Have you looked at your calendar lately? I just booked a quick coffee meeting in mid-December if that gives you any indication of what kind of month it is shaping up to be! Fortunately, I love the hustle and bustle of this time of year and especially all of the parties that accompany it. If you plan on hosting any kind of holiday shindig, the time has come to get those invitations out! Most experts recommend that you send holiday invitations at least four weeks prior to the date since it is such a busy time of year for parties, so if you have been contemplating doing a little hosting this holiday season, today is the day to get started with your invites! Luckily, some of the chicest invitations are just a hop, skip, and a click away!
STEP 1: Explore your options: My favorite sites for online invites are Punchbowl and Paperless Post. Not sure when to host your get-together? Punchbowl has a date finder that asks guests to help choose the best date for the event. With everyone’s busy schedules, this tool is a huge time-saver!
STEP 2: Compile your guest list and double check email addresses are correct. If you haven’t corresponded with a guest in some time, a quick text message or call to their assistant can confirm in a pinch. If one of your guests is a little more traditional, consider sending with Paperless Post. They let you send the same designs that you can use online on thick or double-thick card stock.
STEP 3: Emily Post advises that you select the option to hide the guest list and emails of other attendees to protect everyone’s privacy. I totally agree! Plus, it’s fun to be surprised by unexpected acquaintances when you arrive.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3, so hop to it! Whether its a white elephant party with close friends, an open house with co-workers or a more intimate dinner. Attending such a shindig? I don’t believe in showing up to parties empty handed, so if aren’t bringing food or wine, check out our gift guide for some perfect hostess gifts!