When someone has a birthday coming up, the first thing most people would do is head to the party supply store for invitations. While this tried-and-true option gets the job done, those who wish to be a bit more creative should try their hand at making the birthday cards on their own. Not only will these personal creations save the planner money, he or she will also be able to add a unique sense of style to the invitation. By following a few suggestions, those who take on this endeavor will be more than pleased with their finished results.
1. Decide on a theme for the party- Whether it be a party for someone who’s five or eighty-five, all good parties have a theme. Once the theme has been decided on, choose colors and pictures that will be a reflection of it in the invitation.
2. Keep in mind who the invitations are for- Invitations for children will not require too many words; they only require basic information such as time, date, and location of the event. These invitations should use bright colors; and pictures that speak to the nature of the event. When designing party invitations for adults, on the other hand, designers can afford to be a bit more creative. Designs for adult invitations can range from fun and colorful all the way to dark and serious.
3. Decide on the method of delivery- The way in which the invitation will be delivered will determine the design options that are available. Those who choose to hand deliver invitations will have a wide variety of materials to choose from. Handmade invitations can be created through the use of paper or fabric; also, they can be made with edible items or with the use of electronics. However, if email is the chosen delivery method the invitations will have to be created entirely on the computer. If this option is chosen, designers can then utilize the many card-making sites that are available via the internet.
While birthday invitations from the store are convenient, they can also lack creativity. Designing a great birthday invitation will work best for those who wish to put their own personal flare into them. It is not at all a difficult process; and with a little thought and preparation, they will come out perfect.