Bachelorette & Bridal Shower Invitations

Gather up your gal pals for a night of fun and festivities! We offer lots of bachelorette & bridal shower designs for your special celebration. Here are some of our favorites. Be sure to stop by our shop and browse our complete collection.  

Midori Sour

A favorite concoction of a dear old friend, this delicious green cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the month of March. I can't think of a better St. Patty day treat.

1 oz Midori (or other melon liquor)

1oz vodka 1.5 oz sour mix

Splash of lemon lime soda if desired

Marachino cherries for garnish

Fill shaker with ice, add liquor, vodka & sour mix and shake shake shake. Fill your glass top of with a splash lemon lime soda (or lime juice) and garnish with a cherry.

Fashionable Martini's Bachelorette Party Invites

Fashionable Martinis invitationI really love this design! Gather your girls for a fun night out!!!

Oscar Party

Red Carpet Party invitation
The Red Carpet isn't just for movie stars anymore! Invite your friends and family over for an Oscar Celebration.  A few simple hor d'ourves, cocktails and a game or two is all you need to turn an average sunday night into a special occasion!

WIN a custom set from our NEW Spring line!

We are getting ready to reveal our new Spring line, it is colorful, fresh, fun and delightful! To celebrate we want to create a custom PDF set for one of our fabulous readers from one of our new designs. After much thought we chose 3 very different sets from which you can choose.

If you choose Tridot you will get a fun and playful mix of a 3-layered dot with a matching stripe. You can choose any 2 colors you wish (to be paired with white) for this fun and funky design.

If you Choose Dahlias 2 you will get a lovely and fresh set of Spring blooms matched with coordinating stripes. You can choose any 2 colors you wish for this pretty illustration

Should you choose Dolphin Mosaic you get a whimsical dolphin silhouette paired with an artistic mosaic pattern, You may choose 1 or 2 colors for this set.

No matter which you choose we will work with your colors adjusting them lighter and darker to make a delightful play of shades and tones.

You will receive your set in a PDF file you can print at home, or your local Printer.

Each set comes with either an invitation or a flat stationery card (if you are not planning a party any time soon). You can choose all the text, we are even here to help you if you get stuck. Your card can be 5x7, 5.5 x 4.25 or a 5 inch square.

You will also receive coordinating Thank You cards

You may choose any THREE of the following -a pennant or shape banner -2 inch circles for cupcake/appetizer picks or sticker paper -1 inch circles -water bottle labels -customized word search -large coordinating circles for decor -chopstick wrappers -2 inch squares -mini pennants (great for cupcakes!) -wine glass labels -bubble bottle wrappers -standard size play card wrappers -mini candy-bar wrappers -standard candy-bar wrappers -note-paper/stationery -to/from tags -origami paper squares

In addition to all this, you get our skilled design and illustration team to help you create exactly what you are looking for!

Now, here is what you need to do to enter. Visit one of these stores- The Shy Socialites The Shy Socialittles The Candy Store or Trillustrations Choose an item you like for SPRING! Post on this blog or the Trillustrations blog letting us know which item you chose!

Want a second chance to win? Invite a friend and have your friend note that you sent her/him (you friend must also choose an item they like). Invite as many friends as you wish!

This contest will be open until February 1, 2011.

One winner will be chosen by February 3, 2011

If we get 100 entries, there will be a special printable for everyone! If we get 150 entries, we will create a clip-art set for everyone as well!

Thank you Fondly

Daisy (and the Shy Socialites)

Fashion Swap

Have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear?

Those jeans that are too snug, that blouse that is too big, that cute sweater that your aunt gave you for your birthday but you've never worn because it's not quite you. Whatever the reason is we all end up with clothes in our closet that we just don't wear. Well now is the perfect time to gather your girls for a Fashion Swap!

Hosting your own Fashion swap can be easy and a lot of fun. Here are some tips to make your swap a success:

  • Send out invitations a few weeks in advance. Keep a list of the people who rsvp and call them a day or two before the party as a friendly reminder

  • This type of gathering can work well with just a few of your closest friends or if you've got room you can invite as many people as you wish. Just make sure you have plenty of space for all those clothes!

  • Serve cocktails and appetizers. Or make it a potluck and have everyone bring a dish of their favorite bites.

  • Make it a formal affair if you choose. Ladies love to dress up, however sweatpants, t-shirts and comfy attire are easier to change clothes in so keep this in mind if you decide to set a dress code.

  • Have a few dressing "areas" set up around your house. Bedrooms and bathrooms work well of course but you can also set up a folding screen in your living room. Make sure you have at least one full length mirror available.

  • If you want to make the exchange fair, hand out tickets or pennies to your guests when they arrive. Give 1 ticket for each item of clothing they bring. 1 ticket is good for 1 exchange. 2 or 3 tickets may be given for high end designer labels.

  • Have separate piles for different types of items ie: tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories.

  • After socializing and having a few cocktails its shopping time! Have everyone dive into the piles and pick out their favorite items. You can all go at it at once or you can pick names out of a hat and shop in an orderly fashion. However you do it you're sure to have a blast. Have a fashion show to show of your new looks.

  • Donate leftover clothing to a women's shelter, goodwill or other charity.

These parties are a hit every time and a fun way to trade out your unworn clothing for FREE! Host a party when the seasons change or whenever you think your closet could use an update.