LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evite ( www.evite.com), the leader in digital invitations and social planning since 1998, today revealed its monthly Holiday Party Trend Report which features insight on holiday party trends, how-to ideas and tips. This month's report highlights St. Patrick's Day, one of the most celebrated holidays around the world and one of Evite's top 10 most beloved annual occasions with over 350K invitations already distributed across the nation. Chicago and Dallas are the most popular U.S. cities for celebrating the Luck of the Irish, with over 20K invitations distributed between the two. Denver follows with over 5K invitations sent.
" St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated around the world – by the Irish and by the Irish at heart – for centuries, and though people look forward to the holiday each year, planning a memorable, low-stress party can be challenging," said Marilyn Oliveira, editorial director at Evite. "That's why our in-house party stylist, editors and network of bloggers are here. They are on the forefront of the latest trends in seasons and holidays, and are well-equipped with creative, yet simple, party ideas that make planning a get together as much fun as celebrating it."
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTIES Decor trends: This year, it's all about finding the end of the rainbow and the pot o' gold. Dedicate one wall of the party to the rainbow balloon photo backdrop where your guests can dress up and gather for photo opportunities. A tablescape placed next to the rainbow photo backdrop can hold a variety of props – from leprechaun hats to shamrock shades to gold chocolate coins – so guests can capture their lucky moments and save them for years to come. Recipe suggestions: Dessert-inspired green cocktails are in. Instead of a fast-food St. Patrick's Day shake, give it your own, adult-friendly, twist. Try making Evite's Clover Shake, with vanilla ice cream, a touch of green food coloring, and a drop of Bailey's Irish Cream. For a lighter alternative that brings good luck to others, opt for a bubbly ONEHOPE Pistachio Gelato Cocktail from the brand that donates half of their profits to charitable organizations. For a healthier alternative, opt for Shamrock Juice—a fresh, sparkling beverage that can be served with or without vodka and garnished with green apples. To keep up with the rainbow decor theme, bake up delicious St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes topped with lucky marshmallow surprises. DIY how-to ideas: If you're going out to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, Evite has the perfect pub crawl printable for a DIY lanyard your group can wear to keep the list of destinations at their fingertips and be recognized at each location for prearranged drink specials. For St. Patrick's Day party invitations you can send online or by mail, please visit www.evite.com. For more party planning tips, decor ideas and recipes, please visit http://ideas.evite.com/.
About Evite With over 32 million registered users, Evite ( www.evite.com) is the leading digital invitation and social event planning brand. Evite's free, easy-to-use invitation designs kick off more than 7 million parties and gatherings every year. With 24,000 invitations sent every hour, and party-planning tools that handle hundreds of millions of RSVPs annually, Evite is responsible for more celebrations than any other online brand. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a wholly-owned operating business of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB).Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/evite https://twitter.com/evite https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/evite http://www.pinterest.com/evite/ Instagram: ThisisEvite SOURCE Evite
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