For many of us, summer time is party time. Up and down the country, outdoor furniture and barbeque sets will be being dusted off in preparation for social gatherings.
Organising everything for your party, from the food to the entertainment, might seem like a daunting task. But, whatever type of party you’re having, there’s one thing you should always make time to invest time in – party invites.
Nothing cements an event in people’s minds like a specially crafted invite, and if you put the time and effort into yours, you’ll be sure to create a feeling of anticipation among your invitees – making your event the place to be.
Here are some essential tips to keep in mind when designing and making your own summer party invites:
Use Bright Colours
When choosing your cardstock, select a light, bright coloured variety for your background. Light blues and yellows will give your creation a beachy, seaside feel, or, if you’re having your party in the park, try using a deep, grassy green. Remember that your featured elements should stand out from your light background, so use marker pens in bolder colours, or embellishments which are sharp and don’t get lost in your supporting shades.
Try to avoid thin, calligraphic lettering – these sorts of fonts are usually associated with formal events or winter. Chunky, thick lettering will give your design a fun feel, and let your invitees know what sort of party they’re in for. Cut out your own letter templates, or use thick coloured marker pens to achieve the specific style you want for your message.
Keep it Summery
When choosing embellishments, or even if you’re making your own, keep your summery theme in mind. Surfers, beach-balls, sunglasses, flowers – hot summer elements like these should be integral to your design, and will help to boost your invitees’ faith in the weather being perfect on the big day! Or, if you’re holding a party with a specific theme, such as a barbeque or outdoor music, try to incorporate these elements into your design with rubber stamp designs or illustrations.