Personalized grad party invites are easier than ever! Customize and print the perfect invitations to showcase your graduates style and personality.
It’s been over 6 years since Maddie started our website Tastes of Lizzy T as a 6th grade school project. And this year?
Easy Grad Party Invites
*Cue all the tears.*
But really, I am so excited for her! The years have gone fast and graduation day has snuck up on us. Life sure doesn’t take a break. I’m thrilled about her next steps and ready to see where life takes her.
Although I had every intention of planning ahead for her grad party and getting things done months in advance, time just kept flying by. Before I knew it, it was time to send grad party invites!
It’s no doubt that the month of May is a busy time for graduates and their families. There are awards ceremonies, sports schedules, class projects, college planning and final exams…and on top of that, grad party planning. If you’re like me, you need an easy grad party invite. One that you can be proud as you honor your graduate, but also get quickly when you have a spare evening.
Kodak Moments comes to the rescue with their Kodak Picture Kiosk. This kiosk (and the Kodak Moments app) offer premium photo products that you can design in minutes. No waiting on shipping either…you can print your photos and products right in the store.
Where are the Kodak Picture Kiosks?
You can find this kiosk at your local CVS or Target. Go to the photo section of the store and you’ll see a yellow and black machine with a large computer screen. This is where you make the magic!
How does Kodak Picture Kiosk work?
The Kodak Picture Kiosk is intuitive and easy to use. I don’t know about your teen, but mine keeps all of her photos on her phone. What’s awesome is that the Kodak Picture Kiosk has cables to hook right up to your phone. No need to bring in a camera card or a USB stick (unless you want to, of course!). Within seconds of connecting, your images are at your fingertips and ready to use!
- The machine is touch screen. The first thing you’ll do is choose your product. We made grad party invites which were under “Cards and Invitations”. They have many different options, styles and sizes! Ours were 4”x8”.
- Connect your phone using the cable (or bring a USB or SD card).
- Allow the pictures to load, then choose the pictures you’d like on your card. (We always import a few extra just in case one doesn’t look right.)
- Touch, then drag the pictures into the spot where you’d like them on the card. Note…you can adjust the pictures once you’ve placed them in the card. If it happens to cut off part of a face, just drag it over to center it how you’d like.
- After you’ve placed the pictures, edit the text. You can do name, graduation date, grad party date, time and address, etc. Give as much or as little information as you’d like! My daughter likes a simple, clean look so she chose to put her full name and graduation year.
- After your invitation is exactly the way you’d like it, touch “print”. The project will be sent to the Kodak printers and will start printing. The Kodak Picture Kiosk will also give you a cost receipt to take to the cashier with your invites so you can pay.
The whole process is quick! We printed 40 invitations and it took about 4-5 minutes to print. After the project is done printing, head to the cashier to pay for your invites.
Kodak Moments Graduation Promotions
Kodak Moments has everything you need for your graduation party. They’ve got banners (measuring 36”x8”) perfect for hanging above your teen’s award table.
There are several offers you can take advantage of this graduation season:
- April 28-May 25: 30% off banners
- The week of May 5th and May 19th: 30% off cards, photo panels and magnets
Who should I send a grad party invite to?
Once the invites are printed, it’s time to send them out! We use our Christmas card list as a starting point to share the invites with friends and extended family.
From there, you can have your graduate list favorite teachers, coaches and friends that may not be on your list. Don’t forget elementary school teachers that your teen may have kept in contact with.
Remember to invite your church family and that friends from work that you always talk about your kids to. 🙂
How early should I send out graduation invitations?
You’ll want to send out grad party invitations at least 2 weeks before the event. If you’d like, you could send a “save the date” about 3 months in advance.
After your invites are sent out, it’s time to start ALL the party decorations! Remember to use the Kodak Picture Kiosk for graduation banners and photo panels of your graduate.
Do you have someone special graduation this year? I’d love to hear your tips on sending graduation invites and planning open houses. I’ll take all the hints I can get!