21st Birthday Party Invitation Ideas

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21st Birthday Party Invitation Ideas
Martini glasses and other cocktail imagery are popular for 21st birthday invitations. (martini glass close-up image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.com)

The 21st birthday marks the coming of age in to adulthood. In the U.S., it also signifies that a person is legally permitted to drink alcohol, so it is a birthday many wait for with much anticipation, as it opens new possibilities for socialising. Party invitations should reflect the excitement that accompanies a 21st birthday party.

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The invitations set the tone for the theme of the party. This can be a Las Vegas, disco, champagne toast, red carpet, or dinner party theme, for instance. The invitation motif depends on the chosen theme. For a Las Vegas theme party, the classic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign is appropriate. Champagne or cocktail glasses are suitable for cocktail parties or champagne toasts.

Homemade Invitations

If you are a crafty person, make the invitations yourself. Create your own invitations by hand, using construction or other thick paper, or find printable 21st birthday-related invitations online. Free online invitation services like Evite and Pingg allow you to choose from hundreds of templates and send them via e-mail, which is faster and more environmentally friendly than paper invitations in the mail.

Pictures and Words

With all the technology available today, personalising a 21st birthday party invitation with meaningful pictures and words is simple. The invitations can be designed with one or more pictures to tell a story of the guest of honor's life. Poems and verses can be added to further personalise the invitations. Some 21st birthday phrases to include are:

"The time is here, let's give a cheer! We must all buy Dave a beer! Join us for this 21st birthday celebration."

"Join us for cocktails, beer, and wine. It's Gina's 21st, so please dress to the nines!"

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