As the end of the football year approaches, many of us NFL fans find ourselves planning and treating the Super Bowl Party like a New Year’s Eve. Part of that party planning means the perfect invitation to our guests and here are some great ideas to get you started.
Football Cleats Super Bowl Invitations
Supplies needed: black and white card stock, electrical tape (available in a variety of colors), shoe strings, scissors, hole punch and hole punch reinforcements.
To make your invitations: Cut out the shape of a cleat from both the white and black construction paper. Black construction paper should lie on top of the white construction paper. Punch holes along the top of the cleat to create the holes for lacing. Use reinforcements to keep it from tearing. Lace shoe string (you can cut these in down so that they can be used on more than one invitation). Decorate the top of your invitation cleat with strips of colored electrical tape – you can use white or team colors, creating a three dimensional effect as well as adding texture to your invitation. Inside the cleat on the white paper include your Super Bowl party details.
Football Field Postcard Super Bowl Party Invitations
Supplies needed: White and green card stock, ruler, scissors, yellow card stock for goal posts – or you can use toothpicks, football related stickers, glue, stencils and white paint marker.
To make your invitations: Cut green card stock to fit your envelopes. Using the business size envelopes gives you a nice size field. Next cut the white card stock a little bigger than the green. The green will be the front of your postcard invitation while the white is the back side. On the green front decorate your field with football stickers, create lines in the field with plain white sticker strips (this can be cut from the left over sticker paper) or use a white paint marker to draw the lines for the 10, 20, 30 yard lines and indicate numbers. Stencils for the numbers are optional. Stickers of goal posts can be placed at each end or you can use yellow toothpicks. After everything dries, flip over the field and on the white (back side of your post card) provide all your party invitation details.
Football Helmet Super Bowl Party Invitation
Supplies needed: Solid colored card stock of your choice, white or light colored card stock, scissors, scissors, helmet stencil, hole punch, hole reinforcements, brads and stickers of the teams playing in the Super Bowl.
To make your invitations: Cut out two matching helmet stencils one from the solid colored and one from white. The solid colored card stock will be the front of your invitation. Decorate it with the emblem from one of the teams playing in the Super Bowl. Alternate your invitations between the two teams. Print party details on white helmet. Place solid colored helmet on top of white helmet. Punch hole at the top and reinforce. Place brad through the hole and fold it down to secure. This allows the invitation to be slide from side to side showing the party details inside.
A variation: Cut two solid helmets one for front, one for back, white card stock helmet in the middle. Place one team’s sticker emblem on the front and the other teams on the back.
Easy variation, cut out footballs instead of helmets and follow all other directions.
Use either quarter cut envelopes or half depending on the size of your invitations, your choice.
Party Invitation Details: You can either handwrite your information or print it on the computer on a label. Labels are easy to use and format, then you simply peel and stick onto the invitation. It also gives you a chance to review the details before posting them.
If you are on a budget, DIY Super Bowl party invitations can be the way to go – both economically and creatively. No one else will have invitations just like yours! Or even you need to go even more budget, save yourself the postage and use one of the many invitations services available on Evite, Blue Mountain.com or 123Greetings.com and invite your guests electronically. With Evite you can include instructions for the party and directions to your home as well as let everyone or no one see your RSVP list. Just think what you can do with the money saving of electronic greeting cards. . . This is big – since I spent over $30.00 alone on Christmas greeting cards. The postage costs more than the designer cards! That buys a whole lot of beer or food. No one has to know it was for budget reasons – anyone asks tell them you were saving green and going green with your Super Bowl party invitations by making them or using electronic ones.
Give it a try, these invitations are easy and fun to make. You can even get the whole family involved. No matter what invitation route you choose, here are wishes for a fun and team winning Super Bowl Party.
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