When family or friends depart from us, whether they’re moving, retiring or has permanently departed, saying your goodbyes can either mean you get to say it for the last time or at least the last time in a while. Making sure you get to spend time with them before they leave is a time for you to celebrate the times you have had together and to make new ones you can cherish.
In this case, you can make new memories by sending them off or by commemorating the memories you have with them. You can organize an event where the person’s family and friends get to say goodbye and reminisce on the times they had with the person. Template.net offers various templates you can use for the invitations for the farewell party/event you are going to organize.
If you are organizing a party to send people off as they move along with life or to celebrate the deceased, it is important that you send out invitations for your farewell party/celebration. Here the elements needed to make your farewell invitation appropriate and effective:
The design of your farewell invitation will let your guests know about the mood of the event. Through how the invitation is presented, your guests will be able to coordinate how to carry themselves during the event. Here is an easy guide on how you can design an effective farewell invitation that will help translate the mood of your event:
1. Pick a theme
As mentioned, the theme you pick for the party will determine the mood of all other party aspects. Decide on the theme on the very beginning of the planning process.
For families or friends that are moving out you can go for these themes: World Traveler Party, Blast Off Party, and so on. For a peer that is retiring, here are some ideas for a good theme: Destination Celebration, Hobby Theme, Walk Down Memory Lane, etc. And for a deceased’s family or friends farewell event you can either not celebrate it at all or celebrate the life of the deceased with a walk down memory lane with his/her family and friends.
2. Choose a template
There are quite a few number of free templates for a farewell invitation online. After a quick search, you can find a template that matches your theme. Having a pre-designed theme means you get to save time on the designing process and just customize it to match your preference.
3. Pick appropriate design
Now that you have a template, the design is also pre-made. However, if you still want to customize and personalize it, choose the design that you think best reflects the person’s personality, style, etc. It should also be a perfect match for the theme that you will be doing for the event.
4. Add invitation phrase
An invitation phrase on your invitation is the phrase that expresses your enthusiasm in inviting your guests. It should express your happiness to invite the person. Here are some ideas for the invitation phrase of your farewell invitation: “[host name] wishes to extend to you the pleasure of a final evening as Seniors,” “Join us to bid [name] farewell…” “A farewell night on Friday is being held in your honor, to thank you for your long commitment to this company,” and so on.
5. Include the name of the event
The name of the event should be plastered on the center or upper most part of the invitation. It should be able to immediately convey what the party is for. For example, you can have Farewell Party in bold, ALL CAPS, or large font size in the middle of the invitation. You can also have other equivalent to that that will help your guests understand the purpose of the party.
6. Add party information
After all of that, do not forget to add the relevant information about the party. Include the name of the person being celebrated or the host, the venue/location/address, date and time, RSVP contact information, and so on. Make sure that you choose a font, and lay out your text matching your overall invitation design.
Your invitation for a farewell gathering will help encourage your guests to actually be there on the event. Thus, its designs as well as texts should be inviting and interesting to your intended guests. Here are some tips to make sure your invitation is effective:
To help you make a farewell invitation in Microsoft Word, here is an easy guide you can refer to as you go along the entire process:
You can also make a one-page invitation in Word. Just make sure you determine the size your invitation will be, add a border and background you like, and the proceed to typing out the details about the event.
A farewell party can be any party that is intended to celebrate a person who is going away and you will not be seeing anytime soon or may be even for the deceased. Here some of the types of farewell parties that need invitations:
An invitation can be any size you want. Depending on what you prefer, it can also be in any shape. Thus, there is really no standard size to it. But to help you out, here are ideal sizes for different invitations:
Here are some answers to questions commonly asked about farewell parties and invitations:
A farewell party is basically a memorable way to say goodbye to a peer or family that are moving on with life. As morbid as it may seem, even people with terminal diseases throw their own farewell party so that they get to spend some quality time with family and friends and so they can say goodbye to them.
2. What is the best gift to give during a farewell party?
Here is a list of gift ideas for a farewell party:
You can have your invitation as a card or a one-page flat invitation. Either way is good so long the design is great, the texts are readable and the information is correct.
Bidding farewell to the people you have spend some time with is bittersweet; you will miss them, but you are surely happy for them. It is important that you get to celebrate in any way the times you have all spent together. And a well-made farewell invitation will help you encourage your guests to participate in such a memorable gathering.
We hope you have learned useful information about the aspects of farewell invitations and may you take inspiration from the samples provided in this article.