Easy Ways to Make Party Invitations For Busy Moms
Do you love parties? Do you like to have parties and invite all your friends for an evening cook-out? Maybe you have a family birthday soon and need to plan a party?
Once you have decided to have a party and selected the date for your party, you will need a guest list. Then you need to make and send the party invitations to invite your guests. You have many ways to send party invitations to your guests.
To make your own party invitations, you don’t have to be a crafty person (no cutting or gluing necessary). You have fast and easy options to create electronic or print invitations right at home.
Electronic Party Invitations
Electronic invitations are a great option if you have a large guest list and you also want to track all your responses in one place. Electronic invitations offer many different designs and features to fit every party.
My Punch Bowl is one of my favorite electronic invitation options. They offer free invitations (that include ads when sent) or an option for a paid membership with no ads. They have many different invitation designs including characters like Dora, Disney characters, and many more party and holiday themed invitations.
Once you select and design your card, you can upload your guest list or enter their email addresses. If you have an account set-up, previous email addresses will be saved for you to use again. My Punch Bowl is very easy to use and will take you through the invitation set-up sending process.
Evite.com also includes the all types of party invitations like birthday, seasonal, holiday, and showers (baby and wedding). The birthday invitations have great designs, but limited options for TV and movie characters. If you want TV and movie characters, My Punch Bowl has many more options.
Did you know Facebook has party and event invitations. You can send an invitation to all your Facebook friends only select Facebook friends using the “create event” feature. When you select “create event”, you will be asked to name your event, describe the event, give it a date and time.
Electronic and Print Party Invitations
Celebrations.com allows you to create electronic cards or you can upgrade to the premium membership for $30 per year ($10 per use) and also create print cards. They offer designs for many different occasions. With the free account you can send up to 75 electronic invitations for free.
Smilebox includes print and electronic options. Many of the Smilebox electronic cards include animations and allow you to upload your own pictures for personalization. I have used Smilebox for many years to send Christmas cards. It’s very easy to select your card, upload your pictures, and customize the card with your message and select a song to play with the electronic card.
Shutterfly offers many different invitation styles and customizations. Shutterfly has invitations for birthday, baby showers, wedding showers, everyday parties (like Backyard BBQ or 4th of July celebrations). You can also add a photo to your invitation. Shutterfly will print and ship your invitations to you.
Greetings Island has many different printable invitations for all types of occasions. They provide you an editable template, you include the details of your party. Once you are happy with the edits and design, you can easily print your invitations right from your computer. Printing set-up is 1 invitation per page, 2 invitations per page or 4 invitations per page.
Disney printable party invitations If your child loves Disney characters, be sure to check out these beautiful, print at home party invitations from Disney. Choose from many favorite Disney characters to design your unique invitation. This web page also features many other fun Disney crafts, coloring pages and recipes.
Invitationland offers a limited number of free printable invitations or you can select from more options if you purchase a membership. Invitationland designs are simple but colorful and fun for all occasions.
What type of invitations do you like print or electronic? Little of both?
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Ashley Tukiainen says
Great list! I wasn’t a fan of evites until last year when we had our destination wedding and had guests from both Europe and the US. We saved a FORTUNE on invitations this way, I would estimate a $500 savings. and the invites looks really nice. I used paperlesspost.com.
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Hi Ashley, I find evites are great. They are easy (and usually free) to send, you can track responses, send reminders on the day of the event. I started using evites for my children’s parties when they were very small.