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Come Party With Me: Graduation — Invite

This week my cousin is graduating from eighth grade. I'm super excited for her and have been helping her mom prepare the party. Although graduating from eighth grade isn't as monumental as graduating from high school or college, all of my ideas and tips can be modified to suit any commencement ceremony. It's typical to send a paper invitation for graduation receptions. The invite not only lets people know about the party, but it also announces the important milestone. To check out how I made the invitation see here,


To make a similar invitation you will need the following supplies:

  • cardstock in two colors
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pretty ribbon
  • tape
  • computer and printer

To assemble the invite:

  1. Start by creating a new document in Microsoft Word. Write out the details to the party. For my invite I used the font Baar Sophia in size 18. I changed the text color from black to purple and wrote the following message:

    You’re Invited
    to an open house in honor of graduate
    Caroline Desler

    Saturday the 7th of June, 2008
    2 pm – 6 pm
    1412 Main Street, Piedmont, CA

    Hosted by Peggy and Mike Desler

    Please RSVP

    If desired, enclose the text inside a polka dot border. Print out on plain white paper and check for grammar or spelling errors. Once satisfied with the text, print out on nice paper.

  2. Cut down to size.
  3. Place inside the colored cardstock, centering on the middle of the page. Fold both sides of the cardstock inwards, to meet in the middle, and cover the text.
  4. Glue the decorative ribbon to the inside back of the invite.
  5. Tape the text square on top of the ribbon.
  6. Fold to close. Tie the ribbon around the center of the folded invite, creating a little bow.
  7. Slide into an envelope and send.


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