This post is brought to you in partnership with Basic Invite, your destination for all your graduation invitation needs. All opinions are my own.
I know it may not seem like it, but graduation season is right around the corner, my friends! If you want to throw an epic graduation party, you’ll need some equally epic announcements and invitations. People need to know about it, right? Otherwise, they won’t know to show up! You could go with email invites, but honestly, there are some events that just feel more special when you use paper invitations. Not only do they stand out better in a sea of invites (you’re not the only one throwing a party at this time of year, after all), they make a nice keepsake for your grad, too. Fortunately, Basic Invites makes it super easy to create stunning and original high school graduation cards and college graduation invitations that definitely stand out from the crowd.
Make Your Graduation Party Invites Stand out With Basic Invite
Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate your teen’s high school graduation or walking down the aisle to Pomp & Circumstance to receive your own degree, it’s definitely a momentous occasion. My family has thrown some pretty epic graduation parties over the years. When my brother and cousin graduated on the same day from college, we had cars parked all the way down to our mailboxes nearly a mile away! In fact, because of us, our neighborhood instituted a “no parking on the road” rule. Oops!
Okay, maybe you don’t want to throw quite that epic of a bash, but you still want your party to be a huge success, and that all starts with the invitation. This is where Basic Invite absolutely rocks. Now only do they have a huge selection of just about every style of graduation invitations you can think of, but they go the extra ten miles by letting you completely personalize almost every single aspect of the card. Check out a few great ways to get the most out of Basic Invite’s service.
Choose from almost unlimited colors
Want to show off your school pride by incorporating its colors into your invite? No problem! Basic Invite is one of the few websites that lets you choose from nearly unlimited color options and design your card right down to the last detail. Even better, you get to see how those colors look in real time on the instant preview. Why is this so important and awesome? Let’s be honest: some school don’t really pick the most complimentary colors. If you’re making a photo invite, you want to make sure your spectacular picture doesn’t look washed out or funky surrounded by your school’s colors. Trust me, it can happen. My high school colors were green and gold, and I don’t look good in either of those! Just look at all the different ways you can personalize your card:
Envelopes That Stand Out
While the envelopes don’t have quite the unlimited sea of color options as your invitation, you can still choose from over 40 different colors. Plus, all of their envelopes are peel and stick. No more paper cuts on your tongue, not to mention that glue taste that you can’t get rid of no matter how many times you rinse with mouthwash. Blech!
Try it before you buy it
Even if your invitation looks perfect online, sometimes you want to see it in person and hold it in your hands before you order dozens of them to send out. When you get married, you get to see samples first, right? Basic Invite lets you order a printed sample of your finished version so you can see exactly how it looks (and check out the awesome paper quality) before you submit your final order. I don’t know of very many websites that let you do that.
Free Address Collection Service
Save LOADS of time collecting those addresses by letting Basic Invite do it for you. All you need to do is share a link with your guest list. From there, guests can enter their info and it gets saved to your address book. Once you have them, you can either order blank envelopes and address them yourself or save even more time by having Basic Invite print them for free (with your order, of course).
All of that plus you can order matching items (like Thank You Cards) at the same time and the most gorgeous selection of fonts you can imagine. When you’re done, you have the perfect graduation party invitation that not only stands out from the crowd but also makes a unique keepsake for your grad.
I know it seems like you still have months before you need to start planning, but trust me, it’s going to fly by. Get a head start now and get those invitations out before the rest of your grad’s class starts mailing them. Head over to Basic Invite and check out their incredible selection of graduation invites now. Need a bit of inspiration? Follow them on Instagram and Pinterest. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter, too, to keep up with news and discounts.
don’t have graduation coming up but have other events that I know I could use these at. Love the color selection they provide.
These are darling, I can’t believe it is that time again and another school year has almost come and gone.
I will pass this along to my cousin. Her daughter is Graduating this year and I am sure she could use this. I am thankful my kids are still little. I cannot imagine them doing the graduation thing just yet.
I don’t have anyone graduating any time soon, thank goodness, I am so not ready for that! But your ideas are wonderful and i know my neighbor has two graduating this year, i will pass along your ideas!
I’m glad I have a lot longer before my children graduate! When they do, this service looks perfect for them.
Love this so much! Our daughter is graduating this year and we just started planning her party. I’ll have to look into this for her invites. I love the idea of them being personalized. How fun and creative!
Those are great invitations. I did something similar when my oldest graduated college – a then and now–so adorable. Now I have to think about it again as my younger daughter will be soon graduating from High School! thanks for the reminder! have to put this on my to do list
Omg just loving these invites!!! I’m invite obsessed no matter what the invite occasion is! Just too fun to design
These can be used for so many other events. I love the idea of trying it before buying it. Its a reassurance that you will not get purchase something that wont be what u thought it was.
These are so much nicer than the invites I had back in the day. As part of our graduation package we all got this boring, not very impressive announcements. I wish we could have chosen the design because I would have picked something more creative.
Oh wow, those invitations look amazing! Makes me remember my invitation, which almost looked like it was for a wedding haha. Aaaah I really love the designs of late. Thanks for this idea!
I love the color selection for these invitations. I don’t know of anyone graduating this year but I suppose my sister can love these for her b-day party invites. Her b-day is a great big deal!
Thank you for these lovely ideas.
We made our own invitations from our wedding (I can’t even remember which company we used!) and I’m so glad we did. WE saved so much money and the results were beautiful!
Having the perfect invitations is half of the battle. Cherish this time with your graduate before life changes before your eyes, it is over in a blink of an eye.
These are great invitations!! It is so hard to believe that it is this time of year already again!
These are beautiful! I especially love the “then” and “now” idea… so cute and original.
It is great that basic invite sends you a sample so you can see whether you are happy with it in person. That is a really neat concept!
I am not creative AT ALL. This site looks like it would help me create a beautiful invitation even with my creative deficiency. lol. Love that they offer the matching thank you cards too!
I graduated from college a few years ago and was excited about making my personalized invites. Personalization is everything and now there are so many fun options like this on the market.
I love creating invitations. I graduated years ago but I created my own then and created my own for my wedding too. I’m actually in the process of creating invitations now for a birthday party.
Those are lovely invitations. They look really professional. I always create my own invitations, too. It makes it that much more special.
These graduation invitations are gorgeous!! My son is actually graduating in May and I plan on throwing hi a party. This would be perfect since we both like things to really stand out in style. Love that these are simple and stylish too!
Those are great invitations. I like thee variety and how nice they can be personalized. They are nice looking yet fun.
Oh i want to make one. My husband is going to graduate this year.I am so excited. Thanks for this awesome idea.
Those are such great ideas! Graduation announcements are such a fun way to mark a new chapter.
I love the then and now announcement! It’s such a wonderful time to celebrate a graduation – and make it even better with beautiful stationary!
Oh my goodness, I’m pinning this for my clients (I’m a photographer)- I am shooting senior portraits right now and these announcements are all stunning!
This are such great options!! When my oldest graduated we chose invitations from his photography company. I’m sure this would have been a bit easier on our budget.
This sounds like a really great company and those invites look fab! I designed my save the dates and wedding invites online and really enjoyed the process so would definitely do it again for events in the future.
These graduation invitations are lovely. They have given me some great ideas for my son’s graduation in June.
really nice graphics and designs on these invites. I’m sure the recipients will appreciate that.
Wow, lovely designs. Awesome picks to make the special invite for the special day. Love these!