Reaching the milestone of a 60th birthday is a cause for celebration, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a thoughtfully-designed and personalized birthday party invitation from Shutterfly? A well-crafted birthday invitation sets the tone for the event and builds anticipation among guests. We’re here to walk you through five simple steps to create a standout 60th birthday party invitation that will make an immediate impression. And be sure to order custom party supplies like bunting banners and selfie frames to make your event a hit.
1. Choose A Design Template
The first step in crafting a memorable 60th birthday party invitation is selecting the right design template. At Shutterfly, we offer an array of design options tailored to different themes and styles. Whether you’re aiming for elegance, humor, or a specific color palette, you’re sure to find a template that resonates with the birthday honoree’s personality and the overall vibe of the party. You may want a photo invite or one without a photo. In either case, we have just the design for you. Note that if you see a template that shows another age—including one’s 50th or 70th birthday—those ages are completely and easily customizable.
2. Upload A Photo
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words, and including a cherished photograph of the birthday star is a heartwarming way to personalize the invitation. After clicking Personalize to begin customizing your card, choose a recent photo or one that reflects a significant era or moment in your life. The photograph not only adds a personal touch but also creates a sense of nostalgia, making guests excited to celebrate six decades of memories. One great option is to go with our Celebration Scrolls Birthday Invitation, which allows you to place a current photo alongside one from your childhood—the effect is a lovely tribute to the spirit of youth at all ages.
3. Customize Your Card
Just as each person is unique, your birthday party invitation should reflect that individuality. With the design template as a foundation, it’s time to get creative and customize the card to align with the birthday party’s theme. Adjust the colors, fonts, layout, greeting, and trim to create a visually appealing invitation that captures everyone’s attention. Whether you’re aiming for a classic look or a more modern aesthetic, customization allows you to make your invitation truly your own.
4. Add Important Party Information
While aesthetics are important, don’t forget the primary purpose of the invitation: to provide essential party details. Make sure to include the date, time, and location of the celebration. If the party has a specific dress code or theme, communicate that clearly to guests. Additionally, provide RSVP information so you can accurately plan for the number of attendees. If it’s a surprise party, be sure to let everyone know to keep the secret. And be sure to read our helpful blog post on birthday invitation wording for tips, examples, and ideas.
5. Send Your Invite To Guests
Once you’re satisfied with the design and all the information is in place, it’s time to order your cards and send out them to your guest list. The easiest way to do this is to use our free addressing service combined with our Mail It For Me service, which will address, stamp, and send your invitations straight off the printer. This is the perfect choice for anyone looking to save time and energy, but also for those looking for fast shipping or even last minute invitations.
Creating a 60th birthday party invitation is an opportunity to celebrate not only the honoree but also the shared memories and experiences that have shaped their life. By carefully selecting a design template, adding a personal touch with a photo, customizing the card, providing all the necessary party information, and sending them out to guests, you’re setting the stage for a memorable celebration that honors a life well-lived.