E-invitation and party planning company Punchbowl has a lot to celebrate lately.
Paralleling people’s 73-percent preference of digital to paper invites, the product update allows party planners and attendees alike to manage all the steps in the party process from their mobile devices.
Imagine getting an invite from a friend asking you to come to a Sochi Olympics viewing party (even though you’re bitter America’s favorite carrot-topped snowboarder Sean White withdrew from slopestyle), but you’re on the road, with your email access snubbed by a lack of WiFi. With Punchbowl, you’ll be able to RSVP, choose a dish to bring and view a map of the location, all from your smartphone or tablet.
But the aforementioned features are just the beginning, Punchbowl CEO and founder Matt Douglas told BostInno:
Hosts can add lots of features as they are growing their event. They can choose to include a survey, which will pop up and ask guests to vote on different cocktails or snacks … There’s nothing worse that being a host of a party when the guests don’t choose what type of pizza they want, or what they want to bring to the potluck.
Giving Punchbowl an arguably larger edge in the industry, however, is its introduction of the Disney Digital Invitation Collection. “The partnership has been very, very exciting to get pinned down,” said Douglas. The deal makes Punchbowl the sole provider of digital invites in the world bearing all of the iconic, beloved Disney characters, from Winnie the Pooh to princesses to Frozen. And as a result, parents will be able to plan out their little ones’ Disney-themed parties – from sending the invites to buying the decor to rounding up recipes – all from Punchbowl.
When the history books are written, they’re going to say a lot changed for Punchbowl and the industry on February 5th, 2014.