I'm not going to lie; I'm looking forward to Cinco de Mayo for one true reason. So I can eat as much as I want of the cool, creamy, and spicy gastronomic delight known as seven-layer dip. And I'm not alone: the writers at Evite love seven-layer dip so much that they created a dessert version of it, with peanut butter, Nutella, marshmallows, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, salted peanuts, and gummy bears, to serve with Ritz crackers and Nilla wafers. Does this sweet-tooth version seem like something you could dig into?
I'm not really good at sending out holiday cards, which is why it's still sitting on my to-do list with just two weeks to go until Christmas. If you're a card-sending procrastinator like me, make things a little easier on yourself by sending your holiday announcements or cards online!
One of my new favorite online invite sites, Pingg, isn't just for invitations — you can send cards, too! Pingg offers a beautiful selection of images to choose from, or you can upload your own images to customize your holiday cards even further.
What's more, you can send your cards out via snail mail for those relatives that aren't so tech savvy. Trust me, Pingg makes it totally painless to send out cards — no stamps or licking of envelopes required!
Pingg is a fun alternative to eVite and offers designs that are a bit more stylish and SurroundSend, which allows you to send your invites via email, text, and even print. The designs must be nice — Martha Stewart is backing it!
I may just have to plan a soiree as an excuse to test Pingg out. . . !
I love parties (North does too), so how exciting is it that Evite has added a special section for pet-centric events? Wheee! Just looking through the choices made me think of a bunch that I'd love to plan – do you have any furry fiestas coming up? Even if you haven't made plans yet, I'll soon be sharing tips for throwing a Howl-oween bash for (you guessed it) . . . dogs! Check out more of my fave invitations when you read more
The popular online invitation and party-planning website Evite has just stepped up its A game by introducing an updated Evite. The site you've already grown to love now has a fresh new design and so many more enhanced features. Currently in beta, the new Evite gives users the ability to go crazy customizing their own invites with pictures and other types of media — yes, now you can say good-bye to boring templates. You'll definitely notice that the interface is much cleaner and more user friendly. To check out the changes, just log into your Evite account, click on Invitations in the toolbar, and then "try our new invitation" under the invitation tab!
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How many geek tips come to you in the pure, unadulterated name of fun? Because that's exactly what this one is all about. The next time you're replying yes (and leaving a fabulously witty comment) to an eVite, create a talking response with a Party Personality!
In an eVite, click on "Create Your Party Personality" under the Guest List. A window will pop up, allowing you to customize your Party Personality — complete with avatar, setting, and a recorded message so that when other guests see your name in the reply on the eVite, they can click it and hear you giving your response! The service is brought to you by Voki and you don't have to register to have your customized avatar appear.
I chose the classiest avatar, a hot dog, and I called in and recorded my sophisticated and articulate message: "Whoo hoo, party time!"
Yep, a partying hot dog. Totally sums up my party personality!
If you're already familiar with the online invitation service eVite, then you'll be happy to know that eVite has just added quickVite to their line-up of goodies. Similar to the site Renkoo, QuickVite can be utilized by users to make plans with a group of friends via their computer or phone—without having to send a gazillion messages. With its group messaging capability, QuickVite recipients can respond to invites by email, text message or at Evite.com. They can also view the group's responses in one location. Discussed on Mashable, QuickVite is great for coordinating meetings on the go, party planning, or making a dinner date.
Now that the holiday season has started to unfold, my inbox is quickly filling with lots of invitations to festive events and fabulous parties. The majority of these invites are evites. I understand how evite is a quick and easy way to invite friends/family to a party, but I just don't get their mass appeal.
I hate how everyone invited can see who will or will not be attending the shindig. I despise how one is expected to leave a fun comment about the soirée. I find their images generic and their reminder emails annoying. Always a fan of handmade invites, I guess what it comes down to is I hate evite. Am I the only one? What do you think of evite?