5 Steps To Create The Perfect Holiday Party Invitations

Christmas outfit | non-tradtional Christmas outfit | Christmas invitations | tips to design Christmas invitationsHappy Thanksgiving week! With only 35 days until Christmas, it is time to get a head start on planning. Planning for me includes finishing up Christmas decorations, picking out party invitations/Christmas cards, party planning, planning outfits (my favorite part), and gift shopping.

It is probably no surprise that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the beautiful decorations, the red and green colors, holiday Starbucks drinks, the glitter everywhere, the parties, the family time, the outfits and, most importantly,  the reason we are celebrating, the birth of Jesus. It is just the happiest time of the year!

As I mentioned, party planning and picking out invitations is part of my Christmas planning. In the past I have kind of just winged it when it comes to this, but this year I am determined to be more organized. I came up with 5 steps to make picking out invitations easier this year.

5 Steps To Create The Perfect Holiday Party Invitations:

1.  Pick a date:

To me, weekends work better, preferably a Saturday or Sunday. I recommend having a Christmas party at least one week before Christmas.

2 Determine a guest list/party size:

Do you want to keep it small and just invite close friends and family, or do you want to invite your whole neighborhood?

3. Type of event:

Do you want a formal Christmas dinner, a cookie exchange, a hot chocolate social, a neighborhood potluck, or a New Year’s Eve celebration? The options are endless. Based on how many people you want to attend, you can pick the type of event from there.

4. Picking Out/Customizing Designs:

After doing my research for online invitation stores, I came across Basic Invites. They won me over with their amazing customer service!  They are a service to meet all of your holiday party invitations and Christmas card needs.

They offer almost unlimited colors for designing the invitations, so this really helps you customize your invites. With over 180 color options, you’re sure to find the perfect shade for every element of the cards. This includes over 40 different colors for envelope options. This way, your friends will not miss the invite in their mailbox. They even offer custom samples, so you truly know what you’re going to get before you order a lot.

If you’re hosting a formal party, they offer flat or raised foil. This includes gold, silver, and rose gold. I am huge into metallic colors, so this is great for me. With over 250 designs ranging from holiday dinner party invitations to Christmas party invitation templates, they will have you covered this year.

5. Mailing Them Out:

In order to give your guest as much planning time as possible, you should send the invites out 2-4 weeks in advance.

The best part about Basic Invites is they offer address capturing services. This allows customers to simply share a link on social media to request their friends’ addresses and it will be stored in their account. They even offer address printing at no additional cost.  That is probably the #1 reason I decided to use them. I have the worst handwriting, so having the addresses printed on the invitation is a life saver for me!

Right now they’re offering 30% off with coupon holi30. How great is that?

Also, don’t forget Christmas cards  too, they have you covered. I ordered my cards from them and they turned out beautifully.

Stay tuned, I will be sharing Christmas outfits and more gift guides soon. Are you hosting a Christmas party this year?



Thank you to Basic Invites for sponsoring this post. All opinions are always my own.


  1. November 20, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Your cards look beautiful! I absolutely adore Basic Invite cards!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 20, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Aw thanks, girl! They really are the best. SO many wonderful services that they offer.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 20, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Taylor, you should! They have so many beautiful options that you can customize. They also have Christmas cards too.

  2. November 20, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Oh, what a lovely service! Inspires me to get my new apartment of 3 months in order and make some friends to start hosting. lol

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 20, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      It really is great. Ah that would be fun to have an open house. They have so many invite options.

  3. November 20, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Christmas is my favorite too! We aren’t having a party, but I definitely need to get moving on our Christmas cards!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 20, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Oh you should! They have so many cute cards for announcements like moving.

  4. November 20, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Your makeup looks FABULOUS in that first photo!!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Aw thank you. I tried something different and did some orangey/ brown tones for the OSU game 😊

  5. November 21, 2017 / 5:23 am

    Hi Courtney, I love your make up too in the first pic! The busy season is coming , starting with thanksgiving, then on to Christmas, I just think it is so sad that all the advertisers don’t ever mention the reasons for the season , The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I love your invitation for t he party , cute and simple! We will not be hosting a party, it would be nice but its crazy around here some days with 4 kids to get it done this time of year. Thank you for another wonderful post Dear, Hugs, Terri xo.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 21, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Aw thanks, Terri! I tried something new with my makeup and did some orange tones for the Oklahoma State game. I actually liked it. It’s in my Anastasia palette and I had never used the colors.

      I agree, it really is so sad they don’t mention that. It is so easily to forget, but I really try not to. Have an amazing Thanksgiving.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 21, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Aw thank you. I loved how they turned out.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 21, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved how they turnedo ut.

  6. November 21, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I love making my own invitations and these are lovely!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 21, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Me too, it really is so fun!

  7. Lindsey Puls
    November 21, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    How cute are these invites?! And these are all fabulous tips as well!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 22, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Thank you so much Lindsey. I was so happy with how they turned out.

  8. November 21, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    The invitations look so good. Great job!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 22, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Thank you so much.

  9. November 21, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Omg. Thanks for the tips. I have been desperately looking for something like this!!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 22, 2017 / 10:17 am

      I’m glad you found them helpful 😊

  10. oneswainkycouple
    November 22, 2017 / 7:37 am

    These are so cute!! We just got our Christmas cards in the mail yesterday! I’ve developed it into a little post too! Love these invites!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      November 22, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Thank you so much. Ohhh I cannot wait to see. I bet they’re adorable

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