Milestone Birthday Party Invitations

Birthdays. The day you get to celebrate just being you. The day you get to rejoice a new year of life. The day you get to party with friends and observe what you’ve accomplished, what you’ve overcome and what you’re about to tackle. If birthdays weren’t such a big deal would the Beatles have sung about them?

Milestone Birthday Party Invitations

Even if you’re not a ‘birthday person,’ there are some birthdays just too special to miss. And for those, Mixbook is here to help you do it up in style.

The Big 18: Yay! You can vote. Today, my friend, you are officially an adult. In the theme of being all grown up Mixbook offers the dazzling, Black & Gold invitation with bright, shiny stars to welcome in the bright new you. Whether you’re off at school or sitting poolside with mom and dad, plan something fun for yourself, you deserve it.

18th Birthday Party Invitation

21: Uh-oh. The 2-1. The game changer. Doors everywhere are now officially open and the world is your oyster. This is a milestone to remember! Celebrate your new license and your newfound freedom with a blast. Thanks to Mixbook’s colorful assortment of invitations, whether you’re ringing in your year with a sophisticated Tassel Garland style fete or partying with your bro’s Mustache Bash style, be sure you’re day is one that reflects YOU!

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30: Wow. You’re turning 30. How did that happen? Are you old now? Nah. You’re just getting started! Mixbook understands that 30 is when life starts kicking in. So whether you’re Wine Tasting with friends or having people over for a wild Milestone Birthday game night, be sure to do it up right. You’ll never be 30 again!

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40: (take a breath) 40! You’re turning 40! But don’t sweat it because 40 is the new 29. It’s like riding a bike and ripping off a Band-Aid all at once (or something like that) – you can do it. And when you do it, you’re going to show them how it’s done! For a night out on the town, Mixbook offers you big leaguers some pizazz with a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of elegance in the timeless Milestone Birthday invitation. Or if you’re planning something a little more subdued, try the Chalkboard Celebration card that meets casual with style for the perfect backyard dinner with friends.

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50: You know what they say, 50 and fabulous! Mixbook knows that your golden years are still to come and that turning 50 is a drop in the well of your fabulousness. (Let’s just say it one more time for fun; you are 50 and fabulous!) So plan something with the girls or surprise your favorite girl in Mixbook’s Floral Wreath Birthday invitation that suits day or night. Or if you’re in the mood for something more glamorous check out the Geometric Collage. Either way, there’s no excuse not to celebrate!

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Baby Shower Invitations & Party Ideas

Before the diapers, the sleepless nights, the hours whiled away staring at baby for no other reason than he (or she!) is so ridiculously beautiful…

The time has come to celebrate! Baby is coming!

Baby Shower Invitations

Maybe you have a little bundle of your own, maybe you don’t. Either way, you’re the amazing friend who knows how much it’ll mean to throw your dear friend, sister, cousin, work colleague or college roommate a baby shower. But who to invite and where to throw it? Mixbook paves the way with a few simple pieces of advice and a few more awesome girls and boys baby shower invitations.

Where to Throw It?
A better question is where not to throw it. Nightclub? Top of a mountain? Amusement park? No, no and no. None of these are places a curvaceous pregnant woman who can’t really see her ankles anymore wants to hang out. Instead, think relaxing, comfortable and with easy bathroom accessibility. If you hit those three bullet points, mama-to-be will be happy and your shower will be a success.

Should There Be a Theme?
If you want there to be a secondary theme, go for it. At my shower, all the guests brought a children’s book that they felt reflected my personality (I’m a bookworm). I’ve been to showers with sports themes, color themes, even arts and crafts themes. As long as you tap into the spirit of who your friend is, you can’t go wrong. Mixbook’s Chalkboard Sports invitation is a great example of advertising your theme from the get go.

Boys Baby Shower Invitations

What If We Don’t Know the Sex of the Baby?
If your friend is one of those superhuman women who can wait 9 months without finding out the sex, even more reason to celebrate! Can you imagine waiting to find out a secret for 9 months? I couldn’t do it and I’m in awe of those moms who can. Throw a party that lets guests know it could go either way come delivery day and focus on neutral motifs and colors. Mixbook’s Baby Zoo Animals invitation, for example puts the emphasis on cuteness rather than the sex of baby-to-be.

Baby Shower Invitations

Mom-To-Be is Sophisticated and Not Into “Baby” Stuff. What Do I Do?
I’ll tell you what to do, honor Mama. If your guest of honor would rather discuss art than change diapers or tear apart a legal brief than swipe at drool, throw a shower that’s glamorous and urbane. Have a spa theme or a luncheon somewhere posh that your friend loves to frequent. Mixbook’s Watercolor Dots Shower and Glittery Girl Shower are just what you’re looking for to get the celebration going.

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At the end of the day, your Baby Shower should be about honoring your friend’s milestone. She’s about to have a baby! Whether your friend is into all things vintage (Vintage Floral Shower), travels the world by the seat of her pants (Airplane Banner) or has that indescribable, Bohemian flair that everyone tries to emulate (Whimsical Florals), Mixbook ensures that both guests and the guest of honor see that your shower is no ordinary event.

Vintage Floral Shower Invitations
Boys Airplane Baby Shower Invitations
Girls Baby Shower Invites

New Travel Photo Books – and How to Make It Easy to Follow Through

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could have a nice little travel photo book for every adventure you take? You may think you don’t have the time. We’re here to tell you otherwise, share our new favorite travel books, and give you the trick that will make your photo book come together effortlessly.

Chances are, you have a fun little getaway coming up. And we’re going to take a wild guess and say it’s likely that you hardly have time to plan it. We’ll even go further to conjecture that once you’re back, you’re full speed ahead with little time to reflect.

Travel Photo Books

This full-life, no-time scenario is reality for a lot of us, but there’s one simple trick to making sure you come away with a nice, printed photo book within a few weeks of your trip: edit your photos as you take them. That’s it!

Say you’re at the beach and you take five photos of your kids jumping in the waves. Once you’re back in the car and can review the shots you got, delete all but one. And say you see a picturesque composition shadow on a door, which makes you get all artsy and take 20 pics from 20 different angles. Again, delete, delete, delete. The reason is this:

When you get home from your vacation, all you will have to do is upload your shots into a single folder in your photo software – knowing there’s no editing to do. Then, simply open one of Mixbook’s great travel-themed photo books, upload your photos and click “Auto Fill.” From there, you can do minimal tweaks, then get it printed! All tolled, the process might take 10 minutes. And we’re sure you have 10 minutes.

Here are our favorite new photo books to choose from!

Mixbook’s new City Travels photo book is a minimalist, hipster design with retro icons and gorgeous typefaces. Bold phrases on a handful of layouts underscore the pull of wanderlust, and stylish labels help tag where in the world you went.

City Travels Photo Book

Mixbook’s Hand Lettered Travel photo book lets the remarkable beauty of all your discoveries shine through. Lots of white space, along with perpendicular alignment of photos and geometric design elements create a composition that’s alive with personality and rich with memories.

Travel Photo Books

The Live to Travel photo book pairs whimsical scrapbook-style photo arrangement with playful icons that denote travel, like cruise ships, bikes, taxis, luggage tags and airplanes. A handful of quotes highlight the vital role of travel in our lives.

Live To Travel Photo Book

Mixbook’s Kraft Travel photo book is perfect for anyone with a penchant for DIY style. Every design element – from Kraft paper backdrops, map backgrounds, travel icons, fun quotes, and playful photo frames – comes together to create a composition that’s personal, lively and endearing.

Travel Photo Book Ideas

Ideal for chronicling a summer getaway, Mixbook’s Sensational Summer photo book is a brilliant mix of color filters, fun photo layouts, and iconic graphics that together create a mood of magical escape.

Sensational Summer Photo Book

Happy Summer! Happy Mixbooking!