When planning a Super Bowl party, the invitations you send could make a difference in the number of invitees who attend. You could order fancy, custom-made invitations, but ordering such invitations from a printing company can be pricey, because you must order in bulk to get a discount. You can, however, save money and make an impression by designing your own Super Bowl party invitations with inexpensive craft and recycled items.
*1 packet of blank cards with envelopes
*1-2 packets, football embellishments and stickers
*1-2 sheets, football-themed scrapbooking paper
*Scrapbooking pens, various colors
Write your message of choice, such as "Invitation" or "You're Invited," on the face of the pre-folded, blank card with scrapbooking pens. Cut out a large football or the Super Bowl trophy, approximately the size of the blank card, from the scrapbooking paper and glue it in the center of the invitation. Arrange and glue the embellishments around the large shape. Inside the card, lightly draw lines with a ruler and pencil, which helps you write your party details, such as when, where and contact information, in straight lines. Write your party details and place theme stickers around the message to complete the invitation.
*Invitation card stock
Some computers come with software that allows you to enhance photos with text before printing. You can also download software such as HP Creative Studio for free. To make an invitation from photographs, purchase invitation card stock at an office supply store. Use your software's greeting card settings to design your party invitation. For sports-themed party invitations, download images of your favorite players online or use your own photographs. Adjust your printer feed tray to accommodate the custom photo paper size and follow the directions provided in the software to print double-sided cards.
Recycled collage invitations
*Old manila folders
Measure 5 to 6 inches from the folder's folded edge and draw a straight line from top to bottom. Cut off that portion of the folder, which includes the tab, and cut the remaining portion in half. This gives you two perfectly-folded invitations. Cut out images from magazine pages, such as an old "Sports Illustrated," and glue them on the surface of the invitations. Each invitation image will be unique since you will use different magazine images for each one. Use gel pens to write messages on the face and inside the invitations. You can deliver the invitations in ready-made envelopes, or fold blank printer paper over the invitations and secure them with ribbons featuring your team's colors.