Invitation Ideas

Everybody loves to receive a fun invitation. It sets the tone for the party and will generate a higher response rate. But when you are a busy working mother how do you do time for anything other than prepackage fill-in cards? If you're too tired to get creative, let us help.

A Cracker Jack of An Idea
Whether it's a baseball party or a race car theme, print out the required information onto a piece of colored card stock and attached it to a box of cracker jacks.

To tie in the whole theme, the invitation copy should include a reference to cracker jacks.

The invitation can be mailed in a 5 X 7 manilla envelope. Kids will get a kick out of this special invitation and prize.

Example from picture at above:

Look who's throwing a birthday party
John Smith

Game day: Saturday, May 20
First Pitch: 2 p.m.
Playing Field: Bayview Park

We guarantee you'll have a cracker jack of a good time!

For the more ambitious, you can use a cookie cutter to trace and cut a shape of an object which matches the theme of your party i.e., a baseball, flower shape, Disney characters.

Ahoy Maties!
Young pirates will enjoy receiving an invitation on rolled parchment paper. Type out party information on parchment or gold paper found at any office supply store. Include dialect found in any Treasure Island or Peter Pan story. After printing, hold a match under areas without copy to add an aged look and after rolling tie it up with twine.

Sample copy:

Ahoy Maties, scallywags and landlubbers!
Join Captain Tom Bragston and his crew
As they celebrate his 4th birthday

Ship departs on
Saturday, June 1, 200
3pm on the dot or you'll walk the plank

RSVP to Tom's first mate: 555-9684

Make-up an invitation
What school age girl wouldn't like to attend a fashion show party? They certainly will when they receive their invitation ties to a bottle of finger nail polish. Print out copy on colorful paper and tie with a bright color of curly ribbon to a bottle of polish. Just think how much fun the girls will have preparing for the big event.

Sample Copy:

Join us for a Beautifying Time
As We Celebrate Madison's Birthday!
We'll Polish, Primp and Party!

Your appoinment is at 2 p.m., April 6th

More Birthday Party Articles:
Creating the prefect birthday party
Party activities
Party planner list
Printable guest list form
Party schedule suggestions

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