Love it or Leave it? Lined Envelopes

Love it or Leave it? Lined Envelopes

Party trends come and they go— some are classic, and others are fads. Thinking through the many trends that I play around with or decide to leave out of my events, I came up with the following series, which I will post on as I see trends come and go!

Love It or Leave It Party Trends


Love it or Leave it Party Trend - Lined Envelopes // A Well Crafted Party Discussion

Love it or Leave it Party Trend - Lined Envelopes // A Well Crafted Party Discussion

Okay, well… this is one of those party trends that I don’t think I’ll ever hate. The lined envelope got “big” a few years ago and suddenly there were hundreds of posts of people doing lined envelopes for weddings, parties, thank you cards and more. Heck, even I joined the crowd of people giving lined envelope tutorials!

I like the way that they make envelopes feel heftier and more important. I love the way that they can add a pop of color or texture to the invitation. I love the way that they can further touch on a party’s theme. So, basically I’m in the LOVE IT camp on this trend.

On the negative side of this trend is that it is a little wasteful– more paper, more costs, more time involved, and (sometimes) higher postage.

How about you? Do you LOVE lined envelopes or would you rather leave them behind?

(PS. The photo above with the lined envelop and part of an invitation suite is a fun little invite I did for an upcoming party. I can’t wait to share the details!)

Love ’em or Leave ’em Party Trends: Paper Straws

Love ’em or Leave ’em Party Trends: Paper Straws

Party trends come and they go— some are classic, and others are fads. Thinking through the many trends that I play around with or decide to leave out of my events, I came up with the following series.

Love ’em or Leave ’em Party Trends

I’ll feature a different party trend every so often and share my thoughts on the trend. Then, I’d like to hear whether you LOVE them or would rather do without. Each month I’ll throw all of the commenters names in a pot from all of the Love ’em or Leave ’em comments and choose one winner who will get their choice of the party trends. So, let me know in the comments about your true feelings of these party trends for a chance to win your favorite of them all. 

Paper Straw Party Trend

Paper Straws

Do you Love ’em or Leave ’em?

Reason I Love Them:  Paper straws are super cute. I love the instant style that they can give a drink. I also love how they can be utilized in so many different ways. They needn’t be straws at all—but instead a cute party decor in the form of a garland,  cake bunting, or a drink flag. I like that they come in different colors, and different designs.

Reason I’d Leave Them: They are super, duper impractical! Have you ever drank out of a paper straw? Yep, sorta tastes like paper. The longer a paper straw sits in the liquid the more icky and squishy they get. Even the really good ones that have a nice waxiness that keeps them from disintegrating give a different taste/feel after sitting too long in liquid. Maybe I’m just picky?

Overall…I’d vote for loving them. I will likely use them for other forms of decoration rather than drinking straws for most of my parties. But, darn it, sometimes you just want to elevate a drink in a way that only a paper straw can do.

Your turn… do you love ’em or leave ’em? And, why?

Comment below for a chance to win one of the featured “Love ’em or Leave ’em Party Trends” this month!

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