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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 …

Wedding Planning

Ten Commandments to Follow when Planning Your Wedding

Planning your wedding? Recently engaged? Congratulations! We have put together the ten most important commandments to follow when planning your wedding. I have to admit that regardless of all the advice (both good and bad!) that I received leading up to the big day, one thing is true: Once you set that date, time really does fly. There’s so much to do! Find the right wedding invitations, set up a cake tasting, drop those pesky ten pounds, look for the perfect dress (as well as beautiful accessories!). It’s so easy to get lost in all the planning and forget what the day is truly supposed to be about. At the end of the day, it’s just a party – and all parties eventually come to an end. The marriage itself is the important thing to focus on. But it’s okay – here are ten things to keep in mind when things start to go crazy. 10. Start Early There’s no harm in a little early planning. My fiance and I had been together for five years before …

Email Subject Writing Tips

Email Subject Line Writing Tips

  The subject line of your email determines if your recipient will open your invitation, announcement or greeting. Writing an enticing and personal subject line is key to successful delivery. Subject line content is also a major component in the algorithm of many ISP and recipient-level spam filters. A poorly written subject line could determine if your email even gets to your recipient. Tips to writing your subject line: Entice – Say something timely and valuable. For example, “If you don’t open and read this email, you will miss out on something of real value.” Your recipient will be thinking: “What’s In it for me?”. Not TOO much information – Do not give the recipient TOO much information, or they will not click on the link to open your event. Do not say “My party is on Saturday at 6:00 at my house.” Personalize – Make the subject line hit a personal note – “Football Lovers Only Party & BBQ Contest” Brand – Brand your subject line – “Joe’s Taco Shop’s Taco Extravaganza .” Test It – Send a sample …

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! …

5 Ways To Incorporate Red, White, And Blue Into Your Fourth Of July Party

5 Ways To Incorporate Red, White, And Blue Into Your Fourth Of July Party

The Fourth of July is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning your BBQ menu and drinks! To differentiate your party or BBQ from the rest, try incorporating a little red, white, and blue festivity into your food. While most hosts will reserve the colors for the decor, you’ll surprise everyone with the colors right on their plates! Here are our five favorite ways to incorporate the holiday’s colors into your meal–we hope you enjoy! 1. Layered Surprise Cake If you’re feeling festive but still want to surprise your event’s guests, go with a surprise cake! Essentially, the interior colored layers of the cake aren’t visible until you choose to cut the cake. But when you do, it’s bound to be the hit of the party! Whether you want to alternate between red, white, and blue layers, or even create an American flag look on the interior of the cake, it’s up to you! You can add coloring to regular cake mix, or you can even use natural dies (with strawberries for red …

Cinco De Mayo Party Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and we have a special treat for you. Sendomatic has created a new Cinco De Mayo Invitation and a free matching Cinco De Mayo Napkin Ring Printable! Both of these themed designs feature colorful Papel Picado flags and kraft paper. Papel Picado flags are a Mexican folk art. Layers of tissue are cut to create striking designs. They’re a popular decor choice at many traditional Mexican fiestas, including Cinco De Mayo! Add traditional flare to your decor with these printable napkin rings, specially designed to go with our Cinco De Mayo Invitation. Click here to print yours.  Once you have them printed, simply cut them out and use double-sided tape to adhere them to your rolled napkins and cutlery. Little touches like this go a long way when it comes to WOWing your guests and making your party even more memorable.  But before you get started on decor, you need to choose an invite. In addition to the invitation designed to match the printable napkin rings, Sendomatic has several other Cinco …

Plan a Fundraising Event with These Simple Tips

Plan a Fundraising Event with These Simple Tips

Before the digital age brought tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the only fundraisers were campaigns and events. While the Internet has changed the game in terms of fundraisers, events still have purpose. They bring people together for a common cause and can often yield results more effectively than an Internet campaign. But how do you plan a fundraiser event? Get inspired with these simple tips. Goal, Budget, Purpose Much must be taken into consideration before you can even shop for a venue. First, set a goal. Consider what you’ve seen in the past at similar events and set a range of income that you expect to see from this event. Consider the lowest amount you might raise, as well as the highest goal. Is the event worth it even if you only achieve your lowest estimation? Yes? Then it’s time you set a budget. The larger your budget the more money you’ll potentially raise. However, a large budget doesn’t guarantee success, which is why purpose is so important. People don’t donate to causes or startups …

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Invitation Wording for when Guests Pay for their Meal

How do you word an invitation to an event where guests pay for their dinner? I received this question from a Sendo reader… Amanda Asks… “I am planning a small (20 or less)retirement party for my mom at a restaurant but guests will be responsible for paying for their own dinner – how do I indicate this on an invitation?” Anyone have any suggestions? Comment to this post to help her out! It would be great to hear what you guys would expect to see on an invitation and how you would respond to some of the other suggestions mentioned When Invited Guests Pay for their Meal The proper term for this is No Host. Some social circles would immediately recognize and understand this term, whereas others would be confused. And if it’s a retirement party, some invitees may not be so quick to jump on Google to figure it out. Considering the informality of the event, keep invitations to something simple. You don’t want to spend $100 on invites that tell people they need …

Confetti Invitation

New Invitation Series: Confetti & Celebration

  Inspired by thecheerful image of confetti spilled on a crisp white table linen, these new dainty, and exciting designs have a feminine air about them. Cupcakes, champagne, and stylish masks adorn these heart-warming invitations framed with pink decorations, happy fireworks, and festive confetti. Find the collection and more at Sendo Invitations!