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Attract Guests with Creative Party Invitations

Your party invitations are the first impression your guests receive for your event. Making sure your invites have a professional feel is just as important as making sure they are creative and really demonstrate the party atmosphere you have planned for your event. Is your party a formal, black-tie event? Or are you inviting guests to sit around a fire pit and make s'mores? The invitation you send will give your guests insight into the mood of the party you are hosting and possibly even how they should dress!

Using your party invitations to showcase your party theme is a great way to give your guests a sneak peek of the details they can expect to see at your celebration. For example, a child's birthday party invitation can generate excitement even before the envelope seal is broken! What color is the envelope? Are the return address labels and stamps festive? Is there a personal note on the envelope exclaiming, "We hope you can celebrate with us!"

You may want to consider using a photo in an invitation. Photos add that extra personal touch. A baby photo on your Sweet 16 birthday invitations acts as a reminder of how far "our little girl" has come. If you are celebrating someone's retirement, you can create a photo collage to showcase the honoree's hard work over the years. And what better way to show off that professional engagement photo than on the front of an invitation to an engagement party or bridal shower?

Keep in mind if you are planning to use a photo follow the guidelines set up for each invitation. Photo size requirements can change from invitation to invitation but you can rotate and size photos easily to fit the space so be sure to double check the proof upon ordering your invitations! Close-up photos work best on invitations and you may want to consider editing your photo to be shown in black and white or sepia if it goes better with your party theme on your invitations.

In addition, invitations can even be used as 'props' for your party. Maybe the invitation is one of the clues to a scavenger hunt party or a piece in a game you plan to play among all the guests. Have your guests bring the invitation to the party and redeem it for a prize or use it as an entry into a drawing. Include a mask with the invitation to your costume party!

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