Author: Rebecca Booker

5 Must-Haves for Throwing the Perfect Picnic Party2

5 Must-Haves for Throwing the Perfect Picnic Party

Planning your next summer gathering? There’s no better way to celebrate than with a good ol’ fashioned picnic party! That’s why this month, we’re sharing what we would consider to be 5 must-haves for throwing any picnic party! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like a graduation, a family reunion, birthday, or just gathering a group of friends for some summer fun, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to read until the end, because we’re sharin’ our picnic party theme online invitation with you! Let’s get started! 1. Gingham Picnic Blanket No picnic party is complete without the perfect picnic blanket. Plus, nothing says picnic like gingham print, which is why we’re loving this festive blanket by ModCloth. Your guests will love it, and it’ll give your party the perfect picnic vibes! If you don’t have time to run out and find this picnic blanket, don’t fear! You can easily achieve this look by using a gingham tablecloth as a picnic blanket. It’s all about making the most of the resources you have! 2. Corn …

Throw A Flamingo Party With These 5 Necessities

Throw A Flamingo Party With These 5 Necessities

Birds of a feather….. party together! That’s right folks, this month we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to throw a flamingo party with 5 of our favorite necessities. Whether your flamingo party is for a birthday, a grad party, or a bachelorette party – you can apply these necessities to any occasion. For even more inspiration for a flamingo party, check out our Pinterest board! Plus, stay tuned at the end for our brand new flamingo online invitation (complete with tunes!) — it’s free for up to 10 guests 🙂 1. Flamingo Donuts First off – FOOD! Or in this case, dessert. We love these adorable flamingo donuts by Shoes Off Please. These flamingo donuts are easy enough to make for the beginner-baker in us, but also help get our creative juices flowing while we make them too. 2. DIY Flamingo Party Ring Toss Next step: activities! The best part about a flamingo party is that it can be incorporated into the theme many ways. Take a spin on the standard ring toss game by either planting …

5 Tips For Organizing A Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re over the standard Easter morning egg hunt with your family, why not try involving the whole neighborhood? Organizing a community-wide hunt will get all the kids in the neighborhood excited and will add a little more competitiveness to the event! Before organizing your first neighborhood Easter egg hunt, keep these things in mind: Send out easter egg hunt invites a couple weeks before Invite everyone in the neighborhood to a little shin-dig in your front or backyard. While most people do travel for the holiday, many don’t have plans the Saturday afternoon before Easter. Check out our favorite Online Easter Invitations here! Kids don’t care about what is inside the eggs Don’t stress yourself trying to fill each egg with candy or something fun. They’ll simply love the hunt for them! This way, it’s much easier to keep the eggs and reuse them for the following year. Make treats Offer snacks to share ahead of time, and ask your fellow neighbors to pick a dish or treat to contribute. Here are some ideas: Fruit Salty Snacks …

Cash Bar Vs. Open Bar: Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette: Cash Bar vs. Open Bar

Engagement season is in full swing, and wedding planning seems to start immediately after! After brides & grooms finish celebrating their engagements, one of the first steps in the wedding-planning process is to set a budget for the wedding. One of the larger expenses, believe it or not, is typically providing alcohol at the wedding! For this reason, the old cash bar vs. open bar debate has always been a hot one. While couples can save thousands of dollars with a cash bar, couples often worry that their guests will be disappointed when they learn they’ll have to pay for drinks themselves. A cash bar is where wedding guests are required to to pay for their own “spirits.” Couples often use cash bars to reduce the cost of the reception, but still typically provide a glass of champagne for toasts at no charge. An open bar is where the bride & groom pay for all costs associated with the bar at their wedding. This includes the bartender and typically a full-service bar. With an open bar, …

When To Send Party Invitations

When To Send Party Invitations

When to send party invitations? Send an invitation to early and the guest might forget, and send an invitation too late and the guest might have already made plans! While there’s never an exact answer to when you should or shouldn’t send out your party invitations, this guide will help to give you an idea when the best time is to send out party invitations. Wedding: 2-4 months If it’s a local wedding, send them out 2 months in advance. For destination weddings, your guests will need more time to book accommodations, so sending out invites 3-4 in advance is more appropriate. Formal Parties – 4-6 Weeks Before Parties like formal dinners, debutante, or charity balls require a little more time to send out because guests typically bring a guest and need to plan special attire! Holiday Parties: 1 Month Before The holidays are always CRAZY busy, so people need a little more time to figure out their plans for the holidays. Send your Christmas or NYE party invites at least a month before to be …

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas For The Holidays

The holidays are in full swing! With family in town, parties to plan, and cookies to be baked, there’s plenty to do before the holidays arrive. This season, we put together a list of 4 of our favorite DIY gift-wrap ideas to set your gifts apart from the crowd! While it is the season for giving, sometimes the wrapping it comes in can be the icing on the cake you need to make your loved one’s holiday. See below for our favorite wrapping! 1. Paint Splatter Not all DIY gift wrap has to be complicated! We love this painted take on brown wrapping paper. Take some white paint and splatter it on the paper, or simply paint on the pattern that you want. Let the paper fully dry before wrapping your presents with it, and top it off with greenery or a minimal ribbon! 2. Pink Reindeer Wrapping presents for kids? This reindeer wrapping paper jobs are almost as fun as the presents inside of them! Kids will love seeing these under the tree on Christmas …

4 Tips For Throwing The Best Thanksgiving

4 Tips For Throwing The Best Thanksgiving

The countdown is on until Thanksgiving, and we’re here to make sure that you throw a seamless, festive party of any size! Here at Sendomatic, we put together some of our favorite tips for throwing the best Thanksgiving party, so we hope you enjoy! 1. Start by Giving Thanks Always remember the meaning behind this wonderful holiday: to give thanks and to spend time with your loved ones! Try to incorporate the meaning behind this holiday into your Thanksgiving party by asking guests to write down what they’re thankful for and share them with the other guests. It’ll set the mood for your party off right! Photo: Rustic Baby Chic 2. Food What’s a Thanksgiving party without a feast?? While any Thanksgiving should revolve around food, don’t break your back trying to ensure that every dish is perfect. Ask your guests to bring a dish of their own – this way you don’t have to worry as much about accommodating to everyone’s dietary needs.  Stick to the essentials: turkey, veggies, bread, and gravy! Photo: Minimalist …

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party | Sendomatic Online Invitations

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Now that fall is in full-swing, it’s time to start gearing up for Halloween festivities! Here at Sendomatic, Halloween is one of our most popular holidays! We love helping our customers prep for our favorite holiday, so this year we decided to put together our tips to throw a creepy (but not too creepy) Halloween party! Whether your party is for kids or adults, you’re sure to find something that will scare your guests’ socks off! 1. Balloon Spiders If you’re throwing your Halloween party on a budget, these spider balloons are so simple and basically just require balloons, streamers, and tape! Set these up around your home (or near the front door) to spook your guests upon arrival. If you want to go the extra mile, glue googly eyes onto the balloons for an added effect! 2. Chicken Wire Ghosts While these chicken wire ghosts take a little elbow grease, they’re cheap and lightweight, so you can move them around your yard or house with ease. Before …

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

Your big day is over, so now it’s time to relax, right? Well, sort of. Thank you cards are the beauty and the beast of weddings – without them, you wouldn’t have anything to be thankful for, but it may also take hours on hours to finish writing them! We’ve put together a tried and true method for how to word thank you notes for all types of wedding guests and gifts. Just use these as a “template” and personalize the wording for each guest! Here are some things to keep in mind: Invest in a pen you like! Don’t try to knock out all of the thank you’s in one day. Devote 30 minutes to it each night Divide up the writing with your spouse (some split it down the middle, others split it by the side of the family) and you’ll be done with thank you notes in no time If you receive a gift before the wedding, common courtesy is to return the thank you no more than 2 weeks later. For …

Pokemon Party Ideas

We’re sure you’ve heard all about the Pokemon Go craze that has been sweeping the nation. And chances are, you came across this blog post in search of planning the perfect Pokemon “hunting” party for your child (or maybe for yourself… no judgement!). We’re pretty excited over here about the return in popularity of one of our favorite games, so we put together some inspiration so that your Pokemon party goes down in history. Hope you enjoy our Pokemon Party Ideas, and be sure to share the pics with us by tagging @sendomatic! Pokemon Invitations Start the party off on the right foot with unique online invitations to share with your guests! With online invitations, you can fully customize them and add fun animation — kids will love it! Check out our Pokemon invitations here. Food What’s a party without food, right? We found this (somewhat healthy) cake on Pinterest and had to share. Not only is it simple to make, but it incorporates the colors of the fruit to look exactly like a Pokeball! …