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Chalkboard script is the latest retro wedding rage and your guests will love seeing this matching theme throughout your wedding.
All of the products here are completely customizable with text and photos for that personal touch. Cards come in several styles of paper and with a matching or white envelope. Here's everything you need for the complete experience.
Are you looking for a standout invitation for this year's, 2014 New Year's Eve Party?
This one is definitely a must-see!
This one would be perfect for any size party from a small sit down dinner to a more lavish dining and dancing event. In fact, the more invitations you order, the more you save with discounts starting with bulk purchases of just 25 or more. And for smaller groups, you can order exactly the amount you need, starting with one.
They come complete with an envelope for mailing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Are you planning a full-fledged retro or vintage themed New Year's Eve party this year? Do you just like retro invitations? Share your thoughts and best ideas in the comments below. We love hearing from our readers.
Talk about the ultimate Christmas cookies! These would work well for a retro or vintage theme holiday party and if you know anyone who loves this timeless classic movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, and I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love this film, they'd make the perfect gift.
To put you into the holiday spirit,watch the video of the original trailer for the movie. Enjoy!
Are you looking for a completely unique Save the Date idea for your wedding? How about personalized Save the Date poker chips? These unique poker chips are made by Sun Chip and designed by YOU.
Add a photo, date and the details of your event. We bet even the guys will be excited about this idea. These poker chips make a wonderful keepsake too.
Customized Save the Date Poker Slots Chips
These poker chips are casino quality ceramic with a textured surface for easy stacking. They have full color graphics and you can choose from a solid or striped edge in a huge variety of colors. Click on the poker chip to order from Zazzle and save money by ordering in bulk.
Elegant Gold and White Save the Date Poker Chips
These super elegant gold and white Save the Date poker chips will look beautiful with your classic wedding theme.
After The Wedding!
After the wedding invite your guests to bring their chips to a housewarming party! This way you can get a photo-op of the entire gang with these beautiful chips. Also be sure to keep a few extras so that you can create a scrapbook page.
Looking for a fun way to gather the girls or your favorite couples this holiday season? Why not plan a good old-fashioned Christmas cookie swap party?
Cookie Swaps were very popular in the past and they're making a big comeback.
Cookie exchange parties are a great way to share the holiday work load as well as a fun way to meet up with your best buds before the big rush.
The principle is simple, everyone brings a batch or two of their best homemade cookies and then everyone else gets to take a few home.
By the end of the party, everyone will have a platter of home baked goodies that they can then serve during the holiday meals or package them up for gift giving.
3 Ideas for a Fun Cookie Swap Party
Cookie Swap Party Preparation Ideas
As the host, it might be a good idea to keep a master list of the cookies your intended guests will bring. Otherwise, you might end up with a table full of Gingerbread men and little else. Ask guests what they will bring when they RSVP. If there's any duplicates, try to talk your friend into another variety.
Your guests will need a way to transport their cookies so be sure to have extra boxes, tins or sturdy paper plates and plenty of plastic or aluminum wrap on hand for anyone who doesn't come prepared.
Warn guests about any high allergy ingredients. There's a lot of people who are allergic to nuts and other popular Christmas cookie fixings.
Create cards to display the names of each kind of cookie being swapped.
Plan to have enough room on the table, or counter top to fit a platter of each type of cookie being shared.
Serve coffee and tea to go with the cookies that are sure to be sampled at the party and then plan to have some other types of food available such as fresh fruit, a veggie platter or other appetizers to combat the sugar overload.
Choose the Right Invitations
Be sure that your guests know exactly what you expect them to bring or do by choosing an invitation that shares all of your important information.
Here's a few invites we love that can be customized to say whatever you like. Click on your favorite to learn more. Or visit Cookie Swap Invitations to see dozens more
How to Have a Christmas Cookie Swap Party
Watch this fun video for more ideas ans inspiration for your cookie swap.
I hope you found some fun new ideas for this year's cookie exchange.
Please share your best ideas for a Christmas Cookie Swap in the comments below.
Vintage Mickey and Minnie Photo Greeting Cards from Disney
These are personalized with your family name and can be created on your choice of card stock with the Basic (shown here) being 110lb cover-weight which is nothing like those flimsy photo cards you're used to seeing and receiving. They measure 5" x 7" and come complete with a standard white envelope for mailing.
Nostalgic Photo Birthday Party Invitations
To create these one-of-a-kind surprise invites, you'll need an old picture of the birthday celebrant in your computer that you will upload onto the card. Then, personalize it with all of your party information.
When ordering be sure to save one for the birthday boy or girl. They'll surely want to see it too.
Learn more about this playful old photo invitation HERE or browse more old photo birthday party invitations by visiting HERE.
Reminiscent of the BIG sunglasses worn in the 80's, these fun party shades will be a big hit at the wedding reception or can be worn at your Bachelorette or Bachelor party.
Custom Sunglasses for the Women in the Bridal Party
Custom Sunglasses for the Men in the Bridal Party
I've shared a few popular favorites here but there's lots more to choose from including Mr. & Mrs. and Trophy Husband. Visit Bridal Party Sunglasses to see them all.
My niece recently got married and it was adorable when the entire bridal party walked in wearing their big shades. It made for a really fun way to start the reception with everyone laughing.
The photo ops were amazing too.
These are made just-for-fun and are NOT recommended as protective sun wear. Designs are printed in full color on scratch resistant, waterproof, pinhole vinyl and adhered to a 100% UV protected clear lens. Customize the glasses to match your bridal party and colors. Available in two styles for adults and one style for children. Nine colors to choose from so you can mix or match. Discounts offered on bulk purchases of 2 or more glasses.
There's lots of excuses for wearing them too!
Your Future's So Bright Together... You Gotta Wear Shades!
Share your best ideas for using bridal party - party shades at your wedding in the comments section below.
Invitations, Decorating Tips and Party Food Ideas for a 1950's Theme Party
A 1950's birthday party can be held for anyone at any age but it would be extra fun for someone who was born in the 50's or for someone who is approaching their 50th birthday.
1950's Birthday Party Invitations
I've featured 3 of my favorite designs but there's many more to see that might be a perfect match for your special theme party. You'll find retro invites for men, women and children. So, if you've got a few minutes to spare, take a look.
1950's Birthday Party Theme Ideas
You've chosen the 50's as your theme but you can go another step further by including a special niche theme from the 1950's. Here's a few ideas you might like.
1950's Party Decorations
The 50's is such a fun party to decorate for that you might find yourself going overboard. You really don't have to though. A few fun finds at your local party store or online will suffice as long as you choose wisely.
Create Your Own Personalized 1950's Party Decoration
You might even want to create your own personalized poster to mark the event.
I found this cute one that can be personalized with any name, first or last, the year, and your favorite slogan.
It makes a fun decoration at the party and a fabulous keepsake forever after.
It's available in several sizes, framed or unframed.
Learn more about the Personalized Retro Diner poster at Zazzle.com.
1950's Costume Ideas
You're going to want guests to dress for the success of your 50's party but don't think you're limited to just a pony tail and a poodle skirt. there's lots of great choices.
Here's a few 1950's costume ideas that come to mind. I'm sure you'll think of more.
Watch the following video to see these ideas come to life along with some other fun ones.
1950's Party Food Ideas
Back in the fifties, people weren't as health conscious as they are today and for this one night, you don't have to be either. You will have to decide if your meal will be a buffet of 50's favorites or a sit down dinner.
Here's a few ideas for 1950's style foods for your party. You can search through vintage cookbooks to find lots more great ideas but these should help you get started.
1950's Party Music Ideas
Once you've got the invites, the party decorations, the costumes, music, and the food all sorted out, there's nothing left to do but have some fun.
You can include games, but that's not necessary because when everyone is dressed to step back in time, the fun just happens.
Please feel free to share your own best ideas for a 1950's themed birthday party in the comments below. We love hearing from you!
Happy October! As we near Halloween it's time to think about planning a Halloween bash. This year why not consider a cool retro Halloween party? Zazzle has lots of really nifty ideas and I picked out a few to get you started.
I really love these purple and green martini glasses with the wiggly stem, eyeball and bat. Try to create some purple Halloween punch and Halloween treats to go along with this theme.
All of the Zazzle Halloween invitations and accessories are fully customizable with your party details.
Retro Invitations, Gifts & Party Ideas