Archive for ◊ August, 2010 ◊

30 Aug 2010 Choosing Party Invitations

Every party is exciting and leaves back sweet memories of the event which is treasured for life. But hosting a successful party requires a lot of planning. Once the venue is set and the guest list is prepared, it is time for the invitations to go out. Invitations are a great way to let people know about a party or event that you are hosting in a formal and exciting way. Thoughtful invitations have a special effect on the invitees. The invitations speak a lot about your party. Formal invitations would let your guests know that they are invited to a formal event and so on.

You need to carefully choose your party invitations. There is a particular party invitation that is just right for every occasion. Once you decide on the theme of your party, you can choose the invites accordingly. You can find a variety of pre-printed invitations at local party supplies stores or online gift stores.

If you are hosting a stylish shower, then invite your guests with these chic baby shower invitations. The bottom features a bright, colorful couple pushing a baby stroller full of presents. On the top is a lime green border with your invitation wording below.

You can also amaze your guests with the distinguished style of this ecru and mocha invitation. A unique mocha motif is displayed above your thermographed wording and is accented by a mocha base card.

A dream come true is a great way to announce to your friends and family your precious cargo has arrived! This turquoise announcement can be used for a baby girl or boy making it a perfect pick!

30 Aug 2010 Simplicity and Sophistication With Van Heusen Shirts

Van Heusen shirts exude style and practicality. They can be paired with khakis, jeans, or shorts and are just right for any occasion whether casual or formal. The Van Heusen dress shirts are a beautiful choice. They are great choices for looking stylish at work or at home.

With a Van Heusen shirt, you are sure to look presentable and attractive. Van Heusen shirts are made of excellent quality fabrics and have classy patterns to suit your sense of styling.

If you want a great regular fitting shirt, go with the Van Heusen 13V0113 Men’s Solid Silky Poplin. With a soft-fused button down collar and button down front for the traditional look, this great shirt will look amazing with your suits for a great professional option.

For a solid and simply long sleeve shirt, you can pick up the Van Heusen 13V0143 Men’s True Wrinkle-Free Cotton Pinpoint Oxford. These 100% cotton shirts highlights classic style and comfort and is perfect for the low maintenance man that likes his clothing to be practical, predictable, yet polished.

The Van Heusen short sleeve dress shirts are also a great choice. The Van Heusen 56850 Men’s Short-Sleeve Wrinkle-Resistant Oxford is constructed of polyester and cotton blend of materials that is also machine washable and wrinkle free.

28 Aug 2010 Graduation Favors

Graduation is a big day and is a time for celebration and jubilation that calls for a big party. The graduation party favors must be selected very carefully so that it doesn’t end up as a trash in your friend’s drawer but rather is of some use to them. Some cool ideas for graduation party favors graduation personalized frosted glass candles, champagne flutes, graduation cap key chains, bookmarks and more.

Graduation parties are a milestone and a special day of remembrance in a young person’s life. It is a celebration of academic accomplishments and so it is very necessary to make it a party worth remembering. That is where graduation favors come in to play.

Try the Hats Off to You” Graduation Lemonade + Optional Heart Whisk. Nothing is Sweeter than Success, but these appropriately themed Graduation Lemonade Mixes come respectably close. Wake up your guests taste buds with this sweet and refreshing lemonade mix, personalized to perfection. These stylish favors will make a perfect complement to your graduation or commencement event.

The Graduation Personalized Mini Glass Bottles are ideal for filling with your beloved bite size sweets. Get creative by color coordinating your candies to match your school colors as well as adding our personalized labels including graduation designs and sites for your name, date, class year, and school. Spread the news of your success with these refillable favors that will last long after your graduation party.

The Hats Off to You Graduation Notebooks can be used even after the grad party has ended. Each white notebook opens up to reveal a blank white notepad inside, and the white pen conveniently holds everything together in one place.

27 Aug 2010 Fashion on a Budget

You don’t always need a lot of pieces to look fashionable. You should rather place quality over quantity when it comes to looking chic and trendy at a budget. You can find trendy and classic clothes on a budget by shopping at online branded apparel stores like You can easily put together a a fashionable outfit for under a $100 by mixing and matching certain pieces of outerwear with stylish accessories.

Before you begin shopping and budgeting you need to erase any thoughts that say that having a budget means you can’t have all the gorgeous in style clothes that you want. You should have loads of fun with your clothes and fashion shopping.

If you prefer the casual and trendy look, then you can go with Port & Company LSP11 Ladies Short Sleeve Value Denim Shirt. With sturdy construction, a generous cut and soft garment washing, this Value Denim shirt won’t stretch your budget. It has a traditional and relaxed look.

The District Threads DT202 Junior Ladies Spaghetti Strap Tank is great for summer which can be worn on its own or layered. This stylish tank is a favorite. You can pair these with a denim skirt or trouser for great effects.

To keep within your budget and still exude style and grace, carry a Anvil 301 14 oz. 100% Cotton Canvas Boater Tote with contrast color straps and bottom.

You can thus create a fashionable ensemble at a very affordable price if you know the right places to look for stuff.

26 Aug 2010 Light up Your Beach Party With Candle Favors

If you love straw hats, grass skirts and coconut-shaped bikini tops, then you would surely have fun hosting a beach theme party. Whether you are celebrating your anniversary or a bridal shower or maybe even planning on your wedding theme, choosing a beach theme for your party can be a great idea.

While you do up the decorations and plan the beach party, one of the very important feature that you need to decide upon are the party favors. There are plenty of choices available—from bottle stoppers, candles to key chains-the collection is vast and varied. But one of the most elegant amongst the beach themed favors are candles. There are many stylish designs and shapes available that encapture the true essence of the sand and sea.

There’s nothing but smooth sailing ahead when you choose these stylish sailboat design candles for your beach themed event. This elegant and fun glass sailboat design candle holder is sure to please. It features a heavy glass form with a sea blue sail rising up from a clear base that nestles a tea light candle. The candle is positioned behind the blue sail to allow for the ultimate glow from the flame.

Another popular pick is the Sand and Shell Tealight Holder and is a great addition to any beach event. Guests will enjoy lighting these tealight holders to enjoy memories of the shore. Each high quality, heavy glass is filled with authentic seashells and sand. The tealight is included and each sand and shell tealight holder is packaged perfectly as a gift with a rope ribbon and a beach theme hang tag that reads “Thank you for sharing this Day”.

Try this pair of flip-flop candles on for size if you are looking for favors that fit the beach theme. They are sure to bring a smile to a summer-loving crowd, these whimsical flip-flop candles make adorable favors for any seaside event or beach party. Assorted in four bright and cheery color combinations, each of the 2″ long flip-flops has a pair of heart shaped sunglasses as its toe strap.

26 Aug 2010 Work Wear on a Budget
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Work wear is such an important part of our everyday life. It is common to keeo pondering on the question: “What to wear so that I’d stand out fashion wise, but fit in a workplace so that my superiors would know my potential”. It is not really a very difficult decision to make. Even for those who are on a budget and would still want to look professional and chic, there are options galore.

Most of the reputed fashion houses are manufacturing work shirts which come in flattering colors such as black, brown, navy, charcoal and dark gray. You can even get some screen printing or embroidery done on them and add a signature monogram to set yourself apart from the pack!

Check out the Red House RH23 Non-Iron Button-Down Shirt for men. Classic patterns with no need for the old-fashioned iron. 100% two-ply cotton shrugs off wrinkles, but unlike average non-iron shirts, ours are woven with 80-doubles yarn and specially treated to stay exceptionally soft. Comes with Red House engraved buttons and tonal embroidery on the right-sleeve placket.

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For women on the move the Red House RH41 Ladies Non-Iron Button-Down Stripe Shirt is just perfect. The gently contoured silhouette and the soft material give comfort and a fashionable fit.

The CornerStone J763H Duck Cloth Hooded Work Jacket is real value for money. Tough enough to do the job, this work jacket layers easily with other shirts and jackets so it’s great for both mild and harsh weather. It has a nylon lining for added warmth Hood with dyed-to-match drawstring Rib knit cuffs and hem Two muff pockets Port Pockets™ for easy embroidery on left chest and back.

25 Aug 2010 Cute Favor Boxes

Favors do not always have to be expensive. Simple things can also make nice and memorable favors if they are creatively packaged and presented. You can use elegant and decorative favor boxes to show your gratitude and appreciation to all the guests who take the trouble of attending your party and making it a success.

Aside from favor boxes, you may also consider small favor bags that can also be filled with various trinkets such as candies, almonds, soaps, potpourri and many more. These gift containers come in a variety of shape, sizes, and colors. There is a wide variety of favor boxes available like Chinese take-out boxes, clear plastic boxes, satin boxes and heart-shaped boxes. These cute and beautiful containers can be filled with candies, mints, marbles, soaps, confetti and etc.

The Heart Shaped Boxes / Mint Tins are perfect for weddings or anniversary. These heart shaped boxes / mint tins can be filled with Jordan almonds, mints or any number of surprises. They come in a silver matte finish with a clear acetate cover.

The Embossed Elegance” Snowflake Favor Box will surely remind you of those glorious snow showers on a chilly winter’s day when you were young, and you’d catch those gently falling snowflakes on the tip of your tongue? Bring that heartwarming ambience to your beautiful winter wedding reception, Christmas dinner table or holiday party buffet table with these elegant favor boxes.

To add a personal touch to your favors, you can choose Chocolate and Turquoise Damask “Make It Yours” Personalized Favor Box Kit. This is distinctively different down to the last detail! The beauty of this charming favor box begins with the elegant damask pattern in rich, dark chocolate that is softened by the joyous shade of turquoise on the overlay. Surrounding the white favor box beneath with a classy, confident sense of style, the personalized label that can be seen through the die cut opening is the perfect finishing touch.

A range of designs in these cute little boxes can accommodate any little treat for each of the guests.

25 Aug 2010 Choices in Toddler Clothing
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Its always a pleasure to dress your young ones up in the best toddler clothes. After all who wouldn’t want to see their young child to look best. These days with so many brands and designer houses manufacturing toddler clothing, it is at times difficult to decide on what would be a right buy.

Designer clothing for toddlers is not always expensive as is commonly understood. But before you buy an outfit for your little one, you should carefully look into the design and the quality of fabric. They need to be given at most care as at this stage their skin is most prone to infections and allergies.

There are different styles and designs available in toddler clothing and you can take your pick based on your budget and inner persona of your child. Check out the Bella 221 toddler organic short sleeve tee which is a natural color and lightweight jersey made with super soft 100% organic cotton.

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Another cute outfit is the Bella 110 baby fleece two-tone raglan hooded sweatshirt which gives comfort and fashion just like our adult hooded contrast sweatshirts.

For the ultimate combination of fashion and comfort try the Bella 240 toddler 2×1 tank top. It is a popular style for any age but fit just for toddlers in a textured visible rib that creates generous stretch.

Toddler clothing in this fashion era is not just limited to outfits for young children but an outfit that reflects his/her inner persona with style and at most comfort.

24 Aug 2010 Sweet Sixteen Favors

Party favors and goodie bags are something that everyone looks forward to in any party. They do not have to be expensive but being creative and thoughtful while picking the favors can go a long way in bringing a smile to your guests. It is a good idea to choose favors based on the theme of your party.

Like if you are hosting a sweet sixteen party, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. You should give your guests something to remember your Sweet Sixteen by selecting party favors that will be enjoyed by all. You can also personalize the favors by getting the Sweet Sixteen’s name and birth date imprinted on the sweet sixteen favors.

You can choose the Enchanted Carriage” Favor Boxes and fill them with chocolates, Jordan almonds, cinnamon hearts – or whatever your heart desires. In fairy tales, the captivating carriage brought beautifully attired people to the ball and hence makes a great sweet sixteen party favor.

The Sweet “16” Design Cookie Cutter Favors is something sweet for you sweet sixteen party guests. Invite your guests to celebrate being sweet sixteen long after the party is over each time they bake a batch of sweet treats shaped like the number 16!

The Ice Cream Cone Candle Favors are real treats as favors for any number of occasions. After all – everyone loves ice cream! Each vanilla scented candle depicts a realistically delicious scoop of vanilla in a waffle cone topped with dripping hot fudge and a scrumptious cherry.

24 Aug 2010 Teen Fashion Trends
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Gils and teens always want to look chic and fashionable. Fashion trends change every season, but there are certain basic items that are timeless and an eternal favorite. These classic pieces of outerwear can be combined to create many different looks. Jeans are one such basic element of clothing that are a staple in most wardrobes. You can wear them with a sweater, t-shirt or a formal shirt for a fashionable and dressed up look.

Other must have wardrobe pieces for the trendy teens are tank tops, turtlenecks, khakis, shorts, slacks, skirts, sundresses and blazers. The colors and styles might vary from season to season but pick what you like that fits your budget and makes you feel comfortable. You can experiment around with different looks and can easily come up with something that reflects your personal style.

Check out the Bella 815 cotton spandex capri pant which features a roll-down waistband to help minimize and flatter the stomach area and back view with a contoured fit that creates a flattering feminine silhouette. The leg opening has an overlocked bottom hem to retain shape.

T-shirts are also a very important part of a teen wardrobe and they come in a variety of necklines from round to V-neck and crew neck. The Bella 9501 baby rib long sleeve crew neck tee has a slim fit body with a generous long sleeve length. Great when layered with other girl tees.

For the health conscious teen of today, stylish sports shirts and active wear are also very essential. The District Threads DT501 Junior Ladies Track Jacket with Striping is the feminine version of the classic track jacket and has contrast striping on the arms and side seams for an up-to-date look.

Clothing and accessories for the 21st century teen come in different styles and designs and are now being sold off the rack online, as well as offline.