Photo Fun and my New Favorite Site.

Using photos for party invitations and party decorations can be a cheap and easy way to give your party instant personality.  I recently stumbled upon this site .  It’s called Picnik.  The best thing about the site is that you can totally edit your pics online and pull them from flickr, facebook, photobucket or upload from your computer.  AND you don’ t have to register.  UNLESS, you want to use the site’s premium features.  But I have to say that the free features are pretty cool.

Imagine taking a photo and tweaking it a bit.  You fade the thing out and add your party info right on top.  Then print on some card stock.  Totally Custom invitation, Totally Cute and Totally Cheap.  The site also features a photo collage section.  I used it to do this.

picnick Collage

picnick Collage

 

Use this type of feature to decorate a package, or make little gift bags.  Simply, upload  your photo, print on card stock, punch a hole in the top, and tie with a little jute onto a package, or goodie bag, and you have the cutest little tidbit to add to any party, that is virtually FREE.  Seriously, a lot of the effects on picnik are free.  And like I said, you don’t have to register.  The paid features are pretty cheap, and if your a total photo junkie, it may be worth the change.

One year I used black and white photos of my guests attending the same party the previous year.  I enlarged them to 8×10, printed on photo paper, then simply used clothespins and twine to create an instant banner.  The guests were allowed to take them home, and it was a huge hit.  Everyone had fun seeing themselves all dressed up and laughing at the costumes, and it didn’t cost me a cent.

Enjoy Picnik!

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2 Responses

  1. Very cool site . thanks for visiting my blog too 🙂 http://www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

    I’m gonna subscribe to yours next 🙂 thx

  2. What a riot! I wonder what the 1970s edition suggestion. Keys in a basket? Leave with the person whose keys you picked up on the way out?

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