Options for Birthday Party Invitations
Do you really need to be formal and send out invitations for your child’s birthday party? It’s really up to you. Obviously, you need to communicate to the parents of the kids you invite. How you go about it is the question. Larger parties call for more effort going into the invitations. So what are the options? If it will be a small party, then you can maybe get away with inviting guests verbally.
How Much Advance Notice?
Make sure you get the invitations out a minimum of two weeks before the party to give parents time to plan. Sending them much sooner risks guests forgetting about the party, but sending them much later can risk finding that people have already made conflicting plans. If there is a best friend or two, you might let them know of the big event further in advance.
Birthday Party Invitations Given At School
Parents have shared with me that teachers sometimes ask that invitations not be handed out by your child in class unless they are given to the entire class. This avoids some children feeling left out if they didn’t get an invitation. A way to discreetly get invitations to specific classmates without broadcasting the party info to the entire class is to use the teacher. Ask your childs teacher if she/he would be willing to privately slip the invitation into the backpack of specific children. If your school is one that distributes a contact list for the entire class, then you are home free. Just mail, call, or email as needed.
Need Printed Invitations For Your Birthday Party?
When you book a birthday party with me, I’ll send you an invitation that you can print and customize for your party. Additionally, you can find simple birthday party invitations at Walmart and Target. For a better selection plus delivery to your door, visit our preferred supplier at Amazon by clicking on one of their ads on this page.
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