While Facebook has RSVP, and Myspace has comments, if you are throwing a party, Shin Digg, wedding, funeral, or shower www.evite.com is the way to make partying happen. I used them for my Thanksgiving and I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. Their invitation builder is easy, and has lots of templates. Many of my “hip” friends are already members. It lets my friends invite friends if I allow, so I can make certain I don’t have too much or too little food.
Evite put out the following press release declaring December 15th the most partied day of 2007.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Are you double-booked with holiday parties on December 15th? If so, you’re not alone. December 15th is tracking as the biggest party day of this holiday season in the US, according to data from Evite (http://www.evite.com), the leading social event planning service on the Web. Kicking off the season with December 1st parties up 28% over last year, Evite is on track to spread holiday cheer to over 30 million party goers attending close to 900,000 holiday parties this December. Evite events on December 15th alone are projected to well exceed 100,000. This “Super Saturday” of holiday reveling will make December 15th Evite’s number one party day of the year — projected to be even bigger than New Year’s Eve, Halloween and Super Bowl! The middle Saturday of the month is the most sought-after holiday party date throughout the country according to Evite data. Based on Evite parties already planned for December 15th, the top celebrating city on the big day will likely be the Big Apple, with Evite users in the New York metro area having already planned over 8,000 holiday parties for more than 275,000 guests on this day alone. Evite’s remaining top five “Super Saturday” party cities include:
— Los Angeles — 7,500+ parties — 280,000+ guests — San Francisco — 7,000+ parties — 250,000+ guests — Washington DC — 5,500+ parties — 200,000+ guests — Chicago — 4,400+ parties — 160,000+ guests The party numbers for December 15th are expected to grow as last minute planners continue to throw their holiday hats into the ring. Evite Editor and Trend Expert, Eva Ingvarson, offers these tips for overwhelmed holiday hosts that may be a little late to the party:
— Keep it simple — Using Evite makes last-minute party planning quicker and easier. With over 75 stylish holiday invitation designs, you can put together and send a smart-looking invitation in minutes. This year, we’ve found our users are favoring some of our new clean, modern graphic designs, including: — Wintery Holiday Party http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?isNew=false&tem plate=Holidayparty&productPos=2%3A2 — Merry Cocktails http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?isNew=false&tem plate=merry_cocktails&eventType=holiday_cocktails&productPos=1%3A4 — Ho Ho Ho! http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?template=ho_ho_ ho_2&eventType=winter_holidays&customDesign=yes&src=thmb& — Make a list … — Whether you check it twice is up to you, but Evite has great planning tools to help you get your goodies together, including a party planning checklist with an instant to-do list and timeline, and even a drink calculator to make sure you don’t run out of eggnog. — Make party going guest-friendly — With your list of to-dos and time running short, your busy guests (and you) can have one less thing to navigate by having their Evite party info sent directly to their mobile phones. They won’t leave the house without your address, and you won’t have to field phone calls as you prepare the finishing touches for your party. About Evite Evite is the leading social event planning service on the Web facilitating more than 15 million invitations to more than 450,000 events each month. With Evite, hosts become the life of the party by having access to everything needed to throw a great event, including complete social planning and creative party theme ideas, free online invitations, planning checklists and other tools. Evite makes planning easy and saves hosts both time and money. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles. Evite is a Web property of IAC Search & Media, a wholly-owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI).