Wording Ideas for Gymnastics Birthday Invitations

by Kyra Sheahan, Demand Media

    Hosting a gymnastics-themed birthday party can be exciting for kids but nerve wracking for parents. At a gymnastics birthday party, kids are sure to get out their physical energy and work up appetites, but the activities can also become dangerous without the right supervision or fair warning. As such, make sure your party invitations are clear that this is a gymnastics party, so that your guests can come prepared and parents are not caught off guard by the plans.

    Main Message

    The main message should be at the top of your birthday invitation. The main message lets your prospective guests know what they are being invited to. Since you are hosting a gymnastics themed party, make the language specific to gymnastics. You might write, "We're flipping with fun as we celebrate Susie's 9th birthday" or "Somersaulting Susie is turning seven!"

    Poem

    You can include a short poem after the main message of your invitation. A poem could be your way of letting invitees know that this is a gymnastics party. An example of a short poem for a birthday invitation is, "A tumbling we shall go, with some cartwheels for fun/Attend our gymnastics party and hang out with everyone."

    Theme-Related Instructions

    Whenever you throw a birthday party with a special theme such as gymnastics, you should let your guests know about any special instructions that accompany the theme. For a gymnastics party, it is useful for prospective guests to know what to wear, as a gymnastics party involves a lot of physical activity. Kids will be running around, doing somersaults, cartwheels and, as such, need to wear safe attire. The gymnasium where you are hosting the party can tell you what types of clothing items are appropriate or inappropriate for a birthday party there; you may have to instruct guests to wear leotards or leggings.

    Venue Information

    The venue information must be included on the invitation, such as the name and address of where you are hosting the party. Not only do parents and prospective guests need this information to know how to get there the day of the party, but parents may also wish to tour the venue before deciding whether or not they feel it is a safe environment for their child.

    Party Plans

    It is good etiquette to let your invitees know what types of party plans to expect. For instance, if you are serving lunch and cake, specify so by writing, "Lunch and cake will be provided" at the bottom of your invitation. If you are only serving cake, but not lunch, this is helpful for parents to know so that they can feed their kids before coming to the party.

    RSVP

    Don't forget to let your guests know how to contact you to RSVP to your event. This information should go at the very bottom of your invitation. If you are having an open walk-in party, you might say something like "We hope you can stop by" instead of "Please RSVP."

    About the Author

    Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.

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