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How to Make Your Own Invitation with Evite #BeThere

I love all of the many beautiful and fun invitations that Evite offers. There are so many great ones to choose from. Sometimes though I want to personalize it a little bit more, and when I was planning my Moroccan Affair, I did not find one that totally thrilled me.  No problem, with Evite you can create you own custom invitation.

When Nicole had her graduation party, I simply uploaded a graduation picture and choose an invitation in her school colors – black and gold. Easy-peasy.

Nicole Evite Graduation Party

But for my Moroccan Affair I wanted something more. I tried the simple uploading of a photo, but it still wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

So I set the table and snapped a few pics. I wanted my invitation to be a preview of what was to come. A bit of a tease that would excite my friends and get them thinking about the yummy exotic flavors that I would be cooking up for them.

How to Make Your Own Invitation with Evite #BeThere

I chose a photo and used Picmonkey to add the wine colored oval and the writing to my photo. My personalized photo was ready to upload to Evite and personalize even more.


I headed on over to Evite and clicked on Design Your Own under invitations.

How to Design Your Own Evite

I chose the premium invitation with the black envelope and gold liner. That seemed to say Midnight at the Oasis to me.

I then chose the purple stamp that stated, Party With Us. I like the purple against the black. You can customize your envelopes in a number of different ways by using different colored envelopes, mixed with a variety of stamps and liners.

How to Design Your Own Evite

Then I simply uploaded my photo. You just click on the blue template and it will take you to your photos allowing you to upload the one that you want. Once you upload the photo, you are immediately in the photo editing toolbox.  First you will crop the photo if necessary, and then you will see a number of editing options.

Make Your Own Invitation with Evite

I simply enhanced and used a filter. When you check out the plethora of filters be sure to use the slide bar to fine tune the filter.

Make Your Own Invitation with Evite

If you want less move the slider to the left, if you want more move the slider to the right. The amount of effect used on the photo makes a big difference.

Make Your Own Invitation with Evite

As you can see across the top of the toolbar – there are many editing options available. I could have even of just simply added my text over my photo in Evite. No Picmonkey necessary 🙂

How to Make Your Own Invitation with Evite

Then simply click save. It is then time to add the details of the gathering and get your guest list ready. Since all my friends’ emails are already in my Evite address book, this is super quick to take care of. Before I can say, “Come on over to my Moroccan Affair,” my Evites were emailed out to my friends.


So while Evite has many, I mean many great invitations to choose from, sometimes we want a little bit more. Designing my own Evite was quick and easy and gave me the invitation that I was looking for. Plus it let me use my colorful lantern and cute elephant before the party even started.


Have you ever used Evite’s Design Your Own option? It is a great way to get the party started!

It is easy to make your own Invitation with Evite when you want a little more personalization. Here is How to Make Your Own Invitation with Evite #BeThere

This post is in collaboration with Evite.com and their Evite Influencer Program. While I am compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #BeThere #Evite

(28) Comments

  1. Veronica says:

    This is so amazing! I have never heard of Evite before, I always use Canva. Now I will try it too! The more designs the better.

  2. Evite is one of the best email invitation sites out there. Its one I have used several times and very efficient and easy to use!

  3. You know what, I’ve never made my own evite. This looks easy to do, so I’ll be using it for my next party.

  4. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg what a cute invite!!!!! I just love making anything custom. Nothing better than adding that personal touch.

  5. This is so great! I Love e-vites and use them frequently, but definitely learned a few things from your post 🙂

  6. Megan mccoig says:

    I love making personalised invitations so I’ve saved this site for future reference. These look so fun. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Susanne says:

    This looks so easy not to mention fun. I’m saving the link so I can make invitations for our Christmas open house.


    1. Stacey says:

      Perfect for a Christmas Open House. Be sure to check out all of their designs. They have so many great ones.

  8. Dana Vento says:

    I’ve heard a lot about Evites and it’s sounds amazing and easy for making invitations. Bookmarked this when I need it. Thanks!

    1. Stacey says:

      Glad it was helpful!

  9. I didn’t realize it was so easy to make invitations on Evite. My daughter will be getting married soon, perhaps I should send her over to look at this.

    1. Stacey says:

      Absolutely! From save the dates to showers to everything wedding related!

  10. I love the invite! Evite sounds like a great site to use for making invitations. I will check this out.

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks! I really use Evite a lot – they make invitations fun and easy.

  11. Terri Steffes says:

    We use evite for all our neighborhood gatherings. Not everyone is on Facebook so this really works great!

    1. Stacey says:

      It is hard to bevel that not everyone is on Facebook, but I have a umber of friends who are not. They all do have email though! Evite is perfect!

  12. Debra says:

    Love making my own invitations – they make it so easy to do online! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stacey says:

      It is fun for sure!

  13. I love making our own invitations. It’s so much more fun and personal.

    1. Stacey says:

      I like it when it is easy 🙂

  14. Love Evite! Its such a great way to send out invites and see who else is attending and be quick with RSVP results! Didnt know you could combine Pinterest with Evite! So great!!

    1. Stacey says:

      It is so easy to make your won! Yes, I love Evite as well.

  15. Thanks for sharing, Stacey! We love the design you made – have fun at your party!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks! I love the way it turned out as well.

  16. I have such fun designing invitations on Evite. Sometimes I wonder if it’s an excuse to have a party????

    1. Stacey says:

      Monica, I totally hear you! Evite inspires me to have more gatherings!

  17. My older sister loves using Evite for all of her events! I’ll have to pass this along to her, I know she’ll find it helpful. She usually just uses their pre-made cards. I think she’d love making them more personal! Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Stacey says:

      Evite has so many choices, but it is fun and easy to personalize it even more!

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