How to Make Roller Skate Invitations

by Christi Aldridge
Create a special roller-skate invitation for your party.

Create a special roller-skate invitation for your party.

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A roller-skating party is just as fun now as it was in the '80s. Kids today may not be blasting Journey while they skate, but a skating party can be a blast for all ages. Invite guests to your roller rink party in style by creating your roller-skate invitations by hand. Each skate you make can be different, or they can all be the same. Get really creative and make invitations your guests will want to keep long after they take their skates off.

Items you will need

  • Template or roller-skate stencil
  • Cardstock in two contrasting colors
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glitter gel pens or markers
  • Hole punch
  • Thin ribbon
  • Glue
  • Small pompoms
Step 1

Trace your template onto one color of the cardstock of your choice with a pencil. Leave the wheels off; you will add those later. Cut out the shape of the skate with scissors.

Step 2

Make the wheels for your skate from the cardstock color other than the one you used for the skate. Cut two small circles and draw the inside of the wheels with glitter pens. Glue the wheels to the bottom of the skate.

Step 3

Add the laces to your skate. Use a hole punch to create small eyelets going up the front of the skate. Thread a thin ribbon through the eyelets and tie it into a bow to make it look like a real skate.

Step 4

Write your party details on the back of the skate with a sparkly gel pen or marker. Use wording such as "Skate your way into fun at a roller rink party," and put the information party guests will need such as date, time and location.

Step 5

Flip the skate over and glue a small fuzzy pompom to the toe of the skate. Cool girls always had fuzzy pompoms on the tops of their skates, but if you are making invitations for a boys' skating party, glue them to the bottom in front of the wheel to look like a stopper. Repeat all the steps for as many invitations as you need.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your party has theme colors, buy your cardstock in those colors. If not, just pick two bright, appealing colors for your roller skates.
  • Use a template for your roller skate, unless you are artistic and don't need one. Look up photos of roller skates on the Internet to use as a model for drawing your template, or use a stencil purchased from a craft store. Trace a roller-skate-shaped sticker or cookie cutter if that is easier.
  • Hand deliver these snazzy invites so they don't get crushed in an envelope. For more fun, wear skates while you deliver them to your friends!

Photo Credits

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