Saturday, November 8, 2014

Christmas Party Planning: Reviewing Invitations

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It's time to get planning for those Christmas parties. It makes sense to plan your party in several steps. First, the date, then the guest list. Next up is getting your invitations. So let's review some holiday party invitations for different kinds of events.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

One of those fun traditions is ugly sweaters for Christmas. How
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many of us have those kind of sweaters tucked into our closets? I have a number of them myself. Of course, that tradition gave rise to a party theme. Ugly sweater parties are that chance to wear your most outrageous holiday sweater. 

I have been awarded the Ugliest Sweater prize at several parties over the years. All due to my sweet Aunt Charlotte and the completely outlandish Christmas tree sweater she knitted for me years ago. I had no idea how valuable it would turn out to be!

Holiday Cocktail Party 

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The holidays are busy for most of us. Sometimes a full evening event just doesn't fit into either our or our guests schedule. That's when something more simple like a cocktail party is in order. A holiday cocktail party  is limited in time and works great to serve appetizers only.

Your guests can attend your party then head off for another party or for that evening they wanted to just spend at home to relax. Even for your busy schedule, a cocktail party takes less work. But, getting started with getting your invitations ordered is a big help.

Elegant Christmas Party

holiday party invitation

Of course, there are times when you want that fancy or elegant holiday party. Maybe a full sit-down meal, maybe an event where you have reserved a hall or banquet room. Those are the times to choose elegant Christmas party invitations

You want your guests to know what to expect, how to dress and how to plan for attending your party. Choosing invitations that set the tone for a more elegant event will help your guests know this. 

Planning with Party Invitations

Since I use the party invitations to help me with themes, decor and even menus, I like to choose and order my invitations as early as possible. Personally, the invites from are my favorite. I have so many choices for styles, sizes and customization that I've never gone wrong. All the Christmas party invitations reviewed on this page are from Zazzle. 

If you know of other great holiday party invitations, please include them in a comment below. I would love to review more. 

Posted by: BuckHawk

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  1. It is definitely time to start planning the Christmas party, especially getting the invitations ordered. The last invitations I ordered were delayed simply because they mislabeled the shipment and sent my invitations to someone else and I received their invitations. I was so glad I had time to wait to get mine reprinted and reshipped! Things happen so it really is best to get those invitation ordered and even addressed way ahead of time to mail. I really do love the featured invitations. Very pretty indeed!

    1. Mistakes do happen to everybody! That's why ordering early sure helps. I ordered a set with the wrong year (aghast!) and it was the customer service person that let me know that before they even printed the invites! I was so happy with Zazzle for taking care of that for me.

  2. I typically host parties. But this puts me in the mood to have a little gathering. I like both the ugly sweater party and the cocktail party. I had no idea there was such a good selection of good-looking party invitations on Zazzle.

    1. I am so impressed with the selection and quality of party invitations on Zazzle. The artists that put up their designs are so talented!

  3. All wonderful ideas to get into the spirit of the season. Thanks :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Always appreciate it.

  4. Zazzle has such a lovely selection of invitations for every occasion and I really like the ones you featured, particularly the Teal snowflake ornaments invitation. Living in the South, that's the only way I get to have 'snow' for Christmas. :)

    1. You may not have snow but you sure get to have that warm weather! Glad you stopped by Miss Elf!

  5. I love holiday parties. We have hosted one for our friends the first Saturday of December for years. It is a great way to start the season. You have a lot of great invitations showing here. I took the easy way on invitations and used Evite. It is such a great way to send an invitation and keep track of who is responding. Also a good way to send out messages for any changes.

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