Year-end party invitation ideas

October 6, 2015 · Print This Article

New and creative ways of sending an invitation to a year-end party continue to emerge. This, however does not mean traditional ways have been discarded. The internet is obviously an amazing source for ideas, but 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 about. 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, hand delivered. Though an expensive option, but one that was extremely effective in marketing the company and bringing people to the event.

One good example of an invitation to a corporate event that provided tickets to a charity music concert, used invitations in the form of back-stage passes, and 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 is a small box, which when opened, held the pieces to a small puzzle that 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?

Minuteman Press in Centurion provide a wide range of samples

The dedicated team at Centurion Minuteman Press 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 that will blow you away. Call us today for more information on our products and services.