Your Not-So-Basic Invite: From Colorful Birthday Invites to Beautiful Graduation Invitations

We are coming up on what I like to call Event Season! From May to August there are so many events going on such as graduations and weddings.  There are also your all year-round events such as baby showers and birthdays that are so exciting.  At this time last year, I was excited to be having my own baby shower. My sister-in-law did an amazing job at planning it and it was adorable.  In just a few months I will be celebrating my little one’s 1st birthday.  It’s so crazy to me how fast time flies.  Which means I need to get started on the invitations, then the planning.

Your Not-So-Basic Invite
Summer Floral vs. Cute Carnival

Choosing a Theme

For me the hardest part about planning any event is choosing a theme.  When you’re starting from scratch you really have to get your creative juices flowing.  I am stuck in between a fun summer floral theme and a cute carnival theme.  I really like both ideas, but I will need your help to decide.  My husband loves the floral theme, but I need more votes.  So, drop me a comment below and let me know what you think.

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Your Not-So-Basic Invite
Your Not-So-Basic Invite

Designing the Invitation

After choosing the theme the planning really begins.  I like to start with the invites.  Once you can start on the invite that means… You’ve chosen a date, time, venue, and mostly all the details are set in stone.  Invitations are so much easier now than before.  There are so many websites, and brands that make designing and personalizing your invites so easy.  Basic Invite is one of the easiest stationery sites I’ve worked with.  From color variations, gold foil, clear invites to personalizing they have it all.

Your Not-So-Basic Invite

Basic Invite

At basic invite you can customize every detail of your invitations down to the fonts, colors (180+), designs, everything… The best thing is that you can purchase samples and see what you’re buying before you make a decision.  My favorite part of designing invites was that if I liked a design, I could change up the colors to match the theme I wanted.  And the color options are endless, everyone loves options! So if you have to design invites for any events such as weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, or high school graduation be sure to check out basic invite. You can also choose your own theme based on the event you have such as: hollywood graduation invitations or high school graduation invitations. The options are endless. You can also use code 15FF51 for a 15% off coupon at checkout. 

Get it in the Mail

Lastly, the timeliness of sending out an invite really stresses me.  Some people say a month before, or 3 weeks before.  Either way you have to make sure you have everyone’s addresses, and stamps.  I like to sit down and make a list of everyone I want to invite, and I normally send out texts or emails trying to gather up everyone’s contacts.  It’s a tedious process. With Basic Invite you can use their address capturing service that makes it easier to compile all the addresses you need faster.

Your Not-So-Basic Invite

Let the Planning Begin

So, when it comes to planning parties or events, once you have the theme and the invite ready to go.  All that’s left is the rest of the planning.  I am so excited to be celebrating my little one’s 1st birthday, and we’ll see what we decide for the theme.  Tell me what you guys think in the comments! Summer Floral or Cute Carnival!!!

XOXO, Happy Girl

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