Your kids’ birthday party is one of the most special days in their life. They look forward to being the center of attention, have their friends come over, make the most out of the one day of the year. When planning this day, you want to leave no stone unturned. And step one is the invitation.
If you want to make things interesting, the first point to keep in mind is that you need to bring some themes to this party. Gone are the days when the subject for a birthday party was ‘birthday.’ The days of clowns and cakes are long behind us, as today’s kids want the party that sets memories.
Children’s parties do not just revolve around birthdays, either. If you are one of those parents who like celebrations, you can stretch the mood a lot more. Host the kid’s Christmas party, a graduation party, Halloween party, the reasons for a celebration are endless.
But if you want to make your party unique and set the mood right from the start, you need to have a creative invitation card. The first impression of what to expect in the event stems from this invite. Note that you do not need an experienced designer to make an animated video card; you can even make one using a video editor for Chromebook.
What Do You Expect From An Invitation?
Before you get to the creative ideas, let’s look at what specific value you can add with this card.
Your card is not just a loud presentation. It must be crisp and to the point. Ensure that all details of the date, time, and location are mentioned. If you are using a digital card, you can also link the google map location to this card.
You can also activate an online RSVP. By clicking the action on the card or with a link, you can encourage parents to confirm if they will be able to make it to your event. You can also use this section to take down details of any food preferences and allergies of the guests you must know about.
Keep in mind that the card is designed for kids, but directed to the parents. They need to be made with a precise balance of creative design and valuable information. You do not want calls from parents about clarifications all day long. Make a list of all the essential information that the card needs and place them creatively.
What Are Some Creative Ways to Make a Card?
Here are a few ideas for invitation cards that can set your kid’s party apart. All of these can be executed with the help of simple online tools. So don’t stress about the process, go for the best idea you are looking for.
1. Animated Card
Nothing attracts eyeballs like a creative looped animation. They can be sent out on phones, or via email. These invites are sure to be unique and can be easily made using a video maker online. Use a fun photo of your child, or a lovable mascot. Make this animation enjoyable by adding details that kids like. To your advantage, you can also find creative templates online for them.
2. Video Message From Your Kid
Have you seen shout-out videos from celebrities asking you to come to their events, or watch their movies? — that is what your kid needs to do. Using your phone camera, shoot a cute video of your child, inviting people to the party. Using an online editor, you can chop this video and add text-details to it. There is nothing more personal than this type of video invitation.
3. Cartoon Parody Or Design
Kids love cartoons, and nothing will interest them more than their favorite characters, calling them for a party. Use an existing video from a show, and dub your voice over it. You could ask someone with skills for impressions also to add value to this card. Let the video invitation be one that they will hold on to and look at for years. If video seems like a lot of work, you can also make a comic strip.
4. Use Free Online Templates
If making content from scratch is not your domain of interest, then the internet still has options for you. There are online templates of cards and animated ecards that you can modify to fit your needs. These are simple drag-and-drop features that can help you make highly attractive invitations in just a few minutes.
5. Use Props
There is no hard-and-fast rule that your invitation needs to be just an email or a piece of paper. Go a step forward and make your invite using props. Use toys or notebooks to make creative pop-invitation. One can even go as far as making a comic book or fridge magnets. There is no restriction to your imagination when it comes to kids’ parties.
One of the most unusual pieces of advice we can give you is to listen to your children. More often than not, your child would have envisioned this more than you can imagine. They plan these parties in their heads for days together. You might not get the brightest ideas from them, but their school of thought is sure to spark a creative direction for you.
Colorful designs and original ideas will go a long way in making your card the one that everyone will talk about. These cards are more than just an invitation; it is a reflection of how much you care. It shows that you are willing to go the extra mile to make your child’s party the most special day of his/her life.
Lastly, remember that the point of this card is to share information. So before you lock on your designs, make sure all the details you need in an invitation are covered. A beautiful card with a lack of information could backfire the whole process. Plan this a few weeks ahead of time, so that you are not working against a clock.