1: Important info
The obvious – make sure it contains your child’s name, date & times (start & finish,) venue address. It is common to put RSVP (regrets only) on the invitations.
2: Venue Invitations
Check with the venue to see if they provide invitations many do and they can be useful in that they often include a map of the location of the venue.
3: Clothing Directions
If particular type clothing should be worn, mention it on the invitation, e.g. many of the activity centres require long trousers, or old clothing for waterfight parties.
4: Who's invited
Make a list with your child of the kids to be invited. If there is more than one child with the same firstname in the class, make sure you have the correct surnames.
5: Who Isn't
If your child is quite young and you haven’t got a class list, check with the teacher or other parents to ensure you are not leaving anyone out.
If pickup times are important, or there is external transport is involved, make sure that your child's invitations politely state the importance of punctuality.
While most of the time, having your child hand out their birthday invitations can be fun for them, if the party is a smaller party for just a few of the class members it may be a good idea to deliver them through the post to the parents. You can also include a note, stating that the children should not tell their friends. This can help avoid any children feeling left out.