Between ordering all of those party poppers and champagne, who has time to spend on finding the perfect New Year’s Eve party invitation? Here are a few great places to get your invites or evites so you can focus on other things:
1. Party Invitations has a variety of clever invitations that go beyond the basic card. One of the best ones is a customizable event ticket where you can print everything from the time, location and RSVP information. The site also has more classic one-page invitations printed on durable and attractive cardstock patterns. After choosing your design, click on the picture to find out the price and how to order. The site only accepts credit cards as payment. Order these cards in advance so that you have plenty of time to get them printed.
2. Evite is the leading Web site for event invitations, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Their designs range from classy to sassy, and they match the background of the evite itself. After plugging in the e-mail addresses of your friends, they can click the link and decide if they can attend without having to sign up for an Evite account. If you make a mistake on your evite, it’s easy to fix without having to make a new one. Best of all, Evites are free, and the site even offers great party ideas, such as what to serve and what decorations to buy.
3. Sendomatic is a relatively minor player in the evite market, but these internet invitations will be easy to send for New Year’s. The cards tend to be a little more goofy-looking, but it does include some cute snowflake animations and other nice touches. Each invite is clean-looking, unlike those offered by other evite sites. Sendomatic does charge for more than four invitations, with rates starting at $12.95 for 5 to 100 cards, and you will need to sign up for an account in order to make your invitations. This site probably would be your best bet if you were sending out invitations for a corporate or large holiday event.
4. 123 Greetings doesn’t just have everyday ecards. The site also offers invitations for holiday parties, such as a fabulous New Year’s shindig. Some of them have music, which can be a little overwhelming, but would set the right tone for a party with old friends. The site is free, so you can send as many invitations as you want to without spending a dime.
5. Nothing beats a card written by hand. Target, Wal-Mart and other mass retailers have a wonderful selection of invitation cards. So long as you don’t mind licking the envelopes yourself, you can send a charming invitation to your friends and family to ring in the new year. The invites usually are packaged in 10s and 12s, so you might end up with extra invitations that you won’t be able to use. However, you can keep a few around to use when you make a scrapbook of the night’s festivities.