It’s the first day of summer, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all of your summer party plans! Whether you’re gearing up for a big Fourth of July celebration or a pool party, beach bash or cookout, we’ve got tips for making sure all of your summer party invitations are perfectly flawless all season long.
When to Send Your Invitations
Although formal events usually require six weeks advanced notice, most summer parties are more like casual get-togethers. That means your invitations don’t have to go out until two weeks before the big day.
What to Include on Your Invites
What should you do if you don’t want to clutter your invitations with text, but you want to convey important information about the event? Our best advice is to let the design of your invitation speak volumes about the party for you! Then you only have to include the basic facts, including when it is, where it is and how to RSVP.
Plus, don’t forget to add any special instructions, such as whether or not guests should bring their own towels for a pool party, if gifts will be accepted and what types of potluck dishes you’d like to receive.
How to Invite Kids, Parents or Both
If your invitations aren’t specific, people will likely assume your event is family-friendly. For cute little invitations that make it obvious you are hosting a kids party, on the other hand, don’t hesitate to note that “Parents are welcome to join in the fun!” Alternatively, for an all grown-ups affair, you might want to note that your friends should plan to leave the little ones at home.
To help kick start your summer party invitation shopping, we’ve included a few of our favorite designs throughout this post. Which look is perfect for your big summer bash?