If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I'm a fan of clever invites, and to me, the ultimate ones are those you can't slap up on a fridge, i.e. in a box. Yes, if you can't hand-deliver, the postage can be a bear. But you know they won't be easily misplaced, and oh, the possibilities! And I can't say it enough, I'm always excited by a clever invite, because it means there is a great party in store. Case in point, the boy's upcoming soccer party invites... Thankfully we'll be secretly passing these out at school and hand-delivering the rest. I'm so in love with the green bubble masking tape that I found in Michael's dollar section(!!!). Even cooler because Washi tape is the latest in packaging, but alas, it is a bit pricey! My boxes, a score from Packaging Specialties. Reader Celebrity Mommy wrote me asking for some help with baby shower invites; check out her final results, loving those pretty pinwheels and butterflies! She found her boxes at PS too! So, in honor of our invites, I would like to share some more ideas to get your party started!For Paris Hilton's perfume launch, the planners extraordinaire from the Gospel According To Party Confidential, sent out tiaras tucked in a black velour pouch that was tied with a pink ribbon and attached to the invitation. A candygram from Inchmark Journal would be a perfect invite. Pinwheel baby shower invite from The Hostess. Pretty invites sit on a bed of Lemonheads. Pretty boxes stamped with the couple's monogram. This invite has a mask I bet the recipient could wear. Wedding invite has pretty details, down to the baker's twine. Guess what's inside this company's invite to their first anniversary bash? Yup, a cupcake! Even the outside of the box is clever...it spells out 'ONE'. An invitation to a kite-flying birthday party where mama sent a kite to each guest to decorate and bring. Tell me you do not love this bridal luncheon invite from Gourmet Invitations, filled with a personalized pencil and questionnaire for each guest. This beautiful invitation comes inside a decorative box that was delivered inside of yet another decorative box. An invite to a 40th birthday party invites guests to an evening of fun. Moving announcements feature packing accoutrement as filler...clever, clever! Peek under those pistachios and you'll find the invite to a dinner party, try not to snack! This clever mom uses tiny specimen boxes with slips of paper and plastic insects inside to beckon guests to her son's spring themed party. Another bug-inspired invite from Nounces Designs...she even punched airholes in the top. Hee. The pièce de résistance; this beautiful Las Vegas themed invite included three layers, hand-sparkled in gold, hand-cut and hand-folded gold tissue paper, real poker chips and the card included the reservation details, all wrapped up in a black invite box.