Birthday party invitations set the stage for everything to follow. Choosing or designing the perfect invites, creating the guest list, and mailing the invitations in plenty of time so your guests can plan to attend—it all gets your party started on the right foot. If you’re planning a birthday party, check out these creative birthday invitation tips and tricks to get inspired, and reserve your party online today!
Beautiful Birthday Invitations
Make them eye-catching.
These days, there are tons of options for birthday party invitations, from simple to ornate, and everything in between! While you can certainly get fancy with embossed papers, calligraphy lettering, and wax seals, it’s really not necessary for a birthday party. (Unless you’re a hardcore stationery nerd, that is.)
Whether you purchase custom-designed and printed invitations or design your own using a site like Canva, make sure your invitation includes the relevant information in an easy-to-read format. Bright colors, glitter, and/or bold designs will help catch the eye and prevent your invitation from getting lost amidst the junk mail and bills.
Don’t be afraid to go digital.
Of course, you don’t have to go the old snail mail route if you have something more technologically savvy in mind. E-vites used to be looked at as less polished than paper invitations, but these days, many people prefer to have a digital invitation stored on their phone than a physical card that can be misplaced. And e-vites have come a long, long way, baby!
There are plenty of sites that let you edit and send animated invitations right to your friends’ inboxes, not to mention a thriving industry of custom video invitations you can upload to TikTok or Instagram.
Let the theme guide you.
Struggling to narrow down the perfect invitation from the myriad options out there? If your party has a theme, let that be your guide. Choosing an invitation that reflects your party theme lets everyone know from the get-go what to expect when they arrive. Have fun with it, whether your theme is roller disco, mermaids, or just the birthday kid’s favorite colors.
Mail your invitations early.
The long-standing wisdom has been to send birthday party invitations 3-5 weeks before the party, giving your guests plenty of notice so they can have a better chance of attending. However, with the current mail delays, you’re probably better off sending your invitations sooner rather than later… And checking in via text or social media with guests to make sure they received theirs!
When you book a birthday party at Lanham Skate, you don’t have to worry about invitations, because they’re included! Just swing by and pick them up, and you’re good to go. That’s just one of the ways we make birthday parties easy and convenient, so you can relax and enjoy the fun.