Archive for March, 2011

Denim & Diamonds Party Invitations

Friday, March 4th, 2011

denim party invitationsOur customers never cease to amaze me!  You guys come up with some of the best party themes, and I can’t think of any better place to share about it than on our blog!  One of our recent customers was hosting a 40th birthday party and she decided to have a “Denim and Diamonds” theme!  This party theme can work great for the fashionable gals celebrating a birthday party or a cocktail or can be great for the bride-to-be for her bachelorette party.

So just what exactly IS a Denim and Diamonds themed party?  Apparently it’s all the craze in party themes lately – where you ask your guest to come wearing their best denim along with their flashiest bling!  We’re talking diamond earrings, necklaces and rings, as well as rhinestone detail on your best pressed denim.  It’s essentially a totally flashy version of a western themed party, and we think this party theme is just great!

So what exactly do you wear if you’re attending a Denim & Diamonds party?

Women – Make sure one article of clothing has denim, whether it’s a pair of dark dressy jeans, a jean skirt, top or vest.  Pile on your best and flashiest jewelry or go big and bold with chunky silver, crystals and diamonds.  If you’d doing western denim and diamonds you can also add on a fun cowboy hat or belt covered in flashy rhinestones.

Men – Men can wear pressed dark jeans, cowboy boots, cowboy hats and a denim shirt or vest.  Add a rhinestone belt buckle or detailed boots to jazz it up a bit.

Looking for a western or bling-y invitation to coordinate with your Denim & Diamond Party Invitation theme?  Check out some of our favorite western and bling invitations below and get ready to host a party that nobody will soon forget!

denim and diamonds invitations

Jungle & Safari Kids Party Invitations

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

jungle invitations

Get ready for a party that’s as big as a lion’s ROAR!!!  A jungle and safari kids party theme is one of the more popular party themes for little boys ages one to four.  It’s a simple party theme with a ton of possibilities for party decorations, gift items and invitation themes. 

Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo, having a petting zoo at your child’s party or simply using a jungle theme for your party decor, it’s a really fun and vibrant party theme that everyone loves participating in!  Decorate your party area with jungle stuffed animals and green paper products to remind everyone of the jungle.  If your party is outside, create a ‘water hole’ pool for the kids to play in.  Have a cake that looks like the birthday boy or girl’s favorite jungle animal.  You can even have the kids dress up as their favorite animal or do face painting at the party in jungle animal themes!

At we have a plethora of jungle party invitations that are great for your little tiger or monkey’s next birthday party!  The image from the top of this blog has been taken from one of our brand new jungle party invitations, called My First Jungle Friends Invitation, by IB Designs.  This is one of my favorite jungle and safari animals yet!  It features all of your favorite jungle animals and even a cute little green snake!  The remainder of the card has a brown leopard print background to which your text is printed.  This particular jungle party invitation is great for younger safari kids with it’s whimsical cartoon characters.  You can even pair the card with a coordinating jungle round sticker or jungle fill-in thank you note with the same matching jungle animal design.

Looking for a jungle and safari party invitation for a tiger who’s a little bit older?  Take a look below at some of our favorite jungle party invitation favorites…

jungle party invitations

Bridal Shower Invitation Etiquette

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

bridal shower invitation etiquetteMarch has begun and that can only mean one thing – wedding fever has started!  It’s time to start thinking about planning your late spring/early summer bridal shower and pick the perfect invitation to match.  I speak with bridal shower hosts almost every day and it has surprised me lately at the misconceptions about how long bridal shower invitations should be sent before your event.  The typical timeline for sending a bridal shower invitation is about 2-3 weeks before your shower.  You can send your invitations out a bit longer if you have out-of-town guests who may need to plan travel arrangements, but 2-3 weeks is typically sufficient. 

Rumor has it lately that bridal shower invitations need to be sent out 6-8 weeks ahead which is certainly not the case.  A wedding invitation should be sent 6-8 weeks ahead, along with any formal party invitation.  Your bridal shower invitation should never compete with your wedding invitation and you certainly don’t want your guests forgetting about your event!  A simple 3 week timeline will be great for your guests to plan on attending your bridal shower.  Set your RSVP date for about a week before your event, or slightly more if you have caterers who will need a firm number for who is attending.

Make sure you choose the bridal shower invitation that best coordinates with the bride’s style.  If you are having a themed shower, whether it’s a lingerie shower, around the house shower or an around the clock shower, make sure your bridal shower invitation encompasses that theme.  It’s a great way to get all guests on board with your party theme and to ensure the gifts brought to the shower are useful by the bride-to-be.

Below are some of our newest bridal shower invitation designs…

bridal shower invitations

When wording your bridal shower invitation, be sure to include what type of shower you are hosting, as well as the bride’s name.  If some of the guests are on the groom’s side, and may not know the bride’s name, you may want to put “fiancee of ____________” after her name, to avoid any confusion.  Include the party date, party time and location as well as the RSVP if necessary.  You may also want to include the location(s) of the bride’s registry to assist guests in purchasing wanted gifts for the bride and groom.  If you’re not comfortable in printing this information on your invitation, you can always print it on a small insert to be included in your invitation’s envelope. 

Have fun when planning the bride-to-be’s bridal shower.  This is such an exciting time in her life, and she’ll be so excited to celebrate with her family and friends.