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Stunning DIY Invites for Your New Year’s Eve Party

By Melanie Doncas | Inspiration

If you’re thinking of planning a party to ring in the New Year, you’ll want to spread the word to your guests – and fast. The best way to do this is by creating and sending a New Year’s Eve party invitation, but many often don’t know where to start.

After all, how do you write an invitation to a New Year’s party? And how do you structure an invitation in the most effective way?

Thankfully, the days of guesswork are over. BeFunky’s Invitation Maker has plenty of predesigned templates to help you create your own New Year’s Eve party invitation in just a few clicks. Keep reading, because we’ll show you how!

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How to Create Your Own New Year’s Eve Party Invitation

To create your own New Year’s Eve party invitation, head to the Invitation Maker to get started. This will take you directly to the library of invitation templates within our Graphic Designer. Then, follow the simple steps below!

Step 1: Choose an Invitation Template

To narrow down your options to templates with a New Year’s Eve theme, you can type this term into the search bar in the top-left corner. There are also plenty of other designs which you can easily customize into a New Year’s Eve-themed invitation if you wish.

Select one that takes your fancy, then click Use This Template to begin.

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Step 2: Change the Background Color

If you fancy changing the background color of your invite, you can do this by selecting Customize in the main menu and choosing one of the colored squares. You can also select a color of your choosing by clicking on the first square with the dropdown symbol on it. Find your desired shade using the Color Picker, type in its HEX Color Code, or use the Eye Dropper Tool to use a hue already present in your design.

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Step 3: Edit the Existing Text

Next, it’s time to personalize the template’s text so it reflects your own party’s details. To do this, click on any text box on your template twice and type what you want. When you select a text box, a Text Properties panel also appears, where you can adjust things such as the font, size, color, spacing, and more.

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Step 4: Add Graphics, If Necessary

If you want to add some additional, fun elements to your invitation, click on Graphics in the main menu on the left. You can choose from Basic Shapes or click Search Graphics to access BeFunky’s huge library of clip art, symbols, lines, and more. You can even type “New Year’s Eve” into the search bar in the top-left of the library to find graphics related to the holiday.

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Simply click on the graphics you wish to use, and they will be added to the Your Graphics section. You can then use your mouse to click and drag the graphic onto your invitation design.

And if you want to change the color of a new or existing graphic, this is easy to do. Click on the graphic you wish to alter, and a Graphic Properties panel appears. Simply click the swatch next to Color Overlay, then select a color from the Color Picker. You can also type in your desired HEX Code (if you know it) or use the Eye Dropper Tool to select a hue already present in your design.

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Step 6: Save Your New Year’s Eve Party Invitation

Once you’re happy with your New Year’s Eve party invitation design, all that’s left to do is save it so it’s ready to share with your invite list – either digitally or by printing it out and mailing it to them. Click Save at the top of the screen to save your work to your computer, as well as Facebook, Dropbox, and more!

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Final Result

There you have it—your very own customized New Year’s Eve party invitation! All it took was a few simple tweaks using one of our premade invitation templates.

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Inspiration: New Year’s Eve Party Invitations for Different Themes

Now that you know just how easy it is to create a DIY New Year’s Eve party invitation, you might be wondering what types of party invitations you can create. With the Graphic Designer, there’s no limit to your creativity. Here are three examples to get your ideas flowing.

Dance Party

If you and your friends prefer to ring in the New Year with a flurry of dance moves and loud tunes, then a dance party is right up your alley. Set the tone accordingly with this modern and eye-catching pre-designed template. Featuring a city skyline background and disco-inspired text, it’s the perfect design to get you and your guests into the mood for a night on the dance floor.

If you won’t be hosting your party in the city, then you can easily swap out this background for one more appropriate to your location.

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Formal Soiree

For a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s all about the cocktails and canapes, then a more formal invitation—such as this template—is suitable. It oozes simplicity and sophistication, hinting at the elegant soiree to follow.

As you already know, customizing these templates is incredibly easy to do. To switch up the color scheme of this design, you could simply change the color of the background or text. There’s also plenty of additional space for those wanting to add extra details about their own party, such as the dress code or RSVP information.

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Kid-Friendly Event

For many, New Year’s Eve isn’t just about a dance floor and flowing drinks, but also about welcoming a new chapter with their family—kids included. While they might have trouble staying up until midnight, that doesn’t mean children can’t get in on the festivities!

If you plan on hosting a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve event with your family or friends, then you can easily communicate this in your invitation with a few simple tweaks. On this template, we added the text “kids welcome!”, as well as some fun and childlike graphics to reinforce the family-friendly theme.

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Celebrate Your NYE Holiday Party in Style With Custom Invitations

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest occasions of the year. It allows us to close one chapter and start one anew, all while surrounded by the people we hold dear to us. In order to set the tone for your own party and get guests excited about what’s to come, you need an eye-catching invitation. Thankfully, BeFunky’s Invitation Maker is filled with a wide range of invitation designs that you can quickly tweak to make your own.

Go on, try the Invitation Maker today to see just how easy it is! 

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