Tech Talk: Party Hard — But Don’t Stress Out!

When my husband and I were getting ready to celebrate our 15th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate with our friends. We decided to have a big pool party and cookout at our home, and we invited friends from church, work, and our homeschool co-op to celebrate with us. I arranged it all via email, and had a general instruction on the invitation: BOYB & a side dish, and we’ll provide the main meal. It was a big success, and we had about three dozen people, including a pool full of kids who splashed around all afternoon. The next year, we decided to have a Sweet Sixteen Anniversary party, but I didn’t want to try to keep track of everyone’s emails and make paper lists (which always seem to get lost somewhere in the house).

I did a search for online invitations, and discovered there were a few, but one in particular caught my eye: Socializr. It was free, had neat interactive invitations, and kept track of all of our party guests’ responses for us! Years later, it was renamed Punchbowl, and the options multiplied! I’ve been using this site ever since that Sweet Sixteen anniversary for our parties because it makes planning incredibly easy! They’ve also added an iPhone app to the mix to make planning on the go easier, too. …


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