Friday, January 23, 2015

Invite BandZ: A New Way to Party!

Disclosure: I received a sample to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase from my link, I get a few pennies on the dollar (and if you're shopping, thank you!).


This InviteBandZ kit allows your invitees to log on to RSVP, see your customized page,
see a gift list (if you want to post one), and more!

When I throw a party for one of the kids, it's not the planning, purchasing, set-up, or even clean-up that stresses me out. It's the RSVP process. For some reason, people don't like to pick up the phone and say, 'hey, we'll be there, thanks,' and so up until the moment the party starts you really don't know how many people are going to show up (or not show up). That means you have to play a guessing game as to how to plan activities, how much food to put out, how many party bags to make up, etc.

And then the fateful day comes and people who didn't RSVP always show up. Often times, those people bring extra people (siblings, cousins, neighbors, lol), and if you haven't planned accordingly for enough extras, you're likely to leave someone out on something, and no one wants to do that... nor does any kid want to show up to a party and have that done.

Enter Invite BandZ by Marked Private.

$14.99 for 8 party invitation/Invite Bandz (plus one for the host).

Inside of this kit, that retails for $14.99, you will find step-by-step instructions to help you set up your next party invites online. You will receive an easy-to-sign-up-for account once you enter the code on a card inside of your box. That code is linked instantly to the (8)  wrist bands that are also included in the box. If you're having a very big party, and have purchased more than one Invite BandZ box, you can easily link all bands to the same party by entering the Host Code from each box when the website asks, "Do you have more than one box of Bandz to add?"

There are (8) solid colored bands in the kit, and one multi-color band (for the host).

The Invite Bandz come in 8 different solid colors. An additional host party band is included, and that one is multi-colored (making yours easy to differentiate from the others). You take a band, place it with an invite card (the bracelet band wraps precisely around the end of each invite card) and give it to the person you have invited to the party. You can hand the bands out in person, or you can mail them in the envelopes provided. If you have little ones like my 1st grader, you could even ask the teacher to put them in selected folders (or whatever it is the kids take home from school daily).


On the Invite Card will be a website. Invitees simply log on to the website to RSVP, and note how many people they will bring (if any). The site they log onto will take them to your party page. This is where the fun comes in for you! You can design the party page to look any way you like. You can add photos, background stickers, videos, etc. There's even an ultra cool option to have a timer counting down the days until the party.

Once the party is over, you can create a 'thank you' page on the website, also custom made by you. Upload pictures from the party, allow party-goers to upload pictures they took, display videos, etc.  And if you don't want the party to end, keep the page open so guests can continue to come back and 'party' through the MP Friendz Hub, a private, safe and fun way your child and his/her specific friends can network online together.

I think this kit is pretty appropriate for the days and times. Kids like to go online, they like these kind of wristbands, and if the children are younger, their parents are going to like the ease of being able to log on and say in a matter of seconds that yes, their child will be attending. My daughter will be having her Sweet 16 soon, and I think this will be a fun way for her to invite her friends. Goodness knows they're all always on their phones...her included, so RSVP'ing for them should be a breeze, and the party page will be fun!

You can learn more about the product, or purchase it here: Invite BandZ
You can also follow Marked Private on Facebook and/or Twitter.

96 comments:

  1. That is a really neat idea. I might get some for the boys birthdays this summer.

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  2. Really interesting concept. I think it's a really fun way to send invites, and I like that there's the ability to create the thank you page.

    Thanks for the great review. =0)

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    1. It seems very trendy to the times - especially seems great for jr. high or high school kids.

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  3. This product is a winner in my book. It's a fun idea.

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  4. This sounds like a great idea! Though I did put my phone, text and email on our invites and only had about 8 people actually RSVP out of 30. I don't understand why it's so difficult for people these days to send a quick yes or no?

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    1. I am always astounded at how many people don't rsvp!

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  5. That is really neat! Then they have a momento of the party, too!

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  6. This is a great idea! I hope they are still around when my daughter is old enough.

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  7. Now this is really helpful. I host a lot of parties and I can see how it could come in handy.

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  8. I am ordering for my 9 year old grandaughter, Morgan. She is going to love this. Thank you so very much sharing.

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  9. Aww, I wish we had known about this a couple weeks ago. My daughter's birthday is Monday and these would have been perfect!

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  10. What an interesting idea! So people do not RSVP anymore? Well hopefully this will make it easier for them to do so. As an aside people don't seem to send thank you notes either anymore!

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  11. What an interesting idea. These can fit into so many themes. It looks like a fun way to share invites.

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  12. What a neat idea! We have 3 birthdays coming up in the next month and these would be great!

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  13. This is definitely new.
    It should be interesting to see how easily it's implemented with families.

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  14. Wow! This is neat. What a different way to invite people to parties.

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  15. I have the opposite problem - people who RSVP and then don't show up :P

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  16. This is really cool! My girls love this type of thing as do all their friends so this would be a great party to have them do!!

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  17. It sounds pretty neat. We are a bit under this age wise, but before I know it I'm sure my son will have an email address. That's just weird to think about. Looks neat and I'm glad parents can see exactly what is going on.

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  18. What a cool idea. And if my pal Rosey recommends it, I know it must be good!
    Mitch

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  19. Sounds like a great idea indeed. Yep, those who say and don't come and those who don't say and do come, such a pain

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  20. That's an interesting way to send invites. That sounds like it would eliminate a lot of hassle of the whole invite issue in general

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  21. Now that is a cool concept. I like this

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  22. I know the build-up to a party is just as big for my little ones. This would be a fun way to gear up for the day, especially for those significant birthdays.

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  23. What a cute idea! I am planning my son's right now. -Jillian Fisher

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  24. This is awesome! A great way to invite friends of your kids for birthday parties, graduations and more! Love this!

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  25. I have these and plan to use for my sons birthday in May

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  26. Very different and unique way to send invites, I love this! Going to try this for our next kids party.

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  27. I heard about these a couple of months ago and thought that they were indeed a really cool way to get the party started. I was actually thinking of getting them for the next big party that we plan on having.Thanks for your review on them.

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  28. What a wonderful idea! I really need to get some for us. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  29. What a neat concept! I have never seen this before, sounds like fun!

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  30. It's shameful the way some people handle RSVPing, meaning they don't. This sounds like a great option for tweens.

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    1. YES THIS! I am so over the "maybe" response.

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  31. Planning to get these for my son's birthday party in November! :)

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  32. My niece and nephew would love something like this.

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  33. Interesting I've never heard of these, how fun!!

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  34. Wow what an interesting idea! How fun! I'm sure a lot of kids would love this! Thanks for the review!

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  35. What a fun idea and great way to encourage guest to RSVP!

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  36. I love this. These bands looks so beautiful & colorful. Really an interesting concept for sure to invite people around.

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  37. It is pretty sad that no one calls to respond to RSVP these days. I see so many wedding parties and other celebrations setting up Facebook events to help battle this. I think the Invite Bandz company is on to something. Giving the option to check in online makes it much more suitable to the gadget generation.

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  38. I think it's terrific that this company has found a gap in the RSVP market, and is making strides to fill it. I think this will make the process easier to complete.

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  39. I love this idea and think that schools should use it for dances including prom. Tickets can be dropped on the ground giving anyone access to the dance.

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  40. That is really cool and current! I think it's actually brilliant and the kids will totally love it!

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  41. Looks like a fun way to link up your party online. I hope it creates better RSVP counts!

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  42. Well this is a super great idea! I love that it can help you keep track of who you have invited and help you send thank you notes too!

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  43. So, I'm one of those moms that's doesn't throw huge parties. Usually, it's just a gathering of family with a homemade cake. But, when they turn teens, I'm sure that will change. I LOVE this idea!

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  44. This seems like a great idea, for tweens / teens...
    I hope it will help with RSVP's, because I get so annoyed when people don't respond!

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  45. This is so interesting!! I've gotten to where I only invite closer buds so I know I'll get a response!! :)

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  46. Whomever came up with this idea is very, very clever. It fits right into the climate of today's youths, where they heavily use social media and and the Internet. It will be interesting to see how this takes off...

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  47. Times sure have changed when it comes to party invites. This is such a great idea.

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  48. What a cute invitation idea! Fun for kids and a great way to get RSVPS

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  49. This is so new-tech stuff! I almost miss the good old days!

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  50. Whenever Isaak sees things like this in the store he wants it. He's so funny, and cute. I love that he loves crafts, bracelets, gold, and glitter.

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  51. Wow. Everyday, I see a new advancement in technology. This is really cool!

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  52. My kids like to play with these kinds of kits.. it really does provide hours of fun for them.

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  53. Those are perfect for the my kids! They love the bands like this and what a great way to have a soveneir too.

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  54. This is an innovative idea! If only people would 'follow the rules' then we wouldn't need products like this...but at the same time, we're lucky they exist, lol!

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  55. This is a pretty cool product! I've never heard of things like this but it seems very interesting! I'm going to look into this a little more! Thanks for showing it to me!

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  56. These look like a lot of fun! I would have loved to use something like this when I was younger.

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  57. This is really cool! I know for a fact that my kids and their friends would love these! I know I would when I was a kid! How fun

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  58. These are really neat! I've heard of them before but never really looked in to them. I think it's awesome!! Such a fun idea!

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  59. This looks so cool! I think my tween would be crazy about these and I'll have to look into them.

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  60. We just celebrated my daughter's birthday and this would have been perfect. Such a cure concept.

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  61. These are so cool! These would be awesome for my girls!

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  62. Planning my daughters bday in a few weeks this would come in handy!

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  63. That's a pretty neat idea! I think my daughter would love it.

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  64. This is pretty ingenious. I am not sure when it become ok not to RSVP but we have had this same problem. I like the party picture upload option. This is great for teens who love a selfie. Especially one with all their friends.

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  65. This looks like a lot of fun and a great idea for my daughter's upcoming party! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Oh wow, that really is a good idea and totally up the kids' alleys, like you said. Love this kind of forward thinking!

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  67. Oh now this is pretty cool! I'll have to look into them more for my god-daughters! Love this!

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  68. Wow, this is pretty cool! I can’t wait to pick it up for my niece!

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  69. This is so cool and different. I love it and definitely want to try it. My niece will love it.

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  70. These bands are really awesome! I want to try these out!

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  71. Looks amazing and I really want to try these out thanks for this.,,

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  72. That's a great way to get RSVPs and a really neat way to handle the whole invitation process. It always annoyed me when someone would call to RSVP an hour before the party started. Fortunately, I always had plenty.

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  73. My niece would absolutely love these for organising parties! How brilliant! I wish I could come up with things like this!

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  74. What a great idea! I'm gonna look into these for my daughters party! Thank you for sharing

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  75. What a great idea for a teen party. Thanks for the ideas.

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  76. This is such a great idea - you are right, no one likes to take the time to rsvp. It's such a simple thing too.....My son would love the wrist bands.

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  77. Well that certainly does look like a fun and innovative idea. And definitely a good alternative for those that can't find the time to RSVP.

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  78. This looks very interesting and fun. I love seeing new products, I will have get this.

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  79. My son always gets bands from his classmates. It's different every time. That said, I think he would love that idea for his birthday.

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  80. Omg I love these!!! I'm in the middle of planning my daughters birthday party and these w god be perfect!!

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  81. These are a great idea. I have heard of them before but didn't know much about them.

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  82. I think kids will find to be a cool idea! I love that the bands are very colorful.

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  83. That is a pretty cool idea. I agree, people don't do phones anymore. If it isn't via text, it doesnt happen.

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  84. This is a great idea. My kids would love it. I will share this post with my friends.

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  85. Omgosh I love this idea! I think I just might get some for our son's birthday party in September. Especially since his will be at the local arcade.

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  86. somestimes the videos with the cheesist videos are great products, this looks cool.

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  87. I am so glad you included the video because I was having problems understanding how this all worked. It is pretty cool. How things have changed.

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  88. This is an awesome idea for the kids party invites indeed. I love the band idea and the fact that they can go on line before as well as after the party to share. Thanks for sharing,

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  89. I'm 29 and I think this is a pretty cool way to invite people to a party. I love the idea that they can go online before and after is even more cool.

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  90. This sounds like a fun way to invite friends to a party. Love this!

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