How to Make Birthday Card Invitations

Making your own birthday invitations can be a great creative experience and save a lot of money at the same time. From the party theme you choose to the wording you use, birthday party invitations set the tone for a great party!

How to Make Birthday Card Invitations
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Overview
One of the most important parts of planning a child's birthday party is the invitations that you will send. Here's how you can make creative invitation cards for your child's next party.
Step 1
Make a guest list and consider personalizing each invitation with a graphic that represents something important to the guest. Involve your child in the design process. Have the child sketch out a basic idea on paper. Help your child write a personal invitation for guests.
Step 2
Open Microsoft Word. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New." Select "Template" and browse to the online templates. Select "Invitations" and "Parties." Select a layout.
Step 3
Customize the template by adding your own graphics or a picture of your child. Allow your child to choose the font style and color and pick a border for the card as well. Be sure to include, in big letters, the date, time and location of the party. Let guests know what treats will be provided.
Step 4
Save your invitation to your computer, then select "Print" from the "File" menu. You can print your invitations on regular paper or use glossy paper for a more professional look. Use standard-size computer paper. Follow any special folding instructions indicated by the template you use.
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Microsoft Word or other word-processing or desktop publishing software

Pencil

Sketch pad

Computer paper (glossy)

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Microsoft Word or other word-processing or desktop publishing software
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Pencil
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Sketch pad
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Computer paper (glossy)
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Instead of Microsoft Word, you can use desktop publishing software such as Microsoft Publisher (which has numerous invitation templates) or Serif PagePlus, which is free desktop publishing software that includes birthday invitation templates.

Involving your child in creating the invitations is a good way to introduce desktop design.

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Instead of Microsoft Word, you can use desktop publishing software such as Microsoft Publisher (which has numerous invitation templates) or Serif PagePlus, which is free desktop publishing software that includes birthday invitation templates.
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Involving your child in creating the invitations is a good way to introduce desktop design.
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Ideas for Birthday Cards
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Birthday Card Invitations
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Serif pagePlus (free) Desktop Publishing