Easy Homemade Invites For Your Party
Homemade is the new black! When planning your next party, consider making your very own invitations and thank-you cards. The personal touch will wow your guests, gives you a fun project and could even cut some of the party costs.
Recycled homemade invitations
Recycled invitations are a great way to reuse everyday materials and cut party planning costs. When making invitations out of recycled materials, chances are not all of your invitations will be the same -- and that's OK. As long as you have the same information on each invitation, you can create a unique and eco-friendly invite.
Homemade photo invitations
Photo invitations allow you to personalize the details and announce the theme for your upcoming party. Take a picture of your focal point or theme and display it on the front of your invitation.
Tip: You don't have to be a professional photographer to make a photo invite. Use Instagram or photo editing software to enhance your picture.
Scrapbook invitations are very similar to creating a page in a scrapbook, just on a smaller scale. If you are actively into scrapbooking, you probably have all the materials you need to create an invitation. Be careful not to make the invite too thick or heavy, or it will cost you more to send in the mail.
There are a few ways to make a memorable thank-you card. The easiest way is to make matching thank-you cards while you're making the party invitations. Leave the cards blank or write "thank you" across the top so you can fill in a personalized message after the party.
To complement your photo invitations, take a picture of your child or you with the gift with a thank-you note on the back of the photo. You can also use photo editing software to write your thank-you message directly on the photo.
To follow good party etiquette, send your thank-you cards no later than two weeks after the party has concluded.
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