You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to design high-quality casino party invitations. All it takes is a little creativity and a few simple tools.
Creating Casino Party E-vites
Many people opt to take the environmental route with their invitations by sending them via email. Sending an e-vite has other benefits as well, such as additional design features and tracking RSVPs online.
There are several online tools and websites that can help you create e-vites and send them to your guests.
Evite.com is one of the original tools for making and sending invites by email. A major bonus of this site is that it's free. All you have to do is sign up for a free account, pick a template and start customizing. There are dozens upon dozens of templates, including a number of poker and casino themes. You are somewhat limited on what can be customized, but Evite.com is fun and easy to use.
Eventbrite is a great resource if you’re planning a casino party that’s open to the public. Not only can you post a listing with the event information, you can also create email invitations and send it to up to 2,000 people on your contact list each day. Even better, you can see who viewed the email invite and track ticket sales.
To start, visit the ‘Email Invitations’ section of your account. If you’ve never made an invitation with Eventbrite you can watch a quick tutorial as a guide. Eventbrite invites are actual emails, but you can use templates to make it pop.
Google Documents is a free resource that can be used to create all sorts of things. You can easily create a party evite by:
Starting a new document.
Click the arrow to the right of Google Slides.
Select the ‘From a template’ option.
You can either start with a blank slate or fast track the process and choose a ready-made template that can be fully customized.
Once you’re done, you can save the slide and use Gmail to send the invite out to all of your guests.
Creating Casino Party Paper Invites
You can always go the old-school route and send paper invites to your guests. Many people like using traditional invitations, as they have a personal touch and are often a formal and impressive approach.
If you plan to send invitations through the mail, there are online tools that can help novice designers.
Photoshop isn’t the easiest software to use, but it’s a powerful design tool. You can make things easier by using Photoshop Elements, a version that’s simpler to use. Begin by adding a background image or solid color and then add layers of text, borders, and visuals.
Microsoft Word may be a straightforward text editor, but its other features can be used for creative projects like invitations. There’s a good chance you’ve been using Word for years without realizing that you can use it to create double-sided cards. This short video tutorial will show you how to create a custom card that can then be printed on stock paper.
Many people associate VistaPrint with business cards, but the company does a lot more than that. You can use their online tools to make custom party invitations. The beauty of VistaPrint is that you can do everything from designing to printing. You can even create and print return labels for your envelopes.
Before sending out your invites you have to plan the party! The team at Casino Knights Inc. has over 30 years of experience planning private, corporate and fundraising casino parties. Give us a call today and we’ll handle the planning while you create the invites!