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Goblins, Candy Corn and Evite

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 03:34

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the economic mood is a lot scarier this year Evite, (http://www.evite.com/) the leading online invitation and social event planning service on the Web, reports that Halloween party plans are up 40% versus last year, with over 3.7 million Evite invitations sent for more than 140,000 parties across the country.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081028/LATU100LOGO)

In the midst of these uncertain times, Halloween is emerging as a welcome respite to the somber atmosphere, as families and friends make plans to gather for the traditional fun of costumes and candy for the kids and sometimes raucous celebrations for adults. To help plan these Halloween festivities, Evite.com offers not only a wide variety of fun, free online invitations but also countless party tips and creative ideas to set the Halloween scene -- from creepy decorations to spooky snacks to inventive costume themes and activities.

"Even on a budget, it's easy to make Halloween a fun holiday for both kids and adults," said Lariayn Payne, Vice President of Marketing for Evite. "At Evite, we're always looking for new and exciting ways to help our users throw creative parties, and for Halloween our Evite Party Blog (http://blog.evite.com/evite/parties) features some really clever party ideas that are fun, inexpensive and easy to execute."

In addition to spook-tacular party ideas, Evite offers an expanded collection of 35 photographic, graphic and illustrated Halloween-themed invitation designs that range from the ghoulishly grim to family-friendly, and which include over a dozen new additions. Like all Evite invitations, the Halloween designs are free and easy-to-use. Some of this year's user favorites include:

Pumpkin Patch http://tinyurl.com/6q38g2

Psycho Skeleton http://tinyurl.com/55ux8d

Halloween Cupcakes http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?template=trickandtreats

About Evite

With 19+ million registered users, Evite (http://www.evite.com/) is the leading online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. Evite helps hosts get their parties started with hundreds of stylish invitation designs that are free and easy to use. Evite facilitates more than 6 million parties, get-togethers and gatherings every year, for which over 200 million, forest-friendly Evite invitations are sent -- that's over 24,000 invitations every hour! In addition to invitations, Evite also offers a wealth of creative party ideas, planning checklists and other tools, which save hosts both time and money. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a wholly-owned, operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081028/LATU100LOGO
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com

SOURCE: Evite

CONTACT: Lauren Naru of MS&L, +1-212-468-3040,
lauren.naru@mslworldwide.com, for Evite; or Lariayn Payne of Evite,
+1-310-360-4657, lariayn.payne@evite.com

Web site: http://www.evite.com/

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