You have decided on a birthday party theme with your soon-to-be 7-year-old child, now it's time send out invitations. At 7 years of age, children are often reading and responding to the party invitations they receive, so get your guests excited about this birthday party by choosing invitations to match your theme. For your guests' parents, it's what's inside the invitation that counts even more. A properly worded invitation should convey all of the important party details to the parents who will be helping them prepare, dropping them off and picking them up.
Begin with a catchy phrase. Customize a popular greeting, like "celebrate with us," to reflect the party's theme. Use language that excites your guests for the special occasion. For a sports theme, say "It's been seven innings of fun," or for a princess theme invite children to the "crowning of Princess Stephanie."
Include the details of the party, such as the time, location, date and the fact that your child is turning 7. If there are several locations (example: the community pool and then your house), give parents a general schedule of events in the email. Ask the attendees, or their parents, to please RSVP by a certain date. If you're accepting RSVPs by email, include that address too.
Include any special requests for your guests, like "bring ice skates" for a skating party or "dress in costume" for a dress-up party. A sleepover party will require a small checklist of items to bring (sleeping bag, toothbrush, pajamas or favorite DVDs). Also, note if you require parents to attend and assist with the activities.
Hope to see you there!
End in the same way you began, with a creative phrase that will excite other 7-year-old kids. If it's a pool party, say "It'll be a splash." For a Halloween birthday, say "Spook you there." Make small printouts or direction sheets so that all parents know the way to the party location.
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