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To celebrate our birthday, we’re sharing our best ideas for helping a special friend celebrate HER birthday. Show your friend how much you care with one of these simple suggestions. She’ll never forget her day!
Romantic sentiments are not the only reason to send a bright array of buds! Many women appreciate flowers simply for the beauty they bring, especially in a serious office setting.
Create a hobby pack.
For a friend who likes to knit, fill an adorable bag with several skeins of yarn and a book of patterns. Purchase a mini-album and some unique brads or stickers for your scrapbooking friend. Or, choose a favorite novel to share with your book club pal, and tuck a personalized bookmark inside its cover. Be creative. You know your friend best. Think about what she would use and enjoy.
Don’t underestimate the power of a gift card.
A creatively displayed gift card is thoughtful for a friend who has a tendency to spend money on others (kids, husband, etc.). With that gift card, you’ve essentially tricked your friend into buying something nice for herself (at a women’s clothing store, book store, coffee shop or craft store) instead of opting to purchase diapers, clothes for the kids or household necessities with birthday cash she might receive.
Send a personalized photo card.
Use your scrapbooking skills to design a cute card around a favorite photo of the two of you, or use an online greeting card program to create a one-of-a-kind card. Your friend is sure to cherish the thought!
Surprise her without the surprise party.
Pick up your friend at a pre-arranged time, but don’t tell her what’s to come. Surprise her with dessert and coffee, a manicure and pedicure appointment, movie or concert tickets, a home-cooked dinner and drinks or anything else you know she’d enjoy.
Use photos of you and your mutual friends, trips you’ve taken and fun nights together. Even if you have few photos, feel free to use other items in your book (movie stubs, plane tickets, fabric swatches or even clippings from magazines or newspapers) that are meaningful to the two of you.
No matter how you decide to acknowledge your friend’s birthday, do so in a way that shows how much you truly appreciate her friendship. A gift or a gesture from the heart is worth twice as much.
Enjoy the celebration!
Do you know someone who’s turning 16? Someone stylish, someone very sweet?
Introduce her celebration with a Sweet 16 invitation that shows just how special she is! Jean M’s Sweet 16 invitations are colorful, fresh and designed with the latest styles and trends in mind. And many are printed with the birthday girl’s photo for a personal lead-in to her party.
Here are some of my favorites…
Let everyone know you’ll be crowning the birthday girl princess for a day with our Princess Sweet 16 Invitation. The design is printed in the same color you choose for your wording, so get as colorful as you want. And don’t forget to add a sparkling rhinestone to the crown for some bling.
Get guests excited for a party that promises to be a wildly fun time by sending our Wildly Excited Sweet 16 Invitation. The hot fuchsia and black color scheme and the birthday girl’s photo create the look.For the girl who lights up a room with her sparkling personality, send our She Sparkles Sweet 16 Invitation with a striking black background and blue “Sweet 16” design accenting her photo.
When the party will be pretty and elegant, introduce it with an equally lovely invitation like this one: Delicate Damask Sweet 16 Invitation. The damask pattern, purple color scheme and three photos create a look of all-out style.
Take a look at all of our Sweet 16 invitations to find the one that’s perfect for the special birthday girl in your life!
Enjoy the celebration!
Whether you’re celebrating 15, 25 or 50 years together, we’ve got some great ideas for pulling together a wonderful party to celebrate that milestone!
Personalized photo anniversary invitations are a great way to send the message of your upcoming party. We have several to choose from, in an array of colors and styles.
For those who wish for a more formal, traditional look we have beautiful damask and embossed invitations that will give that more elegant look you’re wanting.
When you’re sending out the invitations, you may want to tuck in a note requesting a fond memory of the couple. Ask that the recipient reply back prior to the party so you can create a memory book to have at the party. It will be a great way to spark conversations amongst your guests.
Also, consider gathering photos from your many years together and set them out around the room for additional centerpieces and decorations. It’s a great way to document your history and you can use photos that include the many friends and relatives who will be at your celebration.
Speaking of guests, you’ll want to be sure and have a guest book at the entrance for commemorating everyone’s presence at the event. It will also serve as a helpful follow-up when writing thank you notes.
Thank You Notes
We have a wide selection of thank you notes. Consider sending a photo thank you that will be a great keepsake for years to come!
Enjoy the inspiration!
Often times girlfriends of the soon-to-be bride will host a get-together to say goodbye to singlehood and to welcome married life. The style of the party will likely center around what the bride and her girlfriends love to do most. If they ask you for ideas about how you’d like to spend your last outing with them as a single gal, let the planners know your preferences for activities ahead of time so you’re not surprised and uncomfortable the evening of the party. Here are some options you can give them:
• Go to a show, comedy act or concert.
• If you can’t manage a weekend in Las Vegas, meet the girls at a nearby casino and try your luck.
• Attend a wine-tasting event.
• Arrange the bachelor and bachelorette parties on the same night and meet up with the men later.
• Really “go out!” Outdoors, that is. Spend a day with your friends engaged in your favorite outdoor activity — camping, hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, boating, etc.
If you’d rather not go out on the town, there’s no reason you can’t stay in and celebrate with your friends! Here are some great ideas for low-key, relaxing celebrations:
• Arrange for an in-home spa or make-up consultant to come to someone’s house and pamper yourselves with facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.
• Head to a friend’s house and watch all your favorite tear‑jerker romance movies.
• Get dressed up and have a cocktail party at home.
Have a great time planning your party!
The days are getting longer, school is almost out and summer holidays are coming up. That means it’s time to start planning those summer parties and picnics with your family and friends.
I love the idea of a red, white and blue for a summer party, whether it’s July 4th or not. The colors are fresh and bright, and it’s so easy to find coordinating items. Here’s a collage of images from a party I recently threw to give you some inspiration for throwing, decorating and celebrating a great summer event.
• Red and blue napkins printed with a fun design are practical and stylish.
• Print seals or labels with a fun message and add them to your favors, water bottles and other items for a personal touch.
• Don’t forget the ribbon for adding a special detail here and there!
• Display your utensils and favors creatively in buckets, wooden trays, galvanized pails and even painted flower pots.
• Get creative with your favors. Who wouldn’t love a s’mores “kit” of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, or some firecrackers and sparklers packaged with personalized favor matches?
• Find red, white and blue candies and serve them in a variety of vases for guests to help themselves.
• Get out all the lawn games and encourage children to participate in games of flag football and tag.
• Then fill your plate, sit back and revel in summer and togetherness!
Summer doesn’t start until June, but Memorial Day is considered the “unofficial” start of the season. And you know what that means: it’s time for fun summer parties! So dust off the grill, get the lawn games out of storage and invite family and friends over to celebrate.
A Memorial Day party is the perfect time to roll out those time-tested favorite summer menus (burgers, potato salad and lemonade) and also to add a few new twists (like make-your-own pizzas, grilled shrimp kebobs or other recipes you’ve gathered over the cold winter months). Go ahead – set the bar high for future summer parties!
And then start thinking about the look of your Memorial Day party. We love the idea of a red, white and blue color scheme in a patriotic nod to the reason for the holiday. But red, white and blue doesn’t have to mean stars and stripes a la Fourth of July! Using the solid colors in combination with a fun design element like beach chairs or flowers creates a unique theme you can carry through your entire celebration.
For instance, you can print your custom balloons and napkins with a beach chair design for great decorations and punches of color. Then personalize custom cups and custom koozies as fun favors guests can take home.
And be sure to set the tone with a bright and bold invitation to get guests excited for the first bash of the summer season! How about a red shimmer invitation printed in white ink for a look that’s simple but fresh and fun?
Enjoy the celebration!
In this world of email, texting and instant messaging, it’s rare to receive an actual hand-written letter in the mail. But think about how special it makes you feel when you do – you know it’s personal, thoughtful and that the sender has taken a few extra minutes out of a busy day to write a unique note to you.
We think it’s time that happens more often! That’s why Jean M has designed such fun and beautiful personalized stationery. You’ll find the latest trends in note cards, note pads and coordinating address labels – each with the latest colors, designs, styles and patterns. You’ll even find stationery intended for the children and young adults in your life to teach them how important it is to keep the tradition of note writing alive! Just look at the variety…
• Simple and elegant Modern Embossed Note Cards in white are available with unique lined envelopes for a personal touch.
Now…get out your favorite pen, buy some pretty stamps and get ready to keep in touch the special way with Jean M’s personalized stationery!
Enjoy making connections.
Nothing is more exciting than a new baby and we can help you make the most of this special event!
A baby shower is a fitting way to anticipate or welcome a new addition. Whether you throw the shower before baby arrives, or wait until you can hold that precious new infant, we’ve got everything you’ll need to make the shower a special occasion!
Napkins in your shower theme colors will be an essential item. Order several colors to create an interesting palette for the eyes.
Cups in your theme will add an extra touch to complement your theme. We have a wide array of colors and artwork to choose from.
Balloons will make your event more festive and fun. By ordering several colors, you can make interesting balloon bouquets to create an atmosphere of celebration.
Send all your guests home with a party favor! Our colorful favor boxes are a thoughtful way to make guests feel special.
Let the party begin!
Here’s a great way to not only coordinate your entire graduation celebration, but also show how stylish you are: Ooh La Color™ Napkins that coordinate with your graduation announcement!
We loved the look of our most popular Jean M graduation announcements so much that we couldn’t just leave them alone. These Ooh La Color™ Napkins allow you to carry through the look of your announcements and bring personal style to your celebration.
Take a look at a few of our designs…then shop the entire collection of Ooh La Color Napkins perfect for your graduation celebration!
Get colorful and bold with a blend of geometric patterns!
Make a splash with artistic colors!
Bright as the happy grad’s smile!
Make it clear who has achieved “Senior” status!
Your hip style, all around!
Enjoy the coordinated looks!