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Plan your party with just a few clicks

by Vaun Thygerson
Staff writer and mother of three

Whether you’re looking for culinary inspiration or last-minute décor ideas for your party, finding resources on the Internet is easier than ever.

Pick a theme.

Sites such as, the Hostess with the Mostess, provide ideas for everything from kid’s birthday parties to wedding receptions.

Invite your guests. allows you to easily send e-invitations, as well as post information about your party and verify guest RSVPs. You can also send your friends invitations via

Find the food. 

Foodie sites like provide recipe photos, ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions for creating amazing meals. The site also contains tips for cooking on a budget, healthy eating, seasonal cuisine and nutrition for every day meals. You can sign up for the free e-newsletter, which provides seasonally relevant recipes for appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Catalog your finds.

With just a series of clicks, you can easily store your favorite recipes, décor ideas or invitation design inspiration pieces for later recall via websites such as or

Keep the fun going.

After the party, post your photos to sites such as or use Google’s Picasa app. Allow guests to print or order the photos themselves or add to the albums to keep the fun going long past the party.

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