Are you in charge of hosting a party for someone else? Perhaps you’re hosting your own 21st birthday party. Whoever the party is for, there are some simple rules to follow to ensure you create the perfect 21st birthday party invite that will not only serve as an invitation, but a special souvenir that your guests will want to keep!
Get Custom Invites
This is probably the most important step in creating the perfect party invite. Creating custom party invitations will allow you to make something that truly reflects the style of the party and gets people extra excited about celebrating with you. You can take it a step further and even have envelopes that match you 21st birthday invites so everything feels very official and special. Before you get started with your invitations, make sure the theme of the party is very clear – what kind of theme are you going to do. Maybe you’re going to keep it simple and stick to just certain colors, then you can incorporate those colors into the invitation too. Perhaps you’re going to go with a whole theme like a masquerade, circus theme or even a travel related theme. Whatever you choose, be sure to focus your invites around it too, it will make the party feel even more special.
It’s All in the Details
There are obvious details that you’re going to want to include on your invite, such as date, time and location. If your guests tend to overstay their welcome, it might be helpful to include the end time for the party too. But there might be more that you need to include, too. I find it extremely helpful to include the dress code on the invites too. If you want people to dress up, you’re going to want to be very specific about the theme so that everyone can get on board. If the party is going to be held in a few venues, such as starting at someone’s home and then moving onto some bars, it can be useful to also put the times you’ll be changing venues on the invites too. If you’re wanting guests to help out by bringing a plate or BYO alcohol, then pop this on the invite too.
Send Them Out in Advance
There’s nothing worse than planning an incredible party celebration and having a low turnout. One of the easiest ways to avoid this problem is giving people plenty of time to plan. If it’s a normal birthday party where the guests aren’t expected to dress up or bring anything along, then I think a month’s notice is sufficient. But if you want people to get involved in one way or another, then it’s worth sending them out 6-8 weeks in advance to allow people sufficient time to plan. Having people RVSP is a great way to get an idea of who’s confirmed to come so you can properly plan.