So, you’re throwing a Mom’s Nite Out party. You probably put a lot of thought into what the party should look like. Party planning, after all, takes time. From the food to the beverages and activities and décor, there’s a lot to think about when hosting an event.
What about the invitations? Where do you even begin? You want to make sure that your invitations are reflective of the event you will be hosting. And you want to make sure they go out soon as Mom’s Nite Out is only a month away!
The problem with in-store invitations is that they are too generic. Sure, sometimes that’s a good thing but there have been plenty of times that I’ve gone to the store to try and find the invitations that fit my needs and I just can’t seem to find the right ones. Most of them look too template-like and just don’t encompass my vision. So, what do I do? You guessed it! I make my own invitations. That way I can get exactly what I want- or at least close to it.
Wording your invitations
Wording your invitation properly can seem like a daunting task. However, here are a few tips to make it seem less intimidating. Make sure to use a font that is legible and not distracting. The last thing you want is for your guests to misunderstand the details of the event. Also, try to stay away from choosing too many colors. You don’t want your invitation to look too busy. Be sure to remember to spellcheck! When you’re typing, it is easy to make mistakes. Make sure that you have someone else proofread before printing- just in case.
Also, don’t forget to include a number or email address where your guests can RSVP for your gathering. You’ll, of course, want to know how many guests to account for when making all of your preparations. This should be included at the bottom of the invitation in a smaller font. As long as you clearly inform your guests, the rest of the invitation can be as creative as you are.
Add embellishments to take your invitations to the next level. This can include lace, fabric or rhinestones. This is your chance to get as creative or as out of the box as you’d like. My only suggestion for this is to try to keep in theme with the style of your party. You want to give your guests a sense of what to expect from the party.
Creating your invitations by hand does not have to be stressful. Take the time to plan what you want and slowly take the steps to execute it. Your guests are sure to love all of the thought that you put behind it!