You’re planning a party and it’s time to start making the invitations. You have a bit of creativity running through your veins and decide to create the invitations yourself. Making personal party invitations is a great way to save money and customize every attendees’ invite.
For example, if you were planning a birthday party for your 5-year-old and the theme was “Fall Festival,” it might be hard to find birthday invitations that match that theme. By making your own, you know that you’ll get exactly what you want. No matter what kind of party it is that you’re planning and what the theme is, you can create invitations for it. All you need is some patience, a printer and the right kind of paper (postcard paper works best). You can even make them unique for each child that you invite!
When everything is said and done, you’ll have the enjoyment of taking all the credit for your amazing invites. Ready to start the process?
Continue reading below for some tips on planning your party and making your own party invitations!
1. Find Your Style
Think about the type of event you’re throwing and find a style that compliments it. There are a lot of different styles to choose from, so you might want to do some research and find things that you either like or don’t like. You can then determine the illustrations, color schemes, and typography you want on the cards.
Consider putting together a mood board of different things that you’d like to use for inspiration. This is a great way to see what kind of style you’re leaning towards. For example, in most cases, you’d use more elegant color schemes and typography for a wedding and fun colors and typography for a kid’s birthday party.
2. Use a Template
When all else fails, don’t hesitate to use a template. Templates are great starting points that you can still customize. Templates for online invitations make planning your invites easy.
You can choose which one you believe would go best with your party theme and then start customizing it. These templates allow you to go in and add the name of the event, the date, and more. You can also switch things up here and there if there’s something you don’t like such as the font style.
When putting the party information on the invitation, remember to include the name of the hosts (so the guests know who it’s from), the type of event, the date including time and location, and contact information for RSVP. If there’s a specific dress code you’d like the guests to follow, add that as well.
It’s also nice to place a map of the location for those who might not be familiar with the area.
3. Only Use a Few Fonts
When selecting your fonts, choose fonts that go well with one another and don’t overdo it. You only want to use a few fonts on the invitation. Using too many fonts could result in the invite looking messy or chaotic.
You want your guests to be able to gather all the information on the card and understand everything it says. Typography is such an important part of creating an invitation. Using more than 3 fonts could turn the invitation illegible because it becomes overwhelming.
4. Don’t Let Things Get Crowded
Another sure way to overwhelm your readers is by letting things get crowded. Don’t overcrowd the invite with fonts, illustrations, or colors. Allow your invitations to have a good amount of negative space.
Leaving empty areas on the card allows the reader to relax their eyes and take in important information. Consider leaving blank spaces between the text or illustrations, as placing too much text in small spaces can make your invitation hard to read.
5. Align Text to the Center
In most situations, you don’t need to put a large amount of text on your invitations. Because of this, it’s best to align the text in the center of the invite. If you place the text off to one side or the other, your invitation could look off-balance.
You can align the text how you’d like using a template editor. Placing the text in the center also ensures that your guests will see all the information that they need.
6. Ensure All Details are Legible
Sure, you want to make your invitation look as beautiful and creative as possible, but you also have to make sure that all the details are legible. The most important thing about your invitations is the reason why you’re sending them out in the first place, which is the information for the event.
To ensure this, choose font sizes that are large enough to read. Make sure you choose a font that’s easy to read as well.
7. Stay Consistent
Be sure to remain consistent, especially when your invitations have multiple parts. For example, if you’re creating an envelope for the card, be sure that the color scheme and typography remain consistent with the overall theme.
Sticking to a theme ties everything together and eliminates the risk of overwhelming the guest with too much going on.
Making Your Own Party Invitations Is Easy!
When planning a party, don’t hesitate to make personal party invitations. Making your own party invitations is both easy and fun when you follow these seven simple tips.
Find your style, use a template if necessary, keep things simple to avoid overcrowding, align your text to the center, ensure details are legible, and stay consistent with everything.
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