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.
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.