Please RSVP. Seriously.

holiday partyMost of us have done it, but we’re not proud to admit it. Forgetting to RSVP is a social no-no and we all know it. From the French Répondez s’il vous plait, which means “please respond,” these four letters on a holiday party invitation usually means the host or hostess needs to know if you’re coming. Seriously.

For the host, not hearing back from you can be a vexing problem, particularly if it’s a smaller gathering. If you’re not sure you can come, or will be late, most hostesses would prefer you tell them that rather than not responding at all.

If you’re planning a party and wondering whether or not to include an RSVP request on your invitation, it is completely optional. Certainly for a formal dinner you will want to know how many places to set. In contrast, an RSVP might not be necessary for an open house, since people will be coming and going throughout and food is usually more casual.

Seasoned hostesses are good at estimating quantities and are always prepared for surprises. As a general rule of thumb, however, it’s a good idea NOT to be the one to surprise her!

Christmas Invitation Ideas

snowball fightIt’s hard to use the words “financially responsible” and “holiday party” in the same sentence, but, there, I’ll come out and say it. Like it or not, people just aren’t throwing big, glamorous parties the way they used to. Many of us are choosing simpler, smaller affairs with our close friends, relatives and neighbors. These get-togethers are not only easier to plan and less expensive, they can also be a lot of fun.

We had budget-friendly gatherings in mind when we developed our line of Christmas Party Invitation ideas. Cookie exchange parties, tree-trimming gatherings, gingerbread decorating parties and spill-the-wine parties don’t have to be expensive.

One of our customers hosts an annual snowball fight in her backyard. Treats include hot cocoa with marshmallows and cinnamon rolls. Formal attire is not required. Your presence is requested because you are loved (and because it will be a hoot and you won’t want to miss it). Sure, we love the formality of a sit-down multi-course dinner, complete with place cards, champagne and catered hors d’oeuvres. But sometimes the simple gatherings are the most memorable.

Holiday Party Invitations

The holidays are coming. Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday music is playing in the stores, the lights are going up in the neighborhood, the stores have their full assortment of decorations, gift wrap and stockings on the shelves and the ads have definitely started to take over my Sunday paper.

 

What else does this mean? Your calendar is soon to be booked with holiday parties. Weekends in December seem to disappear. But that’s okay, right? Because it’s the season to get together, surround yourself with people that make you smile, make you laugh. However, we recognize that it costs money to host parties and you just might be in saving mode right now.

 

That’s why we’re so proud of our 2009 collection of Holiday party invitations. They’re stylish. Whether you’re looking for a chic holiday party invitation or as specific as a gingerbread house making party invitation, our talented designers have created a truly unique, stylish invitation for your event. And the best part? We sell them in quantities as low as 8. Maybe only a few neighbors in your neighborhood make you smile or maybe can only handle 8 crazy, talk-non-stop five year old children in the house at one time. For $10, you can brighten someone’s day with one of our holiday party invitations and give them something to look forward to this holiday season.

 

 

Because that’s what it should be about, making spirits bright!

Here are a few of my favorites.

Simply Merry -- Aqua Christmas Party Invitation

Simply Merry – Aqua Holiday Party Invitation

Tree Trimming -- Holiday Party Invitation

Tree Trimming – Holiday Party Invitation

Chandelier Chic Party Invitation

Chandelier Chic Holiday Party Invitation

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