A Different World Dinner Party Sponsored by Evite

Whether you are starting the new year with your kids or heading back to grad school or celebrating new beginnings, this time of year is a time to celebrate whatever you are accomplishing in life. As a Howard University alum, one of my favorite television shows on earth is A Different World and I adored the character Whitley Gilbert. In honor of this iconic show and the start of the school year, we are hosting A Different World Dinner Party. Sponsored by Evite® .

Whatever the reason to celebrate, time spent together creates life’s most special moments. Now, Evite lets you pay once and party all year long with unlimited Premium digital invitations. With fully customizable digital envelopes, stamps, and photo or text inserts, Premium invitations combine the flexibility of digital invitations with the look and feel of printed ones – a special, ad-free experience made to delight your guests.  I used the “Design Your Own” Premium Invitation to design “A Different World” inspired invite.  Check out images of my invitation below and click here to start your own and use the code THEPARTYDONTSTOP to get an extra month added to your Evite® Premium subscription.

Premium invites are the perfect way to customize an event for your own HBCU or A Different World inspired party and they look even better on your phone. Click here to create your own invite. All you have to do is upload your favorite picture or a design of your own and you have a custom invite, perfect for any party theme or aesthetic.
Life gets busy especially during HBCU tailgate season, but there’s no need to ask your guests to call or send an email to RSVP — just have them click Yes or No on their phone with the touch of a button.


With your premium invite, you can custom your envelope, liner, and stamp. I couldn’t resist this bold floral envelope liner. Such a fun way to add style to your invitation. Check out more stamp and envelope options here.

A Different World Dinner Party Sponsored by Evite



As fun as it is to make invitations, it is just as fun to host the party. Thanks to my Premium invitations from Evite® , I had all the inspiration I needed to plan my A Different World dinner party. Get some ideas on how to plan your own and be sure to share with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Custom Gift Bags


What better way to celebrate your guests than with great gift bags. Stationery and monograms are the perfect duos for any Black Southern Belle dinner party favors.

Clip Boards

“Relax, relate, release” is the perfect mantra to start off new beginnings. These are perfect guest favors to encourage accomplishing goals and also make great ways to display party decor and can double as decor in your home office after the party.


Personal Thank You Cards

No need to wait to write thank you notes for your guests, get that task done before the party and use them as both your place cards and decor. I love using an art-inspired collection as my signature stationery for dinner parties.

Wine Favors:

Who doesn’t love wine? Summer is a great time to share some of your favorite rose or wine spritzers with your guests for them to sample at the table or to bring home to enjoy on their own time.


Specialty Cocktails:

What better way to show your guests you appreciate them than with a specialty cocktail. Break out your fine china and your favorite rose paired with fresh summer fruits. I chose to create my cocktails with inspiration from one of the original Black Southern Belles, Whitley Gilbert!



Photos by Chantilly Lace Photography

**This Blog was Sponsored by Evite® but all opinions expressed are our own**


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Andrea J Wood
    September 14, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Information how to get involved.

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