DIY Birthday Party Invitationsby Michelle Powell-Smith
Whether you need tasteful invitations for an adult get-together or themed ones for a child's party, you have options for do-it-yourself birthday party invitations. Buying quality invitations can be expensive, and they might not fit with the party theme. Making your own birthday party invitations is the solution. You can pick a method of inviting guests and the materials that meet your needs, ranging from handmade paper-crafted invitations to printed ones to e-vites.
A birthday party invitation needs to provide the relevant information about the party, including who, when, where and why. Include contact information for an RSVP and dress requirements or other pertinent information. Your invitation also serves as an introduction to the party theme, whether it is whimsical and colorful or formal and serious.
Invitations can be mailed, or in today's world, e-mailed. Consider both your guests and the formality of your party when choosing your method of delivery. If you opt for mail invitations, a small card is the most traditional format; however, larger and more elaborate invitations are suitable for formal events. You might also consider an invitation postcard.
Purchased, printable invitations are one of the easiest DIY birthday party invitation choices. You can create a document using the provided template and print the text onto the invitations. These invitations are available in a variety of styles and colors and can work well for birthday parties for both children and adults.
Design Your Own
If you have some graphics and layout skills, you may want to design your own DIY invitations. Use a graphics and photo-editing program like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements to create your invitation. You can add photographs and clip art as well as the text. If you like the look of a custom-created graphic invitation without the work, use printable online photo sites, such as creativity-portal.com, to create one.
If you enjoy working with paper, you can make your invitations by hand. This option is the most time-consuming because each invitation will have to be made individually. Use rubber stamps, decorative paper and scrap-booking accents to make beautiful and creative DIY birthday party invitations. You can hand-write the invitation information or print it onto small sheets and attach it to your handmade invitation.