1940s Party Invitations

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1940s Party Invitations
Time-period party invitations should invite and engage the recipient. (Original firetruck used at Houston Municipal Airport in 1940s image by Lucid_Exposure from Fotolia.com)

When you're having an decade-themed party, the invitation must lure the guest to attend. With decade parties, you'll want to make sure the invitation explains the exact aesthetic and time-period and isn't confusing or too simplistic. A touch of taste and precision will make any invitation extra inviting. Note that the 1940s are typically portrayed as glamorous. This aesthetic, despite the hardships of the time, makes for a great party. There are a few things you can do to make a fancy, engaging 1940s invitation.

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Fashion Invitation

Design an invitation on your computer or at a local printer using fashion photos from the 1940s, especially if your party requires guests to dress up. Fashions of the time period were specific, according to the website Fashion-era.com, which states that women and men wore select items that reflected the economic status of the American country. Search for some great photos, and then paste them into your invitation. Give the guest a sense of the 1940s historical aesthetic by putting the photos into black or white or sepia tone.

Starlets and Stars

On your invitation, greet people by their real names, and then assign them a party name. For instance, you can nickname all of your friends after stars and starlets of the time period. This will inspire them take on an identity, get into character and come to the party with an appreciation and understanding of someone during the time. Read the website Movie Actors to determine which stars you would like to invite to your party.

Foody Invitation

For food lovers, create an invitation that also shows the dinner menu for the party--with food from the 1940s being served. Make sure you list the food (dinner and desert) options and explain that the menu reflects that of the 1940s time period. This will excite everyone and allow you to create a fun menu for your guests. Visit The Food Timeline website for more information. For extra kick, use a photo of an old 1940s cookbook as the background of the invitation.

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