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Meaningful DIY Bridal Shower Activities

From unique décor and delicious eats, to joyful toasts and festive favors, there are countless details you can incorporate to create a memorable pre-wedding celebration. But what if you’re hoping to add a more meaningful touch? Get all of your guests involved with a group activity that will leave the bride-to-be with a lasting memory to treasure for years to come. Below, we’ve included several ideas to help you plan a meaningful bridal shower activity that’s both special and fun.

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The 5 Most Popular Summer Party Templates

The 6 Most Popular Summer Party Templates

Boats are on the water, the beaches are filling up, and the days are getting longer—it’s almost summer. And what better way to celebrate brighter days than with a party? Whether you’re envisioning a laid-back barbecue by the pool or an elegant midsummer night’s soirée, be sure to kick off your party with a festive invitation. As you begin to brainstorm that perfect design, we’re excited to share what’s trending this season. Keep scrolling to see our five most popular summer entertaining templates!

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The invitation is one of the first communications your guests will receive about your wedding day, so a good first impression is key! Your invitations do a lot more than simply convey a theme or wedding style, they also provide critical information for your upcoming nuptials. Details like the who, what, when, and where should be thoughtfully formatted for easy interpretation. We’ve outlined the anatomy of a perfect wedding invitation to help ensure your invite has all of the necessary information your guests are looking for. Keep scrolling—you’ll see what we mean soon enough!

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How to Plan a Nontraditional Baby Shower

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Having a baby shower is a great way to celebrate the pending arrival of a new family member. But what happens if you’re not traditional? Maybe you hate the oohs and aahs of gifts being slowly unwrapped, or the anticipation of cheesy, overplayed games. As Ashley Laskowski discovered, it’s possible to have a nontraditional baby shower that’s as much fun as it is meaningful. She and her mother, Jane, pulled off a fabulous mom-to-be bash that was full of colorful décor, margaritas, and good times all around. You’ll see what we mean soon enough—keep scrolling!

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Give Your Dad the Gift of a Father’s Day Barbecue

Give Your Dad the Gift of a Father's Day Barbecue

Is it just us, or is finding a worthwhile Father’s Day gift pretty rough? Your dad can only wear so many ties, right? And maybe he doesn’t require quite as many power tools as those Father’s Day advertisements want you to think. We can do better. This year, celebrate your dad in a special way with the ultimate gift: a gathering of his closest friends and family. We can help! Keep scrolling for tips on how to pull off the perfect Father’s Day party.

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Summer Tablescapes Perfect for Any Occasion

Summer Tablescapes Perfect for Any Occasion

As the warmer weather rolls in, so do countless reasons to celebrate. Summer means barbecues, outdoor movies, pool parties, and hours spent lounging with friends and family. It’s a time when those special year-round celebrations—like weddings and baby showers—can finally transition to beautiful outdoor spaces.

If you’re playing party host this summer, consider sprucing up your outdoor space (starting with the tables!) We’ve rounded up our favorite tablescapes—ones that are perfect for any type of summer occasion. Keep scrolling to see more!

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Introducing New Invitation Designs by Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie Collection Invitations

We’re thrilled to announce that Colin Cowie has added eight new gorgeous invitations to his collection. Inspired by the latest trends in stationery—from stacked-paper effects and image overlaying to stylish wax emblems and elegant mosaic tiles—each of Colin’s new designs offer a nod to modern entertaining. Each exclusive design mimics traditional paper with details that include elegant embossing, deckled edges, letterpressing, and delicate gold foiling. Keep scrolling to see more of his stunning new designs!

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Simple and Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Party

Simple and Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Party

Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, an intimate bridal shower, or a large-scale family gathering, a coordinated color scheme can help tie your whole party together and create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Once you’ve settled on the perfect palette, think about how you can incorporate the colors into your detailing. In need of a little inspiration? Keep scrolling for ideas!

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How to Make Your Own Custom Seating Chart Digitally

How to Make Your Own Custom Seating Chart Digitally

The last of your RSVPs have rolled in, you’ve secured an accurate headcount, and any remaining big-picture logistics have been sorted out. Now is the perfect time to build a seating chart for your event—without completely losing your mind. It’s possible (we promise!) Greenvelope recently launched a new feature to streamline seat assignments and we can’t wait to share it with you. Keep scrolling for more information and tips!

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Greenvelope’s Wedding Design Competition

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Spring is officially here, which means wedding season is in full swing! To kick the season off right, our talented team of designers were challenged to create and submit their most trend-forward wedding invitation designs.

This competition was judged by the renowned experience creator, Colin Cowie. With a long list of satisfied clients—including Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez—Colin has made his name planning everything from intimate celebrations to iconic, large-scale weddings. Inspired by today’s modern couples and fueled by the latest trends, he brings a lifetime of experience in wedding design and we’re thrilled to share his hand-picked winners.

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