Basic Invite Review, #SheHeartsChat invitation & Hotel Chocolat

Basic Invite Review

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

With the New Year 2018 fast approaching & celebration preparations underway, holiday party invites are certainly on the mind. Being a fan of all things personalised & unique, Basic Invite have a wide selection of invitations you can easily customise.Β 

I looked through a variety of holiday party invites and opted for two with a monochromatic theme with hints of white and gold. There are so many different designs on offer, you can easily adjust the text, colour and card type. Customising any invitation on Basic Invite is a fun & fast process and loved the sheer amount of designs. You can a unique Christmas party invitation template easily also.


To celebrate the New Year 2018 I’m re-launching my personal pop up blog chat #SheHeartsChat on Wednesday January the 3rd at 9pm GMT on Twitter account @lauramariescott. It’s my pleasure to invite you all to join in my Twitter party so please do save the date in your dairies!

The topic will be announced closer to the time on Twitter so please do stay tuned πŸ™‚

Creating my holiday cards from Basic Invite was a pleasure allowing customers a wide variety of design choice and 180 different colour options. You’re able to order custom samples which is a great way to try before you buy.

There are 250 Christmas card and Holiday designs on offer,Β and they’re currently offering 30% off with coupon code: HOLI30.

Hotel Chocolat The Christmas Gift Box Luxe

These beautiful invitations were captured alongside The Christmas Gift Box Luxe from Hotel Chocolat offering a showcase of beautifully designed chocolates, my favourite being the Orange & Walnut (the dark stars), Billionaire’s Shortbread, Simple Dark Bauble, and Christmas Mess.Β  Delicious!

The Winter Chocolate Puddings H-Box

For dessert showcased are The Winter Puddings H-Box by Hotel Chocolat showcasing an array of beautifully sweet chocolatey treats, favourites are Carrot Cake and Caramel Cheesecake, so tasty!

What do you think of the designs from Basic Invite judging from the photographs?

It would be a pleasure to have you join in #SheHeartsChat on the 3rd of January! I’ll be hosting on @lauramariescott and also sharing some screen grabs after the chat on instagram @lauramarie84 so please do follow me on there for updates πŸ™‚

Thanks ever so much for reading!

Laura xo

  • Those chocolates look so delicious. And the cards are amazing. xo

    Ann-Marie |

  • Oh wow. That looks really cool and elegant. The chocolates.. Yum!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Len Dela PeΓ±a Parent

    OMG all these chocolates are DELISH! I want them all. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len

  • Oh I love the chocolate from Hotel Chocolat! πŸ™‚ THese invitations look great too. Hope you have a fun twitter chat! πŸ™‚

    Hope you are having a great week! I’m enjoying the busy week before Christmas, after we had a relaxing weekend with some beach time on Sunday!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Those chocolates look absolutely DELISH! You always feature the most beautiful and delicious looking chocolates. I love these cute invites you’ve designed. I’d love to join the group chat, hopefully I’ll be able to. Thanks for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a great start to your week!




  • Love the invitations you created! Very sophistication and enticing. Gold and chocolate, you got my number!!

  • Love the invitaoyou crated, is sophisticated and creative. Great to know !
    Gold and chocolate! You got me,

  • Dominique

    I’ve got a birthday coming up in Jan so I definitely need to check this out! Great post hunny xx

  • These cards look amazing! I love the look and I need all of that chocolate asap haha – looks so delicious.

    Wonderful post Laura Marie xx

  • Dressed With Soul

    Wow, I’m really impressed by the cards! Yes, the look professional and very cool! And also the chocolotes looks like as nobody could resist πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • I’m really glad you like the appearance of the cards from Basic Invite and the chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, their Christmas collection is quite something!

      Thanks for reading Rena!

      Laura xo

  • Super cute cards! They look so professional! Those chocolates look to die for as well.


    • Thanks Emily I’m glad you like the cards, they are lovely! The Hotel Chocolat Chocolates are delicious, The Winter Puddings H-Box has been enjoyed today along with a couple of cups of coffee, the perfect way to spend a Saturday!

      Pleased you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Ahhh Hotel Chocolat, you really can’t go wrong with their sweets, always so yummy!! And the little invites are super adorable, I am not actually doing much this Christmas – mostly just relaxing with my family and eating far too much, haha. Will try and tune in for the chat, lovely. Thanks for sharing! <3 xoxo


    • Hotel Chocolat are one of my favourite chocolate brands, delicious agreed! Their Christmas collection is very impressive that’s for sure, I’ve been enjoying their Winter Puddings H-Box today along with a coffee.

      That sounds lovely doing nothing and simply relaxing is a perfect way to spend Christmas!

      Great I hope to see you there and you’re so welcome, I’m just pleased you enjoyed it!

      Laura xo

  • Amy-Anne Williams

    These little invites are so cute! I love the design of them, they’re so aesthetically pleasing. I also love how you photographed them, it shows them off so well πŸ™‚

    Little Moon Elephant

    • Thanks Amy-Anne I’m ever so glad you like the invites, they are really lovely and pleased you like the photography! Thanks for your kind compliments.

      Laura xo

  • That looks great! And the chocolate looks yummy πŸ˜€

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY | K-Beauty Skincare + Makeup Giveaway

    • Thanks so much for your kind comment I’m so glad that you like the invites from Basic Invite.

      The chocolates from Hotel Chocolat are delicious, a great treat for Christmas that’s for sure!

      Laura xo

  • Look so good!!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    x Sandra

    • Thanks Sandra I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. Basic Invite are certainly a great service to use that’s for sure!

      Thanks ever so much, have a wonderful weekend also.

      Laura xo

  • This is sooo pretty dear! Loving all those chocolates!

    Jessica |

  • By the looks of it! Sign me up hahah πŸ™‚ I just love sweets especially chocolate and this is truly a great item to have at a holiday party <3

    • Heather I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I couldn’t agree more, I’m a huge luxury chocolate fan and the ones from Hotel Chocolat are rather dreamy!

      Laura xo

  • What a wonderful set of invites, Laura! I love doing invites but I typically only do them for certain dinner parties. These are a great way to give a posh look for any occasion. Your Twitter event sounds fun as well, I don’t do much on Twitter but I will find you. I love the range available as well. <3 Happy weekend, lovely! /Madison

    • Thank you ever so much Madison! I’m so glad that you like the look of the invites from Basic Invite, I love the idea of creating something personalised.

      It would be wonderful if you’re able to join in #SheHeartsChat in the New Year πŸ™‚

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo

  • Your invites are very beautiful! Love the festive theme.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Isn’t Basic Invite just too cool?! I love how you chose a sophisticated color palette!


    • Yes it’s a great service Quinn! Really do like it and pleased you like it also, and glad you liked my choices, I liked the monochrome combo with a touch of gold. Also used my own firework photograph to celebrate New Year πŸ™‚

      Laura xo

  • Mes Voyages Γ  Paris

    How cool ide for invitations babe!!
    MΓ³nica Sors

  • Sadly I have never found the time to participate in a twitter chat, they usually collide with family activities. But a beautiful invitation nonetheless.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • I’m glad you like the invites from Basic Invite, yes I know I haven’t in long while. SheHeartsChat is a pop up chat so it pops up on occasion announced by me on Twitter πŸ™‚

      Laura xo

  • Whitney V

    What super cute invites, I want one hahahah! The chocolate looks so yum!

    Love from London,

    • I’m really glad you like the invites Whitney! They’re lovely πŸ™‚ Oh the chocolates from Hotel Chocolat were magical.

      Love from London right back at you.

      Laura xo

  • Leah Cohen

    Love the invites! So classy and festive!
    xx Leah

    • Thanks so much Leah! I’m really glad you like the feature πŸ™‚ Basic invite are certainly a great website to use for holiday invites πŸ™‚

      Laura xo

  • I love your invites! πŸ™‚ xx

  • This service looks like such a fun way of adding a touch of professionalism to an occasion! Also, how great they offer 180 different colour options – spoilt for choice! Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far Laura πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I think so also, it’s great when you can personalise your own invites that’s for and enjoyed using their website!

      Thank you and to you too! Have a great week! I’ll be mainly trying to get my Christmas shopping done!

      Pleased you enjoyed the feature Gabrielle.

      Laura xo

  • Very nice invitations tips. The cards look great!

  • I haven’t join any Twitter chat for more than a year so I really look forward to joining yours, Laura! I only hope that I am not working during that hour… πŸ™

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I haven’t either actually however I wanted to start the new year with a fun chat on Twitter, I hope you can join in will be so lovely to have you there Shireen πŸ™‚

      Laura xo

  • Such cute invitations and they look even great with those choccies!
    I’m following you on Twitter so look forward to your upcoming chat Laura πŸ™‚ xoxo

    • I’m so glad you like the invitations from Basic Invite, I thought they were rather smart! Oh yes, the chocolates from Hotel Chocolat are so delicious!

      Hope to see you in #SheHeartsChat on the 3rd Jan πŸ™‚

      Laura xo

  • These are such lovely invitations! Have a great day. Gemma x

  • these invites look great! thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

  • Yvonne

    Basic invite seems like a good idea! Thank you for sharing!
    xo Yvonne

  • These designs are wonderful! I have heard a lot about Basic Invite.

    • I’ve been really very impressed by the quality of the designs from Basic Invite, really gorgeous products!

      Glad you enjoyed the review!

      Laura xo