New Year’s Resolutions Celebration Wine and Resolutions Night Hosting a New Years Eve bash is a huge undertaking; one that you might not want to take on this year. Instead, invite your friends to a fun, low-key evening of reminiscing and resolution-making a few days before the start of the New Year. Simply stock up on a few bottles of wine and some basic party ware. Then, set out some simple, elegant stationery and pens, which your guests can use to write their resolutions for the coming year. You can keep things quiet and personal by encouraging guests to take their resolutions home, or make things festive by encouraging guests to write funny, lighthearted resolutions to share with the whole group. New Year’s Day Brunch  This year, why not skip the late night of champagne and cocktails? Invite your friends to begin the New Year on January 1st with a New Year’s Day Brunch that will really help you begin fresh and anew. With a happy brunch and a goal in mind, it might be fun to see just how much you can accomplish. Encourage your friends to bring their calendars, and together you can share ideas about where, when...Read More
"It’s a Wrap" Party It is something we all do during the holiday season. It can be tedious; it can be time-consuming. It is gift-wrapping. Why not add an element of fun by hosting a holiday gift-wrapping gala? A few weeks before the holidays, invite your friends to spend a few hours eating, drinking, laughing and wrapping To make the party as dynamic as possible, designate each guest to bring specific gift-wrap items (wrapping paper, ribbons, tape, gift boxes, gift bags, etc.). As host, you can be responsible for supplying personalized gift tags, correspondence cards, or holiday enclosure cards, as party favors for each of your guests. Here is a sample invitation wording which you can handwrite on the selection of plain stationery of your choice: Join us for a Wrap Party! Grab a box! Grab a bow! Come gather with your holiday gifts in tow. We’ll eat and drink and chat and smile And wrap some gifts all the while! And, with our gifts wrapped and the chore all done, We’ll be free to enjoy the season in carefree fun! Read Parts: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  
Giving Thanks and Giving Back When we think of Thanksgiving parties, most of us think of the feasts, the toasts, the family, and football. Everyone is for these lovely traditions, but why not begin some tasteful, unconventional traditions of your own? Here are some “fresh” takes on giving Thanks this Holiday season: Starting a "Thanksgiving Circle" Here is one special tradition that is especially thoughtful during the Thanksgiving Season. Start by thinking of two people you want to thank for being in your life. Write and send a personal letter explaining just what each of those people mean to you, and include a gift of personalized stationery. Encourage them to continue the circle of love by using a piece of the stationery you have given them to send a similar sentiment to two loved ones of their own. In lieu of, or in addition to, a note of your own, you can include a message like this one: I want to say thank you for always being there; I want you to know just how deeply I care. And now that I have given thanks and now that you know, Please help this circle of love continue to grow. Thanksgiving Recipe Party...Read More
"Sweet" Halloween Gestures Halloween is a fun, lighthearted, and youthful holiday and you will no doubt find plenty of reasons to dress up and indulge during this festive time. But before all the ghosts, goblins, and spooky stories make their appearance, why not get your friends together for a Halloween Get-Together with some serious heart? Think about the many people in your community who will be unable to dress up and trick-or-treat this year (for financial, physical, or other reasons). During this spirited time of year, it can be easy, fun, and rewarding to reach out and make simple, sweet gestures, all while having fun! Here are some suggestions for your very own “Halloween holiday party with heart:” Serve spirited refreshments, play some spooky music, and lay a few tables with goody bags to be stuffed with pre-wrapped candy. You can invite your guests to get into the Halloween spirit while spreading a little love. Invite guests to write encouraging words or happy sentiments on cheerful cards to be included in Halloween goody bags. You can go as a group to deliver the bags to local charities, hospitals or food kitchens. Because this will be both a party and a charitable event,...Read More
End of Summer Celebrations Summer is coming to a close and the kids are heading back to school. This is the perfect time to celebrate the finish of another fantastic season in the sun! While you are at it, why not spread a little sunshine of your own? One wonderful way to welcome the Fall is to help less fortunate families start the school year with a fresh new beginning. Here are some ways to accomplish that goal while celebrating the beginning of the new season: Back to School Backpack Bash What a great way to teach your kids a great lesson before the school year even starts. Host a backpack-stuffing party for less fortunate members of your community. Purchase a few backpacks (depending on how many guests you are inviting) and ask your guests to donate back-to-school supplies to fill them with. You can offer refreshments and play music and let everyone know where the backpacks will be going (local shelters, churches, and schools for homeless students always appreciate these types of donations). Invite guests to write words of encouragement, personalized notes, or “words to live by” on individual note cards to be included in the backpacks. Here is a...Read More
We would like to offer some fun and unconventional ideas for inviting friends and family to seasonal get-togethers that keep in mind the true spirit of the holidays. You will surely be invited to plenty of traditional Holiday parties this season, but why not start a few new traditions of your own? The following are some suggestions, that will continue over the next two weeks, for parties that can help us help others as we celebrate this happy season. And, because we are American Stationery, we also like to offer some elegantly engaging invitation ideas! End of Summer Celebrations "Sweet" Halloween Gestures Giving Thanks and Giving Back "It’s a Wrap" Holiday Party New Year’s Resolutions Celebrations   Read Parts:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6