Our Customers

Our terrific customers are the lifeblood of our business. We love to hear stories about the impact that Punchbowl has made on our users' ability to celebrate special events with their loved ones. Check out a few of those customer stories.

"This milestone birthday went off without a hitch!"

If you've ever thrown a surprise party, you know it can be a lot of work — especially trying to keep the surprise from the guest of honor. For Anne-Marie, she had the added stress of planning a destination birthday party for her boyfriend Jason! Here's how she did it…

Anne-Marie rented a house in Lake Placid that was big enough to accommodate all of her guests. Her tip: work with a realtor to find the right rental property. As you can imagine, anytime you have overnight guests it makes collecting RSVPs all the more important!

In addition to providing basic party details and lodging info on her digital birthday invitations, Anne-Marie offered guests the option to contribute to Jason's gift via PayPal (she used the "Contributions" feature to do this). She also included personal notes for guests and sent frequent updates to guests as details of the event were confirmed.

Throw in fabulous catering, amazing guests, and you've got a milestone birthday party! Oh, and Anne-Marie's terrific idea to use the Contributions feature for the gift had a great payoff. Anne-Marie says, "The absolute best moment was when we offered Jason his BIG present: a Les Paul electric guitar he has wanted for years!"

"It's the perfect solution for planning a bridal shower."

Lori had heard about Punchbowl from a few teachers at the elementary school where she works. She thought it would be the perfect solution for planning her daughter’s wedding shower. Little did she know just how much she would like using Punchbowl to plan this important milestone event!

Of the utmost importance to Lori was the ability to keep her guest list and RSVPs organized and to receive responses from as many guests as possible. Not to mention, she wanted to make sure her daughter’s special day went off without a hitch.

Lori found Punchbowl to be "very easy to navigate" and also says it was fun and easy to "create a beautiful and professional looking invitation." She loved finding out which guests viewed the invitation as well as when they viewed it. And, she appreciated the ability to send reminders to guests who did not respond in a timely fashion.

Ultimately, Lori's guests thought the invitation was beautiful and they had fun making comments on the message board leading up to the shower. Most importantly, Lori’s daughter was "very impressed" that she used Punchbowl to plan the event.

"I fell in love with the clean look of the invitations."

When Maria planned a pool party to celebrate her twin sons' 8th birthday, she decided to use Punchbowl to pull the event together. She had received invitations from a friend and from a neighbor who had both used the site earlier in the year. Her sons' birthday party was the perfect reason to try it out for herself.

A self-proclaimed "paper crafter and invitation snob," Maria was pleased to be able to quickly and easily create a beautiful, personalized invitation on Punchbowl. Once she began to design the boys' birthday party invitation, she says, "I fell in love with the clean look of the invitations, the design options and of course the cool opening envelope!"

Additionally, Maria loved the message board functionality and special additions to the invitation such as the map and directions. Her guests also raved about Punchbowl, saying they loved the creativity and the ease with which they could respond. Several even remarked that they plan to use the site for their own events! Maria says, "I think my mom put it best when she said the invitation was so me! It helped to put my mind at ease for not sending my usual handcrafted embellished invitations by snail mail!"

"I intend to use Punchbowl for all of my upcoming party needs."

Milestone birthday parties are some of the most popular events planned on Punchbowl, especially for 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays. And, they're often a surprise. Nancy from British Columbia used Punchbowl to plan her best friend’s 50th birthday party — a "Gal’s Getaway Weekend" — and found the site to be a tremendous help as she coordinated this milestone event.

Of the utmost importance to Nancy was the ability to send invites, track RSVPs, and organize her potluck all while keeping the party a surprise from the guest of honor. Additionally, with nearly 60 guests invited from all over British Columbia, Nancy was happy that Punchbowl gave her the ability to include trip details with her invitation so that guests could make informed decisions about travel arrangements.

Nancy isn’t the only one who likes Punchbowl — she says her guests found the site "very intuitive and easy to navigate." In fact, they used the message board to discuss car pool options and Nancy’s potluck list filled up fast!

Overall, Nancy says, "I appreciate the flexibility of the site…and I intend to use Punchbowl for all of my upcoming party needs." Nancy knows what it’s like to plan a larger party using Punchbowl but can see the value in using Punchbowl to plan smaller events too and says it will be perfect for planning her neighborhood BBQs!

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