Why spend $50 on birthday invitations when you've got an artistic four-year-old?
My daughter and I recently created creative and inexpensive birthday party fliers using a marker and a piece of construction paper. I listed all the details and then asked my daughter to design the rest of the sheet. After doodling a border, birthday cake and dress, she was finished. We ran copies of her masterpiece onto pink paper and sent them to school where her teacher popped one in each child's backpack. Parents clearing out their kids' knapsacks easily found the bright invite.