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Party invitations
Our Featured Favorite for June is a party invitation to a Welcome Dinner from Leah, a bride-to-be who wanted to welcome family members flying in from out of town for her wedding. Leah says, “We are getting married next March (2012) and decided that we would host a welcome dinner on Friday night for the out-of-town guests and family so they have the opportunity to meet each other before the wedding on Sunday.” We love the idea of a Welcome Dinner, the casualness of the invitation, and the warmth and friendliness it conveys to family and friends who aren’t familiar with each other.

This Glowing Affair – Backyard Party Invitation brings to mind other ideas for welcome dinner. You could throw a party for your son or daughter returning home from college, or a military member home on leave. A proud Grandma & Grandpa could throw a party to welcome a new grandchild into the family. You could get to know your new neighbor with a welcome party. A teacher could organize a potluck dinner in the fall to welcome new families into her classroom. You could have a welcome party for your new puppy and invite the neighbors, who will have no choice but to love your dog. Or have a welcome back party when everyone gets home from their summer vacation to share and compare pictures. There are plenty of reasons to have a welcome dinner—just send an invite!



As the marketing copywriter for Pear Tree, Cathy knows how intimidating writing a Christmas card or thank you note can be. When she is not writing, she is busy gardening, doing DIY projects around the house or trying to keep her three teenage boys in line.

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