The top message to convey with your invitations is the feeling of excitement. When people get your invitation you want them to open it immediately. You want them to feel like they can not wait another minute to see what your party is all about.
It may sound easy to create an exciting invitation, but it is actually quite a challenge. You have to use the right wording and design to make it appealing. You should start with a theme because that will make your job much easier overall, not just with creating the invitations.
Choose a theme that will appeal to your guests. Try not to go overboard and considered what your friends would find fun, not just what you would find fun. If you have had some dull parties in the past then you have an extra challenge because you need to make people see this is not going to be the same kind of party.
Make Guests Feel Important
Another thing you need to do is make your guests feel important. Nothing is worse than an invitation that looks like you put no thought into it. Hand write out the names so each guest knows you took time just to invite them.
Part of the reason that as children we loved invitations so much was that personal touch. We knew that the party host took time to choose to invite us and that made us feel special.
Give it an Edge
You do not have to get all crafty and spend hours on fancy invitations, but you should make them nice to look at. One of the best ways to make invitations is to use a template. Templates allow you enough room to make the dinner party invitations unique, but at the same time will guide you through the creation process quickly and easily.
Don’t Forget the Important Stuff
It can be rather disappointing to get an invitation that is missing important information. Give your guests all the important information right on the invitation.
You should specify the dress code, even if it is casual, just mention it. You should also state if they are to bring anything. You might also want to specify if it a party for adults only or if children are welcome to come. Of course you can not forget the details about the place and time.
Dinner party invitations do not have to be fancy, but they must be meaningful. You need to make sure that they are exciting, personal and unique. You want them to stand out amongst the bills and junk mail. You want your friends to be counting the days until your party just like they did in grade school.