Sending out invitations for your child's next birthday celebration doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. And since you know you'll have to spend money on food, beverages, and possibly even entertainment, it's a good idea to save as much as possible on things you can make at home such as birthday party invitations, decorations, and even gift bags. Plus, when you make your own kids' birthday party invitations and decorations, you and your child can decide on the exact design you want and have fun making your own DIY cards and party accessories.
Here are some great ideas for fun, festive, and easy birthday party invitations you can make with kids.
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Making a personalized birthday invitation for a party is a fun project for kids. Grade-schoolers can work with you to come up with a design for the card, pick out colorful images, and cut out pictures. Creating birthday invitation cards lets kids express their artistic side and can save money to boot!
These cute ideas for printable birthday party invitations are from About.com’s Guide to Family Crafts
. Choose from classic party themes such as cupcakes and balloons -- whichever your grade-schooler thinks are the best birthday party invitations for her bash.
Here’s another batch of fun birthday party invitations to print. These are from About.com’s Guide to Parenting Teens
. Choose from these designs or create your own. Making your own birthday party invitations is easy, fun, and last but not least, a great way to save money.
If saving time is more of an issue than saving a few dollars on birthday party invitations, check out Tiny Prints
. They offer a large selection of birthday party themes (cars and trucks, princesses, superheroes, etc.), and you can customize the cards by choosing the color you want and adding photos. You can also order photo books, personalized notepads, and many other customized gifts with your own photos.
Another site that offers custom-made birthday party invitations for about the same price is Shutterfly
. They have a wide array of choices for birthday party invitations for kids of all ages and styles, and you can order customized calendars, photo books, gifts, and more.