How often do the kids get to have a summer BBQ party all their own? Celebrations.com took our All Things BBQ party invitations and went all-out creating an All Things BBQ themed party just for kids, featuring kid-friendly BBQ party ideas, from the food to the decorations and fun activities for a hot summer day. The playful graphics set a fun tone and the colors appeal to both boys and girls.
A make-your own hamburger bar was the main attraction at this outdoor BBQ party. Small barbecue themed bowls were filled with condiments so the kids could build their own burgers. Food portions were kept small for little hands. Serving sliders instead of man-sized burgers was perfect for smaller appetites and allowed the kids to create more than one if they liked. Watermelon slices and corn on the cob were served on skewers for easy grabbing.
Cards you created. Ideas we love.
Our Featured Favorite for June is a party invitation to a Welcome Dinner from Leah, a bride-to-be who wanted to welcome family members flying in from out of town for her wedding. Leah says, “We are getting married next March (2012) and decided that we would host a welcome dinner on Friday night for the out-of-town guests and family so they have the opportunity to meet each other before the wedding on Sunday.” We love the idea of a Welcome Dinner, the casualness of the invitation, and the warmth and friendliness it conveys to family and friends who aren’t familiar with each other.
This Glowing Affair – Backyard Party Invitation brings to mind other ideas for welcome dinner. You could throw a party for your son or daughter returning home from college, or a military member home on leave. A proud Grandma & Grandpa could throw a party to welcome a new grandchild into the family. You could get to know your new neighbor with a welcome party. A teacher could organize a potluck dinner in the fall to welcome new families into her classroom. You could have a welcome party for your new puppy and invite the neighbors, who will have no choice but to love your dog. Or have a welcome back party when everyone gets home from their summer vacation to share and compare pictures. There are plenty of reasons to have a welcome dinner—just send an invite!
Cards you created. Ideas we love.
We love it when our customers take one of our card designs and use it to create something completely new and different. This month’s Featured Favorite started as a New Year’s Eve resolution card, and our customer, Paula, turned it into a party invitation for the parents of a fourth grade class at an elementary school.
“We, as a class, have a party for the parents every year and it is usually at the beginning of the year,” says Paula. “We use it to catch up from the summer and to meet parents who are new to the school that year.”
We love the idea of having an end-of-the-year party to recap the school year and share summer plans. Or, as Paula’s local school usually does, have a kickoff party for the new school year to begin. It’s a great way to connect and become more involved at your kids’ school.
Planning a party for 40 some people can be daunting, but Paula said she is learning and having fun. “I am not a huge entertainer by nature, so planning a party is a new experience for me,” Paula said. “However; I have to say that the best part so far was discovering Pear Tree Greetings.”
Sep 30, 2008 11:00 ET
Pear Tree Greetings Introduces New Line of Photo Christmas Cards
New Line Connects With Consumers on Trends, Affordable Prices
Photo Christmas Cards
Recycled Photo Cards
REXBURG, ID–(Marketwire – September 30, 2008) – With the rise of the photo Christmas card industry, it has become more apparent that consumers are finding a gap between affordability and stylish design trends when buying Christmas cards. Pear Tree Greetings, a top manufacturer of greeting cards, has bridged that gap for their customers with the launch of their new website, PearTreeGreetings.com, this September. The site primarily focuses on photo Christmas cards but also offers specialty cards, recycled cards and stationery. Future plans for the brand are to expand its selection to include baby announcements, scrapbook papers, party invitations and gifts.
“With the economy in an economic downturn, we wanted to offer cool, unique photo Christmas cards and stationery at affordable prices. We’ve worked incredibly hard with a super talented group of designers/creative directors to put together a line of uber cute designs,” said Christy Bode, Lead Marketing Specialist for Pear Tree Greetings.
The new site features its own blog, which presents new product ideas, highlights personalization tips and allows customers to share their ideas with others. Visit the blog at Blog.PearTreeGreetings.com.
About Pear Tree Greetings
Founded in 2005, Pear Tree Greetings is a division of The Occasions Group, which designs, produces and distributes stationery for weddings, holidays and other special occasions. Pear Tree Greetings gives consumers the opportunity to send unique Christmas cards at affordable prices via an online card creation and personalization feature. With a production staff of more than 50 years of printing experience, Pear Tree Greetings offers top trends and quality printing within the industry.
For more information, visit www.PearTreeGreetings.com