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Creative Parties, Ltd.

Bethesda , MD
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LOCATION

8011 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814 US (map)

PHONE

301-654-9292

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ABOUT US

The unique talents of Creative Parties experienced staff can create custom invitations, programs, menus and other accessories. Eco-friendly products and in-house calligraphy are among... Read more
The unique talents of Creative Parties experienced staff can create custom invitations, programs, menus and other accessories. Eco-friendly products and in-house calligraphy are among the services offered. Event Planners coordinate every detail to fashion an event in the couple’s vision. Creative Parties is the place for those seeking flawless events. Creative Parties has been in business since 1968, they are a retail establishment welcoming clients with or without appointments. They have 12 people on staff.

Some of the vendors Creative Parties represents are as follows: Crane, William Arthur, Smock, Julie Holcumb, Oblation, Lallie, Grosvenor, Checkerboard, Encore, Envelopments, Arlene Segal, Anna Griffin, Twig and Fig, Elum, Jamie Ostrow, That Sky Blue, Sweet Pea and more. Please e-mail or call us about other specific vendors. Read less
Invitations

INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Catalog Products, Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks

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Private User
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
wonderful to work with. They went above and beyond for us... even helping us create our own custom Ketubah
wonderful to work with. They went above and beyond for us... even helping us create our own custom Ketubah
wonderful to work with. They went above and beyond for us... even helping us create our own custom Ketubah Read less
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srii
Wedding:
5/27/2012
3.9/5.0
Creative Parties has a lot to offer, and quite a few choices; however be prepared to spend a lot of time to pick out invitations and be patient when waiting for help. They get so busy at times that no one person assists you, and this can be quite exasperating. We were quite happy with the final product, however.
Creative Parties has a lot to offer, and quite a few choices; however be prepared to spend a lot of time to pick out Read more...
Creative Parties has a lot to offer, and quite a few choices; however be prepared to spend a lot of time to pick out invitations and be patient when waiting for help. They get so busy at times that no one person assists you, and this can be quite exasperating. We were quite happy with the final product, however. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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natmd82
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Creative Parties in Bethesda made the most beautiful letterpress wedding invitations for our April 2012 wedding. They were simple and elegant - exactly our style. We decided to frame one because of how gorgeous it was. Rita at Creative Parties really knows her stuff and was a terrific advisor. We would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Creative Parties in Bethesda made the most beautiful letterpress wedding invitations for our April 2012 wedding. They were Read more...
Creative Parties in Bethesda made the most beautiful letterpress wedding invitations for our April 2012 wedding. They were simple and elegant - exactly our style. We decided to frame one because of how gorgeous it was. Rita at Creative Parties really knows her stuff and was a terrific advisor. We would recommend them in a heartbeat. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
They were very knowledgeable and were very quick. We ordered, and got everything in correct on the first try!! Highly professional and it was a very fun experience!
They were very knowledgeable and were very quick. We ordered, and got everything in correct on the first try!! Highly Read more...
They were very knowledgeable and were very quick. We ordered, and got everything in correct on the first try!! Highly professional and it was a very fun experience! Read less
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Mallin
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.5/5.0
Most beautiful invitations and extremely helpful!
Most beautiful invitations and extremely helpful!
Most beautiful invitations and extremely helpful! Read less
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klparker
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.4/5.0
Creative Parties did our wedding invitations and they turned out great! The designer was very mindful of what I wanted and really gave us a unique invitation. Everyone who works there is very friendly, however, I really needed to be on top of following up in order to be sure that I had everything on time.
Creative Parties did our wedding invitations and they turned out great! The designer was very mindful of what I wanted and Read more...
Creative Parties did our wedding invitations and they turned out great! The designer was very mindful of what I wanted and really gave us a unique invitation. Everyone who works there is very friendly, however, I really needed to be on top of following up in order to be sure that I had everything on time. Read less
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Elleni
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.6/5.0
Anytime I had a question they would respond within the half hour. They have great customer service skills. They let me stay late in their office so I can pick the right wedding invitations. The woman that helped me was Judith. She was very helpful and very patient. Overall they are amazing!
Anytime I had a question they would respond within the half hour. They have great customer service skills. They let me Read more...
Anytime I had a question they would respond within the half hour. They have great customer service skills. They let me stay late in their office so I can pick the right wedding invitations. The woman that helped me was Judith. She was very helpful and very patient. Overall they are amazing! Read less
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joelax10
Wedding:
9/5/2009
3.2/5.0
We were happy with the product but feel we paid to much for what we got. We had our wedding programs done by another vendor that did the same quality for a much cheaper price. Bottom line is if you want to save money go with another vendor
We were happy with the product but feel we paid to much for what we got. We had our wedding programs done by another Read more...
We were happy with the product but feel we paid to much for what we got. We had our wedding programs done by another vendor that did the same quality for a much cheaper price. Bottom line is if you want to save money go with another vendor Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.3/5.0
I used Creative Parties in the past for four family occasions. That was when Rita Bloom ran the company flawlessly. Now it is in the hands of her daughter Tracy. Tracy is no Rita Bloom. Besides ignoring my daughter and me for long periods of time while she waited on other customers, Tracy and her incompetent employees caused issues in 3 areas.
1) The proofs. Out of the 4 pieces that comprised our invitation, there were errors on 3 of them. The worst was leaving our last name off of the reply envelope.
2) The mailing of the invitations. We paid a fee to have the invitations stuffed and hand cancelled. When my invitation arrived with the largest and ugliest cancellation stamp that I had ever seen. I took it to CP to show it to Tracy. She questioned the employee whose job it was to cancel the invitations. The woman insisted that she had done exactly what she was asked to do. However, I took the envelope to the PO and spoke with an employee there. She informed me that not only did they not have a cancellation stamp that looked anything like that, but also she could tell from looking at it that it had been machine cancelled after arriving at the main PO. I went back to Tracy who promised me that she would get to the bottom of the situation and get back to me. She never did, although she did refund the money I paid for the service I never got.
3) The postage. After the invitations had been mailed, I asked Tracy if she had remembered to put international postage on the international invitations. She paused for a while and said that she would look into it. She called back later to say that the job and been her responsibility and, no, she had not put the correct postage on those invitations. She re-sent them. I still do not know if the first round arrived at their destinations postage due.
The total lack of professionalism demonstrated by Creative Parties added unneeded stress to my daughter and me. I would not recommend Creative Parties to anybody.
I used Creative Parties in the past for four family occasions. That was when Rita Bloom ran the company flawlessly. Now it Read more...
I used Creative Parties in the past for four family occasions. That was when Rita Bloom ran the company flawlessly. Now it is in the hands of her daughter Tracy. Tracy is no Rita Bloom. Besides ignoring my daughter and me for long periods of time while she waited on other customers, Tracy and her incompetent employees caused issues in 3 areas.
1) The proofs. Out of the 4 pieces that comprised our invitation, there were errors on 3 of them. The worst was leaving our last name off of the reply envelope.
2) The mailing of the invitations. We paid a fee to have the invitations stuffed and hand cancelled. When my invitation arrived with the largest and ugliest cancellation stamp that I had ever seen. I took it to CP to show it to Tracy. She questioned the employee whose job it was to cancel the invitations. The woman insisted that she had done exactly what she was asked to do. However, I took the envelope to the PO and spoke with an employee there. She informed me that not only did they not have a cancellation stamp that looked anything like that, but also she could tell from looking at it that it had been machine cancelled after arriving at the main PO. I went back to Tracy who promised me that she would get to the bottom of the situation and get back to me. She never did, although she did refund the money I paid for the service I never got.
3) The postage. After the invitations had been mailed, I asked Tracy if she had remembered to put international postage on the international invitations. She paused for a while and said that she would look into it. She called back later to say that the job and been her responsibility and, no, she had not put the correct postage on those invitations. She re-sent them. I still do not know if the first round arrived at their destinations postage due.
The total lack of professionalism demonstrated by Creative Parties added unneeded stress to my daughter and me. I would not recommend Creative Parties to anybody. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Creative Parties, Ltd. responded with the following comments:

We thank you for the comments. We felt very badly that in this instance we were not able to hand cancel the invitations in question, though we tried. We did refund the fees for hand canceling. We offered to assist in other ways, but were refused.
Regarding the proofs, we do proofs to assure the final product is perfect. In the end, the invitations were beautiful. I believe the wedding was wonderful too!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Blair was so helpful and couldn't have provided us with better service, advice, and feedback. She really went above and beyond to make sure all aspects of our stationary, invitations, "day of" printed items were perfect. They were great!
Blair was so helpful and couldn't have provided us with better service, advice, and feedback. She really went above and Read more...
Blair was so helpful and couldn't have provided us with better service, advice, and feedback. She really went above and beyond to make sure all aspects of our stationary, invitations, "day of" printed items were perfect. They were great! Read less
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