Archive for April, 2011

Celebrate The Royal Wedding – Princess Party Invitations

Friday, April 29th, 2011

princess invitationsAdmit it…you DVR’d the Royal Wedding last night, right?  Don’t feel bad, all the girls over here at IBox did, too!  The world is buzzing with news and live streaming from England’s special wedding day and I felt it appropriate to focus today’s blog on nothing but royalty!

One of our most popular kids birthday party themes has always been princess parties!  And along with a party fit for a princess goes a princess party invitation!  It’s got to be pink and purple, of course, and feature all of the things a princess needs, from a princess crown to a magic wand, a far away castle or a sparkling princess crown!  The above invitation is one of our newest princess invitations from Paper so Pretty which features a party princess with hot pink hair wearing a fun pink sparkling party dress with a purple ribbon in the back.  She dons a silver princess crown, as any princess should, and gazes at herself in her mirror.  This fun princess invitation is perfect for princess parties or dress-up parties!

When planning your child’s princess party, be sure to make sure all her royal guests feel like a princess for the day, too!  Whether you’re playing dress-up, taking the kids to have their hair styled or getting a mani/pedi you’ll want to make each guest feel like the inner princess she already is!  Take pictures as the princesses arrive, and maybe even roll out a red carpet for them to walk on!  Add some frills to your party scene with pink and purple streamers, balloons and lots of sparkles!  If boys are attending, ask them to come dressed as princes or a fearless dragon!  Top the party off with a tall white or pink tiered cake fit for a queen or a cake in the shape of a princess castle or magic wand!  For party crafts, have each party princess guest decorate her own princess crown with stick-on jewels, sequins and rhinestones and then take the crown home with her after wearing it at your party.

Our princess party invitations feature looks-like-me princesses, castles, prince and princess scenes, digital photographs, crowns, castles and fairies.  Below are some of our most popular and newest princess party invitations that are made for your royal little princess!

princess party invitations

Dinosaur Kids Party Invitations

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

dinosaur invitations ROAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR!!!  Get ready for a trip back to pre-historic times when the dinosaurs roamed the earth!!  Dinosaur party invitations are all the craze with little boys this year and our expert designers have put their heads together to come up with some really great designs to coordinate with your pre-historic party theme!  The kids will be roaring with excitement over our newest dinosaur party designs.

The friendly dinosaur above is our Triceratops dinosaur party invitation from Paper so Pretty.   This design is an old favorite of ours which is actually a die-cut design that punches your card out in the shape of the orange dinosaur!  Friendly and cute, it’s great for kids parties ages 2 and up!

Our newest dinosaur party invitations feature pre-historic scenes that range from cute and cartoon themed invitations for young kids to down right scary for older dinosaur fanatics.  We also offer digital photo dinosaur party invitations so that you can include a photo of your own little dinosaur with his pre-historic invitation.  Pair your fun dinosaur party invitation with a matching dinosaur sticker to use as an envelope seal, return address label or to stick on party favors to send home to your guests. Below are some of our favorite new dinosaur kids party invitations

dinosaur party invitations

When planning your child’s dinosaur party invitation decorate your party area with play dinosaurs and transform your party room into a desert or forest with streamers, trees and a watering hole (kid swimming pool).  Have your local baker create a birthday cake in the shape of your child’s favorite dinosaur, be it a Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus or maybe even a T-Rex!

Make a Splash with Summer Party Invitations

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

summer party invitations Have you heard the news?  The Easter Bunny is coming on Sunday!  From all of us at InvitationBox.com, we’d like to wish our dedicated customers a very happy, healthy and safe Easter Holiday weekend and a very happy Spring season!  Whether you’re heading to Mass on Sunday morning, celebrating by having dinner with family and friends, dying Easter eggs or perhaps having an Easter egg hunt with the kids, we know it will be a fun-filled weekend for everyone!

Easter marks the middle of the Spring season which can only mean one thing – Summer is right around the corner!  Now’s the time to begin planning your summertime events, be it a tropical bash, a summer wedding, a pool party or a kids birthday party at the local water park!  Just in time for the summer season, we’ve introduced quite a few new summer event party invitations that we know our customers will adore!

Make a splash at your next summer event with one of these too-hot-to-touch invitations!  Choose from whimsical cartoon drawings, delicate beach scenes, luau invitations with tiki huts, island scenes or a cocktail themed invitation that is sure to make your mouth water.  Summer is one of our favorite seasons, and we love to celebrate the warm weather fun with you!  Below is a small preview of the new summer invitations you’ll see on InvitationBox.com…

pool party invitations

Be sure to check back with us over the next few weeks for more brand new invitations!  We love to keep things fresh, current and trendy and are always working hard to provide the best invitations around!  And again – Have a GREAT Easter Holiday weekend!

New Inviting Company Bridal Shower Invitations

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

bridal shower invitationsShower the bride before she heads down the aisle! Just in time for the spring and summer wedding season, Inviting Company has introduced a plethora of brand new designs for brides-to-be and her bridal party! Whether you’re hosting a bridal luncheon to celebrate your bridesmaids, a bridal shower to shower the bride with gifts, a rehearsal dinner or an after-wedding brunch, Inviting Company’s new designs will help you celebrate your new or soon-to-be wedded bliss in style!

Below are some of Inviting Company’s newest designs which feature fun and flirty floral designs, snazzy bridesmaids, lace patterns, wedding words, ornate borders and bride pictorals. For those hosting a themed shower, Inviting Company offers a plethora of hip themed shower invitations from stock-the-bar shower invitations to lingerie shower invitations or kitchen and recipe shower invitations which feature cut-off recipe cards at the bottom of each invitation ensemble.

Having a destination wedding? One of the newest parts of the Inviting Company bridal collection is their new line of skyline invitations. The nation’s most popular city skylines have now been made into scenic invitations for your specific region. Choose from the Atlanta skyline, Houston skyline, Dallas skyline, Chicago skyline or the LA skyline. Perfect for those having a rooftop wedding or a rehearsal dinner in the city, this swanky skyline invitations will perfectly coordinate.

If elegant showers aren’t your thing and you’re all about the party, Inviting Company has also introduced a few brand new bachelorette party invitations which feature racy and vibrant invitation styles with hot pink, black and green hues featuring limos, cocktails, large rings and lace borders. You’ll be sure to set the scene for one fabulous ‘last night single’ event.

Below is just a short preview of some of the newest bridal invitations that Inviting Company has to offer…

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Mother’s Day Gifts

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 8, 2011!  If you haven’t started searching for the perfect Mother’s Day present for one of the most important people in your life, now is a great time to start and InvitationBox.com is here to help!  Below are some of our most popular spring items for Mom that she’ll just love, and think of you when using it every time!

personalized stampPersonalized Snap Stamps from Noteworthy Collections – Perfect for the mom who is constantly sending out notes, cards and stationery to family and friends, or for the business-woman mom, these snap stamps from Noteworthy Collections are a perfect Mother’s Day gift.  Each snap stamp comes with a base with a snap-on, snap-off, face which can be interchanged for holiday styles, personal styles or professional styles.  Purchase a base and face to start your mom’s snap-stamp set or purchase the snap stamp gift box and send her the base only to let her choose her own face design for free!  Noteworthy offers over 900 different stamp face designs to choose from from everyday collections to holiday, collegiate or greek themes.  Add your mom’s name, address, business name or a fun phrase to truly make the design hers!  She’ll have the gift that keeps on giving with over 10,000 impressions available.  Pick up a few extra ink pads or stickers to complete your gift ensemble!  Complete snap-stamp sets are typically $38.99 and faces only are just $19.99.

folded note stationeryMonogrammed Stationery – Nothing says personalization more than a  monogrammed note with a handwritten message from Mom!  Give her the gift of stationery this Mother’s day with an abundance of personalized choices in a our stationery collection.  Choose a folded note with a colorful border or a card stock color like pastel pink, blue or classic ivory or white.  Embossed Graphics features monogrammed stationery as well as personalized stationery with Mom’s name or initials.  Add a return address or envelope liner to the stationery envelopes to further personalize your order.  Your mom will be certain to send you the first note of thanks once she receives your generous gift!  Stationery sets are typically sold in sets of 50 cards and coordinating envelopes for $35.95 and up.

personalized notepads Personalized Notepads – Moms are always busy, which means they’re always jotting down phone numbers, reminders, grocery lists or to-do notes for the kids when they come home from school!  These personalized notepads are great for the busy mom who always has something going on!  Unlike a typical notepad, these classy pads come available in a variety of designs that appeal to Mom’s style from elegant damask patterns to fun paisley, striped or animal print designs.  Add Mom’s monogrammed initials or name to the top or bottom of the notepad and truly make it hers!  Many of our notepads include acrylic clear holders to keep her notes safe and organized.  Add it to mom’s work desk or her kitchen counter and she’ll think of you every time she uses it!

Excited for Mother’s Day?  We are too!  Do something special with your mom this Mother’s Day or send her a thoughtful gift from the InvitationBox.com collection which you know she’ll treasure!

Law School Graduation Invitations

Friday, April 15th, 2011

law school graduation invitationsInnocent until proven guilty!  All those hard years of studying  have finally paid off because you’ve just graduated from law school!  A new door has opened and a new path lies ahead for so many new opportunities and ways to grow.

At InvitationBox.com, we recognize the hard work and dedication it takes as a law student, and our vendors have prepared to help you celebrate your law school graduation.  We offer a complete line of law school graduation invitations and announcements to help you announce to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of your graduation, as well as invite them to help you celebrate!

The law school graduation collection features a variety of invitations and announcements, depending on your personal style.  From whimsical styles with gavel, text book and scale of justice cartoons to more mature designs with scale of justice designs screened into the background or elegant pocket and ribbon themes, there’s a little something for everyone.  We also features photo law school graduation invitations so that you can share a photograph of the graduate with your recipients as well as create a memorable keepsake for years to come, commemorating such an important achievement.

Below are some of the unique law school graduation invitations you’ll see in our abundant collection…

law school grad invitations

Remember that with sending out graduation announcements and invitations you’ll probably receive gifts from family and friends.  Be sure to check out our graduation stationery and graduation stickers to create a complete coordinating graduation ensemble!

Movie Party Invitations

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

movie invitationsLights!  Camera!  ACTION!!  The spotlight is on YOU for your next party…what kind of theme should you choose?!  One of the more growingly popular party themes amongst kids and adults today is movie or red carpet themes with a movie party invitation to coordinate.  Everybody loves a trip to the movies, and when you’ve got popcorn, soda and candy in-hand and good friends by your side, it’s bound to be a fun night for all, guaranteed.

Kids movie themed parties can be an inexpensive party theme, depending on how many kids you invite and what movie time you choose.  If you choose a matinée you’ll save money and be able to invite more friends.  Choose a kids snack pack that comes with popcorn and soda, or fill the kids up on pizza and cake before the movie starts, at home.  Choose a kid-friendly movie that all parents will agree upon and send each kid home with a playing card from the movie or an action figure from the film you just watched.

Movie, red carpet and cinema themed parties are also becoming wildly popular for adult charity events as well as corporate events.  You don’t have to go to a cinema, (though it’s always a fun idea), to have a cinema themed party.  Treat your event like a red carpet movie debut and pull out all the bells and whistles from a red carpet to a photo ‘paparazzi’ entry way, fun movie themed snacks and appetizers and top it all off with an old fashioned movie or Broadway sign outside your event.

When choosing your movie themed invitation, there’s so many to choose from!  From our ticket invitations, to popcorn invitations for kids all the way to admission ticket invitations, red carpet themed invitations or movie reel invitations – there’s a little something for everyone, depending on the formality or reason for your event.  Below are some of our new movie themed invitations, hot off the press!

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BRIDES – New Checkerboard Collection of Wedding Invites

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

brides magazine wedding invitationsIntroducing the BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers – ‘advertised nationally, endorsed by trend-setters – recognized instantly by brides-to-be!’  Exquisitely modern is the theme with this brand new, fresh off-the-press collection of Checkerboard invitations created by BRIDES Magazine, the leading authority in items for your wedding and wedding style.  The wedding experts from BRIDES Mag have teamed up with Checkerboard designs to give you, the bride-to-be, 21 brand new full-set collections of today’s most modern wedding invitation styles, colors and themes.

Ranging from earthy and feminine elegance to vibrant, wild and eye-catching hues, there’s a little something for each stylish bride in this full modern collection.  When you begin shopping the BRIDES invitation collection, you’ll come to our collection page which shows you twenty-one different collections within the BRIDES album and inside are all the matching pieces to your wedding invitation, which will help you create one contemporary matching ensemble.  Each sub collection features save the date cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding invitations, reception cards, response cards and even gift favor tags.  Most items have upgraded options for multiple ink colors or special french, swiss or geneva flap envelopes for additional flare.  You begin with one small invitation inspiration and then the entire collection spins off into a collaborative ingenious wedding ensemble.

Below we have featured just one of the BRIDES wedding invitation collections for you to view – the Papilio Collection.  For a bride with a spring or summer wedding, this contemporary collection is certain to be eye-catching along with strikingly elegant.  Below you will see the Papilio invitation with a yellow lined envelope, ribbon and black pocket printed with a large black floral detail.  The informal note follows suit with a black side-fold note with a large black flower.  Save the date cards are available in both white and yellow card stocks with large black flowers in the corners and a coordinating response and table card complete the ensemble.

modern wedding invitations

Kitchen Shower Invitations

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

kitchen shower invitationsLet’s mix things up a little!  Traditional bridal showers are great; but for the bride who has everything already, sometimes you need a more specific shower theme to help the bride receive what she really needs, whether it’s lingerie, linens or kitchen utensils!  Themed bridal showers are increasingly popular with brides today, so make sure you check with the bride-to-be before planning her shower to accommodate her needs and chic bridal shower style!

Stock-the-kitchen bridal showers are one of the most popular themed bridal showers today, and InvitationBox.com has the perfect kitchen shower invitations to help you coordinate your entire event!   Our kitchen shower invitations feature modern designs for the modern bride featuring sleek and colorful silhouettes, mixers, patterns made of kitchen utensils and posh kitchen scenes.  We even have recipe kitchen shower invitations which feature a cut-off bottom part of the invitation to give to the bride as her very own recipe cards!

Below are some of our brand new kitchen shower invitations which will help set the scene for your fun kitchen shower.  Remember to list the bride’s registry on the invitation so that your bride doesn’t end up with three mixers, four toasters and eighteen spatulas!!

stock the kitchen shower invitations

Don’t forget about the wishing well!  One of the more popular themes you’ll see within a stock the kitchen bridal shower is adding the words “Wishing Well” to the bottom of the invitation.  This means your guests will each bring a small gift item, (typically in the $2.00 – $10.00 range), to put inside a large basket, or well, to compile one large gift for the bride.  If the shower is kitchen themed, guests will bring one small kitchen utensil, like a whisk, spatula, potholders, magnets or grater.  It’s a great way to give the bride a few extra gadgets for her new kitchen!

Summer Party Invitations

Monday, April 4th, 2011

beach invitationsLast blog post we were talking about spring just arriving, but North Carolina’s forecast for today is 87 degree sunny weather!  Just as we jump into spring, the south reminds us that summer is right around the corner, and our flowers haven’t even finished blooming yet!

With that being said, it may be time to start considering your summertime event, whether it’s a wedding, bridal shower, cocktail party, girl’s weekend or a birthday party for kids or adults.  Summer parties are some of my favorite events to attend – the weather is warm, attire is flirty, vibrant and fun, and the atmosphere is carefree, fun and colorful.  Our vendors have been working hard on their spring and summer 2011 invitation collections to provide you with the chicest designs around for the summer season.  After all, nobody wants last year’s invitation – you want something fresh, fun and inviting so that your guests are excited for your event!

The above brand new summer party invitation is called Summer Dreaming by Noteworthy Collections.  Set to hit our website in the next few days, this brand new card features a vibrant aqua background of a warm tropical ocean washing ashore with a small palm tree covered island in the distance.  A girl wearing a floral sarong and a lime green bikini stands on the left side of the card carrying a brown sun hat.  This beachy invitation also has a fun round sticker available to coordinate, featuring the green palm tree island motif.  This invite is perfect for a girl’s weekend getaway or a summer cocktail party!

Below are some of our newest summer party invitations which will help you celebrate our favorite warm weather months this year.  From kids pool parties to beach pool parties or night-swim adult cocktail parties, there’s a little something for everyone…

View our entire summer and pool party invitation collection at InvitationBox.com and take a splash into summer a little bit early!