Saturday, July 26, 2008

Have you heard of Evite?

Planning my son's birthday party has always been a challenge because it happens to be in the middle of summer. I never remember to make sure I have the addresses of all of his friends before school lets out so I can mail out the party invites. As his birthday approached this year and we were planning a mega party with many guests I started to panic a bit. I did have some addresses, and most phone numbers..should I start calling everyone? With over 20 kids on the guest list this seemed a bit overwhelming, not to mention time consuming! Then I remembered that my sister-in-law had used Evite, an online party planning site. Aha! That was the answer because I did have everyone's email addresses.

It's so easy to use and it helps keep track of your guests responses. They can leave comments, and rsvp easily through the email link. We even added a poll with questions for the kids to answer, such as what do you take on your hotdog? This helped with planning our menu. After your party is over you can upload party pics to share with your guests, and send out thank-you evites! And here's the best part...it's free! I give Evite a thumbs up for helping me plan a successful party!

3 comments:

Mary Richmond said...

cool info--will pass it along to my daughter who does plan kid's parties and has many friends who do, too.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

I've used evite for about 8 of 9 years. It is the BEST thing!

It looks like everyone had a blast!

ambika said...

I don't know how I figured out head counts for parties before evite. It's kind of like email where the whole thought of doing without it seems impossible.