebrate shark week with InvitationBox.com and take advantage of our 5% off coupon code, SharkWeek5, which is valid for any order placed online now through August 8th!

Menu Cards

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

“Organic chicken stuffed with caramelized onion, boursin cheese, roasted mushroom, with a sun dried tomato cream sauce, garlic potato puree and braised fennel”. Mouth watering yet? Ours are! Menu cards are a great addition to a formal occasion as they create an appealing focal point at each table setting and allow your guests a small preview of the delicious meal to come. Most menu cards are seen with one on each reception table or one by each place setting for each guest to review. We even had a customer the other day tell us that she had many different entree choices for her guests at a rehearsal dinner, (a party of 40+), thus she included a menu with each invitation so that when the event occurred there weren’t 40 people trying to decide what to eat, as they were already prefaced with the meal choices to come.

Our menu cards are printed on flat ivory, white or shimmer white card stock and feature modern designs to coordinate with your event theme. Choose from floral patterns in vibrant contemporary color combinations, vine designs, solid color schemes, damask patterns or simple elegant borders. Start your menu with the couple in honor or honoree’s name, or the name of the organization hosting the event. Follow the heading with the event date and details about the courses to be served. When planning your menu text, ask your caterers or the restaurant for a description of the food served. Most places will have a menu for you to follow with great detail. Feel free to be as specific or generic as you wish.

Below are some of our popular menu cards…

menu cards

Want to see more? Visit our entire wedding/formal event menu collection at InvitationBox!

Custom Stampers by Noteworthy Collections

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Stamp it up! This fun collection of custom stampers from Noteworthy Collections is growing in popularity day by day! Each rubber stamp comes built into a plastic stamper that protects your hands from an inky mess. Inside the stamper is a black ink pad which is interchangeable with a colored ink pad which you may purchase when ordering your customized stamper. Customize your chosen stamper with your Greek letters, name and address, monogrammed initials, a favorite phrase like “this book belongs to”, a phone number, email address…the list goes on!

Noteworthy’s stamps are available in a variety of designs and styles depending on what theme interests you or coincides with your projects. Kids will love their princess stamps, animal themed stamps, dress-up or doll stamps. Adults will love their classic monogram stamps, collegiate stamps, sporting stamps or career themed stamps. We also have stamps for destination weddings, nature lovers, beach themes, book themes, pet themes, location themes, pattern themes, floral themes and more.

Take a look below at some of our favorite stamp designs…

If you have purchased a stamp get ready to be stamp-inspired! Use these stamps to make your own personal mark on your books, belongings, stationery, envelopes, letterhead, notes to friends, cookware, paperwork and more. Check out the entire stamp collection at InvitationBox.com!

Sweet 16 Invitations

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

sweet 16 invitationsShe’s sweet. She’s Sassy. She’s just about to get her first set of car keys. She’s Sweet 16! Turning sixteen is such an important milestone in any girl’s life as it’s a time when she’s no longer considered a child, begins to learn how to drive, can open up her own bank account, see a rated R movie…the list goes on!

When planning your daughter’s sweet 16 birthday party you’ll want to choose an invitation that sets the bar high for her event and really sets the tone for the fun night ahead. Whether it’s a formal red carpet event or a fun night in with her gal-pals, we have the perfect invitations to help her celebrate her sweet sixteen. Choose from designs with peace signs, princess crowns, animal print, modern designs and patterns, party dresses, birthday cake, pockets, layered cards, ribbons, presents, polka dots, digital photographs, floral prints and more. Each design is adorned with her favorite color combinations including black and pink, black and white, lime green, orange, teal and brown and red. Some of our favorite and most popular sweet sixteen designs are those with zebra or cheetah print incorporated into the designs.

Excited to plan her big day? Below are a few of our newest and most popular sweet sixteen invitations:

16th birthday invitations

You can check out the above invitations and a variety of other sweet 16 birthday party invitations at InvitationBox.com. She only turns sweet 16 once, so make it one she’ll never forget!