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10 Housewarming Party Invitations to Make a House Feel Like Home

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You’ve waited your whole life to decorate your home. You thought about painting the walls your favorite shade of gray, picking out a new backsplash for the kitchen, and decorating the new mantel. And now, it’s real — keys in your hand, lease or mortgage signed, name printed on the mailbox — you can’t wait to break in the place. The next step? Sending out those housewarming party invitations and getting your family, friends, and new neighbors over to scope out the new digs.

There are so many reasons to celebrate a new home. You can hang up photographs of your loved ones to turn that plain, white wall into a montage of all the things that make you happy. You can buy that gorgeous velvet ottoman you’ve been eyeing. And you can keep your favorite, fancy beer stocked in the fridge because you’re an adult like that — and have the freshly signed lease or mortgage to prove it.

To make your house (or apartment, condo, or townhouse — you get our drift) feel like home, fill it with the people you love most. Here are 10 fun housewarming party invitations to help you do just that.
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Baby Sprinkle Invitations to Celebrate Your Newest Arrival

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Who says the first baby has to get all the celebrations? Chances are for baby number one, you had a gender reveal, baby shower, and maybe even a sip-and-see. A sprinkle shower is a wonderful way to welcome your second (third, fourth, or fifth) baby and celebrate your growing family with your loved ones.

But unlike your first all-out shower, a baby sprinkle is a bit more laid back. You’ll want to communicate that through your baby sprinkle invitations so guests know they aren’t expected to spend big on a gift or show up dressed to the nines. We’ve outlined exactly how to do that and suggested some pretty dang cute invitations to celebrate your new baby.
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14 Christmas Party Invitations to Make the Season Bright

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The Christmas lights are sparkling, the cookies are baking, and your friends best not be flaking because you’re about to send out your annual Christmas party invitations.

Christmas is your absolute favorite time of year. It took everything in you not to put up your Christmas tree on November 1st, you’re the reigning champ for the office ugly sweater contest, and there’s already three poinsettias sitting on your mantel.

Not even Buddy the Elf himself could top your ability to turn the neighborhood Scrooge into the merriest caroler of all. It’s earned you — and your annual holiday soiree — quite the reputation, in fact. Come December, everyone’s Christmas countdown begins with your cookie-baking, eggnog-drinking, gift-giving holiday party.

It’s time to eat drink and be merry — and we’re going to show you 14 unique ways to do just that.
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Feliz Cumpleaños! 15 Quinceañera Invitations to Celebrate Her Birthday

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For a young woman, there are few days looked forward to as much as a quinceañera. This “fiesta de quince años” or “fiesta de quinceañera” — represents a young woman’s coming of age. And for most birthday girls, it also represents an opportunity to express their style and celebrate with their friends and family. There’s dancing. There’s cake. There’s luxury — topped off, quite literally, with a tiara. Gifts are often shared, photos taken, and food passed around.

To help her celebrate, you’ll need all your friends, family, and loved ones in attendance. So get ready to send out a lot of invites!

Below, you’ll find quince invitations to help celebrate an upcoming quinceañera. She’ll have so much fun she may want to do it again next year with a sweet sixteen.
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10 Housewarming Invitations to Show Off Your New Place

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Well now, welcome home.

You just did some serious adulting — you cleared everything with the lender, you got the go-ahead from the inspector, and ultimately signed your mortgage. You packed up everything you own in the world and blew a few goodbye kisses to your former home and the memories you made there.

And now you’re here. Your belongings might still be in boxes, but you’re already imagining where all your furniture is going to go. Your sofa will look perfect in that far corner, you’ll hang a large mirror above the mantel, and you just might treat yourself to a new rug.

You’re onboard with the neighborhood, and the shell of a condo, flat, house, fill-in-your-property-here is starting to feel like home. And while you haven’t knocked on any doors to say hello yet, you have a few friends you’ll most certainly invite over to scope out your new place. You’ll collectively toast to your new setup, but before you go popping bottles there’s just one thing you have to do: actually invite them over.

And since your new place is just as classy as you are, this calls for something a bit more official than a mass group text. Below, you’ll find ten housewarming invitation templates to bring over all your friends and family to break in the new place.
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8 Tea Party Invitations for Your Afternoon Tea

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Move over cocktails, because tea is the new party theme du jour. Maybe it’s our obsession with all things royal or just a desire to eat crumpets and be fancy, but tea parties are our new favorite way to celebrate all of life’s special moments. They’re a fun way to celebrate a whole number of events from baby showers and engagement parties to birthdays and Mother’s Day brunch.

You’ve probably heard “high tea” or “afternoon tea” in relation to tea parties, and we want to take a minute to explore the differences between the two. After all, if you’re going to throw a posh tea party Ă  la The Queen, you want to do it right.

The mid-day affairs with lace tablecloths and dainty tea sandwiches that we typically associate with tea parties are what’s referred to as afternoon tea or low tea in the UK. High tea, on the other hand, is traditionally a larger meal eaten around 5 pm that more closely resembles dinner, so a high tea party wouldn’t be the same as an afternoon tea party. The more you know!

If all this talk of proper terminology has you stressed about throwing a tea party, don’t worry, because it’s actually easy to put together an elegant tea time soiree. A tea party is a wonderfully versatile way to celebrate everything from a rustic-chic wedding rehearsal dinner to a birthday princess tea party. Scroll through for eight tea party invitations to get you started and give you some inspiring tea party ideas.
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16 1st Birthday Invitations to Celebrate Your Little One

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It seems like just yesterday you were sending the baby shower invitations and birth announcements. But believe it or not, a year has gone by and your little one is turning one! They may be small, but they’ve already developed a big personality. So honor your baby girl or baby boy with first birthday party invitations that match their developing character.

Host an animal-themed event for your barnyard-loving birthday boy. Or create an out-of-this world celebration for your future astronaut. Whatever you choose, the right invitation will place them center stage on the big day. We’ve rounded up 16 fun invitations for a cake-smash of a first birthday party.
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16 Sweet 16 Invitations Your Teen Will Love

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A sweet 16 birthday is an exciting milestone in a teen’s life and deserves to be honored in a fun and unique way. Turning 16 marks the shift from childhood to adulthood, and what better way to celebrate than with a sweet 16 birthday party that your teen will cherish forever.

The theme options are endless and what you choose should depend on the personality and interests of the birthday girl (or boy). After all, this party is all about them. From sweet and vintage to more modern and glam, we have all the sweet 16 invitations (and some party ideas) to make your sweet 16 party a success. Cherish the planning process and this time with your teen because before you know it, you’ll be planning their graduation party.
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Cute Ideas for Baby Shower Invitations for Boys

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If you or a special family in your life are expecting a little boy, nothing celebrates the impending arrival like a thoughtful baby shower. You’ve sent the pregnancy announcement, threw a gender reveal, and now it’s time for the final bash before baby. Welcome guests to this sweet event by finding the right baby shower invitations for boys to represent your family. Read on for cute invitation ideas that will help you honor the parents-to-be before their little man’s arrival.
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Dive into Summer with Pool Party Invitations that Make a Splash

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Summer is heating up, and you’ve decided to cool things off with a timeless classic: the pool party. But there’s nothing old hat about sending splashy online pool party invitations.

Instead of a Facebook event that will get lost in the shuffle of dog photos and hashtags, a creative evite tells guests your event is special. Greenvelope offers an array of unique designs, created by independent artists, with styles to align with your party’s theme or inspire a theme all on its own. To create the perfect summer party invitation, first finalize your guest list and determine the type of event you want to throw. This will set the tone for your recipients so they know what to expect and are enticed to come. read more…