Friday, November 13, 2009

Purple Trail {A Review and Giveaway} CLOSED

I love hosting parties and helping to coordinate events, but I have to be honest about my hostessing abilities. I'm not very organized and I usually end up having a nervous breakdown the day of the party...especially when it's at my home. I've even been known to stuff everything sitting out around the house (mail, shoes, etc) in my dryer to make my house look neater. I have a hard time remembering who is coming, how many friends they're bringing, if they offered to bring a food or drink (and half the time, I'm not sure what kind of food to provide as a main dish). Party planning can be overwhelming, but I have found a great tool...Purple Trail. Purple Trail is like having your own event planner!

I'm sure you're wondering what makes Purple Trail so special and what exactly it is they do!
  • Purple Trail allows you to create and send out online invitations (and birthday cards and holiday cards...) without those annoying ads that many online invitations and cards come with! They have hundreds of pre-designed online invites, ecards and announcements to choose from. Choose one and send it as is or you can customize it with your own photos, videos, music, and embellishments. You can even choose to make your own design from scratch. The Design Center is super easy to use. If you don't believe me, just check out this video.

  • You can also create a matching event website that is interactive. Not only can guests find all the necessary details (directions, dress code, etc.), but they can also RSVP and add their two cents about time and location. And...they even have a potluck feature where guests can specify what they're bringing to the party (I really like this feature...makes my life easier for sure)!
  • Purple Trail allows you to share your invitation via Twitter and Facebook. Plus, with the easy to use Address Book, you can import your contacts from Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail.
  • Purple Trail even allows you to interact with your guest after the event. You can design and send thank you notes. You can even share photos and videos of the event and allow your guests to do the same.
Purple Trail has several plans available to you. These plans range in price from Free to $49.95/year. To find out more about these plans, click here.

Purple Trail has graciously offered to give one of my readers a Basic Membership which is valued at $14.95/year.

Want to Win It? Simply head on over to Purple Trail and leave a comment here with your favorite design style. This is required!

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5. Follow me on Twitter (@LisaAboutLife) and tweet this: Win a @PurpleTrail Basic Membership to help with your holiday party planning! Fun Giveaway @LisaAboutLife http://bit.ly/28Ow6E (Leave your tweet URL)

6. Leave a comment with your favorite tip for planning a stress free party!

**Please leave a separate comment for every entry. If your email address is not visible in your Blogger profile, please leave your email address with every comment! This giveaway will be closed on November 20th at 8pm ET.

{Disclosure: I was provided with a Premium Membership to Purple Trail in conjunction with Mama Buzz.}

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15 Comments:

Blogger Sharee said...

Okay, so I love the "Open House" design. All the holiday designs for Christmas and Thanksgiving are adorable too!

November 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

I already follow you on Twitter! @ThisYoungMom

November 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

I am now following your blog. Feel free to follow mine at momsagenda.blogspot.com! I look forward to your posts!

November 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

I grabbed your button!

November 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Kelli said...

I totally love the tree design http://purpletrail.com/pt2/cons/pt_design_gallery/design_page/2767

November 18, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Kelli said...

I follow

November 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

See my post about the give-a-way here: http://momsagenda.blogspot.com/2009/11/purple-tail-giveaway.html#links

November 18, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

See my tweet about your give-a-way here. http://twitter.com/ThisYoungMom

November 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

How do I plan a stress free party? I enlist one or two friends to help me set-up and clean up. I follow up a couple hours before to get a final headcount so that I can get the right amount of supplies, not too much or too little for the amount of ppl expected. I hate having left over anything if it can't be used for another event. It can be last minute, but it helps me save money and is less stressful than getting stuff for 20 ppl and only 10 show up!

November 18, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Nicole Feliciano said...

I'd love to get the princess e-vite for my daughter's second brithday.

November 18, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Sharee said...

Finally, I've subscribed by email!

November 18, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker said...

I like thanksgiving blessings

November 18, 2009 at 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the "say thanks" design for the holidays!

couponchicky @ yahoo (dot) com

November 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now subscribed via email!

couponchicky @ yahoo (dot) com

November 20, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The key to a stress free party is to do as much as you can before so that once the guests arrive you are able to relax and enjoy the company!

couponchicky @ yahoo (dot) com

November 20, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

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