Have some fun with homemade invitations for your next party.
Are you planning a kindergarten graduation party for your little one?
Is your son or daughter planning a junior high graduation party?
Or does your child want a weekend get together with her friends?
If the plans have been thought out, the fun party games planned, the food ideas picked - then the next step is getting the invitations done!
It's easy to just go buy them, but why not let your child's personality and creativity shine through by making homemade invitations?
If you have a printer at home, design an invitation on the word processor then print it out on some colorful paper you pick up at a discount or craft store.
Younger kids can draw and color an invitation on the paper and dress it up with stickers you can also get at craft or dollar stores.
If you have index cards, let your child write the place, date, time, party theme and his or her name and phone number on the index card.
Cut these up into 5 or 6 pieces, place them in an envelope and either mail or hand these out to the kids invited to the party. They can put this puzzle together to see the whole invitation.
Another idea is to use old Christmas - or other - cards you have at home. Write the party details on a side with no writing on and then cut these up.
If it's a theme party, check in craft stores for note cards with a picture related to the party theme and write the invitations out on these.
Or buy colorful party napkins at the dollar store, write the party details on these, roll them up and seal them with a sticker.
For those kids who prefer doing something over the computer, you can design an invitation on your word processing software, then email it out to everyone.
Parties are fun and making your own invitations adds to the excitement of the planning.