Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Host of the Party
Celebrations for life events have been happening for centuries. As humans, most of us find it memorable and meaningful to celebrate marriages, births, milestones, holidays, and more. While it used to be all about big celebrations for big life events, we’re also making a point to enhance smaller life events or holidays just because we love the celebration! I mean, how many of you celebrated Cinco de Mayo?!
Entertainment has always been a part of my life. I spent time interning as an event planner in college and then I also used to pull together all the events for 200+ people with my office job. I remember buying our home and picturing the number of people we could fit into our kitchen for a dinner party. We ended up having a huge holiday and house-warming party all wrapped up into one. Parties are a blast and while it can be a tad overwhelming for the host, it can be totally rewarding.
Setting the Tone
I believe that as a host of a party, whether it’s a graduation bash, baby shower, or pool party, there’s a certain level of expectation that we put on ourselves. We want to impress our guests and make it enjoyable for everyone. But how can we set the tone for a party? We make a great first impression with the invitation!
Invitations have several purposes. Right away, an invitation displays the informative part of any celebration. What is the celebration? Where is it and what time will it be held? Do I need to bring anything or RSVP by a certain date? Have you ever shown up to a party not knowing if there would be food so you ate before going and then didn’t have a bite of the food at the party? Don’t do that to yourself or your guests! Let them know if you’re serving a meal or finger foods.
Over the years, invitations got simple and boring. I remember receiving text messages, Facebook invites, or e-cards. However, a physical invitation has become the norm again and I’m so excited about it! After all, the invitation is the first things that your guests see and associate with the party. If you’re putting time, energy, and money into a celebration with family and friends, why not set the tone and make it memorable for your loved ones?
So what if your invitation could go beyond the minimal requirements? What if the feel of the paper, the colors, and the design could set the tone for the entire party?
Basic Invite allows you to tell your guests everything they need to know with one beautiful invitation. You can easily go online and see a ton of different designs, change the colors, words, and make it perfect for your party.
I love the personalization that’s available with Basic Invite. With almost unlimited colors to choose from, you also get to see the changes as you go! Personally, there have been so many invitations I’ve loved online but had to go with something else because the colors didn’t work for my party. Do you need graduation party invitations? Pick the school’s colors. Hosting a bridal shower? Make it more feminine or filled with fun just by selecting the colors. Basic Invite also has plenty of colored envelopes (40 to be exact) to match your invitations and to make your friend’s mail a little more colorful. Who doesn’t want to receive a pop of purple in the mailbox?!
With a great invitation, your guests should be able to tell how casual or fancy the event will be. Take the guesswork out in subtle ways like adding gold foil (my personal fave) to dress up an invitation or use bright and playful colors for a casual birthday party. The invitation, alone, has the ability to determine what your guests will choose to wear to the party.
I think the most incredible feature that Basic Invite offers is the option to receive a custom printed sample in the mail. Maybe it’s not necessary for your summer bash invite but think of your wedding invitations or graduation cards. For those big life events, you’ll want to see the invitation exactly as your guest would see it…before ordering 200 sets. Stationary can leave an impression just by the way it feels in your hands. Take advantage of this and make sure your invitations are everything you’ve dreamt about.
As the host of a party, you don’t need added stress or additional work. Basic Invite also offers a simple address capturing service that allows you to request friends and family’s addresses on social media. Like, you don’t have to send out text messages, emails, or the pony express to get the most up-to-date addresses for everyone! Once they fill it out, Basic Invite will store their information in your account and then you click on their name when you’re ordering the invitations. Easy peasy. I love it.
And what’s the best way to wrap up an amazing party? Thanking your guests for coming! You can get matching thank you cards for graduations, weddings, and so much more. It’s a final touch that reminds your friends and family why they love attending your parties.
Ready to make your party stand out? Set the tone with Basic Invite and get 15% off your entire order with code 15FF51. I’m so excited to get a sample of the invitation I picked out for my friend’s baby shower later this summer!