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How to write a funny party invitation

Updated April 17, 2017

Writing a funny party invitation is an effective way to engage your friends or family members and have them look forward to the upcoming event. Taking into consideration your own humour as well as that of your potential guests adds a personal touch to the invitation. Once you have prepared the basic design layout and included information regarding the engagement, adding words of amusement is a piece of cake.

Make sure you have the appropriate card stock and design accessories for the engagement. You can purchase these either at your local craft shop or by downloading invitation templates online. When choosing the card stock, the design should complement the event as well as the comical message you wish to convey.

Write or print out the information relating to the event, such as dress code, important dates, location, direction, time and RSVP contact. You want to make sure you get the basics completed on the card first before you fill the space with humour. This is because you don't want people to overlook this information by getting distracted with the comics.

Design the card around the theme of the event and the humour you wish to include. Many craft shops have goofy or funny stickers or accessories you can place on the card to help with the theme. You can draw your own characters on the card speaking funny inside jokes within bubbles. The invite list can be the inspiration behind the human characters for further personalisation. Another option is to cut out and attach the comic strip from your Sunday newspaper that you find amusing, relates to the event and your guests will enjoy. If you are having a wine & cheese gathering, a related quote that you find comical may be appropriate such as:

"When the wine goes in, strange things come out." ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Piccolomini, 1799

Add a humorous touch to the envelopes before mailing out the invitations. It could be an inside joke, a funny picture or a tagline to give the recipient a taste of what to expect with the card. It's an added touch that will get them excited to read the card and excited about the event.

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock
  • Envelope
  • Pen
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Design accessories
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About the Author

Stephanie Lee began writing in 2000 with concentration on food, travel, fashion and real estate. She has written for Amnesty International and maintains three blogs. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.B.A. from Concordia University.