Make Your Own Cocktail Party Invitations

Cocktail party invitations should set the tone of the event and allow your guests to know what to expect. You can make your own cocktail party invitations to send a customized message to friends, family members or business associates informing them of all the elegant details.

Glitter Glasses
Using thick, textured cardstock, make a folded card that fits the invitation envelope. Then, download a picture of a drinking glass, such as a wine glass or champagne flute. Print the clip art onto dove gray paper, and then cut it out. Spread glitter glue over the picture of the glass, and let dry. Then, glue the picture on the front of the card. On the inside, use calligraphy to write out party details.

Many people associate cocktail parties with big cities and metropolitan perks. Cut a dramatic cityscape out of a dark blue or black cardstock (about eight inches by four inches). When the card is folded left to right, the front "buildings" will partly block the back "buildings" just like in a real cityscape. Use silver gel pens to create the impression of windows, towers and other architectural elements. Print out party info on a small two-by-two white card, and glue it inside the folded cityscape.

Rolled Parchment
Get parchment paper at a stationery or craft store, and print the party details out on the paper using a flowing font. Roll the invitation up, and tie it with a silver ribbon. Insert the roll into a metal stationery tube (available at stationery stores), and sprinkle in some silver confetti. Hand-deliver the invitations for a personal touch.

Cocktail Party Invitation Wording

  • Clearly state the time, date and location of the party.
  • Specify whether the event is formal or semi-formal. Cocktail parties will never be casual, but different levels of attire might be required.
  • Mention the theme if necessary, such as black and white, black tie or A Night in Paris.
  • Include RSVP information so guests can respond.
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