An Alternative to Evite?

I’ve never been a big fan of Evite. It’s fine, but it’s clunky, gaudy and rife with promotions and ads. I’ve never looked very hard, but I’ve never found a suitable alternative. Upcoming is really for public events–its private event functionality requires everybody to register and log in, which doesn’t cut it.

I was interested, then, to watch a demo of MyPunchBowl.com on Robert’s blog:

There are typically lots of pieces to organize: picking a date, sending invitations, choosing catering and entertainment, purchasing party supplies, and renting party equipment just to name a few. It can be a time-consuming process, and it usually isn’t much fun.

To solve this problem, we’ve created MyPunchbowl, a new approach to at-home party planning that is easy, comprehensive, and personal. MyPunchbowl provides software for every stage of a party. If you use MyPunchbowl.com to plan your party, you’ll have a better party.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I like the Flickr integration and the well thought-out workflow.

Written by dbarefoot

Darren Barefoot is an author, speaker and digital strategist. He’s the co-founder of Capulet Communications, and co-author of “Friends With Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook”.

3 comments

  1. Hey Darren,
    You might want to check out Planypus. Rather than the traditional old figure out the details and then invite your friends, planypus introduces the idea of _group_ planning. Use dynamic chat, voting, and a wiki like planspace to make plans, and it integrates with email, rss, sms, and online calendars. Let me know what you think! thanks.

  2. I tried both MyPunchBowl and Planypus and preferred the Punchbowl because it is easier to use – especially for the non-nerd crowd – and it looks better. The date voting function is also much better and better laid out.

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