How to make & print your own luau invitations for free

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How to make & print your own luau invitations for free
Create luau invitations for free. (Hawaiian Laces image by MrGreenBug from

A luau is a creative way to have a summer party. Hawaiian food, drinks and decorations help to keep the event festive. People stand around fire pits while wearing grass skirts and drinking coconut-flavoured drinks. The most important part of your luau is the invitations because they alert people of the event and get them there. Save some of your party budget and create your luau invitations at home for free. You can a word process program, a desktop publishing application or create them online.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Word (optional)
  • Microsoft Publisher (optional)
  • Internet access

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    Open up Microsoft Word and start a new document. Click on "File > New" if using Word 2003 or earlier, or "Office button > New" if using Word 2007. A list of templates open.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Invitations" category and then "Party Invitations." Choose the "Tropical" invitation because the design closely fits the design of a luau. Click the design and then click "Download."

  3. 3

    Customise the wording for the invitation by clicking on an area and adding the wording for your luau. Add the date, time and RSVP information for the luau. When you are finished, save or print the invitations by clicking on the "Print" or "Save" icon on the toolbar.

  1. 1

    Open Microsoft Publisher. Click "File > New" to start a new publication based on a template.

  2. 2

    Click on "Invitation Cards" in the category column. Click on one of the several designs under the "Themed Invitations" section and click "Download." The template opens with a customisation pane on the left side.

  3. 3

    Click on different links in the customisation pane to change that aspect of the invitation. Click on "Color Scheme" to change the colours of the images and text. Click on "Text" to change the text of the invitation. Print the invitations by clicking on the "Print" icon on the Standard toolbar.

  1. 1

    Go to the Hoover Web Design website. See the page for the list of luau invitations (see Resource section for a link). The Hoover Web Design has free invitation templates that you can download and print.

  2. 2

    Click on the design that you want. It will open as a PDF document.

  3. 3

    Click the "Print" icon on the toolbar. When you have printed out all of the invitations, write in the detail's for the luau on the pre-formatted line.

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