The first thing to do before starting the party is to plan it the right way. And a successful planning also includes making (or buying) and sending out the party invitations.
While you can buy the invites for the party, it's much more fun to actually make them, especially if you are a DIY kind of creative person. Of course even when making the invites, you can go about them the hard way, or the easy way.
I found that the easiest and most fun way to do them is to use downloadable templates which you can then simply personalize to your liking. There are literally tons of free invitation templates out there that you can use so choosing the right one for your kind of party should be very easy.
Once you downloaded to your computer the invitation that you will be personalizing, you can open it in one of the software that the invitation calls for and personalize it for each child with their name and even the working on the card.
However if you do want to make your own totally from scratch, here is also a great idea to do it the easy and fun way:
- Take a thicker paper that is used for greeting cards and cut it in half, so from one page you get two invitations.
- Next fold each card in half so you have the front and the cover.
- If you have some fun letter stencils you can use those to write on the card 'It's party time' or 'You're invited to the back to school party', alternatively you can write those with a colored pencil and paint in each letter to another color.
When you create your invitation and it's time to fill in with the information to send out, don't forget to write everything the children need to know, namely:
- When the party will take place (including the actual hour when the party will start)
- Where the party will be
- If there is anything they need to bring along, what that should be