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The Perfect Holiday Party Invitations for Any Festive Event

By Whitney | Designer Tutorials Inspiration

The Holiday season is the ideal time of year to gather up your friends and loved ones for a festive celebration. Whether you’re hosting an office party, formal event, family gathering, or a virtual Holiday party, the best celebrations begin with a well-designed invitation. Sure, you can throw out some text messages with your party info, but nothing brings the spirit of the Holidays like a thoughtful party invite. It’ll help set the tone of the gathering and build anticipation as your guests mark their calendars! 

With the hustle that often accompanies the holiday season, creating a Holiday party invite doesn’t have to be another stressful thing on your to-do list. With BeFunky’s Invitation Maker, you’ll have a library of beautifully pre-designed Holiday Party Invitation templates that you can customize in minutes. Just choose your favorite template, add your Holiday party details, and get as creative as you want with the colors, text, and imagery. We’ll show you how easy it is! 

How to Design a Holiday Party Invitation

No matter what kind of party you’re hosting for the Holidays, we’ve got you covered on invitations! To get started with your invitation design, head to BeFunky’s Invitation Maker and follow the steps below:

Step 1: Choose a Holiday Party Invitation Template

After clicking this link, you’ll be directed to BeFunky’s massive collection of invitation templates in the Invitation Maker. To narrow your search specifically to holiday themes, type “Holiday Party Invitations” into the search bar and press Enter on your keyboard. 

holiday party invites templates

Click on the invitation template thumbnails to see a close-up preview. When you find one you want to use as a starting point, click the Use This Template button. 

choose a template

Step 2: Add Your Party Details

Next, you’ll want to enter all the details of your holiday party. Double click any textbox on your template to change what it says. Notice that any time a textbox is selected, a Text Properties menu appears on the left. In this menu, you can change the font, text color scheme, letter spacing, add typographical emphasis, and so much more! 

change the text properties

Be sure to play around with the different options until you get the look you love. You can continue tweaking the Text Properties throughout the design process, so keep that in mind as you go along. 

Step 3: Customize the Background

Customizing the background of your Holiday Invitation Template depends on the kind of background your template has. If your invitation template has a photo background, here’s how to add new photos. Since the template we chose has a solid colored background, we can change the look by adjusting the background color. To do this, open the Customize tab in the left side menu, then choose the first color tile under Background Color to choose any new hue you’d like. 

change the background color

Step 4: Add Graphics

If there are any existing graphics on your Holiday Invitation Template, you can select them and customize them using the Graphic Properties menu that appears on the left, or delete them by pressing the D button on your keyboard. Add new graphics by opening the Graphics tab in the left side menu. Once there, you can add some basic shapes to your design or click the Search Graphics button to open BeFunky’s Graphic Library and find something more specific. 

search graphics

In the Graphic Library, there are several ways to search for graphics: type in a search term, click on the Popular Tags, browse the Editor’s Choice, or filter by graphic type. Click on any search results you think you’ll use. We typed “Christmas” into the search bar to find these ornament graphics. When you’re finished searching, click the x in the upper right corner of the Graphic Library to close out of it. 

choose graphics from library

You’ll find all of the graphics you selected in the Your Graphics section of the Graphics tab. Double click or drag any graphic onto your template to start designing with it. Once selected, you can use the circles and rectangles around a graphic to resize and rotate it. You can also customize the color scheme, add a drop shadow, and more. 

edit graphics properties

Feel free to continue tweaking the color scheme of your text so that it’s in line with your new look. You can do this at any point by selecting a textbox and choosing a new color in the Text Properties menu. 

edit text color

Step 5: Save Your Design

When you’re finished with your Holiday Party Invitation, click the Save button at the top of the page. You’ll be presented with several options for saving your work. 

save holiday party invites

We recommend saving your Holiday Party Invitation as a PDF to keep it in high resolution if you’re planning on printing, and as a project, just in case you need to make any future changes. 

Holiday Party Invitation Results

There you have it – the perfect Holiday Party Invitation to get guests excited about the big event! 

holiday party invites final

Holiday Party Theme Inspiration 

No matter what kind of celebration you are hosting, BeFunky’s library of Holiday Invitation templates will guide you to the perfect invite. Here are a few of our favorite Holiday party themes to inspire you: 

Elegant Holiday Party

The Holidays are the perfect opportunity to throw a fancy soireè with formal or cocktail attire required. It gives your guests an excuse to wear their favorite sequined dresses, skinny ties and slacks, and otherwise out-of-the-ordinary outfits. All you need is a fantastic party playlist, a space that allows you to create a classy atmosphere, and some elegant party invitations to set the tone. 

holiday party invites elegant

If you’re going for a more elegant theme, be sure to disclose the type of attire your guests can expect to wear. This way, you won’t have anyone showing up over- or under-dressed. 

White Elephant Party

There are few gift exchanges more hilarious than what you will experience at a White Elephant Party. Guests are invited to bring hilariously obnoxious and useless gifts to wrap and swap with other guests, making for a night full of laughter. 

holiday party invites white elephant party

All you need to provide for your guests is a price limit, so no one goes overboard with their purchase (in a price value kind of way, at least)! 

Ugly Sweater Party

A Holiday classic, the Ugly Sweater Party is just what it sounds like: your guests are invited to come in their ugliest winter sweaters and party the night away. And bonus points if you turn it into a contest! That way, your guests are sure to show up in their ugliest Christmas sweaters.

holiday party invites ugly sweater party

Just be sure to don your own ugly sweater, provide an awesome prize for the winner, and you’re good to go on this one! 

Holiday Movie Marathon  

Movie buffs, rejoice! The Holiday movie genre is full of great classics and majorly cheesy flops. Whether you only want to show the greats or you want a funny variety, a Holiday Movie Marathon party is the perfect way to gather your friends and spend the day lounging, eating, and enjoying a parade of Holiday movies. 

holiday party invites movie marathon

All you need to pull this one off is a space (and screen!) big enough to host all your guests, a queue of your favorite Holiday movies, cozy attire, and plenty of movie snacks to keep the party going!

Create Your Own Festive Holiday Party Invitations

With BeFunky’s library of Holiday Party Invitation templates that are beautifully pre-designed and fully customizable, it’s so easy to create a festive invite. This way, you can design something beautiful and quickly shift focus to the hosting. Head to BeFunky’s Invitation Maker to get the party started! 

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