The first step to planning a birthday party is the list of people to invite and invitations. I have not sent out invitations in the past 2 years, I have used Facebook to make an event, the only problem with that is not everyone has a facebook account, so those people all got text messages and phone calls, sad I know. So this year I went on the hunt to find another great way to save money on mailing out invitations.
Here are some of the FREE Invitation sites that I found online.
FREE site where not only do you e-mail the invitations but you can plan events as well. And it is really easy to use,
- You sign up (which is free)
- Choose what type of invitation you want to have (and they have tons for all different occasions, not just for Birthday parties).
- Fill in the details of the party and any message you want to include
- Type in the e-mail addresses of those you want to invite
- Fill out the reply form (which I think is great because it makes RSVPing for the guest so easy)
- Send it
Guests can also leave comments about the party, so if they have any questions they can ask on the discussion board of the party and then anyone else who may have had the same question already has the answer! If you were to plan a potluck this would be great to use for making it known who is bringing what and what is needed.
Printable Greetings: Free site that you can Create your own invitations
- You can make your own photo cards or invitations
- Choose different templates, boarders and font
- E-mail to guests or print invitations and mail them yourself
SmileBox: Free site to create invitations
- You can use photos or videos to customize your invitations
- Can share them with e-mail, Facebook, on your blog or print them
- Over 1000 different templates to choose from
Handmade: Have your children color in pictures that you print or photocopy and put the party information on the back.
If you have people on your guest list that do not use e-mail, you can hand make nice invitations or design them using paint and print them out and mail them.
Having your Children get involved in making invitations is a great art project and one of those items that grandparents love to keep:)