When it comes to parties, you can never go wrong with a printed, mailed invitation.  When it comes to impromptu and informal gatherings, though, how can you make your happening stand out from the flood of emails and Facebook notices?  I'm loving what I've dubbed iVites:  cute graphic apps that you create on your iPhone and then send via email or text.  Some you can even post directly to your Facebook profile.  Two fab apps I've come across: POST by Gadabout (shown above) which offers dozens of bright, sweetly modern designs for only 99 cents and Cartolina, with a more limited selection of lush vintage images for $1.99.  In addition to using for invitations you can also send cheery notes and birthday wishes.

"Use the good china for breakfast."