When we think of throwing a birthday party for a boy, the first thing that comes to mind might be creepy crawlies, super heroes, camping activities, and sports. If you have the time, make your own birthday party invitations. This activity should include the birthday boy. He will feel a part of the party, before it has even begun. Another reason to make your own birthday party invitations can be to save money; the money you save can go to better uses. In this article, I will give you some theme ideas and a few tips on how to make your own birthday party invitations. The first step, select a theme. The theme should be something your child likes and enjoys but is not embarrassing for them to show off to their friends.
A super-hero theme is fun for younger boys; I will choose spider-man for my example, but you can choose any theme. Materials needed light blue paper, spider-man stickers, spider stickers, webbing (you can use batting that you use to stuff decorative pillows with), small plastic spiders, stick glue or Elmer’s glue, red colored pencil or stick on letters.
1. Fold your paper in half, so the top meets the bottom.
2. Turn your paper so the opening is facing to the right hand when looking at it. Open the card then write your invitation on the side facing you with the red colored pencil or red stick on letters. Remember to include; child’s name, date of party, location of party (include driving directions), time of party, and special instructions (we always tell people not to bring gifts, just themselves) at the bottom of the invitation.
3. Border the front of the card with the spider-man stickers and spider stickers alternating them. Then on the face of invitation inside the border write, “You are invited to a birthday bash for “Child’s Name”
4. Open your invitation then take the stick glue or Elmer’s glue place a few drops on both sides of the inside of the card and attach the webbing, after this dries completely place a plastic spider on the inside in the webbing. When your guest opens this invitation, they will be surprised and intrigued. We had so much fun with this one.
For teen boys, use a more grown-up theme. I will use games as a template. Materials needed; colored paper of your choice, dice, checkers, or any fun game pieces. When I did this for my teen son, we created the actual invitation on our computer then printed it off on to colored paper.
1. We folded the invitation then placed a few game pieces on the front to show our theme. Then wrote “You are invited to “child’s name” birthday game party, bring your own music if you wish, Food will be served”
2. On the inside we included my child’s name, date of party, location of party (include driving directions), time of party, and special instructions.
Be creative when you make your own birthday invitations. The sky is the limit. These are only a few examples of many that come to mind, once you have selected a theme use the colors and theme related items to create your very own invitations.