Great ideas for year-end party invitations

November 18, 2015 · Print This Article

There are many clever and creative ways to send an invitation, especially to a corporate year-end party or function. The internet is obviously an amazing source for ideas, but actual previously used ideas can be reworked and have as much impact as they did the first time. Printers are a good source when it comes to brainstorming ideas, especially ones that offer graphic design services as well.

An invitation is an important link to the actual event – apart from communicating the important details of the event, it can also be an obvious or subtle suggestion of what the event is going to be. An invitation to a year-end weekend away for employees at a private game lodge was printed on an A3 sepia photograph of an elephant. The content read like a quick personal note, inviting the employee and partner to ‘Join the directors for a bit of R&R.’ The photograph was rolled up and presented in a document tube, covered in old fashioned world map prints, a real keepsake.

Another year-end event, part marketing, part employee fun, was a street party with outdoor tables and benches, fairy lights strung up in the trees and food vans providing the catering. The invitation was a 3D cardboard food van, very humorously illustrated and featuring the invitee’s name in print along with the event details and hand delivered. An expensive option, but one that was extremely effective in marketing the company and bringing people to the event.

A corporate event that provided tickets to a charity music concert, used invitations in the form of back-stage passes, laminated and with a lanyard attached, for a real rock-star effect. A business having their event at a restaurant right on the beach, used a ‘message in the bottle‘ theme, with the event details printed on a scroll, placed in a recycled bottle with a bit of sand, a sea shell and a cork. Another company, wishing to emphasise their brand positioning as being able to provide strategic solutions, sent their invitation in a small box, which when opened, held the pieces to a small puzzle which had to be put together to read the details of the event. An invitation to an upmarket wine and chocolate tasting event, had the event details printed onto a chocolate wrapper, which was used to replace the original confectionery wrapper. Who wouldn’t like a slab of chocolate as an invitation?

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The dedicated team at Minuteman PressPort Elizabeth Newton Park has extensive experience in logo and design services, event invitations, marketing materials, corporate branding and so much more. They are ideally suited to help with your unique year-end invitation design and printing. They will exceed your expectations, since they find no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product which will blow you away. Call them today and find out more about their products and services.