Planning for the Holiday (Party)

When my roommate suggested the idea of having a holiday party this year at our apartment (it's a tradition for her since moving to NYC), I was elated to take part in hosting a party for the first time in my short adult life. With it being my first Christmas in New York, I really wanted to make it extra special (and what's more special than Fireball shots on a freezing East Village patio?). 

Because we are bougie af (and because Facebook events are getting so old), we decided to send out formal invites to our closest pals. I was elated when Basic Invite reached out to me to help promote their seasonal card-stock, including office holiday party invitations, Christmas party invitation templates and photo Christmas cards

What really separates Basic Invite from other card and stationary brands is the almost unlimited colors you can choose from. I picked one of their pre-made holiday templates and from there chose the exact color scheme I had in mind, ending up with the below. There are over 180 different colors for the invites, over 40 different colored envelopes to choose from and foil detailing in gold, silver and rose gold! All envelopes are peel-and-seal so you won't keel over after licking cheap glue to seal all your invitations (RIP Susan Ross from Seinfeld). 

You can even request custom samples of the actual invitation you design so you can see exactly how it will turn out IRL before you place your final order. If you don't like how it looks, you can alter any detail so it's exactly what you're looking for before ordering. 

Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30 

How could you reject a party with invitations as pretty as these?

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Nice to meet you via the interwebs—I'm glad you're here!

Let's get straight to the point. I'm a 23-year-old graduate who is still trying to "find" herself. Currently living my dream job, I work in social media for a travel-focused advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Post-grad is hard, adulting is hard, but travel is fun. This is what I want to share with you.

As I currently reside in KC, you'll see a lot of Midwest travel and foodie destinations on this page (which will leave you surprisingly satisfied!), but I am looking forward to living out my massive list of "travel to-dos" that have been cumulating these past few years. Be sure to check out the Instagram to see more pictures of my travels, as well as food and fashion inspiration.

To read more about why I started The Everyday Vacationist, read the about section.

(This is me eating McDonalds in the middle of Hyde Park, London: circa 2014)

Stay curious,