Birthday party invitations not only inform your guests of the party, but can also convey your party theme and create excitement before they arrive. There are many fun and creative ways to announce your party date.
Traditional – Buy a package of fun Birthday invitations at the store, fill them out and send to guests. There are invitations that will fit almost any theme – this is an easy choice if you are short on time or find some great invitations that your love.
Computer print-out – Invitations that you make from your computer are getting to be more and more popular. There are many websites that feature free templates for birthday cards. Simply fill in your birthday party information and print them out. Use colored ink, or have kids color them in once they have been printed.
Make at home – Popular with teenagers these invitations can be made on the computer using pictures and different fonts and then printed out. We recently received a fun invitation for a friends 16th birthday that was made up in “ransom note” style fonts with pictures of the birthday girl through out her life. Fun and easy!
Photo Invitations – If you have a good photo program you can make invitations using a picture of your child and add birthday details around the picture.
Creative Theme – Going all out with a birthday party theme is fun and what better place to start then the invitation to set the mood for the party. Be creative and think of different ways to invite your guests to the party. Here are a few:
Blow up beach balls and write the party details on the ball – then deflate and send to guests.
Message in a bottle invitations can be found at party stores – write your party information on a piece of paper, slip it into the bottle and seal with a cork. Yes, they can go through regular mail!
Puzzle invitations – Buy blank puzzles (available at craft stores) fill out birthday party information and send pieces to guests.
Send a prop or something you will be using at the party such as a bandanna, hat, or sword that they will have to wear to get into the party.
Send a taste – Send something from your party to get guests excited about attending. Here are some examples:
Luau -place a little sand in the invitation
Circus or Carnival – include an admit one ticket, or a game ticket (found at most discount stores)
Pirate – a gold coin
Secret message – make the information in code, or use invisible ink. Great for a mystery party.
Helium balloon – blow up helium balloons and slip the party information inside. Tie a string on the balloon and then hand out to guests or tie on their front doors. They will have to pop the balloon to find the place and time.
Be creative and have fun with the invitations – you are only limited to your imagination!
Birthday Party Ideas for kids, tweens and teens.