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No matter what the occasion, a tea party is an excellent way to honor a special and well-deserving lady. Well, it is if she's a tea lover anyway. And even if you're not a tea lover, I think you might still find these retro tea party invitations really cute.
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Retro Tea Party Invitations
These retro vintage-style invites feature a couple of ladies dressed in their finest frocks, wearing hats and drinking tea, of course! The rich design also includes floral and stripes antique style wallpaper done up so pretty in pink
As shown, they measure 5" x 7" and have straight edges but these beauties can be customized for size, shape and paper type. Your cost will be determined by your choices.
You can order as many, or as few as you need with discounts offered for bulk purchases. Each invitation comes complete with a white envelope and Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
You can easily personalize them for any occasion such as baby or bridal shower, congratulations on a new job, a graduation, a very prim and proper birthday, or any other time you want to celebrate a special woman with a tea party to beat the bands.
Retro Tea Party Idea
Make the tea party even merrier by having all of the guests show up wearing a fancy hat or Fascinator to the event.
I don't know about you but I've noticed that parties I've attended, no matter how big or small, are way more fun when they have a theme and everyone has to get a little creative with their outfits.
Hats for a tea party are a guaranteed smile-starter and a great way to get all of the guests laughing and talking together.
Come dressed in your 80's best to celebrate that special birthday in style!
This fun invite features all of the popular trends from the 1980's including a Rubik's Cube, Boom Box, BIG mobile phone, and a can of Aqua Net to keep that BIG hair in place.
The invite sparkles front and back with a photographic image of glittery goodness.
Click "Customize" to change out all of the information to suit your needs. You can use this bodacious invitation for any age.
This 80's Prom Celebration Invitation comes complete with a white envelope and 100% satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer, Zazzle.
Plan your prom party to be as fancy or casual as you choose. Wear your old prom dress, get funky like classic Madonna, or slip into some leg-warmers and be comfy. Whatever you like!
The main thing you'll need is a great selection of 80's dance music and a bunch of fun-loving friends!
Use our retro style invites to gather the gang for the occasion!
These retro birthday postcards are a GREAT idea to keep in the house.
They're cute, affordable to buy, (and to send) and they would be super appreciated as an in-hand birthday greeting for anyone.
The design says, My best wishes for your birthday, in fun vintage style fonts. There's an illustration of a straight pin in one corner that makes it look like it's being pinned to a cork board. The design looks aged and worn giving it a delightful antique retro look.
About these postcards:
Sometimes the old ways are just better.
Text messages and social media posts are nice but if you really want to create an impact, and show you care, a postcard makes a terrific impression. And it's something they can keep and treasure always.
There's less waste too. No need for envelopes that just get tossed into the landfill.
Grab a bunch of these to keep on hand so you'll be ready for everyone's birthday this year.
Here's a fun idea for a his or hers 50th birthday party. These invites look like an audiotape, aka cassette tape, that you personalize with all of the birthday party info.
If they're turning 50, chances are they made more than a few mix tapes back in the 80's which means they'll LOVE this rad invite design.
50th Birthday Party Invitation
This is what the front looks like. The details on this are amazing. It looks do real because it's a photo image of an actual audio tape that you can easily personalize for your favorite about-to-be-fifty-year-old birthday person.
Here's a look at the flip side.
Retro School Portrait Laser Background and Party Invitations
Back in the 80's every kid wanted the cool laser background on their school photos. If you're planning an 80's theme party or planning a birthday or anniversary party for someone who was either born in the 80's or got married back then, we've got THE best invitation for you!
You can customize every word and number both on the front and on the back of these fun 5" x 7" party invitations.
The front of the design features fun laser look lines going across diagonally and you personalize it by uploading a photo of the birthday "child" or the happy anniversary couple.
The back exclaims that it's party time, has all of your personalized party information and has a couple of cassette tapes and a burst of brightly colored stars at the bottom.
These come complete with a white envelope.
They look great when you use a retro laser background photo of the birthday boy or girl but if you don't have an original from the eighties, or if you're planning to use these invites for an anniversary party, you can purchase a poster print of that famous laser beam backdrop and create a new photo to use.
School Photo Laser Background
Cool 80s Laser School Portrait Backdrop Background Poster by cutencomfy
Browse additional posters and prints from zazzle.com.
This great retro poster print works great to take photos during the party too! Use it like a photo booth and get everyone to snap a pic in front of it.
And Zazzle has lots of other cool stuff featuring this fun 80's photo background design!
You'll find a tie, watch, or a bandana to wear in the photo. There's cookies and trays that would be fun at the party. There's also cell phone covers, clocks, postage stamps, blankets and more.
Are you planning a birthday party for someone who was born in the year 1990?
If you are, I just found THE perfect invitations for you to send out when you're inviting friends and family to come celebrate the big occasion.
If you're planning a surprise party for someone born in the 80's or if you're having a 1980's themed party for someone's birthday, you're going to LOVE these cute invites designed to look like an Eighties mixtape cassette.
Shown here as an invite for a surprise 40th birthday, you can customize it to say whatever year you need.
There's also room on the front for the guest of honor's name.
The back side of these big 5" x 7" invites is where you add all of the party information such as date, time, and the location of the event.
The blue and green unisex colors make them appropriate for either a man or a woman.
They arrive with a white envelope suitable for mailing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee from Zazzle to you.
Order as many or as few as you need.
Are you having an 80's themed birthday party? Then you're going to need some rad 80's Save the Date Postcards for your special event. Save the Date postcards are the best way to make sure your guests know your event is coming up soon.
These postcards are completely customizable and ship from Zazzle and you get a bulk discount rate if you order 8 or more postcards.. These postcards measure 4.25" x 5.6" and are printed on ultra-heavy 120 lb card stock with a glossy finish. Postage rate for these postcards is .35.
80's Save the Date Birthday Party Postcards
Have an 80's theme birthday party with Boy George, Cyndi Lauper and Duran Duran spinning on the turntable. Decorate with neon balloons and have your guests wear their best Madonna inspired gear.
80's Party Costume Ideas
It's easy to be an 80's girl (or boy). Create your look with a vintage prom dress, tuxedo tee shirt, boa, lots of pearls or black plastic bracelets and don't forget the jelly shoes!
Grab your bell bottoms and Bee Gees records for a groovy 1970's themed party in 2016. Here's a super selection of 1970's themed party invitations that will have your guests in a boogie woogie mood. Customize each invite with your party details and you're ready for business. The house party is open!
Square 5" x 5" Retro 70's Disco Party Invitations
These disco party invitations scream 1970's. All you need is a real disco ball, the Village People and some food on a stick to make your party amazing.
5" x 7" Retro 70's Groovy Party Invitations
Invite your party guest wear their grooviest pair of bell bottoms to your party with these retro 70's brown and yellow invitations.
Personalized Murder Mystery Party Invitations and Ideas
If you're throwing a fun murder mystery party, we've got the best invitations
and some great ideas to help you plot the perfect party.
All of our high quality custom murder mystery party invites are easy to personalize with all of the evidence your friends will need to attend the crime scene and help solve the crime. Sizes vary and prices are as marked. Click on your favorites to learn more. They come complete with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Once you've selected the perfect invites, it's time to plan the party.
Murder Mystery Party Games
Murder Mystery Party Ideas
Murder Mystery parties work best when you're planning a sit down dinner but you can also host one when you're planning a buffet.
You'll need to choose a theme beforehand. They can be set to any time period you like. The Roaring 20's is a really fun and popular era to choose but any retro decade or even the present time period will do.
The theme is fun to use for a grown up birthday party but can also be used for Halloween, or for a truly unique and unforgettable Thanksgiving, Couple's shower, or any time you want to get the gang together just for fun.
You'll want to keep the guest list fairly small with about 8 - 20 people being a good number. Too few guests and it isn't as much fun. Inviting too many can make it a bit confusing.
Guests should receive a suspect character sheet before or as soon as they arrive.
Plan on providing a small note pad and writing instrument for each guest so they can take notes.
I found a great guide at How Stuff Works. Visit How to Host a Murder Mystery Party to read all about it.
I also found a fun board at Pinterest that has a lot of great ideas for planning your own Murder Mystery. Visit Murder Mystery Parties on Pinterest to check it out.
In addition you'll want to check out this terrific website that has some great ideas to help you plan the perfect crime... and have a lot of fun doing it. Visit Night of Mystery to see everything.
Scenes from a Real Murder Mystery Party
The following video was created during a real Roaring 20's Murder Mystery Party. It's kind of cute and I was hoping that it would encourage you to create your own video during your evening of fun and frolic.
Share your thoughts. Ever been to a murder mystery party? Wasn't it a hoot? Which era are you going to choose for yours? What type of foods will you serve? Spill the beans here in the comments.
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